Despite the financial hardships of the recession and the passing of my mom just over a year ago, I do have things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.
I've been married to the love of my life for the past 29 years. He's my inspiration for writing those romance stories where the hero and heroine, despite all odds, end up living happily ever after. And when I'm down, he lifts me up.
I'm also thankful that I have the freedom to pursue my dream of writing. I have a fantastic editor who tells me when my writing is sub par and helps me polish it up into a great story. Three of the books I worked with her on have won awards or finalist spots.
I'm also thankful for the wonderful online writing community I belong to. Everyone is so supportive and helps with problems or questions. I've learned a lot over the past eight years that's steered me to a place where readers can enjoy my stories of romance and adventure. That's all a writer really wants.