Monday, December 10, 2007

That Time of Year

I have taken an informal survey among friends, and found that many of us are having moody -- if not down right cranky -- days during this run up to the holidays. So if you're feeling a little blue or irritable, your misery has plenty of company to love.

I've at least temporarily taken care of my own moodiness by going to beautiful Kaua'i. Tim and I went to celebrate the wedding of our friends Toni and Billy, who are also Tim's bandmates in Down Tight. We had a great time there and enjoyed the company and kindness of new and old friends.

You may not be able to fit a trip to Kaua'i into your plans, so I'll offer a reminder that another Christmas season tradition is available to make you laugh: the Chicago Tribune's annual "Scared of Santa" photo collection. Enjoy!


LaurieH said...


I really enjoy your books! I'm re-re-re-reading "Eighteen" right now and got curious when your next book will be out. I've already re-read "Kidnapped" so it seems to me it's been too long! :-)

See in your November posting that you've finished a non Irene Kelly book...when will that be out? And, you are planning on publishing Irene next year, right? Please, please.

Keep up the engrossing and wonderful work!


Danny said...

Hi Jan, This is Danny Holland. I Apologize for taking so long to log back in. I have been busy getting married. I was wondering if there has been any progress on you being able to create any audio books. I and many of my friends are anxiously awaiting the time that it comes. :)

nailgirl said...

Can wait for the next irene book.

Jan Burke said...

Hi Laurie,

Thanks for the kind words.

I'm working on revisions on the book I talked about in November. I have started another Irene book, but that's set aside for now. I don't have publication dates for either one at the moment.

I really appreciate your interest and support -- thank you!


Jan Burke said...

Hello, Danny! What wonderful news! Congratulations!

I'm happy to say that there has been progress re the audio books. I'll blog about that soon.

Thank you so much for asking about it!


Jan Burke said...

Hi there, Denise. I'm anxious to get back to Irene, too, although I am really enjoying my time with these new characters. Keep watching here, and I'll let you know when the next one comes out. Thanks so much for your support!