If you want to learn more about the novel, make sure to read this guest post with Chloe Jacobs who talks about the holidays and the what her characters go through in „Greta and the Goblin King”. Ready to find out? Then read on 🙂
It’s December, and that means the holidays are coming *crazed flailing*!!
No, I’m not ready. I’m never ready.
I always tell myself to get started in November, but my son’s birthday is at the end of the month and before I know it, December has arrived and I still have presents to buy and a tree to put up.
In the end, it never really matters if I’m ready or not, we still have a fantastic holiday even if I didn’t get four dozen batches of cookies baked. Because the most important thing is that we’re all together.
Now Greta? … That’s another story. In my book, GRETA AND THE GOBLIN KING, Greta is trapped in Mylena. She’s all alone in a foreign and hostile world. It may be a land of perpetual winter, but there’s no Santa Claus or baby Jesus in a manger. There’s no observance of Chanukah/Hannukah/Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or Eid al-Adha. There’s not even a Winter Solstice celebration, since every day is winter. It’s not a very nice place for humans, and they don’t celebrate the same holidays that humans do.
The people who are born and raised in Mylena have very different beliefs. They believe in the Great Mother (the spirit of the earth) and her two daughters (Mylena’s two moons). They believe that humans brought evil to their world and they are now cursed because of it.
Because of this, Greta will probably spend the holidays doing the same thing she does every other day…hiding the fact that she’s human and fearing for her life.
Then again, with the goblin king moonlighting in her dreams and ferreting out all her secrets…perhaps this year she might not be so alone. Perhaps Isaac will bring a little bit of Christmas to Mylena, just for her.
Thanks for letting me visit today!!
Chloe Jacobs is a native of nowhere and everywhere, having jumped around to practically every Province of Canada before finally settling in Ontario where she has now been living for a respectable number of years. Her husband and son are the two best people in the entire world, but they also make her wish she’d at least gotten a female cat. No such luck. And although the day job keeps her busy, she carves out as much time as possible to write. Bringing new characters to life and finding out what makes them tick and how badly she can make them suffer is one of her greatest pleasures, almost better than chocolate and fuzzy pink bunny slippers.
Her debut Young Adult fantasy, GRETA AND THE GOBLIN KING, is available everywhere! Check her out online…