This time of year we look forward to New Year's Eve. Our son flies home and friends gather at our home for an evening of conversation and games. We're not sure how the fur babies will react to a house full of guests. So far during the holidays, Halo is usually serene, sleeping or sitting close by. Zoie is the most sociable. To our surprise Paddy has been hiding for a while until she gets used to the idea of more people in the house. London stays upstairs. Tonight we'll safeguard Zoie, Paddy and Halo by settling them in my office until everyone arrives and eats. Then we'll open the office door and let the kitties decide if they'd like to join us.
Hoping you and yours have a healthy, happy new year!
|London says, "I hope this party isn't going to|
interfere with my nap and meal times!
|Halo says, "I'm going to try to stay awake|
|Zoie watches as the guests arrive!|
|Paddy wonders why everybody is wearing those|
funny hats and making all that noise.
|Sunnybud makes his|
grand arrival at the party.
HAPPY NEW YEAR from the Smith Felines!
USA TODAY Bestselling Author Karen Rose Smith is an only child who delved into books at an early age. She learned about kindred spirits from Anne of Green Gables, solved mysteries with Nancy Drew and wished she could have been the rider on The Black Stallion. Yet even though she escaped often into story worlds, she had many aunts, uncles and cousins around her on weekends. Her sense of family and relationships began there. Maybe that's why families are a strong theme in her novels, whether mysteries or romances. Her 91st novel will be released in 2016.
Readers often ask her about her pastimes. She has herb, flowers and vegetable gardens that help her relax. In the winter, she cooks rather than gardens. And year round she spends most of her time with her husband, as well as her four rescued cats who are her constant companions. They chase rainbows from sun catchers, reminding her life isn't all about work, awards and bestseller lists. Everyone needs that rainbow to chase.
Karen looks forward to interacting with readers. They can find her at the links below.