Akira’s plans are simple: write wedding invitations, bake Christmas cookies, and eat red meat. (The last surprises her, too.) But when Rose, the ghost who haunts her house, asks for a favor, Akira can’t say no. Little does she realize that although she’s faced danger before, even death, a toddler who doesn’t like peanut-butter-and-jelly might be her worst nightmare.
The Spirits of Christmas is a short story (14,000 words) that takes place in the little window of time after the conclusion of A Gift of Thought but before the epilogue. I wrote it as a Christmas present for the readers whose encouragement was brightening my days, but it’s not a stand-alone story. If you haven’t read A Gift of Ghosts, you shouldn’t start here.