Wednesday, 2 November 2016

If Patton Oswalt thinks it's cool, who am I to argue?

Here is something wonderful from Canada: A beautiful set of individually wrapped short stories that you open every day leading up to Christmas.

Lemony Snicket is in there. Anakana Schofield is in there. And for you few and wonderful (good-looking, lovable, clever) fans of The Love Monster, Margaret H. Atwood and Amos are in there! I have been asked on several occasions if I have considered writing a sequel to The Love Monster, mostly because people wonder if things work out for Margaret and Amos. How does the love story end?

I might do it. I might write another book with those characters in it. In the mean time, though, I have written a little story about Margaret and Amos, 14 years later. You will find it nestled somewhere between stories 1 and 24 in this lovely collection.

Sending admiration and gratitude to Michael Hingston and Natalie Olsen for bringing together this supercool magical invention again this year. It can be purchased here:


  1. Hey, Missy... You nailed it. Thanks for the story! #ssac_2016

    1. Thanks! Very nice of you to let me know. What a great project that calendar is -- feel so lucky to be part of it.