I’m thankful for so many things this year. I am thankful for good health, loving family and friends, all the usual things. I am also thankful to live in Alaska, where beauty is all around us and people are friendly and interesting (and sometimes eccentric, which leads to great stories!). I am also thankful for my writing life.
I have been writing full-time since I retired from my last “real” job in 2012. Since then I have have been able to focus on writing and spending time with other writers and readers. I have met some amazing, generous people, in person and online, and learned so much. My writing has improved, and I’ve had a lot of fun researching history and creating characters and stories.
In 2015, I had two editors who helped me stretch as a writer and guided my last Gold Rush novel, Gold Nuggets to publication. A big thank you to Lisa Lickel and Joan Alley of Prism Book Group! I am grateful to you. And I have to give one last thank you to Joan and Jacqueline Hopper for editing my first book, Fools Gold, before it goes out of print. (If you’re interested in learning more about either of these books, see my Library page on this site or go to http://www.prismbookgroup.com/goldnuggets.html or http://www.prismbookgroup.com/foolsgold.html.)
What will 2016 hold for me? Who knows? But I had a really good run this year, and I am so glad to share it with you, my readers and followers. I am especially thankful for you. May you have lots to be thankful for, too.