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Giving Thanks

Last week, my tenth book came out.

Ten. Books.

I’m a little blown away by this, just so you know.

Why, you ask?  Well, there was a time, not too long ago, that I was ready to throw in the towel. I’d been writing for over ten years. I’d gotten close to publishing more than once, but then a book I loved failed to sell.  Then it happened.  And it’s been a wild ride ever since.

I don’t know that I’ll ever get over the thrill of release day. Books 9 and 10 came out within

days of each other and I was excited when both of them went live for readers.   And when I thought about it, that’s what mattered most.  My readers.

My readers are a blessing, and I’m thrilled to say many have become friends. And with each book my community grows. If I’d quit I wouldn’t have all these great people in my life and that just wouldn’t be acceptable.  Not at all.

So today I give thanks for everyone in my orbit.  Life has a way of knocking us down, but all of you pull me up.  You fill my days with laughter, wonder, and breathtaking moments.

Happy Thanksgiving!