November is one of my favorite months. The weather is cooler, the leaves are beautiful and falling, the crunching underfoot, and the burning leaf smell that circles the air. The world is getting ready for the winter months; not that I am a fan of the below zero temperatures or the icy roads, but the blanket of snow that covers everything so that the world may sleep til spring when it is reborn in fresh new color, is part of the wonder I love to experience.

November is also a time to be thankful. I am thankful for family and friends, of the year that is passing, thankful for the little things, and thankful for what I have. I am thankful this year for the release of my latest collection, Don’t Let Me Fall, and the readers who joined me in the journey through its pages. I am also thankful for the start of two new projects, one of which is another poetry collection, the other is another work of nonfiction, the story of one part of my life. With these two projects I will be very busy this coming year but I look forward to sharing the ups and downs I will be experiencing.

But for now…

Have a wonderful November and Happy Thanksgiving.