Monday, November 23, 2009

Thankful is as thankful does...

As mentioned in a previous post, we continue today with messages of thankfulness from some of IMHO's 2009 guest hosts, culminating in the awarding of the "Thank-y! Thank-y!" tote bag prize on November 26, 2009, Thanksgiving Day. Here are more wonderful messages from the authors. Be sure to comment by November 25 for a chance to win.
Kathryn Albright

I am so very thankful to have my three boys with me for the Thanksgiving holiday for the first time in six years! Two of my sons have spent it with "Uncle Sam" of late and this is the first time they will both be out of the armed forces and home for the holidays. I plan to make all their favorite dishes. Can't wait to get a "never-ending" hug from my youngest--those are the best hugs and I've really missed them.

Kathryn Albright
Texas Wedding for their Baby's Sake ~ Sept. 2009
Harlequin Historicals
Catherine Kean

Thanksgiving reminds me how lucky I am to have a loving, supportive family and a wonderful network of friends. I’m also extremely grateful for my readers, especially those who decided to try out a newer author and bought my books. Being able to spend my days with my characters, bringing their adventures of love to life, is a privilege and I say “thank you” to everyone who has helped me on my writing journey.

Catherine Kean
A Knight's Temptation ~ April 2009
Medallion Press

I'm thankful for family, friends and good health, of course, but beyond that, I'm thankful that I took the advice of a friend two years ago who said, "Karen, you should be writing Christian fiction." Even though I have a large body of work written earlier, I'm happier and more fulfilled as a writer than I have ever been. I feel blessed.

Karen Young Stone
MISSING: MAX, May 2010
Howard Books/Simon & Schuster


Carol M said...

I'm thankful for all my favorite authors whose books I enjoy reading.
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Margay Leah Justice said...

Kathryn, I'm so happy for you. Having a daughter away at college for the first time this year has been tough on me, but I can't imagine what it must be like to have children in the Armed Forces, especially if they're in Iraq. Let your sons know for me that what they do and what they have sacrificed for their country is greatly appreciated by the people they do it for. I am very grateful for them and their services to our country.

Anonymous said...

I'm thankful for family,too, even if they sometimes drive me crazy.

CherylS22 said...

I am thankful most for family. I'm also thankful for those men & women who sacrifice so much in the service of our country.

Jane said...

Same here. I don't know where I would be without my family and friends.

The Scarf Princess said...

I'm thankful for all these great books being releaed.

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Linda Henderson said...

I'm thankful for family and friends and the wonderful books written by all of you.

Maureen said...

I am thankful that I'll be seeing my family on Thanksgiving.

librarypat said...

Kathryn, I'm glad your boys are home safe to spend the holidays with you. Your Texas wedding cover is lovely and the book sounds wonderful.
Catherine, I'll have to check out your Knight. Love medievals.
Karen, Have Blood Bayou in my TBR pile.
Hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving.