Happy week of Thanksgiving all! We are now in the thick of the holidays here at home. In addition to NaNoWriMo, the release of a novel, my daughter’s birthday, the American celebration of Thanksgiving happens this week and I have a lot to be thankful for this year. So let’s get to it.
I am thankful for my health, the health of my daughter and my husband. I am thankful for James William McCall, my husband’s grandfather who lived on this Earth for 98 years and though he passed from us in April, we are all blessed to have shared his wisdom, his wit and his wry humor for so very long. I am thankful for Murray and Pagan, our puppies who loved us with the devotion only dogs can know though they too passed this year.
I am thankful for Dakota Cassidy, Candace Havens, Rosemary Clement-Moore, Sherilyn Kenyon, Diana Love, Nikki Duncan, Michele Bardsley, Lisa Pietsch, Kelly Ann Zuzulo, Tina Gerow, Darla Grant, Sara Reyes, Grace Ryan, Kendra Egert, Shirrin Dubbin, Debra Kayn, Kris Cook, Margie Lawson and the dozens of other writers and industry experts I have had a chance to meet, talk to, receive support and education from this year.
I am thankful for the Daily Dose, which has given me a creative outlet and for every reader who stops by to hear me chatter on about my various passions. I am thankful to Sapphire Blue Publishing for releasing Remembering Ashby in April and Prime Evil this November. I am thankful to the FASFA and Sallie Mae who helped me get the student loans I needed and for the Bachelor’s degree in Psychology that I finished this year.
Most of all, I am even thankful for Twitter who has expanded my circle of friends to encompass the world and so many of you around it. I wish I could name you all, but it would be such a long, long post. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for being a part of my world.
New Moon opened this week and there’s been lots of chatter about Team Edward, Team Jacob and even Team Jasper (hi Gwen!) My daughter and I will be checking that out today, so be sure to swing back by for my New Moon review tomorrow. I love the story of the shifters and Jacob in the Meyer books. So I am hoping the film does that portion of the story justice – it helps that Taylor Lautner buffed up (although admittedly, I still see Shark Boy when I see him!)
Thirteen moons in a year and soon the thirteenth will be upon us along with the end of the year, the holidays and a time of giving. The Daily Dose is hosting a series of giveaways this year – where you nominate who the gift goes to. You can write in to nominate someone without mentioning names (if you want to keep it a real secret!) But keep an eye here particularly on Friday, a day affectionately known here in the states as Black Friday when holiday shopping and sales begin. I’ll be offering three big giveaways, but they will only be open for 24 hours each. You will have to get your nominations in on time! Each day’s giveaway will be up by 5 a.m. Central Standard Time (if not sooner). I’ll notify winners via email in order to preserve the holiday secrecy and the spirit of giving.
Have a fantastic Sunday and be sure to check out :
Geeky Bookworm interview with Heather Long
Never Judge a Witch by Her Leather – Guest Blog and Giveaway I’m giving away a $10 gift certificate to Amazon and entries close tomorrow!
Au Natural in the Digital Age My guest blog over at Nikki Duncan’s blog where I share with you why I am giving away part of my profits to the World Wild Life Fund.
And, last but certainly not least, don’t forget to vote in our Saturday Smackdown between Damon Salvatore and Angelus. Good stuff!