I freaking love Christmas. Most of the stories I write take place at Christmastime. I remember writing “The Enchanted Sonata” during the Christmas season, looking out the train window at the howling snow, and listening to The Nutcracker Ballet Overture on my earbuds and thinking, Man…this is the best feeling in the world.

(It is.)

Because it’s been Christmas, “The Enchanted Sonata” (a retelling of The Nutcracker Ballet”) has been on my mind! I got the hardback copy not too long ago and it is GORGEOUS.


Christmas season is the season of giving and I want to give a copy away to YOU! It’s been a while since we’ve done a coloring contest and I think it’s high time.

Here’s how to play: Download this sheet and color it. There is space to add a background too, if you’d like! (You can also find the coloring page here: ). Then, fill out your name, email, and age, and send it back to within the week (by Dec. 15th.) The entries will be judged on creativity, skill/rendering, and also by age. (1-5, 7-12, 13-17, and 18+)

Each age category will have a WINNER who will receive a paperback copy of “The Enchanted Sonata”! Nice! But only one GRAND PRIZE winner will win the hardback book. (Not to worry–age will be factored into the judge’s decision.)

Questions? Leave a comment below! I can’t wait to see everyone’s awesome entries ^_^