Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and Happy 2016!!

Happy Holidays! I was in my living room last night, helping Aidan and Maggie (yep, the same two whose namesakes grace the pages of The Gemstone Chronicles series) decorate their Christmas tree (we have 2 – one that is the front window of our house where we place most of the presents and a second one we call the kid’s tree). We put many of our favorite ornaments on the kid’s tree, and it always spurs moments of recollection of when we got the ornaments, why they are special, and then we have to find just the right spot for the ornament to hang. It made me want to share some of our holidays with you, my readers and friends! Without further ado, then, here are some holiday images to share!

First, here is our house, well-lit for Christmas! This year, our relatively new boxwood shrubs are finally large enough to light.

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I really like our front door, too. Our snowman with his red hat and scarf are a great addition to the decorations!

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As I mentioned above, we have 2 trees. This is the tree at the front of the that house shines with the rest of the lighted decor to lend our house a festive glow!

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The kid’s tree is beautifully decorated, too. Some of my favorite decorations on this tree are the Noah’s Ark ornaments.

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Here are my favorite Noah’s Ark ornaments!

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To go along with the season, I want to thank all of you readers out there for visiting my blog, leaving me comments, and reading and reviewing my books. You have no idea how much your comments, connections, and feedback mean to me. Thank you all!!

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Have yourselves a safe and happy holidays and best wishes for a fantastic 2016!

Merry Christmas!!




Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!!!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from The Gemstone Chronicles!

I wanted to take this opportunity to say thanks to everyone for the comments, helpful advice, and for reading and reviewing The Gemstone Chronicles in 2013! The final book of the series, The Ruby, will be released in early 2014. Please take time to thank those who have blessed your life! Enjoy your family and reflect on what the holiday season means to you. As for me, I will be spending time with my beautiful and amazing wife Lana, my awesome grandchildren Aidan and Maggie, my wonderful daughter Laura and son-in-law Mike, and my extended family. Have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful and prosperous New Year!!

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If you received a Kindle (or iPad or Nook) as a gift during this season of giving, why not fill it up with The Gemstone Chronicles? The books are available in all three formats and make great gifts!

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I’ll be on social media over the holidays (though intermittently). If you use Twitter, Facebook, or Goodreads, look me up and say hi! It’s always a pleasure to meet new friends!

Happy Holidays!!!

Merry Christmas and Happy 2013!!

Happy Holidays!!

I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and to say thanks for making 2012 a truly memorable year for me and The Gemstone Chronicles. I published The Gemstone Chronicles Book One: The Carnelian in August, followed by the paperback version in November. Just this past week, I published The Gemstone Chronicles Book Two: The Amethyst for Kindle, and I submitted the files to CreateSpace for the paperback. I still have to review the file before releasing the paperback of The Amethyst, but that will happen soon and it should be available by New Year’s Day!

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Merry Christmas The Amethyst


Thank you Readers!

So, from the bottom of my heart, thank you all for taking my books into your hearts, homes, and minds. You readers make them so much more successful than I ever dreamed possible. Now, I hope you will all enjoy whatever holiday you celebrate! I wish you all the happiest and most prosperous New Year! And, if you happen to get a Kindle or other ereader, add The Gemstone Chronicles to your TBR list!! Once you finish reading one (or all of them) please consider leaving a review. I enjoy discovering what my readers think of the books!

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Merry Christmas and Happy 2013!!