Tuesday, September 4, 2012

September 4th - Celebration Day!

Hello poor neglected blog! It has been a summer of de-stressing and recovery after a year (and more!) of house reno madness so the poor neglected blog has been, well, poor and neglected!

But September has arrived and with it a hint of fall (my favourite season) and so many things to celebrate.

First, my little baby, whom I fondly refer to as THE BOY, turns 13 today. No longer a boy, not quite a man, still, always and forever my baby. Though my baby is taller than me now! Here we are at the cottage this summer. Happy Birthday, baby!

Next thing to celebrate? Two of the nicest writers on the planet have their book birthdays today too!

Debbie Ohi's 'I'M BORED' releases today!

Debbie illustrated this book with Michael Ian Black writing and I'm SO looking forward to the launch at Type books later this month. Debbie is one of the friendliest, loveliest writers (and illustrators!) I've had the pleasure of meeting. She was the one who got me on Twitter (she's SUCH a convincing speaker! :) and has been one of the guiding lights of Torkidlit. She deserves all the accolades this book is getting so what are y'all waiting for? Go order a copy now!

Speaking of lovely writers, one of the first people I met on Twitter was the lovely Linda Grimes. She is nothing short of HILARIOUS. And kind. And sweet. And wicked funny. Her book IN A FIX comes out today too! Yay for Virgo birthdays! Here's the cover

With an endorsement by one of my favourite authors Diana Galbadon! Not too shabby for a debut, eh?

Go forth and order now!

September is shaping up to be one birth-tastic month! Now ... where're the cakes?


  1. Aw, thanks, Nelsa! My baby boy had a birthday yesterday. How about those good-looking Virgos? :)

    1. I'm a BIG fan of Virgo's. They are very good-looking, and sweet too! And your book cover is pretty darned nice looking too. Congrats again, Linda! September is starting off with a bang! :)

  2. The book recco looks fun. I'll check it out.

    And as for the boy, I so remember that surprising moment when your kids look you straight in the eye because the eyes are level with you.

    1. Hi Brenda! They are wonderful authors and their books are well worth picking up!

      And it freaks me out daily when I look 'up' to see my son's face. I certainly hope he doesn't inherit my family's shortness genes but, wow, the growth spurt he's having!