My Christmas Letter to You

I’ve defended Christmas letters in the past as an enjoyable way to keep in annual touch.
I know a lot of people think they’re a self-centered indulgence, but so what? It’s been kind of a shitty year. We lost famous people, personal people, and favorite pets. We’ve given bad news, we’ve gotten bad news…
So let’s take a moment to focus on the good and share some fun stuff.
Feel free to post your 2016 highlights in the comments.

Merry Christmas!

2016. Wow, what a year.

Mary got PUBLISHED!
My debut novel, Pocket Money, is the thrilling story of what can go tragically
wrong when four average guys reunite for a day of memories…and murder.
Available on Amazon, Kindle, Barnes & Noble, and at Books on First in Dixon, Book World in Freeport, Abet Books & Games in Freeport, and Book World in DeKalb.

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Mary & Dave MOVED!
After 19 years in the same house, we have a new home.
About a mile away. Totally worth the wait.

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Zach & Christina also MOVED!
It must have been meant to be–
he never bothered to update his driver’s license. (It’s been 8 years.)
Christina continues to impress at her job with the DeKalb County Circuit Clerk.
Zach proves to be invaluable at Lamphere’s.

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Ben turned TWO in June!

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Mary & Dave celebrated THIRTY YEARS in August!

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(and Mary turned fifty in October)

Nicole celebrated her GOLDEN birthday in November!

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Nicole is doing phenomenal things as a Jefferson High School teacher.
Zach started a new position as an Assistant Principal at RESA Middle School.
Ben is the funniest, smartest, cutest, most adorable grandkid ever.
(He can’t help it, it’s in his genes.)

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Say what you will about 2016…as long as you say farewell.

Wishing you the Happiest of Holidays
and the best a New Year has to offer.

BRING ON 2017!

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About Mary Fran Says

I am an artist, crafter, designer and writer. I enjoy working with mixed media-- applying visual and tactile manipulations to telling a story. Not a lot of market for that, though, :), so I'm focusing on short story submissions and novel completions. Yes, plural. Lots of beginnings, too many ideas, not enough focus.
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