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I grew up in Colorado at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, then lived in Denmark and traveled throughout Europe before coming back to Colorado. I have two adult sons, whom I cherish. I started my writing career as a columnist and investigative reporter and eventually became the first woman editor of two different papers. Along the way, my team and I won numerous state and several national awards, including the National Journalism Award for Public Service. In 2011, I was awarded the Keeper of the Flame Lifetime Achievement Award for Journalism. Now I write historical romance and contemporary romantic suspense.


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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Packages, packages everywhere

I've been running laps to the post office mailing everyone’s books. The lines have been outrageous! I actually got up at 6:30 so that I could be at the post office when it opened this morning and get the rest of your books in the mail. And there was already a line!

I managed to do this without coffee. Yes, without coffee. Which means some of these books might end up in Timbuktu. (Just kidding. I addressed them last night.)

But I haven’t just been mailing packages. I've also been receiving things from all of you. Thanks so much for the lovely Christmas cards! I cherish each and every one. I always hang cards on my pantry door so they're the first thing I see when I walk into my kitchen.

Last night, I got home to find a package on my doorstep that had come all the way from Antonia in Thailand. Inside were Thai translations of Extreme Exposure and Hard Evidence, together with the most adorable set of bookmarks and a scrumptious silk shawl.

The bookmarks each have a tiny figure dressed in traditional Thai costumes representing different peoples of Thailand. There are almost a dozen of them. They’re so cute that I’m not sure I could ever stick them in a book.

The shawl is of red embroidered silk. What Antonia didn't know is that I'm crazy about silk. If toilet seats came in silk I'd try to get one. Seriously! When I went shopping last night — my first attempt at Christmas shopping — I draped it around my neck and went out feeling quite happy about it.

Thank you, Antonia!

As for Christmas shopping, I'm woefully behind. I really don't like to shop so getting myself to the mall is going against the grain. I've gotten things for my sister, my mother and my niece. That leaves my dad, my two brothers and my two nephews. Not to mention my two sons.

I'll be spending the day shopping, wrapping and — I hope! — finishing the proposal for Natalie’s story, the next I-Team book. The story still needs a title, by the way. Any great ideas? Benjy’s suggestion is RANDOM INNUENDO, because that’s what he thinks all my I-Team titles offer. Smarty-pants!

I also wanted to wish my Jewish readers a late Happy Hanukkah. I totally missed it this year! I hope everyone had eight days of peace, good food and fun.


J. said...

I hate going to the post office. I hate it even more when it's around the holiday time. It seems like an never ending line of people and you're stuck wondering how long it'll take before you run outta there. So I thank you for taking the time (and at 6am too!) to mail out books to us readers!

Christine said...

hey, just wanted to let you know I got my book today in the mail! Thanks so much! Stay awesome!

You’re welcome, J. It’s my pleasure. I hope you all enjoy reading them.

Christine, you’re welcome. I’m glad the book arrived. You must have been in the first round of books that shipped. And thanks! I will do my best. ;-)

Debbie H said...

Still say you need an assistant, just saying...

Take time to look at the stars and enjoy the peacefulness of the night, K? It's the little things that most important this time of the year.

I won't say anything about Christmas shopping because you know me. LOL Yes, I am sitting back enjoying the peace and quiet.

I have instructed DH to look on the porch as soon as he gets up to go to work so as to save my precious book from being left on the porch alone. LOL

A title for the book, hum, I'll have to think on it.


Linda A. said...

I hear you, Pamela. I'm no good at standing in line. Thanks again for doing this!
We're settling in for a snowstorm tonight. Looks like it'll be a good one to stay in and write. Take care, and get some R@R over the holidays, you hardworking author/newspaperwoman you!

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Laura said...

I just got your package with Kalt wie die Tod, thank you so much! It is my first step towards a collection. Besides your package I received Ride the Fire and Untamed as solstice presents. Amazing! In one day I went to from zero to three of your books.

Thanks again,

Mary G said...

Did the grocery shopping yesterday.
I hate crowds & lineups. It'll be worth it though. Hubby already started the baking & the house smells good. Hve a wonderful relaxing holiday Pamela.

Mary G said...

Forgot about the title. I couldn't come up with one but I have the words I like: dangerous, risk, control, critical.

Cecile said...

Well I appreciate you efforts of going to the post office so early, because it was like Christmas morning (actually evening, cuz by the time I get home... yea..) Well, what did my eyes see before me... OH yea, a package from you!!!!!!
Thank you so much honey ((((Hugs to you))) And I would have sent you some coffee for your morning post office visit!!! You at least need coffee!!!
I hope you have a great week!! And a very blessed Merry Christmas!

Rachel said...

Woohoo! My Japanese copy of Hard Evidence just arrived, and I slipped on the ice getting back into the house because I skipping, I was so excited! Thanks so much Pamela! =)

I'm not completely fluent so my translations are a bit disjointed, but since you asked about the title, the main portion translates as "Journalist Affair Tessa," and the subtext is something along the lines of "The Ripple of an Eyewitness." I haven't had time to start reading but I did note that the first line is indeed "Coffee was Tessa Novak's heroin," so I'm hoping the rest of the translation is just as faithful! That would help me get through since my Japanese is quite rusty. Thank you so much again! I really needed something to help me get back into reading and speaking Japanese and this is just perfect! A Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

Shel said...

Those bookmarks are so cute. My book arrived today, thanks again. :)

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