By Erin Murphy, from the Food Lovers' Village Mysteries, Pepper Reece of the Seattle Spice Shop Mysteries, and their author, Leslie Budewitz
In our house, as no doubt in many of yours, we think of Thanksgiving as a day of gratitude, a time to not just count our blessings but say them out loud. And so, three things from each of us:
ERIN: What am I grateful for? Being back in Montana with my family and friends. That the shop is doing so well, truly becoming the heart of the community, as it was when the first Murphy sold the first potato in Jewel Bay. And well, I’m thankful for the persistence of a certain guy!
LESLIE: Me? I’m grateful to have found the thing I love to do: write. My family and friends—especially my hunny, Mr. Right, my mother Alice, and my BFF Lita—have supported me every step of the way. And from the bottom of that deep dish chocolate pecan pie, I thank each of YOU, for helping make my dream of writing and sharing my stories a reality.
Readers, care to share your short list?
(My apologies to Dr. Seuss for slaughtering one of his best lines!)
Also a lawyer, Leslie won the 2011 Agatha Award for Best Nonfiction for Books, Crooks & Counselors: How to Write Accurately About Criminal Law & Courtroom Procedure (Quill Driver Books), making her the first author to win Agatha Awards for both fiction and nonfiction.
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