Now that Thanksgiving Day is past, and so is Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you will continue to be deluged with ads on TV and radio extolling all the “perfect Christmas gifts” for your loved ones. Everything is “that perfect gift.” For example, a six-pack of Tidy Bowl is perfect, and so is a new Lexus. Diamonds, dog beds, electric toothbrushes, ear wax remover, exercise equipment, Omaha meat,and Michael Jordan underwear all seem to qualify as that “perfect” gift.
Now, to be transparent, I am going to make a suggestion for a nice gift for Christmas; really a stocking stuffer kind of gift, not guaranteed to make your significant other fall in love with you or simply smother you with kisses. If you have someone you care about who is a person who reads lots of books, I suggest two. Both of them were written by me, and are the first two in a series about Thomas O’Shea and his adventures. (The third in the series is done and due to come out in early 2017, and I’m working on the fourth.) Their titles are Signs of Struggle and A Far Gone Night. They combine mystery, intrigue, romance, and homicide with humor in a small town in northeastern Iowa. Really. You’ll like them, and your friends and family will, too. You can purchase them on Amazon, hard copy or e-book.
Whether you purchase these books or not, I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. But if you do buy the books, you won’t be sorry. Way better than a pair of red and green boxers, or a Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer car freshner. Seriously.