Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year

It's hard to say goodbye to 2011.

2011 was a year of change for our family.  I became a mother to a teenager when my oldest daughter turned thirteen. My youngest spent her last year in the single digits and my husband and I celebrated our tenth anniversary.

My family started 2011 at Universal Studios Wizarding World of Harry Potter (highly recommended). We also visited Las Vegas, Sedona, Hot Springs, and St. Louis.

With the help of Megg Jensen, Karly Kirkpatrick, and Angela Carlie, I published my first two books this year: The Soulkeepers in March and Weaving Destiny in September.  Over 150,000 copies were downloaded in 2011 and writing became my full-time job.

Later in the year, I got to know some extremely talented authors when Magan Vernon joined DarkSide Publishing, and I joined Heart and Scroll and the Indelibles. You'll hear more about the Indelibles this year, but those are their books in the right margin of my blog. I also met some book bloggers who changed my life and some fans who make me smile every day.  I also learned to use Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Blogger, iWeb, and Google+. Well, some of them I knew how to use before, but not like I do today!

It's been a year of growth, of relative health, and of surviving the economic roller coaster in our state. Overall, I can't complain about you 2011.  You were good to me.

Here's wishing all of you a 2012 filled with new friends, golden opportunities, health, and happiness!

Happy New Year!


  1. Happy New Year! I'm truly glad to have found The Soulkeepers and Weaving Destiny, they are fantastic stories. I look forward to book three (since it technically the winter of 2012) and your future projects.

  2. Happy New Year GP! I am so sincerely happy for all your success – you are so talented and so hardworking, you deserve every good thing that comes your way. And may there be many great things coming your way in 2012!

  3. Well Garsh, people are going to start thinking we have a girlmance or something going on. (Which we do).

  4. Very nice blog.
    Happy new year to you from Italy.


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