Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Until We Meet Again

by Deb Baker/Hannah Reed

Many of you have been following along on my sixty-and-suddenly single journey for the last fifteen months. It's been a strange and exciting ride. Most of the first year was taken up with adjusting - to packing up and saying goodbye to the family home, moving to my own place, learning to fly solo. Some of that time has also been spent standing at a fork in the road, wondering which way to go next.

The Cozy Chicks and this blog have been my anchor in sometimes turbulent weather. I'm so grateful for your friendship and support. I couldn't have gotten from there to here without you.

But the time has come to make a decision, choose a new direction. I've spent far too much of my time hanging onto my cyber lifeline. Now I'm ready to let go and get back out there in the physical world and connect again.

Too much aloneness isn't health for any of us. And believe me, we writers spend a lot of time by ourselves just working on our craft. So I'm leaving the Chicks as a regular blogger, heading out into the unknown. I have lots of plans - writing, of course, continuing to learn Spanish, traveling, exploring.

I've really enjoyed our time together and don't want to lose touch.

You can find me on facebook:

Hannah's page

Deb's profile page
 
And please subscribe to my mailing list to get updates on the upcoming Scottish Highlands mystery series, which I think you are really going to like.

Instead of goodbye, I'll just say, "hasta luego" (Until we meet again).







21 comments:

Nancy said...

Deb, I admire your gumption and wish you the best of luck in all your new ventures and adventures. This is the first I've heard of your Scottish Highland mystery series. That's exciting!

Aurian said...

I am really sorry that you are leaving this wonderful blog Deb, but I agree on spending too much time with online friends instead of living in the real world. I wish you all the best, and I will keep in touch with you on Facebook and through your books.

D. L. Marriott said...

See you in the real world, Deb!

Diane LaBrie Leverson said...

I have enjoyed your blogs and will miss you. I'm looking forward to your Scottish Highland Mystery series. Good Luck in the real world.. We all need to get out in it more.

spigootz said...

Wishing you all good things & looking forward to your new series!

Karen in Ohio said...

Keep in touch, Deb. And let's try to get together sometime, okay?

Best of luck, for whatever comes next.

Kate Collins said...

We'll miss you here, Deb. But I completely understand your decision and will always support you. I know your new Scottish Highlands series will be a success. You are on an exciting new path, my friend. Best of luck and happiness!

Lynn Stadel-Paterson said...

Deb I must say I used to read mostly police procedural mysteries until I happen upon your Gertie Johnson mysteries, I laughed so much reading those books that I was hooked on cozies ever since. Thank you!

Diane Vallere said...

Change is scary but necessary and almost always good. It makes us feel more alive, and it feeds the creative impulses. Best of luck to you!

Lynn T. said...

Thanks for the entertaining blogs that you shared with us. I also am looking forward to your Scottish Highland mystery series. I have always liked your humor and originality.. Also, that you chose Ruth Gordon as the person to play you in a movie. She was a character and talented and I know you admire that!

Tonette said...

My dear, as I will be hitting the 6=0 number this week, I wish you fair sailing, Life passes too quickly; enjoy yourself and make a difference where you can, in small ways in your life and others...there is a ripple effect.And by now you know,(especially as a writer), that all experiences, good and bad, beautiful and ugly, have an effect on who you are and you can use them for yourself or against. I can tell that you are choosing the right path.
Godspeed!

mary kennedy said...

We'll miss you terribly, Deb, but as you say, we can stay in touch through FB (and I just signed up for your newsletter.) I can't wait to read the Scottish Highland Mysteries, I know they will be terrific. Best of luck, always, please keep us posted on your adventures, I know they will be exciting!

Violet Ingram said...

You shall be missed but luckily you'll still be providing us with wonderful new books.

dollycas aka Lori said...

Deb, I have been keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. I have a feeling exciting times are ahead for you!

Lori

Anonymous said...

go forth and continue to conquer

Mary Jane Maffini said...

Stay well, Deb, and enjoy your new path. We'll miss you, but no doubt we'll see you somewhere fun sometime!

And we'll read your books too, natch!

Hugs.

MJ

kiki said...

Will miss you here and wish you the best in your journey. I think you may have given some of us a wake up call (me me me) that we need to get outside of the computer and see just what is outside.

Bill B said...

You could spice that up a little by saying, "Hasta luego baby!" So, maybe you should head towards Olympic National Park on your travels, and stop in for a bit. Western Washington is basically the U.P. without the snow or bugs ツ

Teachgiftedkids said...

I'll be thinking about you and hoping that my positive thoughts reach you. I've "been there, done that" and know how and what you're feeling. You are on a wonderful new course and are much ahead of yourself, compared to where I was at your stage. Time will move quickly and you'll look back eventually and be amazed at the journey you've taken. Best of luck.

Fiona L. Woods said...

I've always enjoyed your posts here and will miss them (and you). Good luck in your travels and with your Scottish Highland Mysteries. I've loved Gertie's adventures and hope to see more of them. "Happy trails to you, until we meet again." -Dale Evans (in case you're too young to know, but I love Old Time Radio.)

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