Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Giving Thanks

There's nothing like being ill for almost two weeks to make you truly thankful for good health! Feels like I've been battling this 'crud' seemingly forever, but at long last, I'm getting back to my old cantankerous self.

This is the time of year when we here in the States reflect on things for which we are thankful -- friends, family, health...

I'm thankful for all of those, of course! The members of my family are all doing fine. I have eight lovely grand nieces and nephews, with number nine due to make an appearance in mid-February.

I have lots of local friends who have called to check up on me, and whom I get to see on a regular basis. Plus I have a whole host of wonderful online friends who stay in touch with me most everyday. Some of them are waaay far away, but because of the internet, I feel close and connected to them no matter where they are.

Most of all, lately I've been so thankful for readers! I've said before, and will continue to say that fan mail really does make this 'writing gig' worthwhile. This was brought home to me even more than usual these past two weeks while I was sick. Nothing brightened my day more than email from readers! Here are excerpts from the last three I received:

Just finished "The Treasures of Venice" ... had to let you know how much I enjoyed it. The way you interwove the past and present was seamless. Thank you so much for doing what you do, tell an amazing story.
I recently bought and read both your books after my old high school friend recommended them. Enjoyed them both, and have passed them on to others who liked them too! Keep up the good writing!

I read your novel (The Wild Sight) last week. The best romantic suspense book I have ever read... detailed and sexy.



Sheila Deeth said...

I haven't got Treasures yet but it's on my list. And amongst other things, I'm thankful for wonderful books to read.

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Thanx Sheila!
Maybe Santa will bring you a copy, since I'm sure you've been a very good girl this year. ;-)

I too am grateful to all the hard working authors who bring us many hours of entertainment with their books.

Happy Turkey Day!

Jane said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Aunty Cindy.

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Thank you Jane!

Did you get to see the Macy's parade up close and personal? Wish I could have been there with you!


Helen said...

I am so glad that you are starting to feel better.
Sounds like you had a great Thanksgiving Day.
I too love your books and am thankful for so many wonderful authors like yourself who give me hours of pleasure through reading their books.

Have Fun

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Hi Helen,
We had a nice quiet low-key Thanksgiving which is just what I needed. :-)

THANK YOU for being my #1 fan and for your wonderful support of ALL us romance authors! We wouldn't be here without YOU!