I want to thank you for 2016. It’s been a fabulous year for some, a sad year for others, and in the grand scheme of things more than a little bit chaotic. For me, among many things, it has been another year in writing. Since 2010 I’ve published 28 novels and novellas with two more to be published in the coming months. And in 2016 the foreign publication of my novels reached 30 countries, something I never would have imagined possible.
Through all of it you have been there with me. To support me, to encourage me, and to remind me of why I love to write. Years ago I had stories in my head and heart that I thought would stay with only me, playing out in my mind while I worked administration jobs that were a means to an end. I took a chance in 2010 to share my stories and was humbled to be thanked for doing so.
So thank you for allowing me to become a storyteller. Whatever 2017 brings, whether or not it brings the personal victories I wish for all of you, I will continue to try to be the kind of storyteller that offers the chance to live someone else’s life for a while. To endeavour to bring escapism, love, perspective, connection, understanding and above all hope to my stories.
For some of you it’s already New Year’s Day and for others it’s almost upon us. I wish you all a very Happy 2017 filled with friendship and family and peace.