Saturday, April 23, 2011

Goodbye is not an easy word . . .

By Lonnie Cruse

I've been a member of Poe's Deadly Daughters since the very beginning. I've loved working with these lovely ladies, excellent writers, wonderful friends, one and all. But it's time for me to move on. Therefore, I'm leaving Poe's Deadly Daughters today and Jeri Westerson is taking my monthly Saturday slot. I wish her good luck. I wish the other "Daughters" much continued success.

I'm now writing non-mystery non-fiction, so to continue to hog a good spot here on PDD isn't fair to other authors and doesn't make a lot of sense. I'm going in another direction with my writing, but I will ALWAYS be a mystery fan and will never stop reading mysteries until someone pries a book out of my cold, dead hands. I'm sure that is true of the rest of you. Mysteries are such fun to read, be they cozies (my personal choice) or fast-paced thrillers (which scare me too much to read, sigh.)

If you want to keep in touch, I will still have a web page at http://www.lonniecruse.com and I will still be writing my weekly newsletter for women: Encouraged Together, every Tuesday. You are welcome to hang out with me at my web page and/or subscribe to said newsletter. Back issues are archived there, should you wish to check them out.

May all your mysteries be great and your TBR (To Be Read) pile ever full, near to toppling over. May you never lose the delight of being so lost in a book that waking up to reality is a bit of a shock. And please remember, I STILL have six mysteries in print, available on Amazon or to order from your local book store.

Thanks ever soooo much for reading me here and in my mysteries. Good--nope, can't type it, so let's just say "So long" for now.

Lonnie

10 comments:

Paul Lamb said...

Goodbye, Lonnie. I've enjoyed your posts over the years. I hope you continue to have success with your writing, whatever it may be.

Sandra Parshall said...

Lonnie and I were the original two who cooked up this blog, and it's hard to imagine going on without her.

Lonnie, we'll miss you! I hope you'll come back for a visit now and then. You'll always be a Deadly Daughter in our hearts. :-)

Sharon Wildwind said...

You are so much fun, and such a good friend. I'm excited that you're going exploring other things in your life. You'll be missed here.

caryn said...

Lonnie, I know we'll keep in touch. I understand your calling in a different direction.

Lonnie Cruse said...

Thanks, everyone! I'll be lurking somewhere in the shadows here so do keep in touch!

Bill Crider said...

I've enjoyed your posts, but I can understand why you're moving on. Best wishes, and I'm glad you'll still be reading!

Lonnie Cruse said...

Thanks, Bill, and you know I will be reading your mysteries!

Julia Buckley said...

Lonnie-

What a beautiful letter; it's hard to conceive of PDD without you. I hope you have many successes in your new writing endeavors, and that you keep in touch with this "sister" both online and, when possible, in person. :)

Love,

Julia

Torque Wrench said...

maybe it is not an easy word, but it will surely bring new beginnings and path to follow

Elizabeth Zelvin said...

A lovely farewell, Lonnie. You'll always be one of our blog sisters. Wishing you success, and more important, lots of fun in your other endeavors.