Gifts Beyond Price

Look! Yes, it’s an obsidian necklace (with a bit of citrine). My lovely friends Marcella and Laura sent me this for my birthday.

My actual birthday isn’t until next Monday, but the timing worked out to open it yesterday, which was perfect.

See, Marcella lives on a sail boat and goes from harbor to harbor around Vancouver Island and the San Juan Islands right now. She was trapped by bad weather in a harbor without WiFi for several days. And Laura is under deadline and has gone Walden Pond (staying away from the interwebs for August). So we had to find a window when the three of us could IM conference while I opened my present.

The gift is particularly poignant, because yesterday I also received the contract for my novel, Obsidian, from Carina Press.

Yes, that counts as the official announcement!

I am so blessed in so many ways.

And I plan to wear my necklace non-stop.

6 Replies to “Gifts Beyond Price”

  1. Well, it’s not a lion, but it sure is a pretty necklace.

    Those folks at Carina have excellent taste. Congratulations. I’m totally stoked because now you HAVE to write the sequel(s).

    1. Ha! that’s totally in my plan now, Kev. I’ll do substantive edits on Obsidian around the end of October, then I dive into drafting Aquamarine. Woo hoo!!!

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