Tuesdays Tell-All (Behind the Scenes)

Pretty Kitty Puddin Jam aka Jammin Jim, Jimmy, One eyed Jimmy Jones... (1024x683)

It was a cat very similar in appearance to pretty Kitty Puddin’ Jam [aka Jammin’ Jim, One-Eyed Jimmy Jones, Jimmy Jam and plain Jimmy] who played the character Strudel in the short A Hard Candy Christmas. The story is beautifully narrated by Julia Gayden Nelson.

Dolly Pardon’s song Hard Candy Christmas played in the background, fueling my imagination as I pecked out the words to the story.

Strudel was actually a stray feral cat who sought refuge with me through one rare snowy winter. Jimmy insists he could play the part and probably win a prestigious theater award. He would also totally love to hang out with Dolly.

A Hard Candy Christmas

BOOKCOVER  HARD CANDY

The photo used for this cover was taken in February 2010. I was so excited to find it and knew right away it belonged to A Hard Candy Christmas . Don’t you just love finding things you forgot you had?

I think [if I can remember] I will make Christmas cards from some of the others.

This 99¢ short story is (so far) available at Apple, Amazon, Google, Smashwords and Barnes & Noble.