Romance to Warm the Soul
Happy holidays, my friends!
Is it just me, or has this year flown by? It feels like it shouldn’t even be Halloween yet. Probably because Halloween came and went with nary a carved jack-o-lantern or toasted pumpkin seed in our house (and I love toasted pumpkin seeds…). Halloween was preempted by deadlines and obligation. There was just no time. Next we held on tight as we careened into November, which is birthday season in our family; then the birthdays gave way to Thanksgiving. Now, here we are sprinting toward the end of 2013.
I realized the other day, I need to slow down and smell the Christmas cookies. Actually, I will make time to bake some once my daughter gets home from college. It’s time to take a deep breath and live in the moment, enjoying family and the meaning of the season before it’s over and we’re halfway through 2014.
As I look forward to celebrating the holidays and spending time with good friends and loved ones, I’m counting my blessings. 2013 was a fabulous year and I have you to thank for that. I appreciate your emails and kind words of support about my books. The next one, Celebration’s Family, will be out in February 2014.
After that, Celebration’s Baby will find its way to the shelves in April 2014. The following month, my contribution to the 2014 Fortunes of Texas series, Falling for Fortune will be available in May 2014.
I’m trying something different this year, I’m giving away advance reading copies of Celebration’s Family to a limited number of faithful readers who are willing to post a review of the book on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and/or Good Reads (by the end of January 2014). I still have a few spots available. If you’re interested, please email me your name and mailing address to email@example.com. I hope you’ll join in the fun. If this works out, I’d like to make this an on-going program.
In the meantime, I’d like to wish you and yours a very happy holiday season.