Meet Main Street Author Pepper Phillips

This week I'm featuring the Authors of Main Street who have a box set, Christmas on Main Street, available for the holidays, at a bargain price that won't wreck your budget.

Each day I'll feature one of the eleven authors of Christmas on Main Street.

Today's spotlight is shining on talented Pepper Phillips who writes Southern sass with a touch of heart.

Good morning, Pepper. Welcome to SlingWords. Please tell us more about your book, The Christmas Gift.

The Christmas Gift

When an opportunity to make money presents itself, eleven-year-old George faces the biggest decision of his life. Will he become a thief like his father, or will he discover the fact that giving, rather than receiving, is the best gift of all?

Joan: What inspired you to write this particular holiday story?

Pepper: There is always one story that calls out to you, and this is my Dad’s story. I believe that every child out there should get at least one present for Christmas.

Joan: What is your favorite holiday memory?

Pepper: One year I was pressed into playing Santa Claus at a nursing home, and as I ho’ho’ around the room, giving out candy canes, there was a three-year-old girl standing on a table who was watching me come in her direction. The awe in her face was absolutely beautiful, and I thought to myself, don’t mess this up! It reminded me that there is belief out there. To her, I was Santa.

Joan: Just about everyone has a holiday horror story. What's the worst Christmas you ever spent?

Pepper: My Dad died a week before Christmas. I think that was the worst. He was walking his dog and had a massive heart attack. When he was found, his dog was sitting by his side. My small grandson said, “I wish I had a dog like that.” Which always defines his death to me. To have a loyal loving companion with you when you die can’t be all that bad.

Joan: What's the title of your next individual book?

Pepper: *LOL* I wish I knew. There are two in the editing process, and whichever one makes it out of the gate first, will be it.

Visit Pepper Phillips Online


Takeaway Truth

Stretch your holiday budget. Buy Christmas on Main Street and receive 11 romances ranging from sweet to spicy at a bargain price.


  1. Pepper and Joan, lovely interview. Sounds like a wonderful dog your dad had.

    1. Good morning, Jill. Thanks for dropping by. Dogs are like that -- loyal to the end.

  2. Great interview, ladies. Can't wait to read your story! Sorry about your dad. His dog was loyal to the end. ;)

    1. Hello, Carol. I've been so impressed by the stories in Christmas on Main Street. Puts me in the holiday mood on this dreary gray day.