Sunday, May 22, 2011

Hoping for Laughter

With the release of my debut novel nearing, I've been in the clouds the last couple of weeks. I still can't believe it. Even after receiving my author copies, I am still in shock. I knew the cover was beautiful, but actually being able to see it in person and hold it in my hands makes it even more awesome.

And here is the obligatory photo of my books with posing kitty, which is an event in itself. Have you ever tried to get a cat to pose?


I was planning on writing a long, inspiring post about hope. However, I am the last person who should do that. I'm way too irreverent--and at times devilishly wicked. But there's one thing that I've discovered in my thirty-something years. Laughter, itself, inspires hope. Even in times of sadness, a little laughter can help lighten the mood. I think that's why my books tend to spring into the off-the-wall and wacky. I want to inspire people with humor. After all, laughter is the best medicine.

10 comments:

  1. The books are lovely and so is your cat!! Congrats, Sidney!

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  2. I love the picture with your cat! pefect. Congrats on your release.

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  3. What a gorgeous cover, and an even more gorgeous kitty! I only have dogs right now, and I miss cats.
    I agree with you about laughter! My books cover some fairly serious themesm but there's always humor there to liven things up.
    Best of luck with your new release!

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  4. I love the photo of your books with your cat. ;) Congrats on the debut, Sidney. It is an amazing feeling, isn't it?

    Laughter works wonders...especially belly laughs. ;)

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  5. Congrats on your debut, Sidney! If you're anything like me, there was just something about opening that physical box of books that made the publishing experience seem more real.

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  6. Congrat's Sidney! With every book you get the same wonderful exhilaration! Opening up a box of books NEVER gets to be old hat! Love the cat and the cover!

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  7. I LOVE your book cover. So gorgeous. And the kitty is adorable.

    Congrats on your release!

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  8. LOve the cover, congrats on your books.

    I wish my dog would pose by my books, but she won't work for me like that

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  9. I couldn't agree more, Sydney! I love to laugh.

    Congrats on getting your books in your hot little hands!

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  10. LOL. I tried to get my two chihuahuas to pose with my books. Your pic came out much better than mine. :}

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