Hi Wickeds! It’s the last Thankful Thursday of the year. What are you grateful for as we close out this crazy year, and what do you want to give to our readers?
Julie: I’m grateful for my writing life–the books I’ve written, my readers, and the Wickeds. I’m also grateful for streaming services, e-books and Zoom. While not being about to go out is terrible, technology makes it a lot easier. Grateful for friends and family as well. These days those connections matter more than ever.
Edith/Maddie: Right with you there, Julie, on family, friends (with the Wickeds way up top on the list), and the internet (via electricity). I’m also thankful for the scientists who created an effective vaccine in record time and for so many dedicated health workers risking their own lives to take care of the sick among us. I’d love to send one reader a copy of Taken Too Soon, which is about health care worker Rose Carroll.
Barb: As we come up to the shortest day of the year, New Years Day, and my birthday, I am grateful for another trip around the sun. It hasn’t been the greatest year for anyone, but for me it had some real highlights, including the birth of a granddaughter, and the month my husband and I got to spend with our seven-year-old granddaughter and her parents. I wouldn’t have missed it for anything. I’m giving away an Advance Reader Copy of Shucked Apart, the ninth Maine Clambake Mystery.
Liz: Happy almost-birthday, Barb! Like Julie, I’m thankful for so much about my writing life. As I wrap up another book, I’ve been reflecting on how thankful I am to be regularly publishing books, meeting readers (online of course) and being able to entertain people. And the Wickeds, of course! I’m giving away a copy of A Whisker of A Doubt, the fourth Cat Cafe Mystery.
Sherry: I’m thankful for all the delivery people and behind the scenes workers who are making a social distance Christmas possible this year. I’m also grateful for an unexpected sixty-seven degree day we had last Sunday that made it possible to be outside with some lovely neighbors that we haven’t seen in a couple of months. I’ll give away an ARC of Absence of Alice.
Readers, what about you? What are you thankful for this month?