I'd like to wish readers a happy and safe holiday season and thank you all for reading and for writing. Thanks for slapping my back when you think I've got it right and getting in my face when you think I've got it wrong. Thanks for catching every stray comma and clumsy misstatement within seconds of them hitting the Net. You're the best editors in town.
Every writer should have a readership as loyal, enthusiastic, smart and tough as you all. See you next year.
This is almost too excellent for words, both for him and for his readers. There are plenty of talented writers out there - it's when a writer gets a readership that they can talk to that things get interesting.