It's Thanksgiving day and I'm sitting in a friend's house, three hundred miles from my temporary home. (It's home because that's where my "stuff" is but it's temporary because it doesn't call to me as a home should.) Anyhow, I'm lucky to be here, lucky to have friends and family, especially l'm lucky that someone else is doing all the cooking. (They're lucky too because, a cook I am not.)
Aside from friends, family and good food, what am I thankful for? I'm thankful that God has seen fit to make me a storyteller, one of the most important jobs throughout human history. I'm thankful for the technology that allows my stories to reach around the world. Most of all I'm thankful for my readers and fans, because storytelling without readers is like the tree falling in the forest. Yes, it probably makes noise when it falls, but if there's no one to hear it, who cares?
May your Thanksgiving be filled with good food, good friends, a loving family, and great stories.
Alison Blake is both a novelist and a playwright. At the moment she is in a traveling mode and will be blogging from various stops on her journey.