Happy New Year, everyone!
I've been quite the busy little blogger over the past few years. Working hard every night from my plush crib in the San Fernando Valley. Oh the hours I spent alone staring into those bottomless (now torn) paper bags and plastic containers (now swelling) that housed my mother's letters. They all had to be taken out and placed in chronological order. "Can't deal with the kids tonight, honey!" Nope. No siree! I was waaaay too busy. Too busy remembering. Talking. Re-connecting. Dreaming. Smiling. Plotting. And writing like a wacko with a new found purpose in life. THIS was gonna be sweet!
Abrams Publishing, (the same publishing company responsible for the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series), signed me to a fabulous book deal for the story of how my mother's letters completely and continually terrorize my life. Can you believe?! Soon, the book will be available at Barnes and Nobles and other bookstores throughout the land! I had a few ideas for what was to be the title and finally settled on, S'Mother. Just seemed more instantly understandable than, "Please Don't Eat Sushi, Love, Mom." It's available for pre-order on Amazon, and will be officially released in time for this Mother's Day in May of 2011!
It's all very exciting. For my mother? Well, not so much. I mean, she's got more important things to focus on. (Like,worrying.)
This blog will be redirected by early February to pair with the book's title and a new website is in the process of being built for all things S'Mother! There's more stuff to tell you, but that's all for now. In the mean time, please pre-order the book. Tell a friend. Tell a co-worker. It's time. It's Mother. It's S'Mother.
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