I always love this time of year. First there's Mother's Day, a day where I am perfectly justified in not doing dishes or cooking dinner.
This year Mother's Day was closely followed by my wedding anniversary. That meant a nice dinner out with just my husband.
And in a couple of weeks I celebrate my birthday and get to be pampered all over again.
Like I said, I love this time of year.
This year there's an even better reason for me to love it.
In a matter of weeks REALITY ALI will be available to buy. I'm so excited about this book. The characters have morphed their way through many stories on their way to this book. Ali herself has gone through several name changes, but always she's the same lovable girl readers will meet next month.
The original Ali, then named Casey, first appeared in a story I wrote in high school. And I'm not going to say exactly how long ago that was, but let's just say that the kids in that story did not have cell phones, or MP3 players, or laptops, or pretty much anything that kids these days have.
My character grew with the times, and now she's a thoroughly modern girl who wants to be famous, just like her movie-star mother. And what better way, than create a web-based reality show with her friends. And, against the odds, she does become famous. But it's not at all what she hoped it would be like.
Only another month and you can find out why!