Saturday, November 21, 2020

Gratitude and Appreciation by @JoanReeves #RomanceGems

On November 6, I posted Thanksgiving Gift: Gratitude on my personal blog, SlingWords.

The post was about my giving the Gift of Gratitude during the month of November.

This gift is for the people I love—family and friends—and the people in my professional life who support me and work with me toward a common goal. Of the latter, there are many since I've been in the writing business almost 40 years.

To family and friends, I wrote a card, detailing how thankful I am to have them in my life. Yes, I'm old school in that I think a handwritten card, mailed to the recipient is appreciated.

To those I know online, I also want to speak gratitude and appreciation. That brings me to this post.

Romance Gems Authors

How can I express in mere words, how much I appreciate the Authors of Romance Gems?

Ladies of Romance Gems, you are each a gift to me. 

Without a doubt, these authors are some of the most talented authors with whom I've had the pleasure of working.

They blog each month, they support each other on social media, they write amazing books, and, best of all, they get along with each other. No prima donnas here.

I applaud them, and I want you to applaud them too—and read their books! 

I'm thankful they are a part of Romance Gems. I appreciate them, their time, and their gifts.

Bonnie Edwards
Caroline Clemmons
Cheryl Bolen
Connie Vines
Constance Bretes
Hannah Rowan
Jan Scarbrough
Judith Hudson
Kara O'Neal
Karen Whiddon
Kari Lemor
Kathleen Lawless
Kathryn Hills
Laura Hunsaker
Liz Flaherty
Lucinda Race
Maddie James
Marcia King-Gamble
Nancy Fraser
Nora LeDuc
Peggy Jaeger  

Romance Gems Readers

Readers, I can only say, "Wow!"

We hoped we'd attract those who love romance novels as much as we do. Hurray, we did!

You read this blog, you visit us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You buy our books, you pick up our free books when they're offered, and you enter our contests.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you. (You'll love the holiday book fair we're putting together, Santa's Book Shop.)

With gratitude and appreciation, I thank you. My cup of blessings runs over.

Wishing you all—authors and readers—a season of gratitude, appreciation, and giving thanks. I wish you a holiday that's safe and full of love. 

If it's a video visit, be comforted in knowing you're keeping those you love safe.

Happy Thanksgiving!


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24 comments:

  1. I'm proud to be part of the Romance Gems.

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  2. I'm also proud and happy to be part of this group. And thank you again and again for your leadership, Joan.

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    1. You're welcome, Liz, although leadership might be overstating it. *g*

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  3. From the bottom of my heart, thank you, Joan. I can't express how much I've learned from the Gems and your leadership. You're all a treasure that I will keep close to me.

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    1. Nora, that is so sweet. I'm thrilled that the RG authors are trying new things and succeeding. The best is yet to be.

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  4. I’ve been around a long time in this business and by far the most sharing and caring and giving group has been The Gems in all its versions. My gratitude to everyone knows no bounds.

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  5. I am so honored to be a part of this great group! Joan, we are all indebted to you for your excellent leadership. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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    1. I'm indebted to all of you for putting up with me. *LOL* Happy Thanksgiving to you too.

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  6. Lovely, Joan. I am so grateful to be part of this wonderful group.

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    1. Thank you, Kathleen. We're lucky to have you and all the others in the group.

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  7. Lovely, Joan. I am so grateful to be part of this wonderful group.

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  8. Lovely, Joan. I am so grateful to be part of this wonderful group.

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  9. I am also very thankful to have found all these lovely ladies to work with and share experiences with!! Thank you, Joan, for leading the way!

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    1. You're so welcome, Kari. You've contributed so much with your beautiful graphics. Thank you.

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  10. So nice, and such a talented and diverse group of authors! I'm honored to be a part of Romance Gems. Thank you. Wishing everyone a safe and peace-filled Thanksgiving holiday!

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    1. Kathy, we all appreciate the Coffee and Conversation post you compile each month. Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving too.

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  11. The newbie here is honored to be a part of a talented and supportive group. Thank you all for sharing your expertise with me and welcoming me to the fold with open arms. Thank you Joan for your leadership and professionalism. Happy Thanksgiving all. Be safe and be healthy.

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    1. Happy Thanksgiving to you too, Marcia. Stay safe and be happy.

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  12. Such a beautiful post, Joan. And this group of ladies is amazing. Everyone is truly a blessing. To have the support of Romance Gems is something that can't be described. And to the readers, thank you!!! Y'all make this fun and worth it and we love talking books with y'all!

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    1. Thank you, Kara, for all you do to support us—like the wonderful social media posts you compose every month.

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  13. That's such a sweet pots, Joan! I'm delighted to be included in the Gems, and appreciate everyone's patience. I've discovered some really great authors here, too.

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    1. Thank you, Hannah. I'm delighted you're with us. You're one of those authors readers need to discover.

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