This is release week for A Reputation for Notoriety, my latest book, the first in the Masquerade Club series. The release of a new book is kinda like giving birth….Well, not really.
A bunch of years ago today I really did give birth to my son, my second child, and thus the second happiest day of my life (the birth of my daughter was the happiest, because she was first). I’m from a family of girls so having a little boy was a real adventure for me. I learned that boys were different than girls when my son chose to sleep with his trucks rather than a stuffed animal. His favorite book was Truck by Donald Crews, a book virtually without words. When a little older, he transitioned to How Things Work, a book that interested my daughter not at all.
As an adult, he’s restored a vintage car (a la Truck) and, this year, purchased a house, upon which he has done many fix-it projects (How Things Work). He’s also married and is about to be a father himself.
I could not be prouder of the man my son has become. I’m absolutely certain he is a good husband and will be a wonderful dad.
We already know the baby will be a boy, and I’ve already given him his own copy of Truck.
Just one more story about the dear son. One Christmas recently he handed me a present. When I opened it, it was a copy of one of my books. It delighted me to think of my 6 foot tall son in the romance section of the bookstore, finding and picking out my book, then taking it to the cashier. I loved it!
And speaking of the dear daughter, last week she graduated from college! She’d taken a few years off to work before returning to school, so this college degree was delayed, but still a very very proud event. Here we are after the ceremony.
Don’t I have lots to be proud of these days? A new book and my two best “productions.”