Twas the week before New Years'
And all through this site
Not a blogger was working
Not even to write.
Our books are all saved on our thumb drives with care
In hopes that bestseller lists soon would be there.
Our new novels were nestled all snug in their beds
While visions of royalties danced in our heads.
The Jungle Red sisters, five east and one west
Had just settled our brains for a well-deserved rest.
When in PW’s pages--There arose such a clatter
We opened the mag to see what was the matter!
To the review pages we turned in a flash
To see Hallie and Jan both praised with panache!
The bookstores were loving “A for M’ by our Ro
And Rosemary’s gardener continued to grow!
And what to our wondering eyes should appear
Rhys and Hank pubbing new ones—and early next year!
We knew in a moment—it’s our blogging crew!
We cheer you, we love you, we call you by name!
Thanks, Laura! Thanks Edith! Thanks Becky and Lee!
Thanks Michael, Susannah and S. Con-no-lly!
We love Maddy, and Rhonda, Felicia and Clare
We hope Amy and JB will always be there
To June and to Karen, to Marianne, too
Love to Janet. And Mo. And to Peter. (He’s new.)
Our guest bloggers were stellar
Chris! Mary! La Barnes?!
To the Paulas, and Maddee, and the fab Cathy Cairns.
To Jane, Gin and Charlaine (queen of the LIST!)
To the Femmes and to Lipstick--consider you're kissed.
Christina! Elizabeth! Alex! Michelle!
Hail “Anonymous” too—your comments are swell.
We had memories, recipes, tales of our youth
We’ve had jokes, and disasters, and telling the truth.
We’re revising, and writing, and sharing our call!
When they meet with cliché, and we fix them (we try):
We’ve landed at New Years, and our thoughts go to you
May you read perfect books, may your wishes come true!
May you waste not a word, may you write fresh and new
And fill all your stories with mysteries and clues
And remember: on days that things don’t turn out right
And you wonder if this was a fraud and a fright
You have sisters on line—there are six of us here!
And each one is wishing you all-the-year cheer.
And we all say—we love you! ‘Fore you click from our site--