2. I'm grateful Surrender is releasing December 6th! This is the final Haunting Emma book. I think part of why it's taken me so long to post is that I didn't know what to say about Surrender. The final book in a series is definitely bittersweet. I'm thrilled to have completed Emma Vaile's journey, but sad to say goodbye to her and Bennett, their friends, and the ghosts--I've loved every one of these characters and it's hard to let go. On the other hand readers are letting me know they love Emma's final tale and nothing makes me happier.
3. I'm grateful that Emma's journey may not be completely over. Nothing is finalized yet, but I think it's okay for me to say Deception is being optioned for television. Who do you think should play her and Bennett?
4. I'm grateful that Hand-Me-Down, my adult novel about a woman who falls in love with a man who's dated her older sisters has also been optioned for television. Again, contracts not signed, but it's happening!
5. Mostly, I'm grateful for people: Agents, editors, readers, book bloggers, and online writing friends. Writing a book would be very lonely without them. And I'm grateful I actually have a real life with other wonderful friends and family, both new and old.
I'm sure there are many things I'm forgetting to be thankful for, but this is a pretty nice start. Tell me, who or what are you grateful for this year?
P.S. To pass on some Emma love, I'm giving away 5 signed copies of Surrender on Goodreads and posting other giveaways on the Haunting Emma page on Facebook. Happy Chanukah and Merry Christmas and Happy whatever else you may celebrate (and you know I'll never get it together to post for New Year's, so Happy New Year too!)