This past year I’ve craved the company of my family and friends more than ever – a testament to our needs as a social, loving society.
Although I have a strong connection with my family, during the era we used to term as normal, our lives seemed to meander in and out of each other’s due to job responsibility, driving distances, and just being busy, except when we were traveling together.
All of us love visiting other states and countries, and my oldest daughter became so smitten with traveling, she became a travel agent and now owns her own business. Since covid, she’d lost a lot of ground like every other business owner, but she’s getting back on her feet and doing the legwork of checking out old haunts and new ones for the future. I promise the travel industry is only taking a nap –
My recent travels have taken me to NY to meet my newest grandson. I have five grandkids now, and two are adults. Thankfully, since I’ve behaved, my son and daughter-in-law welcome me with open arms so I can see the new baby.
I deeply appreciate how my cherished friends checked in on me (and vice versa), and couldn’t have coped as well without them during this evil pandemic. Then, there is my sisterhood of writers who’ve kept me busy with the passionate craft of writing, and their supportive friendship has meant the world to me.
Speaking of joy, here are a few of our recent sets:
Unforgettable Joy: Unforgettable Pleasure (The Unforgettables Book 16) Pets can make us happy – Yes! – but romance lifts us even higher still! As many of our favorite love stories promise, there’s a perfect partner somewhere in the world for each of us. When that soul mate is found, Unforgettable Joy is found.
Cute But Crazy: Ditzy Dudes: Today Bestselling and Award-Winning Authors, CUTE BUT CRAZY 2 – DITZY DUDES is the follow-up boxset to the Bestselling Cute But Crazy – Wacky, Wonderful Women.Get ready for another Romantic Comedy box set from the fabulous Authors’ Billboard gang. Come get acquainted with these charming and sexy Ditzy Dudes and the ladies they bring Happy (and tickle-bone funny) Ever After’s too.
Invincible Destiny: Whether you’re just starting out or starting over, losing your love or finding a new one, a first chance, or a second…maybe even a third, destiny is in your hands. It’s in your grasp. You find a way, you work hard, and you believe enough to make it happen. (Available for Preorder, just 99 Cents!
Speaking of family, please check out my latest release about the special, little guy in my life: Running on All Fours: Being raised in a dysfunctional family with a special needs sibling and an abusive dad either makes or breaks the human spirit – especially decades ago, when there was no social intervention on behalf of minors, or active support for the parents.
Thank you for reading and I hope you find all the joy life has to offer you!
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A USA Today, Award-Winning Author, Susan Jean Ricci is best known for her Cindy’s Crusades Series, starring the hilarious duo Cindy and Jay DeMatteo. These characters were first introduced in the multi-award winning novel Dinosaurs and Cherry Stems, and return to entertain you in its sequel The Sugar Ticket. Look for the soon to be published, and final saga Don’t Bruise the Bananas 2020. Cindy and Jay’s mischief making lives on in these shorts: A Sweet Snafu, Christmas With Niagara, His Sacred Vow, Passion’s Secret Ingredient, and Turning up the Heat. Please also consider the other stand alone works of fiction and short stories in Ms. Ricci’s collection, with more to come later this year.
A member of the RWA, The Authors’ Billboard, and the Independent Authors’ Network, several of Ms. Ricci’s titles have been recognized as the Women’s Outstanding Fiction Winner in the IAN 2016 and as IAN finalists in 2017, 2018, 2019.