HANK: Happiest of holidays, dear Reds! And I do have present for you-- an author copy of TRUTH BE TOLD! Just say hi (or whatever you like) in the comments--and you are entered to win!
Monday, December 29, 2014
A New Years Gift for You!
HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: With apologies and appreciation to Clement Moore...and maybe Dr. Seuss. 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 cloud files 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.
Had just settled our brains for a well-deserved rest.
When in magazine 'views--There arose such a clatter
We opened the things to see what was the matter!
On the magazine pages we found Julia and Lucy!
With “Trimmings” and “Evil Days” getting praise oh-so-juicy.
Hallie’s “Night Night” is coming! Let’s have a cheer!
Hank’s “Truth” was anointed a BEST of the Year!
Debs’ Gemma and James are in book now—sixteen?
And Rhys is completely our multi-book Queen.
And what to our wondering eyes should appear
Another run of “Her Majesty’s”? Susan's nailed her career!
But what makes us the happiest—keeps every day new?
We knew in a moment—it’s our blogging crew!
You listen, you chatter, you join in the game
We cheer you, we love you, we call you by name!
Thanks, Thelma! Thanks Edith! Thanks darling Joan E!
Both Karens, and Lesa, and our Michele D.
Hail Ramona, and Kathy, Tiger and Clare
We hope Brenda and DebRo will always be there
Here’s to Reine, and to Triss, and to Mary (there’s two)
To Jack, Mark and Lisa—good tidings to you!
Same for Karen (in O), and Gram Cootie as well,
And dear Mary Garrett--the stories she’ll tell!
To Pat, and to Marianne, and Keenan (she’s new!)
To PK and Ellen—we always thank you!
Kaye Barley, we love you, and love to Don, too.
(We know that Wimsey’s a breakthrough for you!)
Our guest bloggers were stellar:
Fairstein and Fay
The Bains and the Todds came to brighten our day!
To Delia, and Kristopher (king of the LIST!)
To Rodrigo, our genius--consider you're kissed.
Hail to Rosemary Harris, and Jan Brogan, too--
Hail “Anonymous” also--love hearing from you!
And hail to Miss Edna, we all raise a toast
You brought us all happiness—we miss you the most.
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):
We’re almost at New Years, and our thoughts go to you
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 mysteries and clues
And remember: on days that things don’t turn out right
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!