Farewell 2017! From the personal journal, it’s a fond farewell. On December 30, 2017, my beloved husband Kevin and I celebrate our 29th wedding anniversary. This year has been as rich and loving as always, and I’m thankful for the many warm and wonderful times together and with our daughters, other family members, and close friends.
In my legal mystery novels, protagonist Dana Hargrove juggles the demands of a high-powered professional career with her personal and family life. She has a loving husband, Evan, to support her. Evan and Dana are nothing like Kevin and I except for one thing: We are a team, giving each other space to pursue our personal interests. For this I am very grateful. I would not be able to accomplish my artistic goals without Kevin.
These are my professional and artistic highlights for 2017:
Getting on stage again after a break of many years, performing the stellar choreography of Katiti King and making many new dance friends along the way.
An amazing master class with Lynn Simonson, the creator of the Simonson Technique.
A wonderful sendoff by my coworkers and friends at the Appellate Division upon my retirement from my fulltime legal career.
Putting the finishing touches on my fourth Dana Hargrove novel, Deep Zero, to be released on January 25, 2018!
I wish you a happy, healthy, artistic 2018!
Love from V.