Thanksgiving is upon us, the time to reflect on all we have to be thankful. I have so much: a wonderfully big family, a loving husband, and a long life full of memories. And a biggie for what is happening on Thursday—I do not have to cook. My grandson who lives in the mountains has invited all of us to his house for dinner. After years and years of being the main Thanksgiving feast cook, I am truly grateful!
Of course I’m thankful for my writing career—though I’ve never become famous or a best seller, I have loyal fans for both my series and have had a great time writing, The creation of two different worlds with interesting characters has keep me busy.
With my Rocky Bluff P.D. mystery series, I’ve created a small beach town that seems very real to me, as well as the people who inhabit it—members of the police department, their loved ones, and the members of the community, and of course the villains and the victims.
Of course there’s the Deputy Tempe Crabtree series mainly set in a mountain community much like the one I’m living in now though I’ve made some major changes. I’ve grown to love Tempe and her husband, Hutch. I’m always eager to see what’s going to happen with them next.
However, as I’m writing the latest, which will be #18, I realize that Tempe is reaching retirement age, is it time to end the series? I’m going to have to make a decision about that. Maybe it’s time to move on, perhaps write a stand-alone. I don’t know.
Something else being a writer has done for me is being able to share what I know with other writers. I’ve been able to do that at writers’ conferences and conventions, in smaller groups and one-on-one. I’ve also enjoyed being a speaker at various venues, especially when I can make people laugh.
Over all, I have so much to be thankful for.
Marilyn Meredith who also writes as F.M. Meredith
Latest in the Rocky Bluff P.D. series:
Buy link for Bones in the Attic: https://tinyurl.com/yxpd8mxy
Latest in the Deputy Tempe Crabtree series;
Buy link for Spirit Wind: https://www.amazon.com/Spirit-Wind-Tempe-Crabtree-Mysteries/dp/1092112081/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?keywords=Spirit+Wind+by+Marilyn+Meredith&qid=1556631664&s=books&sr=1-1-fkmrnull
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Have a great thanksgiving!
Oh no! I hope you get to attend Thanksgiving at your grandson’s. 18 Tempe books! Congratulations! I’m at 14 with Shandra Higheagle and trying to decide if I want to stop at 20. She isn’t near retirement age, but I’m thinking of her having children which would put a damper on her continuing to get in danger helping her husband solve murders. I am also thankful for the writing community. What a wonderful group of people we belong to.
Our plans for Thanksgiving might not work our, a huge storm is predicted, with snow down to 1500 feet–which would mean snow on the road to grandson’s. Hoping the weather man is way off. We’ll see.
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