December already?

It’s been a busy six weeks since my latest book was released on October 12. I have been deeply touched by the reviews, interviews and support it has received – much of which I have posted on this page.

I do feel like I have indundated FB, Twitter and various forums with information about the book. But I am glad news about it has not only reached homelessness and anti-poverty groups, but also generated quite a few sales for my two local independent bookstores.

I am currently in those doldrums of wondering what to focus on next. I await news on another nonfiction book proposal, am still playing with drafts of a few picture books, working with my wonderful critique groups – one in person, and another online by Zoom – and just this week started the draft of what may become a new midgrade realistic novel.

Or not.

But it’s also coming up to Christmas. So family, community and social events beckon, and I’m hoping to have the chance for a while of taking each day as it comes, rather than consulting my calendar as soon as I open my eyes.

I am early to this – although it may well be a week or so before any of my Christmas lights or decorations go up. But best wishes to all for a happy and healthy holiday season – however you celebrate it. I look forward to seeing you again in the New Year.

A few of my Santas sit alongside my mother’s handmade Christmas cards