Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Thankful Author 2018- Liz Flaherty

It hasn’t been the “best of times” that Dickens talked about. The past couple of years have been the most challenging I can ever remember. I do “30 Days of Gratitude” on Facebook and believe me when I say there are days when I ask myself if I could get by with saying, “Today I’m grateful I haven’t yet spilled my coffee.” 

Which makes it all the more important, doesn’t it?―to dig deeper and try harder. To laugh more, be kinder, be more generous. To be happy. 

And I am, at the end of each day, happy. Some more than others. 

But enough to know that this year, I’m thankful to have learned that happiness isn’t static—it doesn’t stay the same. On the days when you think you can never find it again, it will be waiting for you at the end of the tunnel. Scuffed and scarred, maybe, but still there. Losing it or having it snatched away doesn’t mean it’s gone forever. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Harlequin Heartwarming authors are back in Christmas Town this year. My story is The Dark Horse, about a widow and a grounded Black Hawk pilot who find themselves together with a houseful of foster kids and—just maybe—find what they’ve been missing at the same time. 

Author Bio
Liz Flaherty thinks one of the things that keeps you young when you quite obviously aren’t anymore is the constant chances you have to reinvent yourself. Her latest professional incarnation is as a Harlequin Heartwarming author and she is enjoying every minute! She’d love to hear from you at or please come and see her at:

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  1. Happiness is a true state of mind. Once you start looking for reasons to be happy, I believe we will always find it.

    1. Thank you, Angela, and thanks for having me here (although it's been bumpy this year, hasn't it?)

  2. Great inspiring post! You reinvented well Liz!

  3. Totally agree, Liz. Beautiful post! Happy Holidays!

  4. Great post, Liz. As the old song says...'Some days are diamonds; Some days are stones." Thank you for reminding me of the importance of focusing on the positive.