New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author
Shelley Shepard Gray

A Thursday hello

Posted Dec 15 2011, 7:47 am

First, congratulations to Gwenda! Please contact me privately with your mailing address and your preference for which book of mine you’d like signed.

I’m still trying to get a winner for Monday’s drawing of a signed book and Amish-made potholders. Our new winner for that is Nancy Lynn. Nancy, please contact me privately, too.

These contests have been keeping me busy, but not too busy to write! I’m near the very end of my last book of the Secrets of Crittenden County series. It’s actually a pleasure to write it now-I know what’s going to happen and just need to get the words on paper! Yesterday I wrote a little over 5000 words, which was 22 pages, I think. Yay!

Last night we drove down to Lexington and picked up our daughter-and a whole lot of her stuff!  She’s going to be moving into her sorority house next semester, which meant everything had to be out of her dorm room. Those of you with daughters could definitely relate to the amazing amount of ‘stuff’ she has managed to accumulate since August. For a while, I didn’t think we were going to fit it all in the car! <g> I couldn’t be too hard on her, though. She took two finals yesterday and already found out she got an ‘A’ in Latin. I’m very sure I would not have survived college Latin~let alone make an A in it! I barely got through high school French. : )

Now I’m planning to try to work a little less and bake, shop, and relax a little more. My son should come home on Saturday or Sunday, puppy in tow! I’m hoping to stop by tomorrow or Saturday, but if I don’t, please be on the lookout for Monday’s drawing!

If you have time, tell me what holiday plans you have for the rest of the week. Is your shopping done? I’ve barely started! And, have you ever studied another language? Do you remember any of it?

with blessings to you all,




7 responses to “A Thursday hello”

  1. Kim VanGorden says:

    My plans for the rest of the week is work, work and work! I work for USPS and this is the busiest time of year for us. I also plan on baking cookies with my daughter and ttying to sqeeeze in last minute gifts! Get those cards and packages out!!!

  2. Jeanette Styer says:

    Hi Shelley

    It will be such fun for you to have both of your kids home again.:)

    I studied French in high school too (only one year) but I don’t remember much of it.

    I have a pot luck Christmas party I’m planning to go to on Saturday. I haven’t done much for Christmas and don’t plan to either. Just call me “Scrooge.” I do want to send some Christmas cards and will give my neice money. She’s 13 and likes that. I have my Christmas dish and hand towels washed. I stored my bath towels so well that i don’t remember where they are. lol. Will probably put out whatever decorations I have here but don’t plan to get out the big boxes with tree and decorations that are in storage bldg. Just too hard.

    This hasn’t been the best week. My brother’s wife was in a car accident last night. Totled her vehicle. Banged her up but she didn’t have to be admitted to hospital. Thankful it wasn’t worse.

    I have another follow up appointment for my hand today. It isn’t any better than it was in Oct. and not much better than July.

    I’ll probably go out to eat this evening. It’s my birthday! Another year older. 🙁


  3. Jeanette Styer says:

    Forgot to say that I want to go see the gingerbread houses at the Lafayette Hotel here in town. There is a contest every year for all levels from small children to adult professionals.

  4. Brenda Stern says:

    All the shopping has been done, wrapped and under the tree. Now it is time to start making my fruit cake cookies. They are much better than the fruit cake

  5. Shane Smith says:

    Shelley, I just read A Texan’s Promise on my kindle that I got for Christmas (last year). I had to wait until my daughter got her kindle this year for Christmas so she could show me how to use it. LOL When will A Texan’s Honor be available on kindle? I am looking forward to reading it …

  6. I will share the date of your fathers death with you because a year ago on Dec 29th our grandson ended his life . We are still in shock a year later.

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