It’s been quite a month.
The first week of September, I was in California packing up my mom’s house and bringing her back with me to Maine.
The second week of September, THE KEEPSAKE was released and I headed out on book tour.
The third week of September, my son landed in the hospital, and I halted my book tour and headed to Syracuse to stay with him. After a week, he was finally released and is recovering nicely.
Now it’s the fourth week of September, I’m back home in Maine, and the storm formerly known as Hurricane Kyle is bearing down on us. As I’m getting ready to head out again on book tour.
If this were a novel, an editor would probably tell me, “There’s too much crisis going on. It’s just not realistic.” In fiction, we novelists have to stick by this rule called “believability.” Which means no coincidences, no melodramatic twists and turns, no characters doing insanely stupid things.
But in real life, there are no rules. And unbelievable stuff happens all the time.
Thank you, everyone, for all the kind comments about my son!