Last Saturday morning, my Publisher scheduled a Zoom call to record the unboxing of my author copy of my soon-to-be-released memoir, “Girl in the Spotlight.”

It was the first time I’d ever held the physical book in my hands. Needless to say, it was a moment. To quote my middle child, “Let’s gooooo!”

I felt a bit outside of my body. My publisher was crying on the other end of the Zoom.

My children have never known what it’s like to have a mom who’s not writing a book. My husband, I’m sure, can barely remember what it’s like to have a wife who’s not writing a book.

Sometimes I make understatements when I really mean the opposite. For example, when I said, “It’s kinda a big deal.”

Several times we said, “It’s like a real book!” Yes! All 300 pages of it.



Isn’t she lovely?

Holding “Girl in the Spotlight” for the first time was a bit like holding a newborn. I was very careful; slightly afraid I might break the baby. Days later, I still sit and stare at her, to make sure she’s breathing. I’m kidding. But I do blink my eyes to make sure she’s really there.

I can’t wait for you to finally meet her.

Last week to pre-order!

This is the last week to pre-order a signed copy of “Girl in the Spotlight” to have it delivered to you by launch day on October 3.

Pre-order a signed copy


Come celebrate with me:

Signed copies of the book will also be available at my Charleston launch party on October 5. The event is free but tickets are limited.

Come to my launch party

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