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Interview — A Conversation with author Barbara Hinske

Barbara Hinske is an attorney turned full-time novelist. Her 2016 novella, The Christmas Club is the basis for the 2019 Hallmark Channel movie of the same name. In this Ber Months Bonus episode, Brian and Barbara discuss writing, Christmas stories, Hallmark movies, and much more.

image of book cover for The Christmas Club by Barbara Hinske
The Christmas Club by Barbara Hinske

Music in this episode

Deck the Halls A” — Kevin MacLeod, via Incompetech


  • There’s still time to get tickets for Christmas Land in Los Angeles on December 15
  • Christmas in July convention is in the works for 2020 in Nashville…and I’ll be there!
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