Lauren Barnholdt (laurenbarnholdt) wrote,
Lauren Barnholdt

An Email From My Mom (We Call Her Mudd)

An email from my mom:

Been reading your blog and you forgot to mention that you also sold your first book on my b’day. I think it is a great FYI for your readers. Also... you forgot to mention about my makeover abilities which is way more interesting than sparkle sandals. Just trying to help.
Love you,

Yes, we call my mom Mudd sometimes. It’s a long story that I won’t get into here, but I will say that my mom did fight the name for, like, fifteen years but now she is obviously embracing it. (It was one of those nicknames that started as a total joke, but ended up sticking – we even used to buy her MUDD purses for prank gifts. Although typing it here, it actually doesn’t seem as funny as it really is, hmmm...)

And it’s true, my mom did makeovers on everyone in Sephora. Well, not, like, everyone in the store. Just me and my sister. She should have gotten a commission, honestly, because I ended up spending way too much money on makeup that my mom picked out for me.

It’s also true that I sold REALITY CHICK on my mom’s birthday – (five years ago, eek!) It was actually really cool, because we were getting ready to go out to dinner, and I got the call that I sold, so it was like a double celebration. I tried to tell my mom that I have told that story in this blog numerous times, but apparently she is like the cast of Jersey Shore -- she just keeps wanting more and more fame. (I’m not exaggerating – this is the first email I’ve gotten instructing me to blog about her, but she calls me all the time wanting to be on the blog. Which is weird. Most people I know tell me to keep them OFF of my blog.)

In other, book-related news, HAILEY TWITCH IS NOT A SNITCH will be out on May 1st!

And my author copies arrived! They look adorable, and are even pinker than I expected. (More pink is always a good thing in my book. I tried to post a picture, but it wasn't working for some reason. You can see them here.)

Now I have to get back to working on my new YA book, which will be out Summer 2011. And if I meet my word count, I am so making The Boy take me to see The Back-Up Plan. Or maybe Date Night. …

More later,
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