Well, I’m working on Della’s first book, Reborn, now and it’s going great. Yesterday, I was working on a scene where Della has a parents’ weekend and something hit me. You know how hard it is on her when she goes home? The funny thing is, I realized that it’s always hard to go back home. No matter who you are. It’s not easy to leave the nest in the first place, but then oddly, it’s also hard returning to the nest. I remember going back home to live with my parents after I’d been living on my own for a while. They still sort of treated me the way they’d treated me before I’d moved out, and I didn’t want to be treated like that anymore. I wanted to be treated like an adult, and they weren’t so sure I was ready to be an adult. Needless to say, I wasn’t very happy.
I know some of you guys are probably home for the summer, or maybe getting ready to leave the nest for the first time. I’ll just tell you to hang in there, remember your parents love you and most of the time their actions, right or wrong, stem from love. Della even realizes this. Yes, it’s very painful to have her parents think the worst about her, but she knows they love her and are just concerned. So she’s trying really hard to be understanding, which as you can guess, doesn’t come easily to her.
Now remember, when your parents are driving you crazy, they only have your best interest at heart. And if Della, my volatile vampire, can hold her temper, so can you. But tell me, what do your parents do that makes you nuts?
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Have Lunch With Me!
I was recently invited to participate in the Barbara Vey Reader Appreciation luncheon in Wisconsin April 26, 2014, and am I ever excited! The luncheon will be filled with fun, gift bags and door prizes. There will also be a raffle of many baskets filled with books and other items. There will be 40+ authors attending (of which I’ll be one!), and NYT Best-selling author Debbie Macomber will be the key note speaker.
If you arrive Friday, you’ll be able to attend a Q & A session with a chance to ask authors questions. Afterward, there will be a Harlequin sponsored meet and greet with the authors.
Hurry, there’s only enough room for 500, and it’s filling up fast! You can find all the details at Barbara Vey’s Reader Appreciation Luncheon.