#TCRXmas with Jackie Kabler

Posted December 5, 2015 by thischickreads in guest post / 0 Comments



Happy Saturday, peeps! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend! Here at TCR headquarters is rather busy with preparations of new festive posts and giveaways as part of #TCRXmas. Today lovely Jackie Kabler visited me with a Christmas guest post. Jackie’s a presenter and recently an author, and her debut ‘The Dead Dog Day’ was released in October. I had the pleasure to read it and totally recommend it! Do read my review of it HERE. Many thanks to Jackie for visiting me today and see you tomorrow with a new post, guys!





Christmas. I LOVE Christmas. But today’s question is, what do I WANT for Christmas? If Santa Claus was standing in front of me now, telling me everything I wanted was possible, what would I ask him for? OK, let me think…

As a debut author, of course what I really want for Christmas is a best selling novel. Make that a best selling novel which slowly (or even quickly) races to the top of the Amazon charts. A novel which then gets made into a brilliant TV series. Or a movie. Yes, a movie. A big, blockbuster, multi billion dollar, Hollywood movie. Is that OK for starters, Santa?

Then there’s all the other stuff I want. The really BIG stuff now. I want world peace. I want people to stop killing each other. I want everyone to be kind to everyone else, no matter what their religion, race or sexual preference. I want people to build each other up, not tear each other down. I want humans to stop doing horrific things to other humans. And I want people to stop dying of diseases like cancer. I want a cure for cancer, and I want it now. And cures for all the other horrible things that have taken away people I love. The challenge is getting bigger, Santa.

So – maybe some little things now, just to fill the gaps in my Christmas stocking. I’d actually like a Kindle. I’m still a paperback girl, but after years of filling holiday suitcases with so many books that I don’t have enough room for shoes, it may be time to try some technology. But I’d like some real books too, please Santa…there’s still enough room on my bookshelf for a few more before I’ll have to move house.

Then I’d like some thermal running leggings so that I can train through the winter in comfort as I prepare to tackle a 100km charity challenge next year. I’d like the wrist I broke while ice skating nearly a year ago to stop hurting and start working properly again, so that I can work on my second novel without my hand constantly cramping up as I type. Oh – and I’d like some snow on Christmas Day too please. It’s been years since we had a proper White Christmas!

That’s it really. Except for this – I’d like everyone I know to be happy and healthy this Christmas. May all our wishes come true, and may 2016 be the best year yet.



#TCRXmas with Jackie KablerThe Dead Dog Day by Jackie Kabler
Published by Accent Press
Published on 22.10.2015
Genres: cozy mystery
Pages: 272
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When your Monday morning begins with a dead dog and ends with a dead boss, you know it’s going to be one of those days. And breakfast TV reporter Cora Baxter has already had the weekend from hell, after the man she’d planned a fabulous future with unceremoniously dumped her.

Now Cora’s much-hated boss has been murdered – the list of suspects isn’t exactly short, but as the enquiry continues the trail leads frighteningly close to home. Why is Cora’s rival, glamorous, bitchy newsreader Alice Lomas, so devastated by their boss’s death? What dark secrets are Cora’s camera crew hiding? And why has her now ex-boyfriend vanished?




About Jackie Kabler

Jackie Kabler is a television presenter, reporter and writer.

She spent more than nine years with GMTV as a news correspondent and presenter, during which she covered some of the biggest stories of the decade including President Clinton’s impeachment trial, the Asian tsunami, the Kosovo crisis, famine in Ethiopia, the Athens Olympics, the Soham murders and the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

Jackie left GMTV to work as a freelance broadcaster in 2008. She became a regular presenter of the ITV national morning news and a reporter across ITN’s news programmes including News at Ten; a reporter and presenter on the BBC’s Midlands Today programme; presenter of property show Selfbuilder TV on Sky’s Information TV channel; and guested as a TV gardening expert. Her work also appeared on the BBC’s News Channel and on CNN.

She also worked as a media trainer and in media simulation – in particular with the armed forces – and produced, wrote and presented corporate and promotional films.

In January 2013 Jackie joined the UK’s biggest shopping channel, QVC, as a presenter.

A former newspaper reporter, she has also worked as a reporter and presenter for Channel TV, ITV West, Central TV, Five News and Setanta Sports News.

In 2014 Jackie signed a three-book deal with publisher Accent Press. Her debut novel, The Dead Dog Day, was released in October 2015.

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