385400_2910909098786_1978808214_nGreetings. Merry Christmas. For my Jewish friends and family, I hope you had a wonderful Hanukkah.  Wonderful days for my friends who do not celebrate either.

I have a few things on my mind.  As this doesn’t happen often, I thought I would share those thoughts with you.

My grandchildren are growing too fast.

My children have turned into adults! I am very proud of them.

I do not like the direction our country is going. The government is the worst in my memory, and I am nearly 60 years. Congress is useless, our president is likewise rolling through the motions of his job…seemingly with impunity. They should all be fired. It is their retirements which should come under scrutiny and cuts, not the military.

I recently moved to Universal City, Texas. A small town of roughly 19,000. I thought that I would get involved in the community. Actually, both Denise and I are happy to get involved, supporting fundraisers, volunteering at various community functions…that sort of thing. I am getting involved with the local library as well. Our librarian is full of energy and ideas.  She is doing wonderful things. The problem is, the library is in a very small, very old building. Literacy programs are next to impossible, as are other programs that would promote reading, writing and books in general. New libraries are expensive. More than 5 million dollars. I applied for an opening at the city’s library commission. Even small towns work slowly.  I  am going to take on this small bureaucracy and work to get us a new library.

One year and five months ago, a 37 year old man had a horrible car crash. One year and five months ago that man’s family offered his heart to a total stranger – me. I pray for your loved one, whose heart beats strongly within my chest. I pray for you, his family and hope you have found peace.

Peace, Love, Life, Family and Friends – my prayer is for each and every one to find peace, love, life, family and friends and have a wondrous new year.

 – Call for guest bloggers –

Last year I published guests nearly every week of the year. I cannot do that this year. I would, however like to continue my guest blogger segment. I will only publish about 20 guests in the coming year. My guests write about the world of books and writers. Whether it is advice on query letters, writing styles,, descriptive writing or genre writing, my guests enjoy having their work shown to thousands. Over the past ten months, my blog has received more than 175,000 visitors. I expect 2014 to exceed 200,000.

If you are interested becoming a guest, let me know. I will send you the information. Check out the guests that I’ve published this year. Read their posts. You’ll quickly get the picture. It is a great way to get you and your work in front of an international audience. Drop me a note at brha99@brianhayden.com



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