This fall feels different. The world is in motion again, with all the distraction and worry that comes with it.

So, with that semblance of normalcy in mind, I’m getting settled into my holiday routines.

I’ve already started my holiday shopping. And you can, too, with this year’s WMG Holiday Spectacular 2022 Kickstarter, which launches on Tuesday, Oct. 18, and features our annual Calendar of Stories.

With the WMG Holiday Spectacular 2022 Calendar of Stories, you’ve got 39 days of something to look forward to. And that’s just for starters.

Backers of this project at the $25 level will get an original holiday story delivered to their inbox every day from November 24, 2022, through January 1, 2023, plus an ebook compilation of all the stories and introductions, in order, when it’s released in July 2023.

These stories, which range from sweet romance to dark crime, will also be released in anthology form in the fall of 2023 in three books: Candy Cane Kisses, Crooked Little Christmas, and Time Travel Holidays, all edited by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.

Plus, all backers at the $25 level and higher will receive all of the stretch goals we unlock to get extra ebook and pop-up workshops for writers.

Speaking of writers, we’ve got Kickstarter-exclusive workshops, as well.

We also have rewards that help you catch up on your holiday reading if you’ve missed the past years’ projects.

And that’s just a sample of the reward levels, which also include gift options (for easy gift-giving), paperback editions, and so much more.

To read all about the Kickstarter, watch the fun video Kris narrated about this year’s project, and see all of the available rewards and stretch goals, click here.

I wish you a very happy Season’s Reading!

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