Thursday, April 30, 2015

I'm Smiling

I'm sitting in front of my computer working on my next Heartwarming.  It's Jake Farraday's story.  He's the forest ranger who helped rescue the bear in the first Scorpion Ridge book Katie's Rescue.

Jake's story will be the fifth in the series - possibly released in Jan.

In June, the fourth Scorpion Ridge book comes out.  It's called Small-town Secrets.  About a minute ago, I got a tweet from my editor letting me know it's featured on the Harlequin Facebook page.  Me, I'd love to see a stampede of friends go over there and ewwwww and ahhhhhh.

Click here. I promise you won't explode

Yolanda and Adam are thinking "Victorian's take a lot of work!
Good thing we're in this together... forever."

LOL, in reality, I'm getting ready to go to my day job.  I'm a teacher and we're drawing close to finals week and my freshman are angsting over their argument paper the way I'm angsting over word count in Jake's story.

Something cool happened this week, though.  When someone types your name in a Facebook post, you get tagged.  I got a tag message and looked into a post written by someone I've not seen in probably twenty years.  Not since I was a first grade teacher.  Here's what my past student, Ashan, wrote:

My 1st grade teacher Pamela Tracy was the 1st teacher ever to tell me about Martin Luther king jr. Even know my class was super young and couldn't completely understand the impact he had on the world but I remember her explaining how him and others protested and made their point thru the use of non violence.   

This week, my editor Adrienne made me smile.
This week, a student from my past made me smile.

Life is good.

So, what has made you smile this week?

Pamela

19 comments:

  1. Awesome post. Congrats on the Harlequin Facebook page. I'm smiling for you!

    I started my next Heartwarming and have already fallen in love with my characters, so I'm smiling about that too.

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  2. Pam, you made me smile with your post. It's so cool to have a student from the past remember how you mattered in his/her life.
    That's great about your book being featured. And the cover is super nice.

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    1. It really is. I think we so often forget to say as many "thank yous" as we do "args".

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  3. I'm with Roz, Pam. Your post made me smile. And just imagine how every other small connection you make with your smile and your I-can-do-everything! attitude affects others who don't have the opportunity to tell you about it. Go, Woman! Spread the love.

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  4. Muriel,
    I'm coming to Oregon one of these days!

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  5. Thinking about my upcoming vacation makes me smile!

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  6. I smiled a lot this week. My daughter was visiting and I got to feel the baby move. I got my Harlequin Blurb2book submission done early and I've lost 19 pounds. Your new book sounds amazing and I can't wait to read it. :)

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    1. I found the 19 pounds that you lost ARG.
      I've been following your news about the Harlequin submission. You wrote.
      Hmmm, you're too young to be a grandma.

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    2. Thanks! I think so too, but I had 2 children by the time I was my daughter's age, so I guess I'm older than I think, lol.

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  7. Winning the Heartwarming Spring Fling prize #2 and anticipating the arrival of 4 new Heartwarming books keeps making me smile! And your story about the student who remembered you made me smile too. Congratulations on your upcoming book!! I'm heading over there to check it out.

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    1. Thanks Laurie, we love it when you come around, especially when you come around more than once like the other day.

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  8. Yeah, me, too--your post made me smile. And lots of other things. Lots of happy going around. Thanks for sharing yours, Pam!

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  9. Hitting send on my 2nd Heartwarming story The Christmas Campaign!! :-) So glad your student reached out to you and let you know you made a difference.

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  10. Working at the college always makes me smile. I remember when you used to be one our adjuncts.

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  11. Pam, what a lovely, lovely post and believe me, you will remember that student's words forever. I'm smiling for you.

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