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Monday, November 12, 2018

Thankful Author 2018- Kerry Blaisdell


Thank You For Your Service

I have so many things to be thankful for. My family, my health, my pets. Food on the table, a job that I love, and the realization of my lifelong dream of becoming an author.
But today, I am especially thankful for the men and women who serve, or have served, in the armed services of our country, fighting for our nation and the democracy we still maintain, in the face of an ever-changing world, and locally, ever-deepening political rifts. Without your dedication and hard work, we would not be able to argue our different political beliefs, from the safety of our own couches. So, thank you!

And speaking of politics, I’m also thankful for (some  ;)) politicians. As our nation becomes more divisive, I truly appreciate those on both sides of the aisle, who can still have a healthy debate, an open dialogue, or just a friendly chat over a cup of coffee. And I appreciate even more those politicians who, after those chats, stand up for their beliefs in a respectful and respectable manner, in the face of an often disrespectful political climate. Thank you!

Lastly, I’m thankful for those who serve tirelessly, but with even less recognition than those mentioned above, in our government — all the everyday people, doing the everyday things that keep the gears of our government greased and functioning. And our government sometimes needs a LOT of tinkering to make it work properly — or at all. But that’s exactly what I mean: Without all those “low” level employees, nothing would ever get done. So, thank you, too!
Please, today of all days, take a minute to thank someone. Thank them for their service. Thank them for doing the job you’d never want to do. Thank them for fighting — for you, for me, for all of us. Just… be thankful.
Peace,
Kerry



BLURB 

The only thing Hyacinth wants is her life back. Literally. She and her sister were murdered by Demons, leaving her young nephew, Geordi, to his father’s family in the brutal Sicilian Mob. Then Archangel Michael offers her a deal: recapture a powerful rock the Demons stole, and she can live long enough to find Geordi a safe home. Refuse, and she’ll continue up (or down) to the Afterlife.

So, slightly more alive than dead, she heads for Turkey and the Demons, taking Geordi, her mysterious neighbor Jason, and a sexy dead guy only she can see with her. But the hardest part won’t be battling Demons, meeting Satan, or dodging Middle Eastern customs—it will be later, when Geordi is settled, and Michael rips her away again. How can she abandon her nephew? Or can she outwit the Angel of Death himself, and stay with Geordi forever?

BUY LINKS

DEBRIEFING THE DEAD (Book 1 of The Dead Series) - available now at http://bit.ly/KBBooks
WAKING THE DEAD (Book 2 of The Dead Series) - coming 2019 from The Wild Rose Press!

REVIEWS

“Hyacinth is a well-crafted character with a deep, intriguing personality. She really feels rounded and three-dimensional, like an actual person. The love interests were interesting too, in particular Eric, since his peculiar situation makes him all the more enthralling. The ending is unexpected, the pacing is fast, and the writing is pretty good as well. With so many twists, turns and secrets, this book is a fun, original, adventurous novel that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.” ~Majanka Verstraete, InD’tale Magazine (Full Review - http://bit.ly/DTD5InDTale)

“To say I loved this book is such an understatement…I freaking LOVED it! It’s got adventure, archaeology, paranormal, action, spirituality (Heaven/Hell/archangels/demons/Satan/death/afterlife), a touch of romance, history, travel… For it being Kerry Blaisdell’s debut, it’s incredibly written without a flaw in the plot. The characters are so well-conceived and fleshed out, they appeared to come to life. ” ~N.N. Light, Book Heaven: Matching Books to Readers Since 1990 (Full Review - http://bit.ly/DTD5StarsNNLight)

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    1. Thank you so much for having me on this special day!

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  2. Thank you, Kerry, for reminding us. All the best!

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  4. So true Kerry. We need those heroes in the military and in government now more than ever. And we need need readers and teachers more than ever too. Congratulations on your successes in both areas.

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    1. Thank you so much! Sometimes, when I'm in my cave on my deserted island, trying to crank out the pages, or get 8th graders to remember how to add without a calculator, it's hard to remember what "success" feels like. :)

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  5. Great post, Kerry, and I 100% agree!

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  6. So true, Kerry. Thanks for reminding us.

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  7. Wonderful post! One thing we've learned is that sometimes true heroes serve in "little" positions, and sometimes, unfortunately, very small people hold great big positions. Gratitude to all who continue to keep us rolling on!

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  8. I'm thankful for a clean test on my thyroid. My husband, sons and granddaughters.

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  9. Kerry, I can't say it as eloquently as you, but I'm thankful for all those things, too. Life, freedom, those who protect it and those who do the grunt work behind our government. And not least, folks like you who give of their time to help your fellow authors. Be blessed and much success to you.

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    1. Aw, shucks. :) Just doin' my job, ma'am. (LOL!) Thanks for stopping by, and have a peaceful week!

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  10. Thank you for sharing! Great post. I get shivers of gratitude for our military men and women. I have a few family in the armed services, and I understand their dedication and am eternally grateful.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! We've had family in the military, some who didn't make it back. It's good to remember the sacrifice others are making on our behalf.

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  11. Very special praise on Veteran's Day. Bless you!

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    1. Thank you so much for coming by! Have a wonderful day! :)

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  12. I loved that you remembered the often forgotten military and politicians, both of whom this country depends on to work together and protect our liberties.

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    1. Thank you! I feel like there are so many folks out there, just doing their jobs, without fanfare or recognition. It's important to remember that none of this stuff happens in a vacuum!

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