Monday, December 2, 2013


Anne Greene here. Be sure to read the Christmas Blog Hop following the promised information on male body attraction language signals. You will find some really interesting information on The Christmas Putz. If anyone knows what a Christmas Putz is before reading this, I'll enter you in a chance to win A Texas Christmas Mystery. Just leave a comment below telling me you already knew. See how much I trust my readers? If you did not know what a Christmas Putz was, leave a comment and tell me so, and you will also be entered in a drawing for a copy of A Texas Christmas Mystery.
So, you can't lose.

First to the MABLS. Believe it or not, most male attraction body language signals are unconscious. Men are not very perceptive in reading female attraction signals. Women initiate most encounters so subtly that most men think they decided to approach a woman. Smart female character send out those signals.

You’ll probably be disappointment with the male attraction signals. Men rev up their car engines, brag about how much they earn, and challenge other men. Phew, quite a list, huh? Kidding aside, it's amazing men and women ever get together. So show your masculine lead doing the obvious.

Women have lures and skills to land their man. Man don’t. 

Men are no good at sending out or receiving signals. Most of the time men simply react unconsciously to the signals from a woman.  

When a man sees a woman he’s attracted to he will straighten his tie, smooth his collar, brush imaginary dust from his shoulder, touch his watch, and rearrange his shirt, coat, and other clothing. 

A man understands a woman likes to talk, and he will talk to gain her interest. But that doesn’t last long.  
The most direct attraction signal he gives a woman is the thumbs-in-belt gesture. He may also turn his body toward her and point his foot at her, and hold her gaze for longer than usual.  

When a man is around a woman he’s attracted to, he will lower the timber of his voice to highlight his masculinity. He will stand taller, walk with a livelier gait, protrude his jaw, and expand his chest. 

So women characters have to look close and be alert to see a man who’s attracted to her.

Inspired by the book Body Language by Allan and Barbara Pease   

In honor of Christmas I’m highlighting a new novella release: 


During colonial times, John and Anna settle in an Ohio village to become Moravian missionaries to the Lenape. When John is called away to help at another settlement two days before Christmas, he promises he’ll return by Christmas Day.

When he doesn’t, Anna works hard not to fear the worst while she provides her children with a traditional Moravian Christmas.

Through it all, she discovers a Christmas promise that gives her the peace she craves. Available at, PELICAN BOOK, and

TAMERA LYNN KRAFT always loved adventures and writes Christian historical fiction set in America. She’s married to the love of her life, has two grown children, and lives in Akron, Ohio.
Tamera leads Revival Fire for Kids where she mentors other children’s leaders, teaches workshops, and is a children’s ministry consultant and children’s evangelist. She has curriculum published and is a recipient of the 2007 National Children’s Leaders Association Shepherd’s Cup for lifetime achievement in children’s ministry. You can contact Tamera at and 


Tamera’s novella, A Christmas Promise, tells about a Moravian family celebrating Christmas in Schoenbrunn Village in Ohio around 1773. The Moravian children had a custom of making a Christmas Putz. Sometimes it would be simple with the Nativity scene made with pinecones. Other times, it was quite elaborate with more pieces being added every year.
The Putz is different from a basic Nativity scene because it is used as a teaching tool. The Nativity with Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus forms the central part, including  animals and the wise men. Many Putz of that time also included Moses delivering the children of Israel to remind the children that Passover was a symbol of Jesus dying on the cross for our sins. They also included other Biblical scenes and sometimes would add Christmas villages.

Today, most Putz consist of elaborate Christmas villages. Whatever the Putz shows, it isn’t really a Putz unless the manger scene with Jesus is the central theme.
ANNE GREENE delights in writing about wounded heroes and gutsy heroines. Her second novel, a Scottish historical, Masquerade Marriage, won the New England Reader Choice award, the Laurel Wreath Award, and the Heart of Excellence Award. The sequel Marriage By Arrangement released November, 2013.  A Texas Christmas Mystery also won awards. She makes her home in McKinney, Texas. Tim LaHaye led her to the Lord when she was twenty-one and Chuck Swindoll is her Pastor. View Anne’s travel pictures and art work at Anne’s highest hope is that her stories transport the reader to an awesome new world and touch hearts to seek a deeper spiritual relationship with the Lord Jesus. Buy Anne’s books at Or at Visit for information on writing an award-winning novel. Talk with Anne on twitter at @TheAnneGreene. Visit Anne’s Facebook page at
Don't forget to leave your comments for a chance to win an autographed copy of A TEXAS CHRISTMAS MYSTERY. These Christmas books make excellent stocking stuffers.

Anne's latest book, MARRIAGE BY ARRANGMENT, released November 6th and is available on-line wherever books are sold.





  1. I know this is a long blog, but it's such a fun one!

  2. Thanks for the info. I did not know what a Christmas Putz was, or is, and now I do. Also enjoyed the piece on the male attraction body language signals. I'll have to watch what I do - particularly when my wife is around.

    1. LOL, James! Also I'm glad to give you some new information!

  3. Love your posts about body language!

    I didn't know what a Christmas Putz was before reading this, but that is fascinating.

    1. Thanks, Natalie! Fun to get some new information, right?

  4. no need to enter me, but I wanted to say how much I enjoyed this post. I always enjoy learning about the ways body language reveals hidden truths about our characters. And my guess for a Christmas Putz would have been a guy who didn't buy his wife a nice gift. LOL Glad I read on to find the answer.

    1. Funny! Now you know what a Christmas Putz is. Good to see you here!

  5. Thank you for the chance to be a winner.

    mauback55at gmail dot com

  6. I enjoyed your blog. Would love to win your great book. Thank you for the opportunity to enter this giveaway.
    Barbara Thompson

  7. Did you know about the Putz before you read my blog?

  8. I love Christmas and Mysteries and looking forward to reading your book.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    Janet E.

  9. I'm glad you enjoy both, Janet. Did you know of the Putz before you read this blog?

  10. I had no idea what a Christmas Putz was before reading the blog :)

  11. Fun, right, Jamie! Good to see you here.

  12. Oh yes, the male mind is quite intriguing. :) I had no idea what a putz was - besides a helpless man. ;) Heehee
    lattebooks at hotmail dot com

  13. Merry Christmas, Susan. Thanks for visiting. Your name is in the hat to win.

  14. Library Lady, Janet E. won a copy of A Texas Christmas Mystery.