Friday, September 28, 2012

KIDS!


If you have a child, I’m 99% sure you’ve experienced that blush of public embarrassment by something they’ve done. Some are worse than others. I have stories that go back thirty years, and have recently learned they aren’t over. How those kids of ours can embarrass us. 

Last week I had a day of running around to do, including volunteering at the local library. When I left the house, my youngest (who is now in his mid-twenties, but still loves to ‘get’ his mother) was all smiles as I drove out of the driveway. First clue. I should have known. Instead, I thought, he’s in a good mood today. I went through the bank, spent several hours at the library, then drove twenty some miles to pick up my granddaughter from her school. She was hungry so we drove through McDonalds, and then went to the store to pick up Papa’s birthday present. That was the first time I walked around the back side of my car. 

Isabelle had already gotten out on her side and she met me at the trunk, where I was standing, shaking my head, thinking of all the places I’d been.

“What’s that?” she asked. 

“Your Uncle Cody,” I answered, already dialing his number as I popped trunk to dispose of the sign.

He answered laughing.

I said, “Student driver?”

He laughed harder.

I haven’t paid him back yet, but I will. I’m brainstorming. 

Speaking of which, that is what I’m doing for my next story. Brainstorming. Writing down little bits and pieces of scenes and the characters coming to life in my head. I’m also putting the finishing touches on the UNDONE due to Harlequin by Oct. 15th.  In this one, Garret McCoy places a bet he can get Rory Boyle onto the dance floor, and discovers he’s in for more than he bargained for when she finally says yes. 

The e-book version of All a Cowboy Wants for Christmas will be released on Monday, and I want to say thank you so very much to all of you who have pre-ordered it, and/or purchased the paperback version.  I so appreciate your support and love your emails! 

Next up will be Unclaimed Bride in mid-October and November 1st and followed by A Solider for Christmas the end of November. 

Be good, be kind, and if you have a practical joke you think would be a fitting response to my Student Driver incident, shoot me an email!

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