“Are You an Author?”

Posted on 31. Mar, 2016 by in Uncategorized

Yesterday, after a meeting with a couple of ladies from church, I got brave enough to give them each a Duchess bookmark. After looking down at it one woman looked up and asked, “Are AuthorDuchessphotoyou an author?” to which I replied, “Yes, as of yesterday!”

Several years ago I finally got up the nerve to call myself a writer, but knew that I would only become an author after my first novel was published. That day finally came…so how do I feel?

The first day my book came out, I felt like there should be a sign around my neck or something saying, “Author”! It was amazing and surreal at the same time. The next day, however, my allergies brought me crashing back down to being just a mere mortal where trying to breath was more important than being an author.

Today I’m hoping for a more normal view of myself and my new status. Though something tells me that normal view isn’t going to be much different than my view last week before the book came out. The truth is that I’m still me. The me that accomplished one of my life long dreams, but still me. I’m still a mom, a reading tutor, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, a wife, and woman that is trying to be the best possible version of herself. That’s all.

I’m so grateful for the people who surround me with love and support. You all made the release of my first book such a wonderful moment in my life. I strive to be more like all of you! Maybe someday I will get there! Thank you for all your help sharing the link to my book and telling all your friends about it! People like all of you is what makes life the best adventure story ever!!

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