Tracy S. Morris

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Karina Fabian: Christmas Spirits

Written By: Tracy - Dec• 06•11

Through the month of December I am opening up my Tuesday Author Spotlight to guest bloggers. Some of the guests will be posting helpful holiday tips on how to keep writing, manage stress and juggle family obligations through the Holidays.

Today’s post is by Karina Fabian.  Karina is the author of the books Mind over Mind and Neeta Lyffe, Zombie Exterminator.  You can read the interview that I conducted with her here. Karina asked me to post this letter, detailing her efforts to raise funds for those less fortunate by sharing some of her work with you.

Dear friends and readers,

My name is Karina Fabian, and I write fantasy and science fiction. I have books and stories about everything from insane psychics to nuns working in space to zombie exterminators.  However, two of my favorite characters are Vern, a cranky dragon who works as a detective in our world, and his partner, Sister Grace, who is a nun and mage from the Faerie world.  Their first novel, Magic, Mensa and Mayhem, won the 2010 INDIE for best fantasy, and their stories have been featured in several fantasy magazines.

This winter, I have two things in my heart and on my mind:  caring for those less fortunate than me (or indeed, much of the world) and my DragonEye, PI stories.  For Christmas, I’m combining them and would like to share them with you.

Last year, I wrote a story for Flagship about their first Christmas together.  Not only is Grace struggling with the Mundane idea of Christmas, but their home is threatened by a land developer who wants to tear down the entire neighborhood and make a mall.  When the Ghosts of Christmas come to visit him, however, Vern and Grace have to solve the mystery before the Christmas Spirits become Angels of Death.

I have revised and am publishing “Christmas Spirits” as a serial story to raise funds for Food for the Poor. This is a wonderful charity that helps people in impoverished nations help themselves. It allows donators to choose their gifts–whether rice for a family for a month, school supplies, livestock, tools or even houses.

I’m asking that you please check out the story, and, if you enjoy it and want to see more, that you donate even a dollar to the cause. Also, if you enjoy the story, let your friends know. I’ll post every Tuesday and Thursday as the donations come in.   As of my writing this (Dec 5), we are on episode five of nine and have raised enough to send some impoverished families three pigs and 40 chicks.  Vern would like to send them a cow (he is a dragon, after all), but Sister Grace and I are dreaming of raising enough to buy someone a home.  Can you imagine giving a HOUSE for Christmas?  Will you help?

There’s also a link to purchase the electronic copies of Magic, Mensa and Mayhem or the upcoming second novel, Live and Let Fly.  All contributions will go to Food for the Poor.  The story will remain live until December 31, so if you check it out after Christmas and want to help, I’d be glad for contribution.

Find the story at  You can also get to it via my website,  Look under the Christmas dragon for the link.   You can learn more about Food for the Poor at

Thanks for your attention!

Karina Fabian


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  1. Thanks so much for hosting me. An update: We’ve raised $295 dollars so far, which is enough for a water pump for a village and a goat for a family. Thanks!

  2. Tracy says:

    That’s awesome! I hope you meet your funding goal.