Congratulations on your fifth anniversary, and I’m honored that Jen invited me to be here during your week-long party! You couldn’t have asked anyone more devoted to celebrating than I am. When I was a kid, I’d start decorating my room a good two weeks in advance of my birthday just in case anybody should happen to forget that it was coming up and attention must be paid!
I look for every excuse to celebrate. Whatever your holiday or your special occasion, count me in. When friends and I get together for a meal, I’m the one who proposes a toast to . . . whatever I dream up on the spur of the moment. There’s always something worth toasting, right? Even if it’s that we’re all above ground!
I believe in celebrating major events, but the small pleasures count, too – rain in the desert, a perfect tomato, a sale at Designer Shoe Warehouse. That last one deserves a couple of balloons and some streamers.
Naturally I celebrate when a book comes out, which means this summer has been quite the party-fest. There were three books in my Sons of Chance cowboy series — I CROSS MY HEART, WILD AT HEART, and THE HEART WON’T LIE. In July WEREWOLF IN ALASKA showed up, and I also had three novellas in The Perfect Man series – ONE NIGHT WITH A BILLIONAIRE, TEMPTED BY A COWBOY, and SAFE IN HIS ARMS.
As if that weren’t enough, I’m bringing out my previously published Nerd series as ebooks, beginning this month with THE NERD WHO LOVED ME and NERDS LIKE IT HOT, both with dashing new covers. More will follow in the fall, and I’m working on a new Nerd story to add to the bunch.
You’ve probably guessed that I write a lot, and that’s what makes celebrations even more important. It’s easy to become so focused on the job at hand that we forget to look up and be grateful for stuff. I think it’s extremely important to be grateful. And I am.
What about you? When was the last time you celebrated something dear to your heart? Are you looking forward to a special event in the future? Do tell!
A romance writing career has brought Vicki Lewis Thompson many wonderful things –New York Times bestseller status, an appearance on LIVE with Regis and Kelly, the Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award from Romance Writers of America, thousands of readers, many dear friends, and the cutest little yellow convertible in the world. Her career has also given her work she loves.
Although she’s written more than 100 books, she continues to be fascinated by the many ways that a man and woman fall in love. The age-old story remains a challenging puzzle to be solved anew with each book. That makes her a very lucky person, indeed. Visit her website at www.vickilewisthompson.com. Follow Vicki on Twitter and Facebook