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Winter Holiday Fireside Moments: An Interview with Author Braxton Cosby

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It’s that time of year when the chill in the frosty air brings us indoors to hunker down with thick comforters and mugs of steaming hot chocolate overflowing with fluffy marshmallows.  When holiday music and movies become the soundtrack to our everyday home lives. When we gather ‘round the fire for company, drink, food, and love.  When we are celebrating and remembering those we treasure and hold near and dear.  When the real meaning of the season is family – by our DNA or by our heart.  When we reflect and give thanks for all we have. In a nutshell, unconditional love.

I’d like to welcome Braxton Cosby to share the beauty of the season with us.

Favorite Holiday tradition?

Putting up the Christmas tree with my family.

Favorite childhood toy?

Anything G.I. Joe

Favorite childhood game?

 Freeze Tag.

Snowball fight or making snow families?

Snow Families.

Sleigh rides, sledding or skiing?

I fell way too many times to enjoy skiing so, I’ll go with sledding.

Favorite holiday song?

Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. 

Favorite holiday movie?

The Christmas Story.

Favorite holiday story to read?

The Grinch.

Snow on holiday eve, day, or just a chill in the air?

Snow on the Holiday.

Most memorable holiday memory?

Putting my daughter’s dollhouse together.

Did you eat popcorn balls as a kid? If you did, do you still?

Naw.

Real tree or artificial? Green or white?

Artificial. I invested in one three years ago. It’s pre-lit and nine feet tall. I never have to hang lights again.

What do you do holiday eve?

My wife and I always make sure to get the kids to sleep first, and then we sit up all night waiting for 12:01. That’s when we are allowed to open one gift.

What are your holiday plans this year?

Having some friends over and feed our faces and just enjoy one another’s company.

What’s the one holiday dish your family can’t go without?

   Macaroni and cheese.

Please share a holiday recipe.

Can’t, I’ve been sworn to secrecy on my cheesecake. Sorry.

Holiday party tip?

Always put the desert out last!

Favorite holiday decoration?

My Grandmother’s Christmas tree ball. It’s green and has her name on it. It’s been over 10 years since her passing.

Please share some magical holiday memories?

I remember the day my wife and I were pregnant with our first child and she gave her parents a set of baby P.J.’s. They opened the box and had the craziest look on their faces, trying to figure out why they got them for Christmas. Then when they realized what it was for, they were so happy.

Wrap, gift bag, or bow & go?

Wrap.

Gifts or gift cards?

Gift cards.

Cyber shop or head out into the trenches?

I’m beginning to really enjoy shopping from home. The lines in the stores are too long.

Do you eat fruitcake?

Never!

Do you head to the movies on the 25th?

Try not to.

What’s in your stocking?  *wink*

Nothing yet. Hopefully, it’s gonna be something fabulous. I like to be surprised.

What do you want in your stocking? *saucy wink aka swink*

A few thousand book sales for the holidays, along with a long trip to Aspen with my wife.

Do you head out on the 26th into the madness to exchange or shop for anything?

Yes. I like to be out around people during the holidays. Most seem very happy about having and returning gifts for what they really want.

 

Thank you so much.

Happy Holidays from my house to yours!

Click here for my review of The Star-Crossed Saga:ProtoStar.

Braxton’s interview.

Braxton’s Halloween Fright bites.

Braxton’s Thanksgiving memories.

Check out Braxton’s website, blog and Goodreads for all the latest info.

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