Saturday, December 03, 2016

Great Christmas Tree Tour 2016: *lizzie starr

I've participated in Cheryl's Christmas tree tour for a number of years now, and get a kick out of going back and rereading my posts. And seeing all the different trees I've posted. My family has a tradition of putting off putting up a tree (usually until some cleaning chore got done). The sibs and I dutifully carry on this tradition. When the tree is finally up, it's covered with a variety of ornaments; old, new, and now-a-days, showing off our favorite fandoms.

I've started small this year, and my decorations so far are just a bit... odd? Hopefully you'll enjoy a good chuckle. Because what's the holiday season without a resounding HO HO HO!?

First, at home on my newly constructed shelves. My Christmas Tree 2016. Complete with a favorite ornament, and of course a star. Hmm, I wonder what delightful things might be in those tiny prezzies. Maybe the boxes are like the TARDIS and are bigger on the inside. Wouldn't that be cool?
I also have a display at work--my Christmas Cactus. Again with a star. I have a lot of stars. And always need more. Imagine that. The peppermint tree is a more traditional addition and the kids at school love the cute bear. There needs to be some holiday fabric around the pots or covering my worn out filing cabinet though, don't you think? Decorating is always a work in progress. Perhaps I'll even be done by Christmas.

Even more than silly decorating, the best part of Christmas is family. Hold all their love and joy in your hearts for a while, especially when times are tough. Then spread your arms wide--knowing you've been blessed to share the Christmas spirit all year long!

So what else is going on this holiday season? Like my Facebook author page 
to check out the adventures of Santa Doxie! Who knows where he'll show up during December.

Where in the world is Santa Doxie?

If you're looking for a new read for yourself or someone else, visit the Starr multiverse at  There you can read the first chapters of my books.

For listings of all versions of my tales as well as the journals I've been creating, check my Amazon author page.

Have a holly, jolly Christmas!

About Coloring Books Coloring Book
Relax and unwind with this Coloring Books Coloring Book. Whether you’re a coloring enthusiast, a book lover, or both, this collection of 20 plus designs will entice you to pick up your colored pencils, markers or chalks and explore.

The variety of pictures, ranging from simple line drawings reminiscent of your first coloring book, to more complicated and abstract designs, encourage adventurous coloring. By sampling the variety of styles in this adult coloring book you’ll discover favorites, both old and new. The meditative art of coloring is an effective form of therapy for relieving stress and anxiety. And...coloring is just plain fun!


About Name Collection Journal
Keep this pocket journal close at hand for collecting new and unusual names to use in your writing. Keep track of where you find then ultimately use a name. With room for notes and brainstorming, and quotes to spark naming creativity, this small book will be an invaluable tool for your writing process.


About *lizzie
*lizzie made up games and stories to keep her company as a child. So, a witch lived in Grampa’s weather research station and was only held at bay by a certain weed. An ancient road grader became a boat carrying wild adventurers to islands filled with sheep that turned into lions and cannibals. 

Now, the stories of her imagination have found their way to paper and pixels. Still filled with fantasy and love, these tales take her and her readers far from the mundane world.

When *lizzie has to return to that mundane life, she’s the kitchen manager for a small school. Author and Lunch Lady--what a combination! Happily, family and friends have become accustomed to her writer’s ways and just shake their heads when she goes off on some fantastical tangent, asks strange what if questions, or just has to find a piece of paper and a pen that actually writes. One of her greatest delights is to watch the joy of writing fill a friend, and she’ll do anything to help them achieve their dream.


  1. Thanks, Lizzie, I love the peppermint tree! Where is that wooden tree guy from? He really looks familiar to me. I'll have to check out the adventures of Santa Doxie. Thank you so much for sharing.

    1. He would say, I am Groot. From Guardians of the Galaxy!
      Happy holidays!