Andrea Campbell - I am grateful that forensic science keeps progressing and is working better than ever. Personally, I am happy to have good health for me and my family. And I am also warmed by the camaraderie that I share with the other important women here at Women in Crime Ink.
Kathryn Casey - I'm more grateful than I can say for family and friends, including all the wonderful people I've met this past year through my association with Women in Crime Ink. Even though the world is a tumultuous and sometimes dangerous place, there's so much that's positive. We write about bad people at WCI, those who do terrible things, but the truth is that the bad folks are vastly outnumbered by the good ones, another reason to feel good this Thanksgiving.
Diane Dimond - This Thanksgiving makes me stop and reconsider the last year. No, the economy isn't great, no, our politicians still aren't doing their best for the country (mired as they are in their own partisanship), no, there is no peace in the middle east. But I have a loving family who are healthy and happy. We have warm homes and food on the table. And I'm most thankful that the miserable demon known as Tony Alamo is in prison. He has tortured children in the name of God for long enough!
Tina Dirmann - I'm thankful for all the work, despite the horrible economy. I'm thankful that I'll be surrounded by dear friends this turkey day. And I'm thankful the Hawks family finally found justice in the courts this year.
Stacy Dittrich - I am most thankful for my husband and daughters, and the fact that we are healthy! On a lighter, more humorous note—I'm thankful for annulments and second marriages . . . I'm thankful that I didn't grow up with a ridiculous name like Joran Van der Sloot . . . I'm thankful that in less than a month I will basking on the sunny beaches of Florida laughing at my fellow Ohioans . . . I'm thankful for the medical phenomenon known as plastic surgery and those wonderful plastic surgeons who lowered their rates during this economic crisis—my thighs and the thighs of millions thank you as well . . . and I'm damn thankful for being alongside the most audacious group of women known as Women in Crime Ink!