Welcome to the club! If you love books as much as I do...then we totally get each other.
This is the older of the twins (by a whole two minutes), doing what she loves to do best. And I totally get her.
I might add that these girls' mother is a former librarian/archivist; so they come by their love for books naturally. All four of them think their regular trips to the library are almost unbearably exciting. Fresh new piles of books for each girl! It never gets old--it's like Christmas morning every single time!
I like to imagine giving Erin's Ring to this granddaughter (and all the rest of my growing brood of grandchildren, too) a few years down the road. She will be ready for it before I know it.
And that, I think, is what will keep me from being discouraged by the lack of worldly success that has thus far eluded my two novels. It helps me to remember that the whole reason I set out to write Finding Grace (which was the one and only novel I thought I would ever write) ten years ago was so that I could pass it down to my children's children. I imagined writing a book that would hopefully inspire them to fight all the bad influences in our increasingly fallen world. So despite the fact that neither book has made much money for either me or their publisher, maybe they can do their small part in helping young readers--the ones who are near and dear to my heart, and maybe even a few strangers I will never meet--to find the Catholic Faith, to embrace the Faith of their Baptism more fully, or to make a better decision when faced with difficult choices.
If you are interested in receiving a signed copy of Finding Grace at a discounted price, visit Catholic Reads and find out how to subscribe to their newsletter. The sale is going on for a limited time through this website, which is dedicated to helping relatively unknown works of Catholic fiction by relatively unknown authors get into the hands of more readers. Knowing there are generous folks like this out there, working hard to promote books like mine...how can I be anything but encouraged?
That's it for today. Now go find yourself a good book to get lost in!