2015 has been a very good year for me. I am so thankful.
This year, I:
- met long-time romance writing idols Eloisa James, Sabrina Jeffries, and Pamela Morsi, as well as new favorites like Valerie Bowman, Cathy Maxwell, Kathryn Barrett, and Sue London.
- attended a number of writing conferences (the Library of Congress’s What Is Love? conference, the Chesapeake Romance Writers conference), book festivals (the Virginia Festival of the Book, the West Virginia Book Festival) and Virginia Romance Writers workshops and talks.
- met a ton of new people, and, even more amazingly, new fans! I, little ol’ Margaret, now have fans. What, what? But, yes, I do, like the oh-so-fabulous Annie, who even had lunch with me when she was in town.
- solidified relationships and friendships within my Shenandoah Valley Writers critique group and more, and basically surrounded myself with writer friends the whole year through.
- had the loving support of my family, including my very own computer-science-professor-in-shining-armor husband, who read BOTH of my books, just to support me (and help me find typos). He’s that awesome of a guy.
Yes, it’s been a very good year.
And I owe so much of that to you all.
- Thank you to everyone who took a chance on A Man of Character (and now again on A Matter of Time!).
- Thank you to the friends and family who’ve supported me, and the new readers who’ve picked up one of my books this year.
- Thank you to the book bloggers and reviewers who graciously gave their time to review my books.
- Thank you to Tessa Shapcott, my editor, for her invaluable guidance, and to Joy Lankshear, my cover designer and formatter, for making my books look better than I ever imagined they could.
- Thank you to the fellow writers I’ve met on Facebook and Twitter, whose companionship brightens my day every day, and whose wisdom is lighting this crazy, twisting and turning path I’m on.
- Thank you to the people who’ve liked my books enough to join my street team, Locke’s Flock, or to review them on Amazon or GoodReads, or even just to tell someone else about my books and/or me. All of those seemingly little things make a HUGE difference.
Simply put, I wouldn’t be here without you, and I wanted to express my gratitude as 2015 closes out and 2016 gets ready to begin.
What does the next year hold?