Happy, happy!

Hey everyone,

I hope you are able to enjoy the end of the year and take a breather and celebrate life. It’s been a long year for everyone, and here’s wishing that 2022 brings a lightness and a hopeful future. I look forward to that!

For me, it’s the time of the year for reflection and for taking stock. 2021 has been a tough year emotionally, but on the whole, it’s been good too. I completed a lot of knitting projects! I went on a lot of fantastic hikes. My husband and I went on adventures. We were able to connect, in person, with friends and family. Such a joy!

As for books; it’s been a good year on that front as well. I’ve had a few great promotions on the eReader Cafe; the audio editions of the Shelby McDougall series were released; and I’ve picked up the blog again. All great things. And over the last few months, I’ve been ruminating on ideas for Shelby McDougall short stories, and have some plot lines churning around. So things are afoot.

Last year around this time, my publisher ran a campaign on gifts for authors, entitled “The best gift you can give an author is a review”.

I agree with that! I love reviews; I love reading them and I love writing them. I enjoy thinking about what I loved about a book, along with what the author was trying to convey. I like searching for my favorite sentence or phrase and sharing that with future readers. So, if you’ve read a book lately, consider leaving a review! You’ll make an author’s day, I guarantee it.

In any case, happy new year, happy holidays, happy celebrations!

Until next time,