Happy New Year – Let’s Get Positive!

Happy New Year to all of my blog readers. What a weird year 2020 turned out to be! We are still mid these challenging times at the beginning of 2021 and I will admit to struggling with January blues, hence no blog last week, but I am determined to find a way forward and look at the positives.

2020 has made all of us examine our lives and relationships closely. I have loved having my husband around much more, as he’s working from home. We celebrated eighteen years of happy marriage last week! We’ve walked at least 10,000 steps daily since last March and I have lost weight as a result. I’ve loved seeing the changes through the seasons in the local hedgerows on our walks.

I’m a member of two regular small groups of writers and these have been invaluable for online support over the past year. We’ve managed to keep in regular contact and helped each other through some difficult times, so a shout out to my writer’s coffee group and the Apricot Plots authors. The Choc Lit and Romantic Novelists’ Association authors have also provided important friendship.

I’ve been loving the frosty mornings and the way the frost coating makes everything look different and new. I’m particularly impressed with the beauty of the cobwebs or spider art!

My latest book CHRISTMAS AT THE LITTLE BEACH CAFE was on offer over the Christmas period and managed to get bestseller tags in several countries, which made me smile. Ryan the seagull, who features in this book was very proud. I laugh when I hear a seagull cawing as it feels as if Ryan is making a comment. Goodness, I’ve started to talk to the seagulls like my solicitor hero, Justin!

So, what have we to look forward to in 2021? On my blog, I’m already inviting guests to write posts on some new subjects.

  • What I love about my garden.
  • My real life hero or heroine.
  • Memories of childhood holidays.
  • What I envy about my fictional heroines.
  • Three lesser known facts about me.

I will have posts from authors Helen Cook, Georgia Hill, Jan Preston, Nell Dixon, Marie Laval, Kirsty Ferry, Claire Sheldon, Angela Petch and Sharon Ibbotson to kick off the year. If you are a writer and would like to send me a post on one of the themes above please get in touch.

I do hope that you find positives in your own lives. Please post some of these in the comments below to lift all of our spirits.

Thank you for visiting my blog – Morton S. Gray – Author. I hope you enjoyed this post. You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

International Bestseller Christmas at the Little Beach Cafe published as an eBook, audio and paperback – Amazon KindleApple iBooksKoboNook BooksGoogle Play and Choc Lit for other options.

Bestseller Sunny Days at the Beach is now available as an eBook, audio and paperback – Amazon KindleApple iBooksKoboNook BooksGoogle Play and at Choc Lit for other options.

Christmas at Borteen Bay is available as both an eBook and audio download – Amazon KindleAudioApple iBooksKobo and Choc Lit for other buying options.

The Truth Lies Buried is available from all eBook platforms – Choc LitAmazon KindleKoboApple iBooks and also as a paperback and audiobook.

The Girl on the Beach published by Choc Lit is available as a paperback and from all eBook platforms –Amazon KindleApple iBooksKobo, Barnes and Noble and Google Play.

By Morton S. Gray

Author of romantic suspense novels. http://mortonsgray.com


  1. Well done on losing the weight and I love those cobweb photos. They are one of my favourite wonders too. Thank you for your friendly smiles on our Zoom talks and congratulations on your best seller stickers. Your book entertained me over the Christmas period. Such fun and I love a bit of romance. In my last book, I left readers disappointed with an ending that wasn’t HEA (in their eyes) so I’ve been working on this. We all need warm, happy feelings at the moment. Stay safe and keep writing! x

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  2. Hi Morton and belated happy new year! Yes, I would be delighted to be one of the writers featured on your blog. Not sure what I’d write about – 3 lesser known facts, probably! All the best Sue

    Sue Kittow

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