All the authors on tour were asked - "If you had to pick one holiday to celebrate every year (and no others) which would you chose and why?"
"Christmas. It's the one holiday that I have all my children at home." -Debbie Mason
"Christmas, of course! I love the way the spirit of Christmas lasts for the whole month of December, and even though there’s a lot of rushing around and craziness, people always have a more cheerful sensibility around the holidays. I especially love being able to celebrate Christmas with my children and watch how much they enjoy our own family traditions (not to mention the presents!)."
"Definitely Christmas…it has always been the most important/memorable/enjoyable holiday for me!"
"Christmas. I mean, I know that's what I’m expected to say but honestly, I love gathering together on this particular holiday, of making light in the darkness of winter with family and friends." -Jessica Scott
"Samhain (pronounced sow-en), not to be mistaken with modern-day Halloween. Samhain was celebrated by the ancients as a cross-quarter day, the halfway point between Autumn Equinox and Winter Solstice. This was the end of summer and the start of the Celtic New Year, a time of deep reflection as the long, cold dark of winter drew near. Autumn is my very favorite season and I smile all through October, embracing Samhain with my Old Ways-loving heart. This was when the veil between the worlds was believed at its thinnest, allowing us to sense the presence of those we’ve lost. Loving early darkness, and the cold, northern wind as I do, Winter Solstice always brings a wee touch of regret because as of that moment, the sun begins reclaiming the heavens, the days lengthening. Keats called autumn the ‘season of mists,’ which says everything. I much agree with him." -Sue-Ellen Welfonder