Happy Holidays and 2016

happy-holidaysIt’s that time of year again. It’s hard to believe it’s going to be 2017. This past year went by so quickly, and each year seems to go by more and more quickly the older I get. I don’t know why that is because each year still has 365 days. But around this time, I always find myself looking back over the previous year and counting my blessings–and there have been many. I said a final good bye to my Shadow Falls characters in Midnight Hour, my final Shadow Falls book. Now that was hard–really hard, but I’m a better person for having known them. I also wrote a new book, unrelated to Shadow Falls, but it’s still about friendships, has a bit of paranormal, some mystery and a lot of heart. I’ll let you know when to expect it in book stores in a bit. I also did some traveling in 2017 to many states in the U.S. and also to Denmark, which was beautiful. I met so many of my fans this year at book stores, conferences and book fairs. I appreciate you all more than you know. So, thanks for making 2016 a year to remember and be thankful for.

As I look ahead, I’m thinking about what 2017 will bring. I already have some exciting things planned–but I can’t say anything about that just yet. So, I guess you’ll just have to wait. 🙂

I have my final giveaway of 2016. If you leave a comment telling me about something wonderful that happened to you in 2016, you could win a signed foreign edition of one of my books.

Wishing Happy Holidays to you all!

22 thoughts on “Happy Holidays and 2016

  1. 2016 wasn’t the best year for me. A lot of loss. But my life is wonderful my family makes it wonderful. My boys are my heart and every moment spent with them is wonderful.

  2. The best thing that happened to me in 2016 was the birth of my son on January 5th. He has definitely changed my life for the better.

  3. Something great that happen in 2016, was to start loving myself more. Because all I want in life right now is to love myself and accept my flaws. All my self-doubts, my insecurities, my fears; I want to be able to accept that they are there, but not let them take over my life and make me feel bad about myself. Little by little I started to realized that everybody has insecurities, but we can’t let our fears define us.

  4. something wonderful that happened to me this year is that I learned how to be more responsible. I learned this by taking care of my grandmother and to study hard so I can do good in school.

  5. I met the most wonderful guy and am now dating him. He treats me so well and has expressed plans on getting married. I trust him with my life and couldn’t imagine living without him. I love him with my whole heart and know he loves me. He is the best thing that has happened to me in three years. 2016 has been great with him in my life.

  6. One really great thing that happened to me in 2016 happened very recently. I earned very high scores on my SAT and ACT, as well as raising my GPA. This is very important to me because I now have a lot more options for my future.

  7. The best thing in 2016 that I had experienced was attending my very first book signing. Although it wasn’t CC Hunter’s, I was still very excited to attend. I did also wait about 5 hours to meet the author, but it was a good experience and I would love to attend another one, especially CC Hunter’s. Can’t wait for a new opportunity in the new year to come!!!

  8. The best thing about 2016? I think that my mom and I grew closer. I lost all my friends and I felt really depressed my mom in the end became my best friend <3 I really appreciate her.

  9. I’m glad 2016 is coming to an end. I thought nothing else bad could happen but two nights ago I almost lost my fiance but I called 911 and he survived. I can’t wait to read your new book!

  10. Something wonderful that happened for me in 2016 was that I went to a Dallas Cowboys game and met my favorite player, Terrance Williams. I love the Dallas Cowboys so much and I am obsessed with Terrance Williams, so I was freaking out (This just happened on December 26). It was such an amazing experience and I saw Terrance after the game and he actually recognized me (from Twitter) and he gave me a hug before taking a picture with me and signing my program. He was so nice!

  11. In 2016 I started my first job after graduating with my M.S. degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I work mainly with children and adolescents and love it! I’m even more blessed that I found a job in my own small hometown, which makes me feel even more connected to my community.

  12. I found time to put more time into my studies, as well as extracurricular activities. I was able to do this with my best friends, and so despite many disheartening events scattered throughout the year, I feel it wasn’t a total disaster.

  13. This year, I have learned that I was another kind of princess.
    I have always been the kind of invisible girl who listens instead of speaking because she is too afraid of letting the others know who she really is. I used to be terrified of being myself because I always felt so worthless -as If the person I was just wasn’t good enough for anything or anyone and somehow, I spend a lot of times being really hard on myself – I was scared to raise my voice and express my true feelings so I kept everything locked up in a tiny little box, in a far, far, corner of my heart where no one could find it. I thought I would never change. That I could never be strong and fierce and compassionate and fearless like all the girls who were in my favorite books. Except that life has this kind of funny way of working out just when you think it never will.
    This year, everything changed. At first, I didn’t feel any different but somehow, I start to do all these little things that used to scared the crap out of me –smile to complete strangers, say stupid jokes to my postman (who probably thing I’m a weirdo but it’s okay), go on a crazy-scary rollercoaster…- The more I did them, the more I grew confident and start doing bigger things like going on a trip in a foreign country all by myself or simply standing up for myself by saying “no” to someone without feeling remorseful. I started to think of me not as an enemy but as a friend. A very good one, who deserves kind words and encouragements when he’s feeling down. I know I’m not perfect –Let’s be honest, I’m a walking-disaster- and my insecurities and flaws are still there but It’s time to accept that they are what makes me who I am –and it’s great because I kind of like that girl at the end of the day. Self-acceptance is a real journey but it’s so worth it. So it’s time to stop looking for that amazing person who will change your life and make it better: for that, you just have to look in the mirror and realize that you don’t need any prince or dragon to save you.
    You can do it yourself.
    Beware 2017, because here I come.
    #badassprincess #timetodestroythatstupidtowerandslayallyourdragons

  14. I wish you will read this and I hope you send me your address so I can send you a letter also because I am old shool and I love to write so please read this and send me your E-mail I have something really important to say.

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