The Magic of Christmas

So, Christmas is this week. How did that happen? I’m still wondering …

Even though this year seems to have flown by, I’m excited because I love the magic of Christmas. I have two kids who (mostly) still believe in Santa, which makes it even more fun. I did say mostly though, and it seems my younger one at seven years old is the one who is questioning the truth of it all. He has asked me a few times if Santa is real, and every time I’ve told him, “He’s real if you believe he’s real.”

There’s a Roald Dahl quote from The Minpins that I love:

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”

You might wonder why I’m talking about Christmas, and magic, and believing in things, and what this has to do with writing and books. Well, I think it has everything to do with what authors love to do, and what readers love to do: write and read.

Every story written and every book, whether it’s published or not, is a little piece of magic brought to life. Through books authors have the ability to take us places we’ve never been to, dreamed of, or imagined, and as readers we are given the opportunity to experience that magic. All we have to do is believe.

I’d like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, and I hope your 2016 is wonderfully magical.


K. A. Last has managed to write every day for the past 51 days. She is the YA author of Sacrifice, Fall For Me, Fight For Me, and Immagica. She drinks lots of tea, is obsessed with Buffy, and loves all things purple (it used to be pink). K. A. Last hangs out on Facebook or you can find her on twitter and Goodreads. She’s also been known to blog once in a while.



  1. Great post. I’ve been editing over my xmas break and I can definitely say that my novel has a world I believe in. I think that’s one of the reasons I keep editing it.
    Merry Christmas, Aussie Owned and Read!



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