A merry e-letter pinged into my email today from author Robin Jones Gunn, enticing as the jingle jangle of bells on an opening tearoom door…
Announcing the fun news that Hallmark is making one of my favorite Christmas novellas – her ‘Finding Father Christmas’ – into one of this upcoming season’s new movies!
And …(Double grin)… with one of their best-loved movie leads!
“The delightful Erin Krakow from Hallmark’s When Calls the Heart TV series stars as a perfect Miranda,” enthuses Gunn. “Niall Matter made the character of Ian come alive and Wendie Malick plays a wonderfully convincing Margaret.”
The whole journey took almost five years, the author continues, revealing. “There were so many times I wanted to share the many ups and downs of the whole process with you but I needed to wait,” she reveals now.
“You can imagine how it felt like a dream come true when my agent and I were invited to go on set for part of the filming. We loved getting to know the actors and spending time with the director and the producers, whom we adore. I took a lot of photos and will be posting them on social media and on my blog between now and when Finding Father Christmas airs in December on the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Channel so check in at www.robingunn.com often for behind the scene photos and stories.”
And to add to the bell-ringing news, Gunn also announced her brand new third novella in the Father Christmas Collection, Kissing Father Christmas, releases in October.
The series is now available for pre-sale in the Robin’s Nest BookShop. Says Gunn, “The first 200 Beautiful Readers who purchase both books (one volume that combines the first two, along with the separate new novella) will receive a special, autographed Father Christmas ornament.”
Unfamiliar with this savory little book?
Read my BOOK REVIEW: Finding Father Christmas. Mm. As I describe the feel of this seasonal cozy there… “Satisfying as a cup of hot cocoa. Delicious as a fresh baked fairy cake.”
© Pam Depoyan