Happy Thanksgiving!

Every year I am thankful for all that I have, but 2012 was a paramount year in my life, and I thank God for so many things:

Life! Back in March, there was a good chance that I would not have been able to continue on. Every day is a gift.

The doctors, nurses, and staff at Brookhaven Hospital, St. Charles Rehabilitation, and Catholic Charities Home Health Care, who saved my life and helped in my recovery. I wish I could list them all, but there are so many!

My husband, Matt, who managed to make everything work and still come to see me every day, and my children, Katie, Luke, and Maddie, who were very brave and helpful during my illness.

The generosity of family and friends who supported me, and those who helped my husband and children during those trying times. So many people assisted in so many ways that I cannot even list them. We all appreciated even the smallest note of encouragement.

Electricity, heat, warm water, gasoline, and everything else that along goes with recovering after Superstorm Sandy passed through. There are so many who lost so much more than we did – it is mind-boggling.

Last, but definitely not least, my readers who have given my writing new meaning.

Thank you!

Attention Giveaway winners

Due to the hurricane and gas shortage on Long Island, I’m behind in shipping out the winnings from the Jane Austen Hop Giveaway and Howloween Giveaway Hop.

Please know that your books will be on their way as soon as I have enough gas in my car to get to the post office. You have not been forgotten!

We are being hit by a tropical storm tomorrow and we still don’t have gas. I can’t promise they will go out this week.

I’m so sorry that you’ll have to wait a little longer. Thanks so much for your patience!