Shannon Stacey

Cheese Balls! (And an All He Ever Dreamed giveaway!)

Cover of All He Ever DreamedFirst up, you should head on over to to read a bit about my inspiration for Josh Kowalski’s book, All He Ever Dreamed (which releases in less than a week!). There’s also a giveaway! Besides two $10 gift certificates, there’s a copy of All He Ever Dreamed up for grabs! Plus you should read all the other posts, like I do, and go broke buying up all the books Sara talks about because I do and that way I won’t be alone.

SK hugging huge bucket of cheese balls with sinister yet goofy expression So yesterday, after taking the boys for haircuts, I had to run into the grocery store and grab something for dinner. I tried to leave the short kid in the truck with his brother, but the kid’s quick.

We almost made it out with only what I’d gone in for, but then his gaze landed upon a ginormous bucket of cheese balls. We’d had them before, at my sister’s house when we plowed through the bucket like we’d never had cheese balls before, but it had been years. He wore me down fairly quickly and made it through check-out with his bucket o’cheese balls.

And here we come to the difference between my boys. In the unlikely event the teen asked for a ginormous bucket of cheese balls, he would simply carry it to the truck in a dignified manner and, upon arriving at home, pop the top and eat a handful or two.

Not my short kid. He cradled the bucket in his arms, petting it and whispering “my precious”, over and over again. He cringed away from anybody walking by, giving Golem eyes to those who looked his way, while wrapping his entire body around the bucket and hissing “myyyyyyyyy precious”.

And this is why I try to go to the grocery store while my sons are at school.

14 comments to “Cheese Balls! (And an All He Ever Dreamed giveaway!)”

  1. Amy Remus
      · January 15th, 2013 at 9:01 am · Link

    If I had a bucket of cheese balls like that I would cherish them as well. :-)

  2. Vera peters
      · January 15th, 2013 at 9:18 am · Link

    I would love to spend a day at your house. Sounds like fun times!!

  3. Debbie P
      · January 15th, 2013 at 9:37 am · Link

    I might have been known to do the same thing on occasion. But then again I like cheeseballs better than chocolate.

  4. Jennifer
      · January 15th, 2013 at 11:02 am · Link

    I love Cheeseballs! I love Chocolate! But what I really love is chocolate covered bacon! So excited that the new book is coming out, I can not wait to get it. Hope I might be one of the lucky winners :)

  5. library addict
      · January 15th, 2013 at 1:04 pm · Link

    Trying to clear my schedule so I have Monday and Tuesday and free to savor your new books (darn real life interfering with my reading time).

    Is SK willing to share the cheese balls now that you’re home or is he attempting to eat them all himself?

  6. Julie
      · January 15th, 2013 at 1:18 pm · Link

    We’ve bought those things at Sam’s Club and my 20 year old has broken into them before we’ve even gotten them to the car! Nice thing is you’re always ‘caught’ my by yellow hands. :D

    Thanks for the link (even though I have a pre-order, AND I’m off next Monday).

  7. Becky
      · January 15th, 2013 at 6:52 pm · Link

    He reminds me of my niece. She’s silly like that about everything.

    I’m so excited for your new book and Kathleen Brooks, another fav. author has her new release this Friday. Thank goodness I’m off on Mon.

  8. Linda Scarchuk
      · January 16th, 2013 at 4:31 pm · Link

    Oh I do love those cheese balls…even if they are so not good for you……

  9. Shannon
      · January 16th, 2013 at 9:02 pm · Link

    I’ve had a few of the cheese balls, though I’m not quite as fond of them as the short kid is. He’s keeping the ginormous bucket under the coffee table because the cheese ball burglars won’t think to look there.

    Even when he’s driving me nuts, I love that my kid’s a little bit funny/crazy/odd. One thing he never is? Boring.

  10. Sara
      · January 17th, 2013 at 1:49 am · Link


    Thanks for the kind words about HJ!. Your son reminds me of my nephew he spent 4 weeks us over the holidays and was a total hoot!
    Sara :)

  11. azteclady
      · January 17th, 2013 at 1:59 am · Link

    His mind must be a pretty cool place to spend an afternoon, for sure.

  12. Judi
      · January 22nd, 2013 at 1:23 pm · Link

    Just wanted everyone to know that ALL HE EVER DREAMED is out on audible must of come out today!!! I’m so excited. Love these books.

  13. Shannon
      · January 22nd, 2013 at 1:53 pm · Link

    Thanks, Judi!

  14. Patoct
      · January 24th, 2013 at 6:19 pm · Link

    Looking f/d to this book.

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