Charles Dickens’s 'Christmas Carol' has a timeless quality that is as fresh as when it was first written. I've tailored this story to Tracy who, along with her sister and father, are plunged into hard times. Yet, the Christmas magic that changes their luck is "... found in the simile and my unhallowed hands shall not disturb it, or my story’s done for." Merry Christmas!
I’m Ethelle Gladden, and I live in Ojai, California. I’m a family matriarch of sorts, with my family consisting of a niece, two nephews and four cats — everybody else is strewn along the east coast. I drove to California in 1988 and found my way to Ojai in 1993. My career in writing children’s picture books was launched in 2010. I enjoy childhood make believe and have yet to outgrow (if 56 years hasn’t done it, nothing will).read more