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Monday, December 2, 2013

Happy Holidays!

I have a problem with Christmas encroaching on Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is just as important a holiday because you spend it with family and reflect on what you have to be thankful for - loving family, good friends, a place to live, a working vehicle; people, places and things that make you happy.

My family spent Thanksgiving being thankful for many things, and then enjoyed a marvelous feast that we are still enjoying in various leftover reincarnations. I did not bow down to over-hyped commercialism and shop on Thanksgiving, nor did I bother battling an army of rude shoppers on "black Friday." I shopped the weekend before, and (with the exception of a few people) have only wrapping left. What we did do as a family was visit a local zoo for the zoo-lights. It is amazing what a multitude of colored lights, creativity and a good amount of patience can create. I then had an author signing on the 30th, and I thank the patrons who stopped in to support my work and have a conversation with me.

And now it is December. Now it is time to think about Christmas and the upcoming new year. Yes, there is the matter of gifts and greeting cards and decorations the other pleasantries that go with the holidays. But I also have to think about deadlines and marketing strategies and writing-writing-writing. My Christmas gift to readers is my writing, and I am working hard to have new stories to share in the New Year.

In the meantime, for those of you who have not yet read Circles or would like to give it as a gift, Starting Saturday, December 7 until Christmas Day, the Kindle version of my novel will be available for $2.99. Unfortunately, Amazon will not allow me to offer the paperback version for a sale price, but anyone who wishes to purchase a physical copy instead, send me an email with your name and address and I will mail you (or the person receiving the book) a personal note that can stand in for an autographed copy.

I wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season!

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