Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Hi everyone! As you may remember, a few weeks ago PETE the Elf had a touch too much Eggnog at the Holiday Christmas Party and as he stumbled home, he lost Santa's NICE LIST.

The North Wind scattered the papers to all four corners of the world, and The Bookshelf Muse put out a call to help find them in order to SAVE CHRISTMAS.Thank you Angela and Becca! :-)

Ever since I read about it, I've been on the lookout. And then today, EUREKA!

I found a little part of that list peeps!

I wanted to share with you four folks who keep on giving. They give all the live long day. Every day! Every year!

Sharon Mayhew This lady is my friend, crit partner, confidant, and prayer warrior. The last year has been rough as most of you know, but she's been there for me in every way. I want to thank her for all she's done. Be positive day has lifted my spirits each time we've done it over on twitter. Sharon has read my stories and offered wonderful feedback. (Even the yuck ones) Ha. She never complains about the yuck ones either. As a matter of fact she tells me the yuck ones are good. ;-) She prays for me and I pray for her. That's just how we roll. (She sent me a gift package not long ago. Boy did it lift me.) I heart you and truly love you woman! Please go and see this lovely lady if you don't already know her. And if you do know her, go and tell her she's wonderful. Okay? Merry Christmas, Sharon. Enjoy your gift that will arrive in your inbox this week. Mwah!

Next up, Lynn Kelley. This lady has prayed for me, critiqued for me, loved me and is a most lovely human being. She too has brought me through my bad times. Always there to lend a cyber ear and a real ear. (She called me on the phone when hubby fell off the roof) She's funny and loving and would give someone the shirt off her back. This woman took four chapters of my MG novel to her crit group. (I couldn't fly out to CA. Busy yanno? The kids??) *wink*   (When you gonna send me something to crit for ya?) Lynn loves me even when I'm unlovable. Bless her heart! (She sent me a gift package too.) Dang! I said I need to do the same for her. So Lynn, you will receive a gift from moi this week in your inbox. Please know I love you. You and Sharon are my besties. Mwah! (Sugar pops woman)

Next up, my mentor and pal,

Susanna Leonard Hill. (Longish name to type, uh-huh.)

She's helped me in so many ways. This woman has encouraged me, read my stories and offered valuable feedback, listened to my junk, looked at my horse pics, (she sent me a few, I sent her a ton) and chose me for a certain thing  and I got to be in on this first and I learned so much doing it and she just doesn't know what all she's done because she's just like that. *gasp* (run on sentence here) You have won a prize! Not really. But you will be getting something in your inbox this week from me. Love you encourager woman! 

One more mention. T.  (Theresa Milstein)
 She critiqued me without worry about tit for tat (I owe you. When you gonna send it??)and called me when hubby fell off the roof. She urged me on with my writing and listened to my worries. So T, look for something in your inbox this week from me. I'm heartin' you! :-)

 Thanks to these ladies for keeping my head above water. I needed that this year. Please go visit them and tell them they're BODACIOUSLY AWESOME!   

Merry Christmas ladies and to T a late Happy Hanukkah wish. 

I have a picture book review on Friday, then I'll be taking off for a couple of weeks. 

Joyeux Noel peeps. (Ivy fancies herself a french woman now.) So that's for her. 


  1. Joyeux Noel, indeed, Robyn, and hurrah for these four wonderful ladies!

  2. Yay for these four wonderful ladies. No wonder they are on the nice list My post is up.

  3. Robyn - You are a blessing to me and everyone you meet. The joy in your heart radiates in your words. Thank you, sweet friend, for including me with these other amazing women. Thank you for being such an awesome friend. Love you forever, Bestie!

  4. (blushes) Thank you so much for your kind words, Robyn. You know I <3 you. You have been so good to me. I'm honored to be grouped with such wonderful writers and friends. (((hug)))

  5. I'm chuffed to be in such good company.

    Thanks for thinking of me. I'm glad to help. Knowing what a bad year it's been for you, I wish I could've done more. I'm happy to help with your writing--feel free to pass along more anytime.

    And I'll send you something soon.

    Here's to 2013. Remember OUR year. xo

  6. I really know Theresa well, and she's one heck of a writer as well as a supporter of other writers.

  7. Wow, Wow, WOW! What a great bunch of ladies! Robyn, I am SO GLAD you have these fabulous people in your life. It makes such a difference, especially when times are challenging. I know you have had a challenging year.

    I am sending all of you giant hugs and thanks for being so wonderful and giving. Pete is grateful you found some of the people on his Nice List--he thought he'd totally blown Christmas with that nog incident.

    Thanks again for joining in!


  8. Aw! You're so sweet, Robyn! I will keep an eye on my inbox... maybe a new story?... and it has been my pleasure to get to know you and have you on my secret team for you-know-what!!! :) Thank you for putting me on the nice list :)

  9. I know three of those awesome ladies - excellent choices.

  10. I love this idea! I know a few of these lovely ladies and will hop over to meet the others.

    Hugs and blessings to you and your gang, sweet friend,
    xo :)

  11. Such a fun blogfest and a wonderful tribute to your besties! Have a Happy Christmas and New Year!

  12. Lovely tributes to great people, Robyn! You rock! Merry Christmas sweetie x

  13. Robyn, your friends on your Nice List are as lucky to have you as a friend as you are to have them! :) It's no coincidence that we writers are grateful to our critique buddies. I, too, picked mine to be on the list. LOL!

  14. Awesome choices Robyn. I know Theresa and Sharon and they're awesome.

    Happy Holidays! See you after the New Year.

  15. You have some wonderful friends there, Robyn.

  16. Friends who pray and write??? You are truly blessed! Enjoy your time off. Wishing you all the best for a very Merry Christmas!

  17. Smiling warmly as I read your tribute to your wonderful friends. Good friends are a treasure! You all are blessed to have each other as friends.

    Happy Holidays to you, Robyn!

  18. I am glad you have great friends s. Campbell! Ms. Hill is great! :)
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  19. What a wonderful post. Nothing like spreading positive Christmas spirit. Thanks!

  20. Aww! Definitely four amazing ladies!

  21. This is a wonderful idea to spread love for the Christmas season. Came here from Lynn, who is definitely one of the most generous hearted spirits I know!

    Many happy returns to you for the season, and all the best for a better year ahead.

  22. I know three of the four and they are wonderful wonderful people!! Well deserved.

  23. CONGRATS to the wonderful people you found on Santa's nice list!

    Merry Christmas!

  24. What a lovely, exuberant tribute to these great ladies! And coming from YOU that means a lot. Merry Christmas, BBF! And wishing you and your family a bright, healthy, creative and memorable New Year! Mwah! *Giant hugs*


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