Monday, 31 December 2012

Happy New Year…!

It’s been a very happy Christmas at Horton HQ this year. There hasn't been any snowfall on our part of Scotland over the holidays so it's not been quite as seasonally scenic - but it has made it so much easier and safer for family and friends to visit us at the cottage for a few days. The only thing we have been without is an internet connection, but I’m happy to say that seems to have been resolved and so, as we say goodbye to 2012 and welcome in the New Year, I can now take this opportunity to say a big THANK YOU for all your support in visiting my blog over the past year: for commenting and sharing, for taking part in my virtual parties and for generally being great fun friends. Thank you also for buying my ebooks and thank you to those who took the time to read and review them.
In the past few days, you may have noticed there has been an exciting flurry of Book Reviewers and Book Bloggers listing their ‘Top Reads of 2012’ and I’m thrilled to have two of my novels nominated.
‘Reaching for the Stars’ has been nominated on Dizzy C’s Little Book Blog as one of her ‘Top Reads of 2012’ and ‘How Do You Voodoo?’ is listed on Love Reading Love Books  as one of her ‘Five Star Reviewed Books of 2012’. While Bagpipes & Bullshot has remained a popular choice with readers over the holiday period by being my bestselling title. As an author, I couldn’t be more excited about such high praise, which has filled me with joy and enthusiasm to get back to my Works In Progress for 2013 ASAP!
I recapped over my blogging year in my last post here but today, the magazine style website over at, which I’m involved with both as an author and an editor, has also put together a sparkling roundup - which shows how much has been achieved over the past twelve months by this fabulous collective of authors, readers and publishers. You can click HERE to pop over and catch up with

I’m so looking forward to seeing what 2013 has in store for us all and as we bring in the New Year, I want to wish you a very Happy Hogmanay and best wishes for the coming year!

Love, Janice xx



richard holmes said...

Happy Hogmanay Janice... go easy on the haggis!!!! Wishing you a happy and abundant 2013 xx

Sheryl Browne said...

Happy NEW YEAR, Janice. Here's to much success, health and happiness in 2013! You deserve it! :) xx

Emma Calin said...

Very best wishes for 2013 Janice. Happy New Year! xx

Janice said...

Happy Hogmanay Richard - haggis is certainly on the menu tonight!

Thank you Sheryl - you too sweetie - health, happiness and success!

Happy New Year to you Emma. It was great to meet you this year!

Janice xxx

Melanie said...

Haggis on the menu? What time is supper, I'll be there!

Happy Hogmanay, my friend! Wishing you much success for 2013.

Old Kitty said...

Yay for such a brilliant writerly 2012 for you!! Your 2013 is shaping up to be even bigger and brighter!! Cheers!! Take care

Janice said...

Happy Hogmanay Melanie - have a good one my friend!

Arw, thank you Old Kitty. Cheers and happy new year!

Janice xx

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Well done on a great year, Janice! Wishing you and yours all wonderful things for 2013.

Janice said...

Thank you Rosemary and happy Hogmanay to you and my best wishes for the new year. xx

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Janice .. it does sound as though 2012 was a great year ... well done on the recognition too ..

Happy New Year and a successful 2013 ahead .. cheers Hilary