Tuesday, November 24, 2009


I seem to be posting from holiday to holiday these days. Partially from being behind (thanks to the flu) partially because life is whizzing by in a blur and there's a lot on all my myriad to-do lists.

Hard to believe it's only three months until CITY OF DRAGONS is out. And still videos and podcasts to come!

As for me, I'm looking forward to Thanksgiving. Whether or not I lose my noir street cred and sound like a sap, here goes ... I am extraordinarily thankful and blessed to have a lot of wonderful people in my life.

To have both my dear parents. To have a wonderful family. To have a circle of amazing friends, many of them incredibly talented authors, whether of books or blogs or book reviews. To be blessed with the best agent and agent team, the most supportive, wonderful editor and publishing team. To have my books published in a very tough economic climate and get a chance to literally see my dreams come true.

See? I told you I was going to be sappy. ;)

But seriously, I am thankful for so many things, and one day just doesn't begin to cover them all. Right now, I'm looking at a gorgeous sunset over the Pacific Ocean. And I'm thankful for that, too.

Wherever you are, dear reader--and I hope it's someplace warm and safe--I hope you have a joyous week ahead, whether or not Thanksgiving is part of this month's calendar. Thanks for reading, and see you soon!


blues buffett said...

I was wondering what happened to you. Thought: hmm, hard at work on that next novel. Nope, enjoying a well-earned break it seems. We have pretty nice Pacific Ocean views here too - but about 19 hours earlier I think!
No turkeys for us here though - we have plenty of them in Canberra. They are generally members of the Conservative Opposition, who are still challenging Climate Change.
Here's an example

Still, musn't let it get us down.

Anyway, here's my thanks for the enjoyment I got from your first novel. Looking forward to the new series soon!
And when Friday comes, as we say here:

Kelli Stanley said...

Thanks so much, Ray! :) Hearing from you is like a refreshing breeze from the Dandenongs! :)

I have been hard at work on the next novel, actually--but stopped all activity for about 2 1/2 weeks 'cause of flu. That's put me behind not only in writing, but in all the other stuff I have to do for the upcoming launch. But no worries, I'm slowly catching up! :)

When I was in Melbourne, I was really impressed at how far ahead you are in public consciousness over water conversation and global warming. I'm so sorry to see political Neanderthalism get in the way of protecting Australia (and the world) on climate change. I hope common sense prevails ... if not, maybe it's time for Australian Rules at Canberra? ;)

Take care--thanks for everything--and avagoodweegend yourself, mate! :)