Books Cubed Ep 50 Christmas Books! Orangutans and Horror with The Lights

Good Adventures,

19 days left in the year. Anyone else hustling to finish things? I’m burning the midnight oil working to get my next June Nash Misadventure to my editor. It must happen next week. It must. I still have Christmas shopping to start.

If you’re still looking for gifts, check out the Books Cubed Podcast this week. I revisit my chats with Laura Boldin-Fournier – she wrote the delightful children’s book, An Orangutan’s Night Before Christmas, and Carrie Pack who features children in her horror story, The Lights. I ended up going to the tree lightening that she talked about in her book and I spent the whole time keeping an eye on all the kids, thinking, it would happen….


An Orangutan’s Night Before Christmas

The Lights

Roll-A-Prompt Writing Journals

That’s it for now. Go read a good book!


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Melissa Banczak has lived all over the country, thanks to her now-retired military spouse. She currently resides in Florida, where she’s a reasonable driving distance to roller coasters in the Orlando area. An unexpected encounter with her daughter’s nine foot boa, Strawberry Margarita, led to the idea for the first book in her June Nash Misadventure series. When she’s not writing, she and her husband run. Slowly. She accidentally completed her first marathon in 2017, when she didn’t hear her husband ask if she’d like to stop at 13.1. She would have. You can contact her at

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