Monday, August 31, 2009

The BMW and the interview

Along with learning about how I got my literary agent and two-book deal, listen to the interview today at I Just Finished and hear how distracted I became at the end. Husbands should not come home with a 2009 BMW for parents to test-drive in the middle of a radio blog interview!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Broadcast of Promoting Your Books

Tomorrow I'll be talking with Jill Hart on her Christian Work At Home Moms (CWAHM) program. To listen to the show and get some tips on how to promote your books, head over to this page at 10 AM CST / 11 AM EST on August 27th. You might even learn something!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Here we are again . . .

Summer is winding down and everyone is busy with school starting. Walmart's aisles are filled with overwhelmed parents and active children as pens, notebooks, and markers are tossed into shopping carts.

I wish I had a seventeen-year-old, wanting an over-priced binder and new clothes to wear to school. I wish that I had one more kid to send off in the mornings. One more child to ask each afternoon, "What happened at school today ?" so that I could hear him say, "Nothing."

Daniel would be seventeen tomorrow, starting his senior year of high school.

Instead of wishing him a good day, I will visit the grave and brush the twigs off of his headstone. Instead of buying him an iPod or a new cell phone, I'll purchase colorful helium balloons to send off into the blue sky.

On the attached note, I'll write as I have every year, Miss you, Daniel. So happy that you came into my life. I love you always. ~Mommy.

I wish I had a seventeen-year-old to sing Happy Birthday to.

Instead, it will be another birthday without him.

Seems after thirteen years of watching balloons lift into the summer air, I would be calloused and used to this. But every birthday, it breaks another piece of my heart.