2022 has been a big year. My family and I rebuilt our house after a major fire. I traveled for book events for the first time since before COVID, going to Portland, Oregon, Tallahassee, and New York. And I saw Heat 2, the novel I’m incredibly proud to have co-authored with Michael Mann, debut at #1 on the New York Times best seller list. The world has been topsy-turvy, with all of us weathering unprecedented ups and downs. In 2023 I’m hoping to grab hold of the ups and ride them as hard as I can. I hope you all find joy, hope, wonder, peace, and light in the new year.
Back when this photo was taken, I was only dreaming that one day I would be a published author. I was dreaming, and hoping, and working my butt off writing a novel that would eventually be called China Lake. But mostly I was celebrating the Millennium. The picture was shot on New Year’s Eve 1999, with my family, in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. The Husband was responsible for making sure his company’s Internet infrastructure in southern Africa had no problems with Y2K. The kids and I were enjoying the vacation of a lifetime. At midnight, we watched the fireworks lighting the sky across the Zambezi river in Zambia.
As we welcome 2015, I hope the year brings you marvelous surprises. I wish you peace, love, happiness, adventure, song, dance, fireworks, starlight, kisses, clear skies, and wondrous books.