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Hello readers!
For America, it's Thanksgiving week. Whether you're here in the U.S., or somewhere else in the world, I want to take a moment to share with you my gratitude, and to reflect on the year gone by.
I have so much to be thankful for. My family, friends, my sweet pups, the forest, and that we're all healthy are givens. I have so much more for which I have gratitude, especially in my writing world. Here are just a few, just because…
🍂  The fact that I have a career doing the thing I love doing the most…writing!
🍂  Words! I am a vocabulary lover. We have a box of SAT words at the dinner table and quiz ourselves regularly!
🍂  Grammar. Enough said.
🍂  WriterSpark Writing Academy! I'm so thrilled to be able to pay it forward and help aspiring writers.
🍂  All the writers who came before…JRR Tolkien; Margaret Mitchell; Frances Hodgson Burnett; Homer; Orson Scott Card; CS Lewis; Jane Austin; Shakespeare; Mary Shelley; Dickens; Poe; Hemingway; Fitzgerald; Steinbeck; Robert Louis Stevenson… I could go on and on!
🍂 And the poets, especially Robert Frost, because like him, I took the road less travelled. 
🍂  All the stories yet to be told, simmering in writer's minds.
🍂  All the words yet to be written, that will make up those stories.
🍂  Art and how it influences my writing.
🍂  And you, lovely readers. I am SO thankful for each and every one of you.
Wishing you all a wonderful week full of hope and gratitude, and good books.
Happy Reading!
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What are you thankful for? Fill out this form! I'll be combining all the responses to make some cool Word Art to share in the next newsletter!
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A Murder Yule Regret releases a week from today! Pre-orders and early sales really do matter. Because of that, I'm dong a giveaway for those who pre-ordered the book.
If you've pre-ordered A Murder Yule Regret, CLICK HERE to fill out the form! I appreciate you!
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The reader of the week is Evelyn Cruze! Murder in Devil's Cove is her favorite and she says, “They are always fresh and unique!”
Thank you for loving my books, Evelyn!
Want to be a Reader of the Week? Fill out this form!

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WriterSpark Writing Academy is here!
I'm so excited to introduce WriterSpark Writing Academy to you! It's a writing academy for aspiring writers. If that's you, check it out! There is a Black Friday Pre-Sale going on for 30 Days to Craft Your Novel! CLICK HERE to check it out!
Also, check out the WriterSpark Blog!