Sunday, November 18, 2012

Thanks and Giving

Probably as you read this post, there are about a million other posts being written about the same exact thing: things for which we are all thankful.  Since this year has been nothing less than a challenge for my family, I decided I better cut the post as short as I could.  There is not enough computer time for ALL the things which make me happy today.

So, I am going to take the lead from Wheel of Fortune and give you the easy ones.  Of course I am thankful for my husband, my children, my job, my family, and my health.  I have come up with five reasons I am thankful this year for other, not so obvious things.

  1. I am thankful our country is making a slow, but concerted effort at recovery
  2. I am thankful gas is no longer over $4.00 a gallon and my Mum can still afford to come up from San Diego at least once a month.
  3. I am thankful that this year, when it rains, I don't have to worry about the roof leaking.
  4. I am thankful I sell books.  
  5. I am thankful my husband is going to a much better place than he has been in the past two years.
And one more thing I am thankful for is so important to me, I must let it stand on its own.  

I am thankful for independent presses, who publish independent books, written by independent authors. 

I am specifically thankful for my two Houses, Musa Publishing and Astraea Press.  Each of these Houses are run by strong, forward-thinking, passionate women who believe, truly and wholly believe, in every single book behind which they place their talent, their support, and their name.  And I am thankful to have been welcomed into both publishing families.  And grateful.

So, please enjoy this post while you think of how you would answer this same question....what five things are you most thankful for this year?

And while you're at it, enjoy the next stop on this Thanksgiving Blog Tour from another strong female, Brenda Maxfield, a new YA author with the growing Astraea Press publishing family:



  1. Replies
    1. THanks Joselyn. I left a comment on your blog hop also.

  2. An interesting list of things to be thankful for, Samatha, and so awe inspiring. Best wishes.

    1. So much to be thankful for this year, Sherry. It was difficult to choose. THis is among my top 10!

  3. Five things, my family, friends, a special person that came back into my life, a roof over my head, good weather so far.


    1. Mistress, I hope you and your new (old) special someone have the best holiday and hope you enjoyed the hop. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Same to you, Tanya. Hope you got a lot of traffic from your post.

  5. Happy Thanksgiving!! I hope you have a fantastic holiday! :) Im thankful for my family, our health, the wonderful blessings we've had, all the amazing authors and friends i have met and all the books that ya all have released! Thank you for the awesome hop and giveaway! Many blessings to you!

    1. So glad you enjoyed the hop, SHadow. We here at AP just wanted you to have a great Thanksgiving with lots of wonderful AP titles to learn about. Blessings to you as well.

  6. Thanks for all the holiday wishes everyone! I had a fantastic holiday and getting together with family only makes me look forward to Christmas all that much more. Hope you all had a great family holiday, too, and that you enjoyed the blog hop. Happy Thanksgiving.