A Reason to Give Thanks

By Evelyn David

That’s the title of a new short story collection we
published last week – as well as how I’m feeling at the start of the holiday

Hurricane Sandy
totally threw off my calendar. I lost a week when we didn’t have power
(although I did read some great books by candlelight), so it was a total
surprise when my daughter started talking about our Thanksgiving menu. Turkey
Day already? Didn’t we just have the Fourth of July? Hot dogs and hamburgers

So I had to start from scratch, so to speak. Restock the
fridge and try to figure out what to make besides the obvious gobbler, which
personally I could do without. I love all the sides, but really don’t care that
much for turkey. Still, this is a family steeped in tradition, so turkey it is.

Anyway, it’s so very easy to get caught up in the minutiae
of a holiday. This one likes Brussel sprouts, this one would rather die than
eat one – you all know the drill. In the midst of all the prep, it struck me
that if I had learned nothing from my week without power (besides needing to
buy a generator!), it’s that I actually have so very much for which to be
thankful, with or without electricity.

I am blessed with a wonderful family, a writing partner who
is also my friend, a delightful, supportive literary community – what else do I
need (save perhaps chocolate?).

Rhonda and I hope you enjoy our holiday confection, A Reason
to Give Thanks
. It features two Brianna Sullivan paranormal holiday stories;
one Mac Sullivan Christmas mystery; a frothy romance centered around
Thanksgiving; and a short-short that will intrigue and maybe haunt you! (Note: collection includes previously published
Evelyn David holiday-themed short stories and novellas).

A Reason to Give Thanks includes: Giving Thanks
in Lottawatah
, Bah, Humbug in Lottawatah, Moonlighting at the Mall, The Fortune
Teller’s Face
, A Reason to Give Thanks, Sneak Peek – Murder Off the Books,
Sneak Peek – I Try Not to Drive Past Cemeteries

A Reason to Give Thanks

Most of all, we want to wish each of you a very Happy

Marian and Rhonda, the collective Evelyn David



Sullivan Investigations Mystery
Murder Off the Books KindleNookSmashwordsTrade Paperback
Murder Takes the Cake KindleTrade Paperback (exclusive to Amazon)
Riley Come Home (short story)- KindleNookSmashwords
Moonlighting at the Mall (short story) – KindleNookSmashwords


Zoned for Murder
Kindle Trade Paperback

Brianna Sullivan Mysteries – e-book series
I Try Not to Drive Past CemeteriesKindleNookSmashwords
The Dog Days of Summer in Lottawatah KindleNookSmashwords
The Holiday Spirit(s) of LottawatahKindleNookSmashwords
Undying Love in Lottawatah- KindleNookSmashwords
A Haunting in Lottawatah – Kindle (exclusive to Amazon this month)
Lottawatah Twister – KindleNookSmashwords
Missing in Lottawatah – KindleNookSmashwords
Good Grief in Lottawatah – KindleNookSmashwords
Summer Lightning in Lottawatah – Kindle NookSmashwords

The Ghosts of Lottawatah – trade paperback collection of the Brianna e-books
Book 1 I Try Not to Drive Past Cemeteries (includes the first four Brianna e-books)
Book 2 – A Haunting in Lottawatah (includes the 5th, 6th, and 7th Brianna e-books)

Love Lessons – KindleNookSmashwords

6 replies
  1. Maggie
    Maggie says:

    Thanksgiving did catch us all off guard, didn't it? I'm finished shopping and looking forward to the best day of the year, in my opinion. 🙂 I am grateful for your friendship and support! Maggie

  2. Evelyn David
    Evelyn David says:

    Thanks Maggie. I'm grateful for your friendship, for sure!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!


  3. lil Gluckstern
    lil Gluckstern says:

    I'm grateful for the pleasure you bring in your writing and your friendliness on line 🙂 It is a gift to me.

  4. Evelyn David
    Evelyn David says:

    Thank you so much Lil. You have given us such wonderful support — we are so glad you are part of our community!

    Marian and Rhonda

  5. Linda Rodriguez
    Linda Rodriguez says:

    Marian and Rhonda, thank you. I'm grateful to have had a chance to get to know you here on The Stiletto Gang.

    The reason I've been a bad blog sister and not been ocmmenting on blog entries is that my computer crashed big time. (Let it be known that it was the dog who did it.) I've had no computer access, except for short times during the day at the local library where there's so much demand for the computers that they have to limit any one person's usage severely. My IT consultant son is trying to repair it, and I'm truly thankful to have such a wonderful resource within the family–and also that everything but emails was backed up.

    I will have my blog for Friday, though I may have to email to Rhonda to post since I only have access to some of my emails and may not have the passwords.

    It makes me realize how grateful I am for the modern technology we have–and want it back ASAP!

    Happy Thanksgiving to all!

  6. Evelyn David
    Evelyn David says:

    Linda, thanks so much for the kind comment. We treasure your friendship and insight.

    Sorry about the computer crash. When we were without power, I realized how much I count on my Internet connection.

    May the repair be swift and easy — and best wishes for a happy holiday!!

    Marian and Rhonda

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