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An author with The Wild Rose Press, I strive to bring authors and readers together with a touch of Heart, Soul, and Happily Ever After. You can connect with me at www.facebook.com/imahayes , https://twitter.com/imahayes, and we can get pin happy at www.pinterest.com/imahayes.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Thankful Author - Liz Flaherty


            Gratitude is a huge umbrella, isn’t it? Polka dotted, maybe, or flowered, or even somber black if it offers you warmth or safety or joy or even...well, dryness. But it’s hard to pick out just one thing simply because there is so much to be thankful for.
            So today I’m grateful for second chances. It’s still a big subject. A friend of mine even used the words in a book title (The Summer of Second Chances, Nan Reinhardt). Even though I’m the worst plotter on the planet, second chances usually finagle their way into the plots of my books, too.
            Especially the ones where the protagonists are “of a certain age,” when midlife or later throws them a whopping big curve and they think beyond all doubt that It Is Over. They are destined to sit in rocking chairs on the porch and watch the rest of life pass them by.
            Oh, no. No, they’re not. They are destined to feel their ways into new places, to open their hearts and their minds to new ideas and friends and...there goes that big umbrella again. They are limited only by their imaginations and the inexorable stiffening of their joints. J
            I am privileged to be one of the writers of A Heartwarming Christmas. My story, The Gingerbread Heart, is about Cass and Eli. They are people in their fifties who have found themselves in the batter’s box when the curve ball cut loose. It is because of them—and how they swung the bat—that I’m thankful for second chances.
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            This holiday season, warm your heart with 12 connected sweet holiday romances from 12 Harlequin Heartwarming authors who are USA Today, national bestselling, and award-winning authors. This collection of PG-rated holiday romances are all set in Christmas Town, a location introduced in the 2014 Harlequin Heartwarming release Christmas, Actually. A Heartwarming Christmas will bring you laughter, tears, and happily-ever-afters (no cliffhangers), for more than 1200 pages. Foreword by small town lover and New York Times bestseller Kristan Higgins.


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Retired from the post office, Liz Flaherty spends non-writing time sewing, quilting, and doing whatever else she wants to. She and Duane live in the old farmhouse in North Central Indiana they moved to in 1977. They’ve talked about moving, but really…30-some years’ worth of stuff? It’s not happening!
She’d love to hear from you at lizkflaherty@gmail.com or please come and see her at:



            

21 comments:

  1. Thanks for having us here this month, Angela, and for the reminder to be ever grateful!

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    1. I'm so glad to have you on again Liz, what is life without second chances? Congrats on your Christmas romance.

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  2. Great post, Lizzie! Thanks for the shout out, and thanks for The Gingerbread Heart and A Heartwarming Christmas, which has restored my holiday spirit--something I thought was lost forever. I'm thinking gingerbread men will definitely be a part of my Christmas baking this year! ;-)

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    1. Oh, good! I am on your list, right? :-)

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  3. I love the post, Liz, and congratulations on the tremendous success of A HEARTWARMING CHRISTMAS!

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    1. Thanks, Kate, on both counts. It's been a whirlwind of an autumn, but so much fun!

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  4. I'm a huge believer in second chances, Liz. Loved your post! :) All the best!

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  5. Lovely post, Liz. I'm thinking about the color of my umbrella--and the fact you've lived in the same place for 30 years during which time I've moved 3 times, including one transatlantic...

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    1. It's funny, how I always WANTED to live in different places, and would still move if life called for it, there's no denying how big a place in my heart is held by our home. I hope your umbrella's a lovely one!

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  6. I love second chance stories, Liz. What a lovely post!

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    1. They're my favorites, Shanna! Thank you for coming by.

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  7. Congrats, Liz! And Patricia. Such good-sounding stories!

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    1. Thanks, Leigh. I'm enjoying reading them all!

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  8. I agree about second chances. No telling where I'd be without them. :-) In The Gingerbread Heart, Cass and Eli certainly hit home runs!

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    1. Hi, Pat. I loved working with who I worked with!

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  9. The Gingerbread Heart is a wonderful story about second chances! I love second chance stories (and second chances in real life ;).

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    1. They're a good thing, aren't they? :-)

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  10. I love second chance stories. Great post.

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  11. Christmastime is the perfect setting for a second-chance story.
    Your book and this series sounds wonderful.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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