Times Have Changed

My 90 year old uncle recounted the time when he was 8 or 9 and went to the doctor’s office to get his tonsils out. The doctor’s wife was the nurse. My uncle was awake for the whole operation. There was a lot of blood, the nurse fainted and the doctor smoked through the whole procedure. After surgery he was carried out by his dad. AND THESE WERE THE GOOD OLD DAYS!

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My mock up cover

Everything about that picture is sooooooo wrong, but when I showed it to my 90 year old uncle his only comment was: I didn’t know you wore glasses.

I realized it didn’t seem odd to him because he was from that generation when many pregnant women drank and smoked.  We’ve come a long way BABY!

Finding my hook- in query writing

It Was The Greatest Love Story Ever

It Was The Greatest Love Story Ever

I went to a writing workshop lead by an agent. She told us if a novel makes her cry, it translates to money.

I showed her my mock up of a book cover for my memoir. She laughed for just a second, then said there is no way this is appropriate. I am going to query her and remind her of this picture and tell her, I made you laugh and I can make you cry when you read my memoir.