Thanks to everyone for sharing your Thanksgiving thanks yesterday. Like you, I’m thankful for family, for friends–and for readers! Here are a few of my favorite people. Last weekend was the first time the whole gang had gathered at my little house (uh…crowded!), and there was a fun moment when one of the kids had ventured upstairs, then came running downstairs. “You gotta go up and see the library!” he told the others. So my office and TBR mountain range became a stop on the turkey-day tour.
So, yesterday we heard what the Penton crew were thankful for, and now it’s the Sentinels gang. I’m working on Book 4, PIRATE’S ALLEY, so you-know-who is getting lots of page time. Let’s start with him!
JEAN LAFITTE, bless his piratical heart, says he is most thankful for the chance to “exact revenge on the (censored) blackguards who caused such suffering and misery in recent weeks.” Yeah, we know exactly who he’s talking about. Speaking of which…
QUINCE RANDOLPH is thankful for his mate, and is certain that in the new year he will convince her that she belongs with him and not with…
ALEX WARIN is thankful that he and Jake finished making Gerry’s old house in Lakeview habitable in time for him to get some alone time with DJ for Thanksgiving. Well, at least physical alone time. Mental?
JAKE WARIN is thankful that he’s out of New Orleans and living elsewhere for now, and that he’s finally starting to get comfortable in his new skin. Fight, anyone?
RENE DELACHAISE is thankful for friends and for all the critters in the Beyond who are making him, along with his business partner the pirate, a very wealthy man.
EUGENIE DUPRE is grateful that she finally knows what’s going on, and that she’s gotten to meet the real Jean Lafitte, and that she learned the truth about Rand before things got worse…except they still could.
MACE BANYAN, WILLEM ZRAKOVI, ADRIAN HOFFMAN, GEOFFREY HOFFMAN, ETIENNE BOULARD, and TERRI FORD are not thankful for one darn thing this year.
Which leaves….oh yeah, DJ. What do you think DJ should be most thankful for this year? I’ll pick one commenter to win a trio of mystery books from my “library.” Happy Black Friday! You could not PAY me to go within a ten-mile radius of a Walmart today!