My friends and fellow Sourcebooks' authors Tera Lynn Childs and Tracy Deebs had a signing Friday evening in Houston. I headed over there after gymnastics with my five-year old in tow. The signing was held at a children's bookstore, so I figured Princess Galen could look at children's books while I listened to the authors chat. This sort of worked, and at the end of the evening, I got in line to get a copy of Powerless signed.
Princess Galen got in line with me, and a reader in front of me recognized me and Princess Galen.
Reader to PG: How does it feel to have a famous author as a mom?
Me: Oh, I'm not fam--
PG (interrupting): It's horrible! She works all the time and never plays with me.
Me: Gasp! That is not true!
PG: Yes, it is. You never, ever play with me!
Reader: Oh, I think it's my turn. Bye.
Me (hissing): How could you say that?
PG (smiling): I'm just kidding.
This is how books like Mommy Dearest start. I anticipate Princess Galen is saving up every slight for her memoir now.
But something good did come out of Princess Galen's betrayal. I have a signed copy of Powerless to give away. And since I love to support my Sourcebooks' sisters, I also have a copy of Born Wild by Julie Anne Walker, and a signed copy of The Duke's Disaster by Grace Burrowes to give away too!
Just comment below and tell me if our kids or someone else you know has ever thrown you under the bus. I'll choose a winner randomly and post the winner on Sunday. PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL IN YOUR COMMENT SO I CAN EMAIL YOU IF YOU WIN.