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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.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Thankful Author 2016- Judy Ann Davis




SEVEN THINGS I’M THANKFUL FOR AS A WRITER

by Judy Ann Davis

This year I’ve decided to compile seven things that I’m thankful for as a writer. As you go through the list see how many can actually relate to you as well.

  1. Good health and modern medicine. We all know that a healthy lifestyle allows us, as writers, to do the things we do. Modern medicine speaks for itself with the innovations in eye care, surgeries, and latest developments in life-saving drugs.

  1. Having the ability to read and learn. How cool is it to be able to read a book and enter another world from the comfort of your home? Or learn something new from an online internet site?

  1. Opportunity to get a good education. Without a solid education in both high school and university level, I doubt I would have the skills to write all types of nonfiction and to create fiction in various genres.

  1. Technology. With the use of cellphones, computers, software packages, and internet connectivity, we can now bring the news and happenings around the world to our front porch.

  1. The freedom of speech and expression. We are a nation like no other on earth which protects the written and spoken word—even when it isn’t what we want to hear or read.

  1. Family, friends and fellow writers. These awesome folks understand and encourage us to continue to create and write, even when we get stressed or discouraged.

  1. Time alone. Everyone knows writers need to sneak away and pound the keyboard or scratch on legal tablets, allowing the thoughts inside their heads to pour out onto paper or the computer screen. We’re not being anti-social in those moments, we’re being creative. We’re being writers.

In your job or occupation, what are you thankful this Thanksgiving? Stop a moment to comment and tell me one thing you’re grateful for.  And here’s wishing you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!



Take a peek at the blurb for my latest novella, SWEETKISS

Hard-working Kate Clark opens a thriving coffee shop that quickly becomes the local hang-out for students and the community. Her one wish is to eventually buy out her sister’s share of the old Florida home they inherited. However, Violet is in desperate need of cash and has other plans.

Tappe Vanderberg, Kate’s childhood friend and high school sweetheart, has sold his lucrative internet security business to return to Little Heron Shores and fulfill his dreams of owning a marina. Now the handsome Dutch-born businessman is making waves with single women all over town—including loony, post mistress Eva May Poole who’s in search of husband number three.

But it’s Kate Clark who’s wreaking havoc with Tappe’s heart, not Eva May. Can he find a way to shake the dingbat post mistress and convince Kate to give him a second chance and the sweet kiss he remembers from an earlier time?





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17 comments:

  1. Sweet Kiss sounds like a sweet story!
    I teach reading to kids with dyslexia, and I'm grateful for my students who are always unpredictable and funny.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. What a wonderful thing to be thankful for! Young people of all ages can make a person's day bright. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  2. I work for a library system so I spend my days surrounded by books, books, books! A lot for which to be grateful, right? I'm also grateful for my fellow employees even though we sometimes feel like a disfunctional family...or an episode of Survivor. By the way, I loved "Sweet Kiss"!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words and stopping by. Surrounded by lots of books is every writer's dream. However, working with the public is something I'm familiar with--and that can get a little crazy.

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  3. Your list exactly matches mine! Happy thanksgiving Judy!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Charlotte. Great minds think alike. Have a great week ahead. Write on!

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  4. Your book sounds so entertaining, Judy. I'm thankful for the same things you listed. I'm thankful for my talent, to be able to entertain readers. #5 is so true.

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    1. Especially after this last Presidential election, Number #5 really reflects one of America's freedoms we should be thankful for--or maybe not??? Just kidding. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  5. This year, I'm thankful for all my author friends! Some I have never met in person, but I'm blessed by their kindness, generous spirit, and love. Thanks for sharing your list, Judy. Happy Thanksgiving! :)

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    1. Mary, we do have a great group of authors who stick together and help each other. Isn't it wonderful? Happy Thanksgiving.

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  6. I'm thankful for Angela Hayes for doing this every year and introducing us all to each other!!! I feel as if I make new writing friends every year- Like Judy!!!! My fellow Candy Hearts Sistah!!

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    1. Hello, Peggy! Thanks for stopping by. It was wonderful that we were able to connect and become writing friends through TWRP. We share a lot of like ideas and experiences. Happy Thanksgiving, Sistah.

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  7. Sweet Kiss sounds adorable, and I love the title and the cover. This was a nice post. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I just love Angela's Thankful Author month-long blog where we get to read what others are grateful for.

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  8. Loved Sweet Kiss. Fun flirty book. LOL One more thing I'm grateful for is the beautiful weather we have had this fall all the way into November. Today it's nearly 60, sunny and warm. Snow headed our way later this week, but enjoying the calm before the storm.

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    1. Yes, November in Pennsylvania was also beautiful with only light frosts to change the sugar maples into glorious colors that lasted for weeks. But now--the white stuff has arrived. :-(

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  9. Your book sounds amazing! And I am thankful for many of the same things as you! Authors are funny creatures, no?

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