And I’ve been busy writing thank-yous for inclusion of a couple of my projects on some wonderful Best of 2018 lists! It’s always gratifying when reviewers remember something from WAY back in the summer at the end of year, and remember it favorably enough to call it out as a fave.
Son of a Preacher Man made Rita’s Top 2018 List at From Pemberley to Milton, who called it “one of the best books I’ve read this year.”
Rita also gave a shout-out to the anthology I formatted for Christina Boyd’s Yuletide, a holiday story collection, with proceeds to benefit Chawton House (great house on the estate of Jane Austen’s brother, where Chawton Cottage and the Center for Early Women Writers are located.)
And finally, Rational Creatures, an anthology celebrating the female characters of Jane Austen (my story was about Eleanor Tilney) was included on Laurel Ann’s AustenProse as a 2018 Favorite, AND on Austenesque Reviews as Meredith’s favorite anthology and a Reader’s Choice for 2018.
So, as much as I thought of 2018 as a standstill year, author-wise, I can see now that it really wasn’t—it was just another step on the journey.