Thank you…

Thank you…

We are getting to that time of year when we are supposed to be enjoying our friends and family but are instead scurrying from here to there without a second thought because we are so busy trying to get everything done for the holidays whether it be decorate, wrap presents, everyday life obligations, remembering to thank the Elf of the Shelf for appearing, scouring Pinterest to see why our homemade gift looks nothing like our pin does, finishing a book (<—that would be me)…it’s so crazy that we never stop to take a moment to breathe…and then you don’t even have a moment to breathe because the stress you feel is holding it hostage…

SO…I am taking that moment right now to say a few words to you all before I can’t see straight from my personal chaos that three little ones create…Forgive me if I get a little sentimental but, well, you know that’s how I am.

This year has been crazy in so many ways I can’t even begin to remember it all. I mean, I went from the highest high of hitting #2 on the New York Times as an indie author with Crashed to one day later my son being paralyzed (Thank you to those who still ask about his health. He is about 99.5% recovered now)…talk about life teaching you where your priorities need to be. I went from being banned from Amazon with my short story UnRaveled in the Bend Anthology (which I will forever feel guilty for regardless of how many times the ladies in the anthology tell me to shush up) to signing a traditional book deal with Penguin books to bring you Slow Burn and Sweet Ache. I went from Raced hitting USA Today bestsellers list to being scared to death to turn in Slow Burn to my editor for the fear that it wasn’t going to be ‘enough’ for a traditional book on shelves in stores. And then what happens? I get asked to sign on for another book. Crazy stuff, I tell you. If you would have asked me two years ago if I ever thought this would have been my life, I would have laughed. Being an author was something that little chubby girl, who sat on the grass with her notebook in her hand, dreamt of and never thought was going to happen. Never. 

Even with all of those surreal moments, one of the bests parts of the year was befriending and getting to meet so many of you. So many of these moments spent with you will be something I will always cherish even if this author thing doesn’t pan out. From the signings in Los Angeles to Cleveland to Book Bash to New York to Oklahoma City to Las Vegas…you ladies know how to spoil me. I truly am the luckiest author out there. You are all so passionate about these books and characters and support me no matter what direction I try to take on this journey…it’s truly overwhelming…So at this time of year when we thank and spend time with our loved ones, I just want to make sure to let you know that I consider you all a part of my extended family. I truly do. (My husband even knows some of your names). 

Think of this as my Season’s Greetings card to you and your family. Wishing you a happy holidays and a memorable 2015!

I RACE YOU!

Kristy

(I could make 25 more of these collages with all of the memories I have from 2014, so forgive me if I left you out, but Sweet Ache needs to get finished!)

44 Comments

  1. Your stories/books are awesome x well done you for dealing with everything and carrying on x rylee and colton would be an untold love story without you x massive high fives kirsty x

  2. We race you too, K! Merry Christmas

  3. Well said! We race you too and wish you very happy holidays!

  4. Wow Kristy! That brought tears to my eyes. Your down to earth realness is refreshing on so many levels. Thank you for being you. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and an awesome New Year! We Race You! XO

  5. Love you Chica. And love our traditional tequila shots! Follow you to the end of the world.. So happy about your success and wish you and your family a Merry Christmas.

  6. Thank you for all you have done, all you are doing now and all you will continue to do to make us smile! You have been a blessing in my life and I love every word you write and will continue to support all the avenues that you pursue!! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!! ♡ ML #VPPC

  7. Thank you. Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New year

  8. Thank you so much for all you do and continue to do for us. Your books Rock and so do you. I flove you <3 May your Holidays be filled with love and laughter spending time with family and friends.

  9. Thank you for all you do, it has been a tough year and having this group and your amazing books to reread made it easier. You are an amazing author and an amazing person as well. Keep on writing! I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a happy and successful New Year.

    I race you!

  10. Happiest of holidays to you and your family, Kristy! Thank you for sharing your stories with us! May 2015 bring you more ups than downs! Xo

  11. Thank you, Kristy, for all you have given us. Not just your amazing books, the best BBF EVER written in Colton, but for time you give us; chatting with us, answering questions, joining in our playtime with #hashtag wars and such. You truly have an amazing beautiful soul. I hope you have wonderful Holliday <3 <3 <3

  12. Thank you for sharing a part of yourself with us. I look forward to many more books from you. I wish you and your family the Merriest of Christmas! I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers for upcoming challenges and adventures in this journey we call life.

    Season wishes and blessing from North Carolina.

  13. Awww Kristy Thank You for all you do I am always ready for your next book!! I hope your holidays are very special to you and your family. The best moment of 2014 for me was the day I met you in Orlando..!!! I hope to see you again in 2015 because I am totally sure I will need more books signed. Hint Hint… LOL HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!! I RACE YOU!!!!!

  14. Congratulations on your continued success! Happy Holidays to you and your family.

    All the best,
    Debbie Harrold

  15. Thank you and best wishes for a wonderful holiday season to you and yours, as well as a great 2015. (Oh, and please thank Colton for his Thanksgiving wishes also.) A personal wish for continued success to you. Based on what I’ve read, thus far, you deserve it.

  16. Thank you so much for your books…. I truly love them. I listen to audio all the time in the car. I can’t wait for Slow Burn. Have a great Holiday season.

  17. Thank you for the special Holiday message! May God continue to bless your family through this hectic but wonderful time of the year! I’ve personally enjoyed every item you’ve written and find self thankful for writers like you, bc you add a little bit spunk to my life! Thank you again and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!! Melissa I.

