Thursday, November 26, 2009

Bookish Gratitude List

Tradition of Pilgrim and Turkey Candle Set by Vermont Country StoreIn the Spirit of Thanksgiving, Janga asked on her blog, Just Janga: "What bookly things are on your gratitude list?"

1. My dearest friends who're also authors and whose books I adore: Amanda McCabe, Anna Campbell, Diane Gaston, Christine Wells, and Candice Hern. In fact, I started out as their fans before we became friends.

2. One word decriptor of Laura Kinsale, the author and the person: Amazing!

Copyright: Dianna @hrdwrkmom.com3. Debut authors who I met at the start of their first books: Tessa Dare, Courtney Milan, Maggie Robinson, Sara Lindsey, and Vanessa Kelly. Thanks go to Avon FanLit and the Eloisa James / Julia Quinn bulletin board for the introduction to these fabulous writers who're also fabulous people.

4. Authors new to me whose entire backlists I've now glommed: C.S. Harris, Deborah Crombie, Deborah Smith, Jodi Thomas, Kris Kennedy, Madeline Huntr, Julia Latham, Michelle Willingham, C.J. Lyons, Jo Goodman, Susan Wiggs, and Julie James.

Copyright: Dianna @hrdwrkmom.com5. Folks who educate me daily: Jane and Robin of Dear Author, Smart Bitch Sarah, Sarah Frantz and Eric Selinger of scholarly persuasions, Maili, Angela James of Carina Press, Dominique Raccah, Sarah Tanner, Sarah Weinman, Melissa Klug, Bethanne Patrick, and Jackie Barbosa.

6. Romancelandia on Twitter for making it possible for me to have intelligent conversations during my solitary days.

Copyright: Dianna @hrdwrkmom.com7. PJ for her voice of reason, voice of affection, and reviewing voice, not to mention uncommon talent for chocolate-making. Janga for her encyclopedic knowledge.

8. Thanks for my daily source of laughs: Anna Campbell, Teresa Medeiros, Connie Brockway, Christina Dodd, Eloisa James, Keri Stevens, rantyeditor, Esi Sogah, Dave Barry, and Dee Tenorio.

Copyright: Dianna @hrdwrkmom.com9. The Angles, Saxons, Jutes, British Celts, Normans, Vikings, Scots, Irish, Welsh, and the vast British Commonwealth for the Queen's English. Without this rich assimilating language, what on earth would I have ever said?

10. Amanda McCabe for being an all-round good egg, the best friend a person could have.

What's on your bookly gratitude list?


Maggie Robinson w/a Margaret Rowe said...

Thanks so much for including me in such a stellar list! I am humbled. There's just so much to be thankful for this year for me, and books are only a small part. I hope next year is every bit as good for every writer/reader I know!

I'm so looking forward to first RWA event ever.I'll be thankful if I don't hide in my room. *g*

Anna Campbell said...

Maggie, that's just how I felt! Wow, what a stellar list! Anyway, I'm always glad we became friends, Miss Keira. Hey, were we a hookup with Fanlit or just through the blogs? I was trying to remember the other day when we first crossed paths. So much has happened since! Thank you for mentioning me with all those lovely people. Right back at cha, kiddo!

Maggie, we're pushy. We won't LET you hide in your room. Bwahahahahahaha!

And Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Keira Soleore said...

Maggie, the Bon Bons won't let you hide anywhere. We're a very party happy group at Nationals. Besides, folks'll be looking forward to saying 'hi' and sqeeing at you and telling you how much they loved your books. And you'll be signing. w00t!

Fo, you and I first met at the Riskies via gushing over Enid Blyton. You were there on a blog tour for CTC, and I won a signed copy. I'm so glad we are friends!

Janga said...

Keira, thank you for referencing Just Janga and for including me in such an impressive list. One of the best things about Romancelandia is knowing that each year adds more people and books to our lists of things to be grateful for.

Keira Soleore said...

Janga, thanks for stopping by and for being the inspiration for such a fun blog. I completely agree. The Bon Bons Takeover of Romancelandia is much much anticipated. 2009 was a great year and 2010 promises to be just as good.

Anna Campbell said...

Oh, Keira, we're blog buddies, then! How cool! Actually I remember that now!