Inspired by Ellie Di and Jonathan Taylor, as well as Richard Wiseman’s 59 Seconds, I’m going to start making weekly posts listing three things I’m grateful for. So here goes…

1. I’m grateful for my friend Gareth, who gives me a lot of positive encouragement and feedback in my fiction writing, frequently giving me the kicks in the ass that I need.

2. I’m grateful for my friend Maggie, who helped me dye my hair blue. It’s funny, but I feel more like myself with dyed hair.

3. I’m grateful for my job at the Lackman Library. I work with a terrific group of smart, passionate, witty, creative people who are supportive of my wacky brain chemistry and who encourage my outgoing, curious, mischievous streaks.