  18. Thanks Kristy, Happy Holidays to you and your family and wishing you the best of everything in 2015!

  19. Thank you Kristy i am new in your team & i love being here with all of you & thanks for those awesome books

  20. Happy holidays to you i hope you have a wonderful charisma with your family "I Race You

  21. Thank YOU for your creativity and for giving us Colton and Rylee and the story of a great love! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from a reader who discovered you in 2014 and can’t wait to read more of your stories.

  22. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  23. Thank you and have a Merry Christmas and another very Happy New Year! #writekristywrite!

  24. Thank you for your wonderful creativity and writing. Yes, I am one of those women who cannot say no, and sometimes want to cry. But……your books let me curl up with a glass of wine and escape. So, Thank you from the bottom of my heart, and Happy Holidays!!!! Keep on doin, what’s ya doin girl, cuz you basically have saved me many times.

  25. Kristy this is exactly why I adore you so much. Despite how huge you have become, you remain humble. And real. Very, very real. I admire you for taking the leap of faith into the author world and I also thank you for that, because I can’t imagine not having C & R enter my life.

    Happy holidays to you and yours!

  26. Thank you so much Kristy for your lovely words and the promise of a great read that each one of your books represents. I sincerely hope that we will get to meet with each other sometime. In the meantime, I wish you and your family a fabulous Christmas and a fantastic 2015 !

    Warmest regards from the UK,

    Pascale

  27. You are awesome!

  28. Wishing u and ur family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank u for writing fabulous books and letting us get lost in them like we were part of it. Looking forward for your next ones

  29. Kristy you have been the rock in my world so often I can’t count! You are amazing the talent you have is in your heart and it shows in your words may you continue to be blessed so you can continue to bless us with your wonderful writing,Thank You from my Heart! Happy Holidays

  30. Ahhhh, Kristy, what a journey it has been for you…..to dream and to realize your dreams come true! It really could not have happened to a more deserving person. I want to thank you for your stories, the numerous long, sleepless nights and still always having those cherished moments to share yourself with your readers even, when you are stressed to the max. FLove you #SwissMissAwesomeauthorKristy <3 Wishing you the peace, love and joy of the season and throughout the coming year!

  31. Kristy-even is this author thing doesn't pan out???? Are you kidding??? When your next books hit the NY Times best seller list I'm going to have a quiet chuckle to myself. Because they are going to, and the best part is you are going to be just as humble when they do! We race you Kristy!

  32. You write such beautiful words Kristy! I am always so amazed every time I see you have posted or responded to what someone else has posted. You are so grounded and such a kind thoughtful person. I wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season full of happiness, laughter and lots of love. Best wishes for the new year! I dont post often but love to read what others write, but i felt you deserve to hear from all you fans! :)PS – glad to hear your son has made almost a 100% recovery. **HAPPY HOLIDAYS*** Love love love your books!!!!!!

  33. Kristy- It seems strange to speak to you as if I know you but I feel I do. I stumbled across these books and “fell in Love” with all of your characters. I have read and re-read them all. I loved every word. I know you have been challenged but you have come through it and there is more success to come. Having seen my share of challenges this year as well – losing my sweet dad this summer and having some serious health challenges ahead – your books have been a place of escape for me. I was that chubby girl too and long to write something so compelling that it touches so many souls – But for now I will read your words and thank you with all my heart for giving us all such a gift.
    Wishing you the most peaceful and joyous holiday season. Race U TOO

  34. Kristy Bromberg we are so blessed to have been blessed by you as a writer, as I feel blessed to have been able to have been able to read your work. God willing we will both be able to continue on with the journey

  35. No, Thank You. Because without you, there would be no Colton & Rylee, no VP Pit Crew, no fan-fanatics to follow you. And because of that I wish you an even better 2015. Wish you were coming to Booking in Biloxi, Biloxi Mississippi March 7th. That would be awesome too. I R♥ce you. Hope your Christmas is fantastic!

  36. Kristy your books were a a blessing for me for very personal reasons. 2014 was a very challenging year with family issues that are to complicated to go into, your books very more than a welcome distraction. I fell in love with your words and couldn’t get enough of the story, and the characters you created. Then I met you during the book signing in New York and you impressed me even more with your warmth and kindness. So a big thank you lady, for giving me this gift in your stories and for taking time from writing to give us a thank you. I race you kristy Bromberg and best wishes to you and yours.

  37. You are an amazing person. I am in a wheelchair and you are a connection to the outside world for me. You have helped me get stronger and now can take some steps.
    I pray for your son to be 100% by the new year.
    Have a wonderful holiday and may it continue throughout the new year.

  38. Happy Holiday to you and your family. I learned in 2013 life can change forever in just 1 minute.

  39. You’re truly amazing, Kristy! Thank you for sharing your stories with us <3

  40. you are amazing, a truly crazy year for you and your family, your books are awesome cant wait for the next one. thankyou for the message its nice to know we readers are appreciated. all the best for Christmas and 2015

  41. Thank u for bringing special man into our lives , love ur writting, have a fab Christmas and we all race u and ur talent .xxx

  42. Thank you for your note and for sharing yourself with all of us. Merry Christmas to you and yours and Health and Happiness in the New Year!

  43. Merry Xmas to you and your family thanks for being such a fantastic writer and please please give us more Colton and Reilly xx

  44. Thank you for everything you've done and continue to do. You are an amazing person and author! I wish you lots of love and happiness during the holiday season and throughout the year!
    I flove you!

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