Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thank You, Readers!

by Leann

I'm not sure where 2011 went, but I won't be sorry to see it go. My husband had surgery for cancer, I lost two of my three senior cats, and I tore my rotator cuff. Next year has to be better, right?

But there have been very good moments, too. I brought a new and wonderful kitten (Wexford, the ragdoll) and he has made me laugh more times than I can count. My husband has finally decided that, yes, we will begin the steps necessary for him to retire and for us to move to South Carolina. I haven't been this happy in a long time!

In April, The Cat, The Lady and The Liar made the NY Times bestseller list. I have been writing since 1990 and I never thought that day would come. I have to thank you, the readers, for making what I thought was impossible possible. You will be in my thoughts come Thursday, that's for sure. I also have to thank my editor because after a very difficult rewrite process, the next cat book is off to production. And here's the better part. A new contract for 3 more Cats in Trouble Mysteries. Thank you readers! You've done more for me than I ever thought possible.