Christmas Gifts — The Writerly List

Here are a few gift ideas for writers that I found. I haven’t been paid or asked to endorse these, and haven’t tried them all. Just a heads up 😉


Writing 21st Century Fiction by Donald Maass

Stephen King’s On Writing



A bookish candle of the month club subscription from Frostbeard Studio

A quill and ink set

This clock (I hate clocks that tick, but this one is cute, I must admit)

OR this clock

A “go away; I’m writing” sign

A cool journal



These handmade typewriter earrings

A cool necklace


A Few of My Favorite Things – ’17 Edition

Here is a list of awesome things I’ve used in 2017 that I highly recommend you add to your Christmas list–or shopping list 🙂


Bath & Beauty:

Foot remedy balm from Earth Therapeutics

Foot scrub from Earth Therapeutics

Munka honey lip balm by Wild Ferni

Tea tree oil body wash from Oleavine 

Tea tree oil foot spray from Earth Therapeutics



The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul by Douglas Adams

A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman

Mr. Rochester by Sarah Shoemaker

Nemesis by Anna Banks

The Real God by Chip Ingram

(Also, don’t forget about In a Pickle and Lady Catherine Says: 365 Tweets of Condescension in print or coming soon in print from


Food & Drink:

Energy and weight loss green tea by Yogi

Rooibos chai (tea) by Numi

Breakfast blend tea by Numi




Bring Your Own Book
Home Misc.

Pillow mist from Earth Therapeutics 



“Hurt” by Johnny Cash

“HandClap” by Fitz and the Tantrums
TV & Movies:

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency


I was not paid to endorse ANY of those products listed up there. I’ve tried and enjoyed each and wanted to share 🙂

Keep your pen on the page,

P.S. Still love my mug from Target!


Drawing a Blank

I’ve been a bit…ah, tongue-tied lately, hence the blog silence. Birthday/Christmas/New Years tends to do that to me. Oy vey.

I get one thing in mind (like Christmas), and that’s about all I can think of. So, until the holidays are over and the winter gloom settles in, I don’t think much will be happening at the Overmyer household.

…besides tea-drinking. There will ALWAYS be tea-drinking.

Randomosity from today:

  • Had a writer friend over today and, well, WROTE

Before that happened, I:

  • Baked scones
  • Cleaned

After that I:

  • Washed dishes
  • Wrote more

Can’t you just IMAGINE how exciting my life is right now? Huh? Can you? CAN YOU?!?!??!?!??!?!?

Okay, backing off now…

The Cat has been waking me up at 3:30 in the morning by trying to open gifts. Seriously, Cat, NOT YOURS. Naughty. Coal for you this year!

Well, that’s all I’ve got. Off to think about Christmas probably.

Keep your pen on the page and share the egg nog,


“Gesundheit!” you say? WRONG. I did not sneeze. Jolabokaflod, the word that has been circulating the web is the Icelandic tradition translated as “the Christmas Book Flood.”

What is the phenom? It is GLORIOUS! On Christmas Eve, people give each other BOOKS! Squeee! So, I may or may not have bought a bunch of books for friends and family to be given on the day before Christmas 😀

I am soooo excited! I’m even going to include chocolate (taking the book to bed with chocolate is part of the tradition, btw.) I hope to make this a new tradition.

Every year, my mom gives my sister and me each an ornament that has something to do with what has gone on during the year. Example: last year I “finished” writing “Scotch” (now under a new title.) So she got me a bottle of booze…ornament. Hehe.

What are some of your traditions? Think you’ll participate in Jolabokaflod?

Whatever you do, keep that pen on the page!