How and why I wrote the book…

I decided to give up social media for 30 days as my new year’s resolution. The anxiety and stress from the pandemic, the divisive political election and the social/racial unrest. I needed a little media-free me time. I found my mind to be clear and found time to write this book. It was an awesome experience to document my memories and my thoughts into an outlet to share with the world. I have been rewarded beyond boundaries with conversation with my friends and family regarding their memories of their Christmas tree as I shared my story. I hope the message of love, family and tradition can be found when you read my words and may you enjoy the inclusive imagery illustrated by Megan. It is going to make for a special holiday! Maybe even an instant classic?!

Danny Mishek and Family

About the Author

Danny Mishek resides in Little Canada, MN (a suburb of St. Paul). He is married with four children and a curly dog - Darby. Danny enjoys golfing, gardening, beekeeping and red wine. While writing a book was never part of the plan, sharing stories and creating memories have always come naturally. From being a 3rd generation manufacturer to an author is quite the transformation for Mishek.

About the Illustrator

Megan is based in Oregon with her husband and cocker spaniel, Phoebe. She love the mountains, beach, and long road trips. Her other hobbies include nature photography, game nights with friends, and reading!