By Evelyn David
That's the title of a new short story collection we published last week – as well as how I'm feeling at the start of the holiday season.
totally threw off my calendar. I lost a week when we didn't have power
(although I did read some great books by candlelight), so it was a total
surprise when my daughter started talking about our Thanksgiving menu. Turkey
Day already? Didn't we just have the Fourth of July? Hot dogs and hamburgers
So I had to start from scratch, so to speak. Restock the fridge and try to figure out what to make besides the obvious gobbler, which personally I could do without. I love all the sides, but really don't care that much for turkey. Still, this is a family steeped in tradition, so turkey it is.
Anyway, it's so very easy to get caught up in the minutiae of a holiday. This one likes Brussel sprouts, this one would rather die than eat one – you all know the drill. In the midst of all the prep, it struck me that if I had learned nothing from my week without power (besides needing to buy a generator!), it's that I actually have so very much for which to be thankful, with or without electricity.
I am blessed with a wonderful family, a writing partner who is also my friend, a delightful, supportive literary community – what else do I need (save perhaps chocolate?).
A Reason to Give Thanks includes: Giving Thanks in Lottawatah, Bah, Humbug in Lottawatah, Moonlighting at the Mall, The Fortune Teller's Face, A Reason to Give Thanks, Sneak Peek – Murder Off the Books, Sneak Peek – I Try Not to Drive Past Cemeteries
A Reason to Give Thanks
Most of all, we want to wish each of you a very Happy Thanksgiving.
Marian and Rhonda, the collective Evelyn David________________________
Murder Off the Books Kindle - Nook - Smashwords - Trade Paperback
Murder Takes the Cake Kindle - Trade Paperback (exclusive to Amazon)
Riley Come Home (short story)- Kindle - Nook - Smashwords
Moonlighting at the Mall (short story) - Kindle - Nook - Smashwords
Brianna Sullivan Mysteries - e-book series
I Try Not to Drive Past Cemeteries- Kindle - Nook - Smashwords
The Dog Days of Summer in Lottawatah- Kindle - Nook - Smashwords
The Holiday Spirit(s) of Lottawatah- Kindle - Nook - Smashwords
Undying Love in Lottawatah- Kindle - Nook - Smashwords
A Haunting in Lottawatah - Kindle (exclusive to Amazon this month)
Lottawatah Twister - Kindle - Nook - Smashwords
Missing in Lottawatah - Kindle - Nook - Smashwords
Good Grief in Lottawatah - Kindle - Nook - Smashwords
Summer Lightning in Lottawatah - Kindle - Nook - Smashwords
The Ghosts of Lottawatah - trade paperback collection of the Brianna e-books
Book 1 - I Try Not to Drive Past Cemeteries (includes the first four Brianna e-books)
Book 2 - A Haunting in Lottawatah (includes the 5th, 6th, and 7th Brianna e-books)
Love Lessons - Kindle - Nook - Smashwords