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


Something strange arrived in the mail yesterday. I’m worn out from the wondering,

tuckered out from the thinking….

It’s not a rejection, because Mom didn’t put it into the shredder (to destroy the Karma). It’s not a bill, because Mom didn’t get online (and mumble) and pay it. It’s not a catalog, because she didn’t order me ( or herself) a new dress or toy.

Is it…? Could it be…? It IS! It’s an acceptance from Turtle Magazine. 

They are buying one of Mom’s stories! Yay!  The contract is signed and ready to go, and the letter is hanging on the bulletin board.  It’s not Book #2, but it’s an acceptance, and we LOVE that!  Look for Mom’s story, Waiting For Petey in the November/December issue of Turtle Magazine for Preschool Kids.  That’s if you can find a copy.  Mom might go mental with excitement and buy them all herself. 

I wonder if Turtle Magazine tastes as delicious as the rent bill…..

Speaking of delicious things … and happy things, I’d like to thank our friends at DogDaz for giving us another Addictive Blog award, and our friend Chelsea at The Jenny Mac Book Blog for saying we’re Lovely again.  Both these blogs are fun to laugh with and learn from. See more about these awards here and here.

Comments on: "Mystery" (37)

  1. BIG, BIG , BIG congratulations too Mommy..Told ya Cupcake, next one would be the one 🙂 Wez so happy for you both..Lot’s of treats to celebrate 🙂 xx00xx

  2. Well done!! Yippee!! Congratulations!! So excited for you – this is fantastic news. Don’t forget us mere mortals now that you are famous 🙂

  3. Awwww, Cupcake, I’m positively SHAKING with excitement for your mom! And I know that when I tell Tommy, he will do a happy dance in her honor! Congrats…

    Donna L Martin

  4. That’s gorgeous Cupcake, congratulations to mom!!!

  5. Omg this is fantastic!!! You must be so chuffed, I hope you are celebrating 😀 will definitely keep my eye out for it :p and like long life cats and dogs said – dont forget about us little folk when your Oober famous!! 😛 hehe congratulations again 😀

  6. YAY!!!! Fantastic!!! Congratulations to your very talented mom! I hope there are treats for everyone 🙂 And Cupcake, it’s a dog’s life. You do look worn out. Get some rest 🙂

  7. Congrats to your mommy Cupcake! That’s great news. LOL at the rent bill.

  8. Congratulations! That’s exciting news.

  9. I knew that acceptance letter would come! YAHOOOOOOOO! That is one letter I don’t think you should munch.

  10. Chani @ pearls,lace and pancakes said:


    Congratulations! Not sure as we get that mag over here but I’ll keep an eye out anyway!

    Cupcake, what a proud doggy you must be!

  11. That’s great news, Cupcake! Congratulations to your mom. I wish I could read it, maybe I can, that means if you don’t eat it 😀 Congratulations on your award too, Cupcake 🙂

  12. HUGE congratulations!

  13. That is fabulous! Big, big, big congratulations to you! Woohoo!

  14. YAY!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! Wish the collies would eat our house payment bill… heheheh

  15. […] is an important part of a writer’s journey. Mom always visualized opening a letter of acceptance. She walked herself through every bit of how it would feel. The envelope – the weight of it, […]

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