Only about 6% of us make New Year’s resolutions. Why? You know darned well why! Almost no one keeps them which brings to mind a recent post on Goodreads. St. Martin’s Press was offering Sally Hepworth’s newest novel, The Things we Keep to individuals who posted a New Year’s resolution. Well hell’s bells…that’s easy enough to do. As luck would have it, mine was apparently good enough to earn me a hardcover copy of this amazing book! (a great read, BTW…I posted it on Goodreads).
I played it safe and posted that one of my resolutions was to get healthy. Since I’ve probably made this resolution about forty-seven other times, I decided to purchase a workout that I’d actually enjoy. I quickly settled on the Jane Fonda Workout video I did in the 80’s. Heck, I looked great back then; maybe I could get in shape for my 50th high school reunion. Long story not so short, seven weeks later I’m still going strong…thanks to St. Martin’s Press and Goodreads. Maybe they can use me as their poster child!The second part of my New Year’s resolution was to read more books. I assured Goodreads I could do 20. I’m on book 6 and am discovering some amazing new authors. Many writers, including myself, spend too much time writing and not enough time reading. I’d love to hear from y’all and see what you’re reading! Let me know if you stumble upon something unusually good and I’ll add it to my list.
Since I mentioned my high school reunion, I’m posting the most hideous car anyone had to drive during high school–the old, enormous black and orange Nash Rambler. I looked like a giant ladybug driving it down the street, but beggars can’t be choosers, and I was darned lucky back then to even have a set of wheels!
I’d be remiss if I didn’t thank all my readers out there for reading the first 3 books of my Crescent Falls series. While the subject of families afflicted with Alzheimer’s isn’t always easy to deal with, your encouragement and support tells me I’m on the right track. The last in this series will be out in April and is dedicated to my high school class of 1966. I love these kids! (Yes, I still call them “kids.”)
May this year bring all of us joy, peace, and renewed friendships!