August Thankful Thursday

It’s almost the end of summer (sadly) and even though it’s been a difficult year, there’s still a lot of gratitude to be had. As always, we are thankful for all of you readers, and will each show that thankfulness by giving something away. Wickeds, what are you giving thanks for this month?

Jessie: I am thankful for each of the years I have had with my children and the delightful people each of them has become! I am giving away four of my Beryl and Edwina books, one each for each child, of the 4 randomly chosen winner’s choices.

Julie: I am grateful for friends who make me laugh. They are a gift. I’m giving away an arc of Digging up the Remains.

Liz: I’m grateful for some time at the ocean, which always restores my balance and gives me energy. I’m giving away a copy of Witch Hunt.

Barb: I am so grateful for my time at the Jersey Shore with my family and my brother’s family last week. Watching my granddaughter and grandniece ride the waves was a highlight of the summer, especially since both girls have been deprived of kids their own age to play with for so long. I’ll give away a hardcover copy of Haunted House Murder.

Sherry: I’m thankful for my husband who figured out how to use XPS Shipping that author Krista Davis recommended for shipping from home. I’ve been busy so he took the time to do it for me. I’ll give away a copy of any one of my books.

Edith/Maddie: I am thankful for garden tomatoes, garlic, basil, and lettuce, and for peaches and sweet corn from the farm down the road. I love this time of year so very much. And I’m also thankful to have my son and his wife only a two-hour drive away. I’ll give away a signed copy of Nacho Average Murder.

Readers: What are you thankful for this month?

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  1. I am thankful for my garden which has produced a nice crop of tomatoes, cucumbers, potatoes, carrots and zucchini. I am thankful that all of my family has enjoyed good health.

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  2. I’m Thankful for my family, friends, fur babies, and that everyone is healthy! You ladies are all amazing and have been a beacon of hope throughout these crazy times! Your books have given me a sane place to go when the whole world is in chaos and I am thankful for you all!

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  3. I’m thankful for all the medical professionals, they are doing an amazing job under such stressful circumstances. I am also thankful for books take me away from it all if at least for a little while.

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  4. I am thankful for the ability to work from home as a medical condition is not allowing me to go into public (not COVID), I am thankful for all the medical staff for taking care of me safely during this fight, I am grateful to friends & neighbors for rallying around me to provide support in whatever I need & finally I am grateful that this was caught early so that I have excellent chance of a full recovery!

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  5. Very thankful that after years of not being able to that we once again have a vegetable garden. Been enjoying the delicious bounty. Nothing tastes like fresh from the garden knowing how it was raised and that it’s organic. It also brings us joy to be able to share with friends too.

    Thankful for the love of photography and many daily critter visitors to make the stay at home a good thing and never boring.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  6. I’m thankful my husband was able to get a better job before his current company went under. We have been truly blessed with this move to our new home of Virginia Beach, so many thing falling in place at the perfect time. I’m thankful I’m able to take my time and find a good job.

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  7. I am thankful today for my nephew who is bringing my beloved little (4 y/o) great niece to read books and play with Aunt ‘Meddady.’ Having her read stories to me is the best gift ever. And I have Sherry Harris’ new book to look forward to reading this weekend! Thanks, Sherry.

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  8. I have three things that pop into my head immediately that I am thankful for. First and formost is my husband and children. Second is my health. Third is my freedoms that we are granted. I will be forever grateful for these three.

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  9. I’m thankful for so many things. Right this moment, I’m thankful for the cool breeze coming through the window next to my rocking chair! It’s been much warmer than I like the last few days. I’m grateful for all the lovely fall pretties showing up in my catalogs. I love fall and it’s right around the corner. I’m grateful for the coffee in my cup. It only took me 60 years to learn to like the taste. I still love my tea, but I do enjoy my iced coffee in the morning. And I’m grateful for all of you and all the wonderful worlds you share with me. Thank you!

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  10. I’m thankful for all the friends who helped make the virtual launch of BROKEN TRUST a success. And thankful that we have successfully achieved our summer goal: getting The Boy off to college (well, it happens tomorrow, but close enough, right?)!

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  11. This time of year I always have to give thanks for air conditioning. We have been breaking heat records here, so I really couldn’t live without it. But I’m mostly thankful that everyone close to me has remained healthy so far.

