In honor of the holidays, and of Fred Saberhagen who first bought the story, my fantasy novella “Glad Yule” is appearing on Book View Cafe in three parts. Parts 1 and 2 are on my bookshelf, and part 3 is available today at Book View Cafe.
I have two small gifts for readers today: a recipe, and a free calendar.
For those who would like to get in the medieval mood, here’s my recipe for mulled wine:
Combine in a stout pot over a cheerful (medium) flame:
1 bottle red wine
1.5 cups orange juice or apple cider
4 whole cloves
10 whole allspice
1 cinnamon stick
Float a couple of orange slices in it for a festive look. To be really festive, punch the cloves into the orange skins. Heat until simmering, serve in nice mugs you can wrap your hands around to warm them.
And a final treat: a free year-at-a-glance calendar for 2009. Just send me your mailing address on my ælven calendar page.
Happy Holidays to all!