Happy Thanksgiving to everyone out there. I feel so blessed this year. I have a wonderful family, sweet grandchildren, good friends, plenty of food and a comfortable home in a beautiful area where I enjoy so many freedoms. I have a cute little dog who loves to walk with me. I am thankful for my talents. I have really enjoyed painting and writing this past year. I am grateful for the fun and excitement of the NaNoWriMo challenge. The Sea Child ended up at 62,502 words and 266 pages. One of my hardest critics read the first chapter and loved it. Yeah! I am thankful for books, and for the creators of all my favorite stories. A special thank you to Robin McKinley, Kristen Heitzmann, Tamera Alexander, Jennifer Beckstrand, Melanie Jacobson, Krista Lynn Jensen, Rachel Pfifer, Brandon Sanderson, Emery Lord, Carla Kelly, Kasie West, Christy Barritt, Johnny Worthen, Marissa Meyer, and Stephenie Meyer for enriching and enlivening my world.