Here we come, December!

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Hello, Write Edge readers, and a happy last couple of days of November! To my U.S. readers, I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving. We had a quiet holiday at home, but I had several projects on my plate that meant I couldn’t post my latest Instagram pictures on Friday. :<

I’ve made up for it, though, by posting them today. Among other things, check out the newest quote from The Truth About Elves. If you live in the U.S. and want an autographed copy, go to my author website now to find out how to get one. (Shipping, taxes, and fees are all included in your purchase price.) Also, read what others are saying about the book, and come discover the magic of the holidays with them. Find all the info you need on my author website now!

It’s the last Monday of the month, which means our writers’ showcase. This month I’m sharing quite the variety, including a story that had me grinning at its audacity. Find them now on The Write Edge Writing Workshop!

If it’s fall, that must mean a new Jodi Picoult novel and that’s what we get. Tomorrow sees the release of Wish You Were Here, a book set (and written) during the pandemic. On Wednesday you’ll get to find out what I thought of the book. Find my review on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

At the end of the week, I’ll be back to posting to Instagram and will do my best to squeeze in the Growth Chart I missed this past Friday. If you’ve missed previous posts, follow me now on Instagram by using my handle, @EktaRGarg.

In the meantime…

Get the vaccine/booster.

Wear a mask.

Wash your hands.

Show a stranger some kindness today.

Have a great week, readers!

E.R.G.

Last Thursday R.E.A.D.s up a day early!

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Hello, Write Edge readers! For those of you in the U.S., I hope you’re enjoying this Thanksgiving Eve (as in, not going too crazy over food prep for tomorrow.) We’re going to have a quiet family Thanksgiving ourselves with our favorite turkey dinner and sides. Plus, my older daughter is making apple pie for dessert. She’s turned into an epic baker since the start of the pandemic last year, so I’m really excited about what we’ll be enjoying at the end of the meal!

Because I’ll be a little busy myself with cooking/cleaning tomorrow, I thought I’d post the last Thursday R.E.A.D.s installment for 2021 a day early. This month I’ve taken a deeper look at the literary novel What You Can See From Here by Mariana Leky. Today’s post shares what I thought of the book as a Dreamer. Find it and all of the other installments here on The Write Edge Bookshelf.

Speaking of holidays, Christmas is coming and with it the frenzy of shopping. One of the reviews of The Truth About Elves called it the perfect stocking stuffer, and people have bought multiple copies for me to sign so they can give them as gifts. You can do the same by going now to my author website!

In the meantime…

Get the vaccine/booster.

Wear a mask.

Wash your hands.

Show a stranger some kindness today.

Have a wonderful week, readers!

E.R.G.

Happy Thanksgiving week!

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Hello, Write Edge readers! It’s Thanksgiving week here in the U.S. We celebrate this holiday every year as part of our history and use it as a way to gather with family and friends. It’s also a great way to eat some yummy food, and I can’t wait!

Before we get to all that, though, I have some content for you this week. First, this week’s short story. In the spirit of the holiday, I’ve written a short piece focused on the meal. Here’s a quick excerpt:

Fatigue rolled over Margie. She’d been up since the crack of dawn cooking, hoping that if she did everything the traditional way—or, as Blanche called it, the “right” way—that her mother-in-law would let some of the little things go today. Clearly she was wishing for things too early. Then again, this was Thanksgiving, not Christmas.

Read the whole story now on The Write Edge Writing Workshop!

Next, I’m mixing it up this week. Normally I post my Thursday R.E.A.D.s on, well, Thursday. This week, however, I won’t have a new book review for you. Instead, I’ll post the last installment of this quarter’s R.E.A.D.s — as a Dreamer of stories and books — on Wednesday. Find previous posts on What You Can See From Here by Mariana Leky as I examine it from the lens of a Reviewer, an Editor, and an Author by clicking here.

In a fun Thanksgiving twist, I’ll post Instagram pictures on Thursday and Friday of this week. On Thursday I’ll share shots of our holiday meal as well as a new quote from The Truth About Elves. At the end of the week, you’ll get Instagram posts as well as a new Growth Chart with my parenting adventures. Find all of that on Friday!

Speaking of Elves, I’m truly grateful to all of you for supporting me in this dream come true. Have you gotten your copy yet? If you live in the U.S. and want an autographed copy, you can order it now from my author website.

In the meantime…

Get the vaccine/booster.

Wear a mask.

Wash your hands.

Show a stranger some kindness.

Have a great week, readers!

E.R.G.