On Christmas Eve, Carmen, as Karma Girl, is assigned to guard toys, clothes, food, and more that are intended for needy children and their families. But an ubervillain also has his eye on the toys and plans to steal and then sell them to the highest bidder. Carmen will have to use all her empathic powers just to stay alive, not to mention make sure Christmas is a happy one for all the kids who are counting on her. It’s all in a night’s work for a superhero …
A Karma Girl Christmas takes place after the events of Jinx, the third book in the series, but it can also be read as a stand-alone story. I just wanted to write a fun holiday story for fans of the Bigtime series, so that’s what I tried to do with A Karma Girl Christmas. Hopefully, everyone will have as much fun reading the story as I did writing it.
Stella: Now that I discovered the Bigtimes series and became a passionate fan I’m constantly wondering about the future of this series. Can you tell us a bit more about your plans regarding the Bigtime series? When will the next novel be released and whose story will it be? Please tell me there will be a next novel!!
Preheat your oven to 500 degrees F. Coat your skillet with a layer of shortening so the cornbread will not stick to the skillet. Put the skillet in the oven to melt the shortening.
In the meantime, put 1 cup of cornmeal into a bowl. Starting with about 1/4 cup of buttermilk, add the buttermilk (and more if needed) to the cornmeal and stir until it forms a smooth, thick batter.
Note: How much cornmeal and buttermilk you need will also depend on what size skillet you are using. If you are using a large skillet, you may need more than 1 cup of cornmeal. The measurements don’t have to be exact, as long as your batter is smooth and thick.
When the shortening has melted, remove the skillet from the oven, and pour the batter into it. Put the skillet back into the oven and bake at 500 degrees F until the edges of the cornbread are golden brown. Then, put skillet on top rack and broil until the rest of the top is browned. Remove from oven, flip the cornbread out onto a plate, and serve immediately. Enjoy with butter or a drizzle of honey, if you like.
- Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without ... decorating a Christmas tree, shopping for fun, quirky presents for my family, and plotting to surprise them with unexpected gifts.
Jennifer has generously offered an ebook copy of A Karma Girl Christmas to a lucky commenter!
All you have to do is
1) tell us: if you were a superhero, what would be your superhero name? Or what would be your superpowers?
2) leave me a way to contact you in case you win (e-mail address, Twitter handle, etc.)