Christmas Cards” was written by Amy S. Hansen and the children of Greenbelt Community Church and first presented in 2005. I worked with the children to develop the ideas of character and dramatic conflict and then used their ideas and the Bible to write skits we called Christmas Cards. Publisher Wild Grace! says, “Hansen’s dialogue is fresh and sparkling with life.”
Winner of the Writing Show Short Story Celebration 2008
Naomi and her best friend just turned 14. Now the friend is pregnant and Naomi is pissed. Pregnancy changes everything. It was definitely not part of the plans.
When she’s not writing fiction, Amy S. Hansen generally writes science for kids. Her books include How Things Work (Publications International 2006), and Bugs and Bugsicles: Insects in the Winter (Boyds Mills Press, 2009). Amy lives in Maryland with her husband, two sons and two cats, all of whom appear in her writing at a moment’s notice.
Interviewee: Amy S. Hansen
Date: December 21, 2008
Running time: 12:02
File size: 6 megabytes
Amy S. Hansen’s Web site: AmySHansen.com