Author Jackie Taylor Zortman

It’s rather astounding to realize that Christmas will be here in only  three days. I made my last batch of fudge this morning, the gifts are all bought and wrapped. the ones to distant important people in my life have been mailed and received, Christmas cards are long ago sent. Just one more dish to make for the wonderful big Christmas brunch my daughter-in-law and son provide on Christmas Day. It feels good when we finally can see that light at the end of the tunnel.

This year has been filled with wonderful surprise phone calls from so many dear friends who live far away. Such a simple gesture that can mean so much, especially at this time of year. We’ve all talked for hours and, frankly, it’s something we should do more often. I think we need to slow our lives down and remember while social media is easy, something a bit more personal (such as an actual phone call) can mean so much more.

I’m on my fourth or fifth rewrite of my current WIP and just about have that ready for my editor. Of course, I know she is busy with the holidays and her own family now, but come the first of the year, off it will go to her and my beta readers. Perfect ending for 2018.

The purpose of this blog post is simply to tell each and every one of you how important you are to me and how thankful I am to have you in my life. My wish is that we all have a wonderful Christmas and that 2019 is the best year ever. I no longer make resolutions or create expectations for the coming year, but I am always hopeful and looking for the best being yet to come.

Many blessings to each and every one of you.


Author Jackie Taylor Zortman and husband, Richard.



About jtzortman

Author of "WE ARE DIFFERENT NOW" - A Grandparent's Journey Through Grief, first place award winning novel "FOOTPRINTS IN THE FROST" and award-winning novel "SNOW ANGEL", and the first of three novellas in her The Drifter Series called JAKE - Whiskey, Water & Wildfire. Contributing author to anthologies "Felons, Flames & Ambulance Rides", "American Blue", "Recipes by the Book: Oak Tree Authors Cook" and "The Centennial Book of The National Society of Daughters of the Union 1861-1865". Numerous articles, poems and short stories published since 1990. Charter Member of the Public Safety Writers Association and member of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. Winner of ten writing awards. I live in a quaint Colorado mountain tourist town with my husband and Siamese cat. When deeps snows blanket the terrain and spectacular views from my windows, it becomes the perfect spot in which to write.
This entry was posted in Author Jackie Taylor Zortman, Christmas, Colorado, Friendship. Bookmark the permalink.


  1. marilynm says:

    Merry Christmas to your and yours! And many blessing for 2019.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Joseph B Haggerty says:

    Merry Christmas and a safe and joyful new Year.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I hope your Christmas was wonderful and the new year brings all your hopes and dreams come true!

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s