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.

10 comments:

Adrienne said...

Oh the thanks goes to you! You're the one who brings us hours of relaxation taking us away from whatever our stress-makers may be.
Here's to a great future for you and your family, playing with Wexford, enjoying South Caroline and writing more books!

Dru said...

Thank you for writing wonderful stories and sharing your journey with us.

Anonymous said...

I look forward to it. So sorry about losing your babies. You will love the Ragdoll.

Leann Sweeney said...

It will be a good Thanksgiving with just the 5 of us--me, my husband, Rosie the hyper labradoodle, Aggie the little cat with the fighting spirit and Wexford the silver tabby, who we also call Mr. Trouble. I forgot how kittens get into EVERYTHING and break their fair share of breakables! :-)

Lover of Books said...

Thank you to all the wonderful stories! Happy Thanksgiving!
Krista

Harbingerdc said...

And thank you, and all the other wonderful cozy writers, for untold hours of laughter, fun, and suspense. And thank you all for creating characters that we really can get to know and care about.

dollycas aka Lori said...

Thank you LeAnn!!!!Love the books, you had quite a year and you made it through it all and gave us your time as well.

Congrats on the new contract, it makes me chair dance!!!

Lori

Kate Collins said...

Mega congratulations, dear friend.

Aurian said...

Yeah, more books! That is good news for sure! Though I would certainly not mind reading more Abby books :)

I hope your husband and you will get to your retirement place healthy and ready for lots of enjoyment.

ev said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too Leann. I hope next year brings you nothing but happiness.