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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Guest post: L.G. Keltner and Self-Help 101 or: How I Learned to Take Over the World Through Tolerating My Family

I’d like to start by thanking Tonja Drecker for letting me stop by to promote my Christmas novella Self-Help 101 or: How I Learned to Take Over the World Through Tolerating My Family.

In order to celebrate the holiday that inspired this latest book, I’d like to talk a little about eggnog.  I’ve been drinking eggnog since I could hold a cup (the non-alcoholic version, of course), and Christmas isn’t Christmas unless I’ve had some.  It seems to be one of those drinks people either love or hate.  I can’t think of anyone I know who has a neutral opinion of it.

Now, the narrator of my novella is seventeen, so clearly she’s not supposed to be having any alcohol in her eggnog, but if you decide to have the harder version (whether it’s because you want to kick back and relax after a hard day of cooking or your family is driving you up the wall), what kind should you have?  A lot of recipes I’ve seen have called for bourbon or spiced rum, and I heard from someone I know that peppermint schnapps is good in eggnog.  I haven’t tried that one personally, but it sounds like a bold choice.

Are you a fan of eggnog?  If so, how do you prefer to drink yours?

Now I hope you’ll enjoy a brief snippet from Self-Help 101 or: How I Learned to Take Over the World Through Tolerating My Family.

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Then she turned her attention to my dad, who looked like he was trying to shoot tranquilizer darts at me with his eyes.
Yeah, he might have asked me beforehand to play nice and not stir anything up.  In my defense, he should have known that would’ve been impossible.
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Title: Self-Help 101 or: How I Learned to Take Over the World Through Tolerating My Family
Author: L.G. Keltner
Genre: Holiday/Humor
Length: 27,000
Cover Art: L.G. Keltner
Release Date: December 1, 2015

Dani Finklemeier has decided to write a self-help book about how to take over the world, but she’s not sure where to start.  After all, she’s only seventeen and looking for a better way to make money than babysitting.  She buys a self-help book that promises to teach her how to write a self-help book in the hope of getting the job done.

Not that it’ll be easy to get any work done this holiday season.  Her family is staying at the house for Christmas, and fights break out almost immediately.  Dani also has to deal with the fallout from an unexpected kiss with her best friend Seth and the feelings that go along with it.  On edge around her family and unsure how to interact with the one person she’s trusted with everything in the past, she can only take what inspiration she can from the crazy circumstances surrounding her and see what happens.

One way or another, it should be an interesting holiday.


L.G. Keltner spends most of her time trying to write while also cleaning up after her crazy but wonderful kids and hanging out with her husband.  Her favorite genre of all time is science fiction, and she’s been trying to write novels since the age of six.  Needless to say, those earliest attempts weren’t all that good.  

Her non-writing hobbies include astronomy and playing Trivial Pursuit.

You can typically find L.G. lurking around her blog, on Twitter, or on her Facebook page.

Purchase Links:

Amazon UK-http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B017NADK4C
Barnes & Noble-http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/self-help-101-or-lg-keltner/1122797603?ean=2940152405781

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  1. I like egg nog. We usually have the vegetarian version. Less fatty.
    Congratulations, LG!

    1. Thanks! I've never tried the vegetarian version, but I might have to!

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    1. My husband only got around to trying it for the first time recently himself.

  3. I'm not a fan of egg nog, but my husband likes it. He actually really loves Holiday Custard to drink. My favorite treat this time of year is holiday cookies. Funny enough, the cheap one from Voortmans with the sprinkles.

    1. Cheap cookies can still be really good! Mmm, cookies. Now I'm hungry!

  4. I've never had eggnog. I might have a few glasses of wine or a fruity drink during the holidays.


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