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  12. I am thankful for peaceful mornings like this morning. I am sitting outside enjoying a cup of tea, reading, loving this 60 degree weather in August!

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  13. I am thankful for my husband, who has kept me sane during these ever turbulent times we are currently living in. Also that I am able to work from home, and the health of my parents(the most important thing I am thankful for). I am nothing without them.

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  14. I’m thankful that we have successfully accomplished our move to Maine and have managed to set up the house with lightening speed. I’m thankful for all of our wonderful neighbors who cared for our home while we were away and made the return such a pleasure.

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  15. I’m thankful for all the Wicked Authors who consistently deliver great reading, no matter which series they are working on. Bright blessings, one and all!

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  16. I am thankful that I was finally able to retire, to spend time with my husband who has waited 7 years for this to happen ( that’s what he gets for marrying a younger woman! 🤣) and although we can’t travel, yet, we have time to decide, while spending this time together.

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  17. I am thankful for so many things; having a home filled with cats and a loving husband, plenty of healthy food, a large bathtub to read in and use my knowledge to make up luxurious bath soaks, that all of my close friends and family are doing okay and are healthy, and that even though it’s heating up in Wisconsin I have air conditioning to keep me cool.

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  18. My husband and I frequently talk about how lucky and grateful we are for a safe, comfy home, secure income, a healthy family, and a cuddly kitty. Having all the Wickeds’ books to read just adds to the joy.

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  19. I am thankful for my family and friends. Even though we aren’t able to do much together right now, we stay in touch with phone calls and texting.

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  20. I’m thankful that the fires in CA, which are bad, aren’t directly effecting my family right now, except for the smoke.

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  21. I am thankful that my family (all branches of it) are healthy, even my son in law and grandson who managed to get the Covid virus. All my other grandkids are also doing well… I’m thankful that I can get out of the house to walk along Sheepshead Bay in the evening and watch the sunset. I’m thankful that our finances are such that I don’t worry about where food and other expenses will come from.

    I’m also thankful that many of the authors I’ve met personally or are friends are all doing well also.

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  22. I am thankful that I’ve been able to spend so much time with my family lately and for a flexible job that is allowing me to work from home a majority of the time so that I can have my second grader enrolled in virtual school this fall. If they weren’t so flexible we would have been forced to send him to virtual school and I really don’t feel like it’s safe to do that right now here in Tennessee.

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  23. I am thankful for a sister that writes mysteries, for garden tomatoes, snapdragons, my faith, my children and grandchildren, my wonderful husband who can fix things and summer.

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  24. I’m thankful for for so much: – that one brother had COVID-19 and got through it without needing a respirator (was hospitalized w/pneumonia, so it was scary); for my older sister who invited me come live with her in Phoenix where I no longer have to work and can write full time; for so many wonderful online events where I’ve been able to expand my knowledge and craft; and that I’m able to get out and about when I need to and have the means to live, love, and laugh.

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  25. I’m thankful for so many things: that one older brother who was hospitalized with pneumonia and COVID-19 got through it without needing a respirator and is now fine; for my older sister who invited me to come live with her in Phoenix where I no longer need to work and can write full time; for so many online learning opportunities to expand my knowledge and craft; that I can get out when and where I need to; that other family members with scary health issues have been able to get the medical treatment, including surgery, they needed … my life feels blessed.

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  26. I am thankful for my family including of course, my grandchildren! I am also thankful for all you authors who write the books that I read each day and take me away from all the sadness and scary things happening in our world.

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  27. I am thankful for the NHS which meant I could be seen quickly on Tuesday, diagnosed with shingles and given a prescription for antivirals all within 10 minutes!

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  28. I’m thankful that I’m healthy as well as my family and friends. I’m also thankful for my cats, Hamilton and Jefferson, and having good books to read.

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  29. I am Thankful for another day of my life and am able to stay in touch with my family on the telephone and on social media. I am Thankful for authors that whisk us away from this crazy times in their Awesome books! I am Thankful for the chirping and singing of birds while on our morning walk with our pup. I am Thankful for God’s Beautifully Blessings. Have a Great rest of the week and stay safe. God Bless you all.

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  30. I am thankful for my mom and my husband. I am chronically ill and it really helps to have others to vent to. I am also very grateful for my kitties. They help keep the lonliness at bay, most of the time anyway.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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