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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

OMG.......Pregnant with Twins at Almost-50??


NOTTTTT! Just wanted to wake you up good on this April Fool's Day! Aren't you relieved for me? With three teens in da house and King Rufus working out of state, wouldn't that be a not-so-happy surprise? *snirk*

Since it's Wednesday Writing day, I do have a good and real surprise for you. Drop by friend Carrie Link's blog and read her very very very interesting author interview with Suzanne Finnamore yesterday. Carrie's always got fine and illuminating posts up, but she outdid herself with the interview coup. If you love getting a peek inside the crazy writer's mind, and finding out the truth about the process of creating a top notch book, you won't be disappointed. Warning: Do not read if you are broke and swore you wouldn't buy any new books this year!

Carrie says, "As many of you already know, I have a love that borders on scary/obsessive with the book Split. What many of you may NOT know, is why. I have loved Suzanne Finnamore's writing since I first read Otherwise Engaged and later The Zygote Chronicles. She is a dead-on writer, and FUNNY, mercifully FUNNY."

Entertainment Weekly had this to say in a review of Split: When Suzanne Finnamore was 40, her husband came home one night, drank a couple martinis, told her she was beautiful, and said, ''I deserve happiness.'' Then he said, ''Good-bye, darling,'' and walked out, leaving Finnamore crouching on the floor of the entryway to their house, and their toddler son sleeping downstairs.

Now, if you're like me and gotta have dat, fly on over to Amazon.com and check out Ms. F's books. And if that's not enough for ya, here's the author's personal blog.
I know we're all glad the blog contest is over! Old Gumbo Writer was edged out at the eleventh hour by the young whipper snapper who somehow gathered a ton of late votes, but it was a good race and lotsa fun. Better than the $50 prize o' the month, I was showered with help from friends and an outpouring of lovely wordage...so I'm purchasing books from Kim Richardson (The Unbreakable Child) and Kat Magendie (Tender Graces)anyway so we can have our little bloggy giveaways, 'cause I'm just good like dat. More on that soon. :)

Now, you have a happy Hump Day, and go support an author of three. See ya again manana. Oh, and PS, update your antivirus software ASAP. That terrible virus is supposed to be released into the cybersphere today!

22 comments:

Carrie Wilson Link said...

Thank you, Angie! THANK YOU! I agree - Suzanne gives a great look into the writer's mind - made me feel "normal" and that's saying something!

love.

Jody Hedlund said...

OK. I'm so gullible. I read the heading of your blog post and headed right over to find out about your twin babies! :)

Debbie said...

Wouldn't that give me a little laugh if you were pr.egnant with twins! Just a tiny one

Janna Qualman said...

Definitely NOT my favorite day of the year. :)

Michelle H. said...

Oh Angie! You are such a sneak! Now I have to decide on what to do with this "Can't you see I'm carrying two bowling bowls under there" t-shirt.

Deb Shucka said...

I completely agree about Carrie! That woman knows how to ask questions, and how to write. Sorry you lost the contest, but glad you know that it's not about you. Love.

Mrs Parks said...

GAH!
Are you kidding me?
I thought it was in the bag for SURE!


I'm glad your not knocked up, it would have really cut into your blogging time :)

giddymomof6 said...

LOLOL! I LOVED this! And no worries, seriously! I would've never, ever read this and thought about me! LOL! I love practical jokes of ALL kinds! Seriously! And i think it's awesome you've hoaxed as many as you have so far! Hehehe! Jenni

Terri Tiffany said...

Ok-you got me! I thought it was true and you were finally telling us!
You should have won but like you said--you won even more by all the support you got!:))

Jessica said...

Awww, I'm sorry you didn't win. You had my vote. :-)
I'll check out those blogs/interviews, and btw, I'm SO glad you're not pregnant. LOL

Literary Nut said...

Hope you'll have a great day today! I dunno...twins at 50 would make for some interesting writing!! LOL

Anonymous said...

Just think, you would never run out of material.
Oren

Lynnette Labelle said...

LOL I'm a mom of twins, so I had to pop over here immediately to see what was up. Hummm... I forgot it was April Fool's Day. What a chump I am. ;)

Lynnette Labelle
http://lynnettelabelle.blogspot.com

lizspin said...

How did that youngin' squeeze you out????

No fair. No fair!!!

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

Your post title grabbed my attention and I "ran" over to find out what this nightmare of having twins over 50 was about!! As always, enjoyed your post and did my daily vote!

Kathryn Magendie said...

I will check out that book - ohhhh, my book budget is GROANING....but, BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS I love BOOKS! :0)

(and so sorry you didn't win first place - but you are a FIRST PLACE friend....MUWAH)

Sandra Leigh said...

Oh, I'm so sorry you didn't win, Angie. But on the other hand, I'm really glad you aren't expecting twins. Funny - I had to have an x-ray today, and as she was pushing me into the appropriate contortions, the technician said "Could you be pregnant?"

"Bite your tongue," I replied. "I'm sixty-two."

"Oh, well - we've had women in their fifties come in for ultrasounds because they were pregnant - and there was that woman in England. She was sixty-two, wasn't she?"

Mama Zen said...

I'll definitely check out the interview!

Karen H. said...

Oh, you had me with that headline. You just never know these days. :)

Vodka Mom said...

I'm on my way over.........thank God you're not preggers, i don't have time to plan a baby shower.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Thanks for all the great comments! Nothing like coming home from a long day in the hospital waiting room to something nice to read. :)

kimmi said...

Sorry I'm late and I'm glad I was. Yikes on preggers and crosses falliopian tubes. ; D

Ah, Angie, you are no. 1 with us!

Many thanks for the shout my (((friend)))!

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