Friday, January 04, 2019



I had an editor once comment that my characters seemed to eat a lot of meals. Hmm. I eat meals three times every day so it makes sense that my characters do as well. Those meals are a great time to connect with someone else in books and in real life. Our family gets larger and larger, so a lot of our meals are chaotic.  I do love our Thanksgiving meals. We have a family tradition of saying what we're thankful for. One of my kids habitually has long, long lists. So long she writes them out. This year she made a little booklet.  I'll confess, I think life is pretty good if you have to write a book of everything you're thankful for!

So yes, there are and will continue to be meals in my books. 

There were a lot of meals in Between the Words. Food and coffee. I mean, how could that be a bad combo?? Those meals were important to the story because while this is a book with two romances in it, it is truly a story about creating a family.  And for me—and hopefully for a lot of you—that idea of gathering for a meal is about people connecting. A family connecting.  (Here's a great article on eating together.)

Maybe that's a good goal for the new year for all of us...spend more time eating meals with people who matter to us. Taking time to connect.

In today's Trippin' video, Susan and I are talking about what historical figure we'd have dinner with. We hit 50 videos with this one. And guess what? We still haven't run out of things to say! LOL



And check out 2018's releases!!
(And keep an eye out for 2019's! There are a bunch!):

Have you missed our most recent Trippin' with Holly and Susan? You can catch up with them all on YouTube.

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