Island Life: Happy (American) Thanksgiving!

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I’ve been in a mad scramble of working and writing and list-making and shopping and pie-baking and house-cleaning and several dozen other things that I can’t even remember right now, so I have no crazy island adventures to tell you about this week…whoever even shows up to read a blog post on (American) Thanksgiving Day, that is! 🙂 We are hosting this year, a smallish group (8 around the table), but this is still larger than any gathering we’ve had since before the pandemic started. We’re a little bit out of practice, shall we say.

So I will make this as brief as can be: I hope that everyone out there in internet-land is having a wonderful, sumptuous, relaxing day today–whether you’re having a feast with friends and family or just an ordinary day in your life. May this and every day contain at least a moment of delight, a moment of joy, and a moment of gratitude.

And thank you everyone for reading these blog posts–and our books! Without readers, writers are typing into the void. It’s a lot less lonely–and a lot more fun–to have you with us.

Now for some pie!

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About Shannon Page

Shannon Page is a Pacific Northwest author and editor. Her work has appeared in Clarkesworld, Interzone, Fantasy, Black Static,, and many anthologies, including the Australian Shadows Award-winning Grants Pass, and The Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk. Books include The Queen and The Tower and A Sword in The Sun, the first two books in The Nightcraft Quartet; novel Eel River; story collection Eastlick and Other Stories; personal essay collection I Was a Trophy Wife; Orcas Intrigue, Orcas Intruder, and Orcas Investigation, the first three books in the cozy mystery series The Chameleon Chronicles, in collaboration with Karen G. Berry under the pen name Laura Gayle; and Our Lady of the Islands, co-written with the late Jay Lake. Our Lady received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal, was named one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2014, and was a finalist for the Endeavour Award. Forthcoming books include Nightcraft books three and four; a sequel to Our Lady; and more Orcas mysteries. Edited books include the anthology Witches, Stitches & Bitches and the essay collection The Usual Path to Publication. She practices yoga, gardens, and has no tattoos.

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