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Winter Holiday Fireside Moments: Interview with Louise Penny

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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 Louise Penny to share the beauty of the season with us.

Favorite Holiday tradition?

Singing carols in the village chapel at midnight service Christmas Eve, then home for eggnog and opening a single present.

Favorite childhood toy?

A doll my father brought back from a trip to a native community in northern Canada.

Favorite childhood game?


Snowball fight or making snow families?

Snowball fight.

Sleigh rides, sledding or skiing?


Favorite Holiday song? 

“Huron Carol” 

Favorite holiday movie? 

   Die Hard 2.

Favorite holiday story to read?

A Child’s Christmas in Wales.

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


Most memorable holiday memory?

Going to bed to green grass and waking up Christmas Day to find ourselves snowed in.  Magnificent.

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


Real tree or artificial? Green or white?

Real, green.

What do you holiday eve?

Church, then open a gift.

What are your holiday plans this year?

Quiet Christmas at home with family. 

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

Nothing. As the family changes, our food changes — some vegetarian, some vegan, some gluten intolerant — so we just roll with whatever the reality is.  But I personally just love turkey drum sticks, sweet potatoes, and stuffing.  Yum!

Wrap, gift bag or bow & go?

Wrap — but not really well…

Gifts or gift cards?


Do you eat fruitcake?

Love it.

Do you head to the movies on the 25th?


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


Thank you so much.

Happy Holidays from my house to yours

Visit Louise’s website.

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About Diane Morasco

Diane Morasco is a triple fusion ethnically – vanilla, caramel and chocolate – and creatively – designer, media proprietor and writer. Ms. Morasco was born in the juicy apple and with a panoramic view of the Hudson River still calls the city home. She is the Founder, CEO, Chief Creative Officer, and Publisher of J Fox Ink™ (JFI), Founder, CEO, Chief Creative Officer of Diane Morasco Enterprises™ (DME), which is the parent company of Morasco Media™ (MM), and The Book Resort™ (TBR). Ms. Morasco first cut her teeth interviewing the immensely talented cast members of Eureka, Warehouse 13, and Sons of Anarchy, as well as Kurt Sutter himself. She counts Ron Howard, Eddie McClintock and the Sons of Anarchy cast and team members for inspiring her to spread her wings into the film and television arena. She is the former Editor-in-Chief for Alwayz Therro Magazine, former reviewer for RT Book Review and still guest scribbles as her schedule permits for Blogcritics, Examiner, The New York Review of Books, and a sundry of periodicals. Ms. Morasco has a genuine fervor for animals, butter cream cupcakes, Supernatural, The Good Wife, Chicago Fire, Elementary, Castle, Major Crimes, Grimm, the beach, cinnamon gum, music, movies, shooting pool, hiking, Italy, HSN, QVC, and curling up near the ocean with a gripping novel !
  • Pj Schott

    Some who likes fruitcake. That’s a first!!