Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Not on Oprah

Hi, you've probably never heard of me and that's why I'm here and not on Oprah. Or maybe that's because I've never been on Oprah. No matter, the point is that I am part of this new blog because I fit the description: A YA Author You've Never Heard Of.

Or, perhaps you have heard of me, in which case I have to say: "Hi, Mom!"

So, about a year ago something happened that I'd been dreaming about since I was twelve. I had a book published. A book that people could buy and read and take to the beach with them. Is that not the stuff of dreams?

And my life changed forever from that day forward.

Okay, actually nothing changed at all, except that I could call myself a writer and produce a book to back that claim up. I still had to get the kids to school and do the laundry and the grocery shopping. The house still didn't clean itself (this is the 21st century, shouldn't we have self-cleaning houses by now?)
My book officially released while we were on vacation at Busch Gardens, so I took the book with me and made sure to include it in our vacation photos. I also brought in on the flume ride, which was probably a mistake - I can definitely tell which copy of the book went on vacation with us.

So, while the book: When Mike Kissed Emma, went to Busch Gardens, it did not make it to Oprah, and you probably won't find it in your local bookstore, though you can buy it at various places online.

So, that's a little about me. As the weeks go on, I'll spend time talking about my book and about writing and I'm not sure what else. It will be great to become an author you have heard of! (If Oprah calls, be sure to get her number!)


  1. Loved your book, Chris! Cute photos of you and your family! I know what you mean about the whole 'mom' thing! It's like when people ask son what I do, he always looks at them funny and says, "Uh, she's my mom!"

  2. Thanks, Kim.
    I also find you lose your name when you become a Mom. I am know "K's Mom" or "S's Mom."

  3. Um, I am often "Mrs. R's Mom", so I totally feel you. And I dig the "Book on Tour" photos!

    I just watched 'Up in the Air' last week, and it reminds me of that cutout, where they take pictures with it in front of all kinds of famous places.

    That would be kind of cool to do, actually.

  4. Christine,
    That would be cool do to. Too bad I never seem to go to any famous places!

  5. Love the "Book on Tour" photos too!

    I can't believe I didn't take a photo of myself in a cemetery yet. Now that would be a great one to have for my current book!

    And the Mom comment is so true. Now I'm B's mom!

  6. Love your sense of humor. Great beginning. Someday you'll be called Grandma (Or Mema, like me) and you've added another identity to yourself.

    Nice cover for your book. I wish you the best.

    Bev AKA Mom AKA Mema AKA Writer

  7. Thanks, Beverly! I hope the grandma days are still a long way off, my oldest is only 13! (Though time does fly!)

  8. LOL. Yeah, I hear you. They crept up on me before I was ready. You have a few years yet.