Sunday, December 20, 2009


This month I thought I'd talk about blessings. I haven't been thinking about romance much these past few months as I've been working on nonfiction projects and dealing with my mother's illness.

Yet Laura Bradford asked on our HAR writers' loop about when she'd get her January author copies, and so I remembered to ask for my cover of my February release. I absolutely love it, and I'm not saying that because I'm supposed to either. So here it is for you to see:

I must admit that I am not a holiday person. The holidays have always been a time of great stress. My mother was born on Christmas Eve so we have her birthday. Then as a kid of divorced parents, it was always at least 5 places to be.

This year before the season gets crazy (my mom will be 72) I wanted to stop and count my blessings. I love my family. I have a great job. I've written 23 novels. My Idiot's guide is finished. I've been asked to write articles on teaching for I have great kids and a fabulous teaching career. I have eight healthy cats who tell me they love me daily, probably because they're hungry, but still. It's the warm fuzzies that count.

And I have you, my readers, who have hung in there with me. I can't believe it's ten years. Christmas 1999 I was polishing up book #2 and trying to get my editor to buy it. Now I'm looking forward to 2010 and all the possibilities that are before me.

Have a joyous holiday and a wonderful New Year everyone.



EllenToo said...

Love the cover but I had a question~is she fixing to strangle him with the tie?? or is she pulling him down to kiss him?? Ok so I'm a little weird as I'm really sure it's the kiss she wants.
I have read and loved all your HAR books over the years and am looking foward to the new one.

Sara said...

It is nice to reflect on the blessings we have...

Hope you have a blessed Christmas.

And, you new cover looks great!

Linda Henderson said...

I hope you have a blessed holiday season. I love your cover.

Michele Dunaway said...

Ellen, it may be a little of both, LOL. Mitch does get a bit exasperating at times, but he's gorgeous so that makes up for it.

Linda and Sara, have a fabulous holiday.


Leigh Duncan said...

Michelle, it's all too easy for me to stress over the holiday and want everything to be "perfect". Alas, I'm only human, so perfection is simply not attainable. Thanks for the reminder to count my blessings. There are so many of them, especially this year.

Laura Bradford said...

It was great getting to meet you this year, Michele (that's a blessing). And your cover is great! Love it!

As stressful as the holidays are, there's something special about grabbing a mug of hot cocoa in the evening when everyone is quiet and just sit there...looking at the lights on your Christmas tree. Destresses me every time.

Merry Christmas!