Shannon Stacey

A cover, an audiobook and a birthday

So much to talk about! My mom came over from Maine yesterday for a nice visit. We spent most of it working on genealogy and we finally found the relatives who made the trip from France to Quebec, so she was pretty excited about that. Ireland’s a bitch, though. Both her maternal line and my husband’s paternal line dead-end at Ireland.

Exclusively Yours is now available as an audiobook through! If you’re an audiobook fan, you can find it here. (I’m probably going to buy it and listen to it even though I know how it ends because this is my first audiobook, which is really exciting, but I know at least one of Joe’s lines is going to crack me up coming from a female narrator.)

Yesterday, on the Carina Press Facebook page, the cover for Undeniably Yours was revealed! (And I’m so glad. I got to see it on the 9th and not being able to share is hard!) I have unbelievably mad love for this cover and it’s totally perfect for the book.

Today is the Tall Kid’s fifteenth birthday. FIFTEEN! I’m at that emotional roller-coaster of a place, torn between wanting him to stay my little boy while also excited to see the man he’s becoming. He’s a very cool kid, even if he’s a little alien to me. When I was his age…well, we don’t need to go there. Looking at his studious baby picture, in which he seems to be contemplating the wonders of his strange new world, it shouldn’t have been a surprise when he wished me a “Happy Pi Approximation Day” yesterday. (You can look it up. I had to. Something to do with the fraction 22/7 being an approximation of Pi which is…some math thing.)

I wouldn’t mind 22/7ths of a Pi, but only if it comes in chocolate cream.

11 comments to “A cover, an audiobook and a birthday”

  1. Jaci Burton
      · July 23rd, 2010 at 1:53 pm · Link

    First off, Happiest of Birthdays to the TK! I love to watch them grow up. It’s always an exciting thing.

    You already know I love the new cover. I think it’s amazing and awesome.

    And congrats on the audio book release!

  2. Karen Templeton
      · July 23rd, 2010 at 3:19 pm · Link

    You get some seriously fab covers. Am jealous. :mrgreen:

    And happy 15th, TK. My “baby’s” bearing down on 16. ‘Tis sad. And scary. Even though I’ve been here 4 times before. :shock:

  3. Karen Templeton
      · July 23rd, 2010 at 3:21 pm · Link

    Oh, and congrats on the audio release. Am jeaous ’bout that, too. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  4. Sharon M
      · July 23rd, 2010 at 3:31 pm · Link

    I love the cover!! Of course I can’t wait for the book but that’s typical for me where your books are concerned. ;)

    I haven’t gotten into audiobooks yet but I’ll probably get there soon. I know lots of time on a bike and/or treadmill will be in my future so I might try audiobooks then. Congrats on Exclusively Yours being available in audio now!

  5. Lori
      · July 23rd, 2010 at 3:40 pm · Link

    OOh, congrats on the audiobook! And on the cover of Undeniably Yours. Cannot wait to read it – gorgeous covers for these books, too!

    And happy birthday to TK. 15 is a great year (although you’ll have to start thinking about signing him up for drivers ed/training, which I just did for my oldest – ACK!)

  6. MJ
      · July 23rd, 2010 at 8:47 pm · Link

    Great cover! How cool to have an audio book! Happy bday to TK!

  7. Rhonda
      · July 24th, 2010 at 12:46 am · Link

    Happy Birthday, TK! Hope it’s awesome!

    Congrats on the cover – love it, can’t wait for the book!

    And I love audio books and I think EY will be fantastic! Congrats!

  8. Charlene Teglia
      · July 24th, 2010 at 5:59 pm · Link

    Congrats and happy birthday to TK.

  9. Natalie J. Damschroder
      · July 30th, 2010 at 1:14 am · Link

    Love the cover, dying for the book!

    As I comment every year, Number One turned 15 about a week before TK did. I’ve started thinking about life in new ways. I always thought about their experiences through the filter of my own experience, and as she approaches college, that still applies. And then I realized I have no idea what it’s like to be the kid left behind, the parent not there watching the kid growing up. That’s kind of a freaky feeling!

  10. Shannon
      · July 30th, 2010 at 12:13 pm · Link

    Thanks, everybody!

    Natalie, I didn’t go to college, so it’s going to be as new and daunting to me as it is to TK. I don’t even want to think about it. *cries*

    Because he’s a bit of a fuddy-duddy stick in the mud, I told him we three left-behinds are going to go hog-wild when he leaves for college and go do all the fun stuff he refuses to do. He said that was okay because he’d be too busy at frat parties to care.

    Frat parties?

    This from a child who believes it’s highly inappropriate to have candles on a birthday cake because children shouldn’t be that close to open flames.

    He believes there are math geek frats who will play Algebra pong or some such thing. :lol: I’m going to need to find him a math geek college.

  11. Natalie J. Damschroder
      · July 30th, 2010 at 9:32 pm · Link

    LOL! That kid cracks me up! Yes, you definitely need to find his people. :)

    And it doesn’t matter who’s gone to college and who hasn’t. It’s been a long time, and things change. I have an awful feeling I’ll be saying “this isn’t how it used to be done” a lot, which is way worse than never having dealt with it. At least for the kid. :)

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