Hooray for Spring! The rebirth from the darkness. Well, it sure has been a long, dark year. Looking at the flowers starting to bloom gives me hope we will be moving in a brighter and better direction. We have to think that way otherwise we would be depressed, and I know so many people are feeling down and exhausted. COVID overload. It’s been hard, challenging, and a whole lot of anxiety. When will this ever end? At least we don’t have to worry about standing in lines hoping to get our one roll of toilet paper. See? Things are looking up already!
I know the holidays are once again predicated on COVID, which can be a good excuse to avoid the in-laws! Kidding. But…if it suits you, enjoy it while you can. See? Another upside to the pandemic! But seriously, it will be wonderful to get back to some semblance of normal like hugging your friends and family and be able to enjoy people in person. Enough Zooming, please.
We’re still waiting on some family members to get their vaccine. I know it’s been frustrating getting appointments but remember, we have never been through anything like this in our lifetimes. It wasn’t planned and everyone was reacting to the latest news and updates. Yep. It’s been a drama alright, more for some than others and I feel for anyone who lost a loved one. I’ve been there and I know. But we have come a long way and must press forward. Appreciate what we have and look forward to a brighter tomorrow and the days ahead. Count our blessings no matter how small.
My newest book No Way Out is available now and has been getting very nice reviews. As an FYI, it’s more of a “cozy” than a thriller. No blood or guts. It’s a mystery wrapped in a puzzle in a small town. I want to thank the fans who take the time to read my books and also write about them.
I wish everyone a blessed holiday no matter what you practice as long as you practice kindness in the mix. Be well. Be safe. Be kind. Keep your sense of humor. keep reading, and cooking!
This month’s contest will be for a signed first edition of No Way Out. My publisher just told me they have to go back to press! Exciting!
All the best,