Living with a children's author isn't as easy as it looks!


Today, Mom gave me something different to snack on.

It’s cabbage! I never even had that purple-y, crunchy thing before. It took me a long time to eat the tiny piece she gave me. I chewed it, spit it out, licked it, made a sick face, chewed it again, spit it out again, licked it again, and made a sicker sick face. Finally I swallowed it. It was good!ย 

Something different happened to Mom, today, too.

Acceptance email! To an online magazine she’s never been in before!! Yay!!! Her story Fly Fishing will be published in the August/September issue of Stories for Children Magazine. A link to the magazine is in the Blogroll on the right. I can’t wait to see it!

I’m glad the story will be on the computer.ย  Otherwise, Mom might chew it, spit it out, lick it, and make a sick face, because that’s what you’re supposed to do with something different… Right?

Comments on: "Different" (19)

  1. Great news – congratulations! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Lynn McShane said:


    • Thanks, Lynn! Eating that purple-y stuff wasn’t as easy as it looks, but I did it. Hey wait – was that a Hoorayyy for Mom? Huh. Well, thanks from her, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Love and licks,

  3. Right on!!!!

    • Right on, DogDaz? Uh-oh… Does that mean other different, possibly purple things may be coming my way in the future. I’m not sure I like the sound of this….

      Love and worried licks,

  4. I see the cabbage led to broccoli. Is there no end?! Congrats to mom and continued success to you with the new, different, and delish. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Congratulations on eating cabbage, Cupcake. Even though it’s hard, it’s important to try new things ๐Ÿ™‚ And congratulations to your mom on her acceptance! So exciting! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Hi Cupcake

    I’m not sure our mumma ever gave us cabbage – but last night she snuck some broccoli into our dinner. What was she thinking? Anyway, congratulations & huge puppy cuddles to your mumma for her story being published. We’re looking forward to her posting the link so we can read it once it’s published! Yay for clever mummas!!

    Puppy love
    Bella & Beary xox

    • Thanks Bella and Beary! What are our mummas thinking giving us strange and colorful foods? They clearly don’t get how scary new things can be. Unless it’s a story in a new magazine. Not scary at all. Yay, Mom!

      Love and licks,

  7. Congrats to your mom. My pug says give the broccoli a try. It’s delicious.

    • OMG, Rena! Is broccoli a thing?? Your pug is courageous and adventuresome. I fear the broccoli! I like MilkBones and bacon…. And chicken and pretzels and goose poop and …..

      Love and licks,

  8. Congratulations on publishing your Fly Fishing story!

  9. LOL Cupcake and Congratulations to your mom ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. […] is working on 3 different stories that she’s not crazy about. She is certainย that they WILL get better, just like Janet […]

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