bookshelf museHi everyone! As you may remember, a few weeks ago Pete the elf had a touch too much Eggnog at the Holiday Christmas Party and as he stumbled home, he lost Santa’s NICE LIST.

The North Wind scattered the papers to all four corners of the world, and The Bookshelf Muse put out a call to help find them in order to SAVE CHRISTMAS.

Ever since I read about it, I’ve been on the lookout. And then today, EUREKA!

Yes that’s right…I found part of Santa’s missing NICE LIST. There it was, fluttering in the
wind, half caught under the corner of my welcome mat. And shock of all shocks, I recognized the names, and I bet you will too.

Here they are below:

NAME: Michele Jones

LOCATION: On her way to Vandergrift, PA



OBSERVATIONS: Michele is a great sister, hard worker, and makes time to edit drafts, even long distance.


a) Coal

b) Gift X


NAME: Joy Keeney

LOCATION: Fayetteville, AR



OBSERVATIONS: Joy is overworked, and has been spending all her free time visiting a loved one in the hospital, yet she still finds the time to write and edit for her friends.


a) Coal

b) Gift X


NAME: Rhonda Lee

LOCATION: Springdale, AR



OBSERVATIONS: Rhonda has the most creative mind, puts her friends and family before herself, and works hard at writing and editing.


a) Coal

b) Gift X


Because poor Pete is dashing all over the place trying to hunt down the rest of Santa’s missing Nice List, I decided to take care of these three myself. Michele, Joy, Rhonda… I feel so blessed to know you! Enjoy the gifts I sent to your inbox and have a wonderful Christmas!

Idea courtesy of The Bookshelf Muse:


8 Responses

  1. Whew!! I’ve worked hard…well tried to at least be nice most of the time. 93% really? Way to go me! Thank you so much for the kind words Staci. I’m so glad to have met you and Rhonda and that we’ve not only become great writing friends but laugh til ya cry friends 🙂 In the short time we’ve been working together we’ve all finally been published…so bring on 2013 so we can do it again. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to the Troilo family.

  2. Sounds like you have some great writing friends! I don’t know where we would be without their knowledge and support. 🙂

    Thanks so much for joining in with Help the Elf! I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas! 🙂


    • I do have some great writing friends and family, and I never would have thought to publically honor them without your “Help the Elf” efforts. Thanks for putting this program together, and Merry Christmas to you and yours, too.

  3. Thanks for finding the list. I was worried I might be passed by this year. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!

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