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Friday, April 18, 2014

Holiday Thoughts by Jacqueline Seewald

First, I want to mention that the winner of the last print advance review copy of my Regency romance TEA LEAVES AND TAROT CARDS has been contacted and the book mailed. In a few weeks, I’ll make the same offer for my newly published mystery novel THE BAD WIFE.

This being both Passover and Good Friday, my thoughts dwell on the holidays, not on writing per se. These are special days that we share with family and friends. 

It occurs to me that the internet community provides us with the opportunity to extend our number of friendships. Whether fellow writers or fellow readers, I feel I have made some wonderful new friends from all over the USA and all over the world because of social networking. I am in contact with people in Australia. I am in contact with people in Canada, the U.K. and even China. This is both wonderful and amazing!


So on this special day, dear friends, I have the pleasure of reaching out to wish you the happiest and healthiest of holidays, wherever you happen to be in the world.

18 comments:

Betty Gordon said...

I, too, wish you and yours the blessings of this Holy Season.

Thank you also for your informative blogs through the year.

Jacqueline Seewald said...

Thank you, Betty, for dropping by and for your lovely comment!

Susan said...

Well said! The most important things of life happen outside of writing. A blessed Easter to you and yours.

Susan, aka Janis

Susan Oleksiw said...

Family and friends make life worthwhile. (Right after writing, as the other Susan pointed out.)

Jacqueline Seewald said...

Susan and Susan,

Thank you both for your comments! As you said, we make some wonderful friendships through the internet and that is a great blessing for writers.

D'Ann said...

Happy Easter! I am so happy to have met you and found your friendship!

Jacqueline Seewald said...

D'Ann,

I feel the same way! It's great to know a fellow author who comes from a fascinating state like Colorado.

Alice Duncan said...

You're so right, Jacquie. And I love you in that hat! Wish I could wear hats (but never mind). The church I attend (a Methodist church) hosted a Seder meal last night. It was a lot of fun, and it was interesting to see how, basically, we all come from the same root. Well, Jews and Christians (and Muslims), anyway.

Jacqueline Seewald said...

Hi, Alice,

What a wonderful idea your church had! I love it!

Nancy Means Wright said...

Our Unitarian Universalist church in Middlebury, Vt also had a Seder meal for anyone interested in attending.A great many people of all faiths did attend! This is what the world needs: for all of us to honor the faiths and beliefs of others.

Jacqueline Seewald said...

Hi, Nancy,

I think it's great that people are coming together to appreciate each other's religious beliefs and share in them.

Get Bit Free Reads said...

I too, am always amazed at the reach of the internet as well as my books. While this author may not get to travel, my books certainly do!

A blessed Easter to you and yours!

Jacqueline Seewald said...

Good thoughts!

Bonnie Tharp said...

Happy Easter, Jacquie.

Jacqueline Seewald said...

Thank you, Bonnie. Hope you are having a fine holiday!

Paula Gail Benson said...

Thank you, Jacqueline, for your friendship and this wonderful message. I hope you and yours enjoy celebrating together! Best wishes, Paula

Jacqueline Seewald said...

Hi, Paula,

Thanks so much for dropping by! Writers and readers can use the internet to connect with each other in the most wonderful ways. We never need to be isolated.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Hi Jacqueline -- This is the thing I love about social media, too. This month I made a couple of new blogging friends from India. I had one pen pal from France when I was in high school. Now it seems I have hundreds of pen pals from all over the world. I love it.