It’s my 14th wedding anniversary. Yay for me and Loving Husband! For those who don’t know the story, I fell in love with Loving Husband To Be when I was 15. Of course, he A) didn’t know who I was and B) had a girlfriend, so ours was a forbidden romance. By the time I was 17, Loving Husband knew who I was, but, given that he was (and is) a year older, he was also off to college while I was merely a senior in high school. I drew a picture of him (yes, I can draw; it’s one of The Many Secrets of Jackie Kessler–I’m holding out for a Lifetime Television special) and gave it to him before he went off to school. (He still has that picture. It’s framed, and on the wall in his office.) Fast forward: I’m now 24, and we get reintroduced when we’re both advisors for the same youth group we used to be student members of. (And I just ended a sentence with a preposition — I am SO DARING!) We start dating. We fall in love. We get married. Fourteen years later, we’re still married, with two amazing kids and a cranky old cat (although Loving Husband married into the cat; the feline and I were a package deal).
To celebrate true love, I’m giving away a copy of LOSS!
Okay, that sounded better in my head.
Anyway, I’m just about done reviewing page proofs of LOSS (the book will hit the shelves in March 2012), and I have to say, I’m really proud of this book. I think it has the best ending of all the books I’ve written to date (including Hotter Than Hell, and I **loved** how that book ended). Yeah, I know, I shouldn’t toot my own horn, but to heck with modesty: IT’S MY ANNIVERSARY!!!
So yes, I’m going to give away an advance reading copy of LOSS to one lucky commenter! Comment about true love — your own, or your favorite from a story, be it a book, a movie, a television show, history, or what have you. I’ll randomly pick a winner over the weekend; the winner will be announced next week. ARCs are due mid-October. Rah!