The Tayler family will be spending Christmas in and around Livermore, California for the first time in... well, ever. It's going to be nice to get an actual family vacation over the holiday. It also means a zero chance (or as close as makes no difference) of having a white Christmas. Fortunately, here in Utah, five days before our departure, it snowed. Here's the christmas-lit pom-pom tree in my front yard. (Yes, I took this picture at 6am in my underwear. That's why there's just one picture, from a bad angle with poor light. Snow is cold.) If you want to get a Schlock book in time for Christmas... well, you probably should have already ordered it, but you might be able to get it priority-mailed to you by then if you order now. We'll stop shipping things Tuesday morning the 19th and won't ship again until Thursday the 28th -- this is what happens to a cottage-industry when the whole cottage takes a holiday. One more thing -- if you're in the Livermore area, we might do a meet, greet, and eat someplace this coming Thursday or Friday night. Email me (howard.tayler) or Sandra (sandra.tayler) at our gmail accounts and we'll put something together. Or comment below... that works too.