the beginning of the year, when COVID-19 brought the world to a
grinding halt, who knew we would still be so profoundly in its clutches
by the close of 2020? I certainly didn't! Travel, for the most part,
remains stalled. I continue to be reticent to even consider it,
particularly with respect to leading groups. I'm sure that will change
in 2021 but, at this juncture, I cannot predict a date.
Meanwhile, you can travel to Cuba, in a sense, through my novels! The first book in the Cuban Kisses series is now in print and orders will be sent out during the week following Christmas. As you might imagine, I'm rather excited! It's been described as both a gripping thriller and a steamy romance, populated with engaging and memorable characters, and woven together with an intense love and knowledge of Cuban culture. For now, it's only available from my publisher's website. If you want a signed copy, just indicate as such when you order it – I'll be happy to inscribe it for you!
The photo I used to create the image at the top of this email was taken in Cuba, where they have magnificent, monstrous poinsettias. I've very much missed being there this year... and I've missed visiting other friends and family elsewhere too. In this unusual holiday season, I hope you find ways to celebrate and to fill your cups with joy. Hug your family and friends in your hearts and smile as often as possible – even if it's beneath a mask! Go gently, be kind, merry Christmas and shalom.