Here's this year’s Jungle Red Holiday Greeting!
Twas the night before Christmas
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 two west
Had just settled our brains for a well-deserved rest.
When in magazine pages--There arose such a clatter
We opened the things to see what was the matter!
To see Julia’s new book oft praised with panache!
The readers were loving the Wrong Girl by Hank
(And Hallie's “Old Woman” put cash in her bank!)
Debs’ Gemma and James are in book now—sixteen?
And Rhys is awaiting a nod from the Queen.
Our Lucy—she’s sunning herself with some zest
There’ll soon be some more of her tales from Key West!
And what to our wondering eyes should appear
The twelfth printing of “Her Majesty’s” –whoa! Susan's career!
But what makes us the happiest—keeps every day new?
We knew in a moment—it’s our blogging crew!
We cheer you, we love you, we call you by name!
Thanks, Thelma! Thanks Edith! Thanks darling Joan E!
Both Karens, Susannah and our Michele D.
Hail Ramona, and Marianne, Tiger and Clare
We hope Brenda and DebRo will always be there
Here’s to Reine, and to Kathy, to Mary and Jack
To Lisa and Lori—we know you’ll come back!
Same for Linda, and Leslie, we love you as well,
And dear Mary Garrett--the stories she’ll tell!
Kaye Barley, we love you, and love to Don, too.
(We know that Wimsey’s a breakthrough for you!)
Our guest bloggers were stellar:
Rozan and Fay
We brought SJ and Lipman to brighten your day!
To Rodrigo our genius--consider you're kissed.
Hail to Rosemary Harris, and all that you do--
Hail “Anonymous” also--love hearing from you!
We had memories, recipes, tales of our youth
We’ve had jokes, and disasters, and telling the truth.
To the top of the lists! To the top of them all!
We’re revising, and writing, and sharing our call!
As dry words before our reviser’s pen fly
When they meet with cliché, and we fix them (we try):
May you write 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 myst'ries 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 sev’n 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--
Happy Holidays to All
—and long may you Write!