In bad years as well as good ones, there will be births and birthdays.
In the past three weeks, I’ve celebrated one of the former and two of the latter.
And before April, my family will welcome a new little being. I cannot be happier. To celebrate:
It’s a story of maternal longing, a marriage at cross purposes, pre-natal angst, and family secrets.
The story came to me in a flash! I felt the pain of my heroine, Katie Johnson, so intensely! She wanted something so badly that this desire changed her life.
I hope Katie touches you as intensely as she did me as I was writing her.
In the book, as in our lives this very moment, no one can change the past. However, the future is within our grasp.
Between now and the wee one's birth, our family will also celebrate eight birthdays. I plan on toasting, lighting candles, eating cake, and making one wish on my loved ones' behalf: that every new year we celebrate from here on out is better than 2020.
I wish that for you too.