Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Help the Elf

The time has come to Help the  Elf. Poor Pete lost Santa's Naughty and Nice list and was only able to find the Naughty one. What a disaster!

The awesome Angela and Becca over at The Bookshelf Muse (and authors of the fabulous Emotion Thesaurus) have solicited the aid of the blogosphere to help find people who belong on Santa's Nice list. They're hoping that we'll be able to add to the list without Santa being any the wiser.

I found this lady:
Tristi Pinkston
I first saw Tristi (from a distance) at the 2011 Storymakers conference I attended. What a fun, witty lady she was as she helped with the conference. I have since gotten to know Tristi better by reading her books (delightful) and serving with her on the iWriteNetwork board.

What can I say about her? Did I mention that she's funny? Besides that she's kind, generous, friendly, giving, compassionate, and intelligent? Trisit's helpful. SO helpful. She's a wonderful support to fledgling writers, with both encouragement and advice. She's traditionally published and self-published, so she's has had a lot of experience. Tristi is also a freelance editor (you better schedule her soon because her schedule fills early), so she knows her stuff.

Thank you, Tristi, for being you. You're an inspiration to me. I want to be like you when I grow up.

The following I submit in tribute to Tristi: 
Thank you very much!

This is the reprise at the end of my favorite version of A Christmas CarolScrooge, starring Albert Finney. When I first saw the movie, this scene made me tear up because it was so poignant after this version of the song. Tristi doesn't need the first rendition.

How about you, Readers? Is there someone you'd like to say Happy Holidays to, or tell them how much they mean to you? JOIN US! There's plenty of days left until Christmas, and sometimes a kind word can lift people up in a way that they really need. It's as easy as sending a free ecard or email note, posting on a Facebook wall or sending out a tweet. So go ahead and spread some kindness and cheer!

You can also check the following for other people on Santa's Nice list:
1. Angela & Becca  10. Juli Page Morgan  19. Yvette Carol  28. Lynn Kelley  
2. Sheri Larsen  11. Zena Parks  20. Robin  29. R.w.Foster  
3. Linda  12. Chantel Rhondeau  21. Robyn Campbell  30. Kate (  
4. Donna K. Weaver  13. Marcia Kuma  22. PK HREZO  31. Father Dragon Writes  
5. Laura Pauling  14. Susanne Drazic  23. Lori Freeland  32. Monique Bucheger  
6. Ross Lampert  15. Donna Galanti  24. Deb A. Marshall  33. Claire  
7. Natalie Aguirre  16. Mart Ramirez  25. Sharon K Mayhew  34. Rachna's Scriptorium  
8. Not the Library of Alexandria  17. Jeanelaine  26. Erin, Creative Soul in Motion  35. febe moss  
9. Teresa Robeson  18. KittyB78  27. stina Lindenblatt  36. tara tyler  


  1. What a fun surprise, Donna! Thank you!!

  2. I have a daughter, son and four grandchildren who prefer not to have me in their lives, If I knew the reason I could do something about it,
    But that don't stop me from thinking of them especially this time of the year.
    I enjoyed your post,

  3. So glad you met someone as wonderful as Tristi!

  4. Awesome choice Donna. It's great to meet Tristi. Happy Holidays!

  5. Sounds like a wonderful person indeed.

  6. It's great having someone in your life that is a can-do go-to kind of person that also adds joy to those around them. Great choice in choosing Tristi, Donna :-)

  7. Tristi sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing her with us.

  8. I didn't know about this one. Wish I had seen it earlier. Well, I can still stop by and say hello to everyone.

  9. Hi Donna and Tristi!

    Donna, you really helped save Pete's bacon--thanks so much! Tristi sounds like a big inspiration--I am so glad she is in your life!

    Wishing you both a very wonderful Christmas!! Thanks for joining in on the fun :)


  10. What a wonderful choice! I can't watch that scene from Christmas Carol without getting emotional!

  11. That's one of my favorite Christmas movies too.

    Tristi is one fabulous lady. I'm impressed with her willingness to help and share. Plus she's brilliant.

  12. Love the holiday spirit of this blogfest and nice to meet Tristi!

  13. Wow, this whole thing just keeps getting better. Thanks, everyone! :)

  14. I haven't seen this version of the movie! I didn't even know it existed. :(

  15. What a nice thing you've done here. Nice to meet Tristi and learn about her.

    I also love this particular version of Scrooge!

  16. how sweet! this was such a great idea!
    merry christmas!

  17. Funny, kind, generous, friendly, giving, compassionate, intelligent, and helpful? Wow, Tristi does belong on the nice list! Love Help the Elf!

  18. Yay! How wonderful that you guys met at a writers conference and became such great friends! I don't know Tristi, but she sounds great!

    Have a super holiday, Donna! :o) <3

  19. What a great idea! Now I'm curious about Tristi and her work!


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