Shannon Stacey

Dear Miss Tyler…

Mommy and I went to Walmart this morning to get some groceries. She was out of Doritos and that makes her cranky. When we went to the book aisle, Mommy was double-excited. They had Miss Templeton’s book, Pride and Pregnancy, and Mommy’s always excited to get Miss Templeton’s books. Plus they had your Blaze book, Coming Undone. Mommy said it’s extra special ’cause it’s your first one, so she took a picture of me holding it.

Then she was naughty and bought both of them even though we’re only supposed to get one book at a time. But she said she wasn’t leaving the store without either one. I told her that wasn’t fair, so I got two boxes of Spiderman gummies. I hope you like the picture, even though my mom said I was a goob for not taking my hand out of my sleeve.

Shannon’s Short Kid

11 comments to “Dear Miss Tyler…”

  1. Larissa Ione
      · March 26th, 2007 at 12:26 pm · Link

    What an adorable picture!!!! (And I call my son a goob, too–in fact, that’s his nickname. We told him we started calling him a goober when he was a baby because he was small like a peanut. He still believes us.)

    Congrats on the RIO nom!!!!

  2. Steph Tyler
      · March 26th, 2007 at 1:09 pm · Link

    Oh YAY!!!!!:cheer::cheer::cheer:

    Thank you, Shannon’s short kid!!!

    I’m going to have quite the collection of these – Sylvia sent me a pic of her daughter holding CU too!!!

    And he doesn’t look like a goober…looks a little bit like a future SEAL to me….:wink:

  3. Jaci Burton
      · March 26th, 2007 at 3:04 pm · Link

    huh. my copy arrived in the mail. I have no little kids

    I suppose I could take a pic of my dogs licking the cover


  4. Charlene
      · March 26th, 2007 at 5:34 pm · Link

    *sob* I stilll don’t have Coming Undone. Great pic! And my short kid keeps her hand in the sleeve, too. It’s because she’s a Heffalump. :lmao:

  5. Shannon
      · March 26th, 2007 at 7:24 pm · Link

    How to tell you’re a romance writer #423: You don’t find the thought of children doing a Vanna White with hot, steamy romance novels even a little bit odd. :lmao:

    Our short kid is actually “Buggy” or “Bug” but we’re trying to cut back on that in public lest the poor child’s friends here us, making him Buggy Stacey forever.

  6. Shannon
      · March 26th, 2007 at 7:33 pm · Link

    I just noticed that Steph’s hero looks like a naked guy with a farmer’s tan in this pic. :rofl:

  7. Lori
      · March 26th, 2007 at 11:36 pm · Link

    LOL – I was wondering about that, Shannon. I try very hard NOT to have my little one (who’s 9 and very curious…) see my book covers. I’d have some ‘splainin to do!

  8. Shannon
      · March 27th, 2007 at 7:59 am · Link

    Well, there are a lot of covers you won’t see the short kid posing with. :hide: But the Blaze covers are more fun and romantic than in-your-face sex. Many books come in my house and go face down on Mount TBR.

    Plus, I personally think it has a lot to do with them being so young—mine, Sylvia’s daughter, Charli’s daughter, they’re all short kids who won’t pass up an opportunity to say cheeze. It’s just fun and they could be holding a box of mac and cheese for all they care. If my tall kid had it, my reaction would probably be “What the hell are you doing with that book?” :eyebrow:

  9. Karen Templeton
      · March 27th, 2007 at 11:34 am · Link

    Your little guy is soooo cute, Shan.

    Now I wanna see him holding MY book. :tomato:

    (Not that I’m not thrilled and delighted that you bought it, mind…)


  10. Karen Templeton
      · March 27th, 2007 at 11:35 am · Link

    (Have to say, though, that sure does look like a nekkid butt on that cover…:eyebrow:)

  11. Shannon
      · March 27th, 2007 at 11:54 am · Link

    He’s wearing light-colored pants and my camera phone totally sucks so you don’t see his belt and stuff.

    Not that there’s anything wrong with nekkid butt. :popcorn:

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