If someone would have sat down with me on January 1, 2011 and said, "This is what your year is going to have:
The worst flu of your life (boo).
Chicken Pox (boo).
A beautiful new baby girl (yay).
Your Advanced Readers Copy of SHIFTING (yay).
Your daughter will fracture her skull (boo).
You'll sell your next two books to Walker Books (yay).
You'll throw your back out and be bedridden for nearly two weeks (boo).
You'll receive your first published book in the mail (yay)."
If someone sat down and told me all of that--and the year is only 2/3 over--I don't think I would have believed them. It has definitely been the best of times. And the worst of times. I'm happy to say that the hard things made me grow, made me wiser, made me more grateful for my health and my kids' health. And the hard things made the good things even sweeter.
Anyhow . . . my book comes out on September 27th! If you want to help me out on Goodreads, click here and vote me best book of September.
Any may you have the best of times!