I’m not sure when Christmas in July became a thing, but this week is definitely feeling very much like Christmas in July.

First of all, I have a brand-new front porch. The contractor and his crew spent last week ripping off the old one, which, thanks to the old decking clearly being installed by someone who did not understand Oregon Coast weather (or basic deck-building requirements…the joists weren’t even pressure-treated lumber), was so deteriorated my contractor was shocked no one had fallen through it. Fun times.

We went with Trex® Composite Decking this time. The color: the ever-so-coastal Foggy Wharf. It’s so pretty!

Plus, my contractor got the job done on time and below the contracted price! That never happens!

Merry Christmas in July to me!

But another big reason this feels like Christmas in July is that on Tuesday, July 12, we have the release of The Holiday Spectacular #3, edited by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, which is the ebook compilation of all 38 stories and introductions from the 2021 edition of the annual holiday celebration that is our WMG Holiday Spectacular Calendar of Stories.

Here’s the synopsis:

Read a holiday story per day from the American Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day…or binge the entire collection.

This volume contains 38 stories—ranging in genre from mystery to romance and in tone from dark to joyful—that center around traditional holidays such as Christmas and New Year’s but also explore some weird holiday traditions. Featuring works from award-winning and bestselling authors Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Dean Wesley Smith, Anthea Lawson, David H. Hendrickson and many more, each story comes presented as it first appeared in a newsletter that went to subscribers every single day for 38 days.

The third volume in an annual series, The Holiday Spectacular #3 will add a fun twist to your holiday season—or any other time of the year!

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The release of The Holiday Spectacular #3 also means subscriptions are now open for the 2022 WMG Holiday Spectacular Calendar of Stories! Click here to learn more.

Because of all these holiday vibes, our Every Day’s a Holiday at WMG subscription newsletter this week features National Pecan Pie Day. Click here to subscribe now (if you haven’t already) to see what that’s all about. (I dare you not to crave pecan pie now!)

And since we’re talking about the pending holidays, now’s a great time to get a jump on your holiday shopping the Pulphouse Fiction Magazine Subscription Drive 2022 Kickstarter!

We’ve already hit three stretch goals and are working toward the next. Check out all the fun rewards and special writing workshops and stretch goals here.

Holidays here we come!

Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer, working mother, and brain tumor survivor.