Authors Give Thanks

Barbara Vey -- November 22nd, 2012
What are you thankful for?  Author Jeannie Lin is thankful for her healthy twins, Daniel and Mae-Linh

What are you thankful for? Author Jeannie Lin is thankful for her healthy twins, Daniel and Mae-Linh

While I’m a firm believer in giving thanks everyday (there’s way too much to be thankful for then can be mentioned in one day), I asked a few authors what they are thankful for.

Jeannie Lin:  Last Christmas my twins were 10 days old and fit inside a small gift bag. I’m thankful that today, 11 months later, they are happy and healthy with chubby little cheeks.


Marjorie M. Liu:  As always, I am thankful for my family and all my wonderful friends, new and old, and for the blessing of being alive in this beautiful world doing what I love and being with those I love.

Daniel Marks:  I’m thankful to have found such grim, gruesome, like-minded readers and supporters, who’ve made my debut year a fantastic experience!

Military Thanksgiving

Military Thanksgiving

Dianna Love:  I’m thankful for every day I can wake up in a country where my family is safe – huge thanks to our military who won’t be home for the holidays. 
Tracey Devlyn:  I’m so thankful for my supportive and loving husband, Tim. He’s been my rock and friend for nearly two decades and is a huge source of inspiration when I’m crafting my heroes.
Nancy Naigle:  Thanksgiving always fosters a vivid recollection of the relationships that have come into my life. I’m so thankful for the friendships, experiences and partnerships that I’ve had this year and look forward to the continued opportunities to share the many blessings with others.


Lisa Kessler:  I’m thankful for my amazing writer friends who are always there to buoy my spirits. Parts of this year were bleak and painful, and yet, they always made me smile and I still finished two more books in spite of the drama.


Susan Carlisle:  I’m thankful for readers that make being an author the best job ever.
Today I’m thankful for the crazy set of circumstances that led me to this incredible second career and to all the amazing, talented people I’ve had the honor of meeting along the way.
And what are you thankful for today?  What especially comes to mind as you gather with family and friends?  Is this year different from others?
Bottom Line:  “Take a moment and think about all you have and not all you want.” ~ Lori Basterash

16 thoughts on “Authors Give Thanks

  1. joysann

    I’m grateful for the lovely happen-chance that led me to call you friend, Barbara, and allows me to share some of the joys you’ve discovered in the publishing world. I so enjoy all these wonderful people, experiences and books. I’m also thankful for the quiet life I have that allows me to indulge. Happy Thanksgiving to All!

    1. Barbara Vey Post author

      Joysann, I can still remember you telling you read my blog “all the time” and I had only been writing it for 3 weeks at the time. My first fan! Thanks for all your support over the years.

    1. Barbara Vey Post author

      Dianna, I’m thankful to you for all the wonderful advice and insights into publishing over the years. Oh, and for sharing your hubby with me (for fixing my electronics you silly minded people).

      1. Lisa Kessler

        We’re super excited to have you be a part of the SoCal Conference too!!! It’s already almost sold out!!! Can you believe it??? :)

        It’s actually being held in Orange County just up the road from San Diego, closer to…. Disneyland!!!

        See you soon!

        Lisa :)

  2. Jacqueline Seewald

    I’m grateful that PW runs your lively, interesting column. I’m also grateful for the excellent review PW gave my latest romantic suspense novel Death Legacy.

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