It’s that time of year again—I can’t believe it’s here already—and I find myself thinking about all of those things I am thankful for.
First and foremost, I am thankful for my family – my husband Steve, my whip-smart daughter Jessica and her loving husband Brian, my handsome son Zach, and my darling granddaughter Elena who always makes me smile. Were it not for you, my life would be meaningless.
Zach and Steve; Jessica and Brian at their wedding, with Zach, Steve, and me; Elena
I am thankful for my dad who turned 101 on Halloween, who was my mentor, and who I now have the good fortune to be caring for.
Me with my father
And then there are the people I work with every day, each one of them so very special in their own way: Miriam Goderich, Michael Bourret, Jim McCarthy, Stacey Glick, Lauren Abramo, Jessica Papin, John Rudolph, Michael Hoogland, Sharon Pelletier, and Rachel Stout! You all make my life so much easier each and every day. We are a great team and I am very proud of what we’ve accomplished together.
Our clients, every one of them. Without them, we wouldn’t exist. I am constantly saying that we are what we are because of the enormous talent we represent.
My colleagues on the publishing side; the reason I have stayed in the business so long is because it is filled with wonderful, creative people. Without you, doing business wouldn’t be nearly as fun as it is.
I am thankful for the books I have represented this last year, many of which have become bestsellers. I am thankful for the ideas we generate, many of which eventually result in great books.
I am thankful for my friends, both within our business and outside of it. Without friendship, I couldn’t exist.
Most of all, I am thankful for the blessings I have been given both in my personal life and my work life. There are very few days that go by when I don’t think about how lucky I am to have all of this and more.
I’d love to know what you are thankful for – it’s that time of year after all.