It's hard to believe Christmas is almost here and that 2012 is almost to an end. It's been a crazy year for me and my family. A lot of wonderful--Submerged hitting the shelves and the bestseller lists. A lot of heartache--losing my mom and grandmother. But God is faithful. He's been carrying me this entire time and I'm so very grateful. I'm also grateful to all of you for your support and encouragement. Because of you Submerged has been nominated for Book of the Year, and Cole has won Fiction Hero of the Year. I'm thrilled you have fallen in love with the McKennas like I have. Piper's book, Shattered, will start hitting shelves mid-January. I hope you will enjoy her and Landon's journey as much as I enjoyed writing it. I'll be unplugging from the computer for the next week and a half to enjoy Christmas and New Years with my family. I have some fun stuff in store when I return to celebrate Shattered's release. Until then, I pray you all have a wonderful Christmas and a very blessed New Year.