Thank you all!
I know I have an international readership. I've gotten notes from you fine people from around the globe - Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Great Britain, Denmark, and of course, on this side of The Pond, Canada, as well, natch, from all over the USA.
I strive to put together stories of people overcoming adversity and finding love and happiness among friends and family. The fact that my attempts result in stories with consistently high scores is one indicator that I succeed. Another is the volume of comments, mostly positive (like 20:1) about my tales.
Some of you are apparently as invested in my characters as I am,because I get several notes a week posing 'what if' and 'why doesn't' scenarios for my girls.
Makes a hack writer feel good.
That said, Thanksgiving in the USA is the beginning of our holiday season, and to all of you, all over, I wish you the very best.