Mama Diaries

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Grand Arrival

First of all, I'd like to thank everyone for all of your support on the birthday of my latest picture book, Don't Feed the Elephant! Your well-wishes, purchases, shares, and reviews mean so much to me! (And also thanks to those who have followed my Amazon author page! You guys rock!)

Second, I'm very excited to announce that my first middle-grade book, Bubba and Squirt's Big Dig to China, will be released on September 4, 2018! Here's the cover:
 


Now for the story:

Sometimes I feel like a taxi driver. I drive my kids everywhere. When I have to pick them up, the deal is that I text them. It's just not cool for a mom to come to the door, ring the doorbell, and stand there waiting for a kid to get his/her stuff together. I've been banned from doing such a thing.

The other day, I drove my teenage son to one of his friend's house. When it was time to pick him up, I pulled in the driveway and turned my phone on to give him the text that I was there. As I was fiddling around with my phone, some neighborhood kids who were playing basketball on the street, did something to activate a car alarm.

BEEP...BEEP....BEEP!

I glanced in my rear view mirror. The kids kept playing while the horn kept honking.

I shrugged and continued to wait for my phone to get a connection. It took forever! Finally, when I was about to text my boy, I saw him come out the door.

He had a big grin on his face. "My friend thought it was you beeping, telling me to come out," he said when he got in the car. "We were watching football when we heard it . My friend said I needed to go because he figured you were pretty mad."

We both laughed.

But maybe instead of texting my arrival, I should just beep like a car alarm. That apparently gets kids' attention!
     

28 comments:

  1. Whatever works!
    Great looking cover for your upcoming book - congratulations.

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  2. That's a really funny story. I can honestly say I don't miss hearing people blast their horns to get people to come out!

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    1. I'm with you. I'm not a fan of the horn sound, either.

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  3. A great story and a great cover, Well done Sherry.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Thanks. I'm very excited to have book released in September.

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  4. Texting to let somebody know you're there is much nicer than laying on the horn, though. Technology has a lot of pluses. Even car alarms is a newer thing. Well, to old people like me--LOL! ;)

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    1. Texting at least doesn't disrupt the entire neighborhood!

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  5. Great cover indeed.

    haha there you go, easy peasy, set off a car alarm.

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    1. In neighborhoods with a lot of kids, I'm sure those car alarms go off regularly!

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  6. Going old school. Honk the horn to let them know you're there ;)

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    1. Definitely old school! It would probably work every time!

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  7. Congrats on your new book. And funny story.

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  8. Congratulations on your latest picture book and the upcoming release. Love the cover. Great story about Bubba. Most kids would have been upset if they thought their parents were beeping for them.

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    1. Bubba has a great sense of humor. He thinks a lot of things are funny.

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  9. congrats on the upcoming new book!

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  10. That is too funny Sherry!! LOL! Congrats on the new book! Love the cover!!

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    1. Thanks! I really like the cover, too!

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  11. How exciting! This is a banner year for you, writing-wise. Congratulations!

    Sounds like a fun book. Hmm, I wonder where you got the name Bubba...? :)

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    1. It is. Two releases in one year!

      Yeah. I bet you're wondering about Bubba! :)

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  12. Congratulations on the new book! I followed you on Amazon just now.

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    1. Thank you so much! I really appreciate it!

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  13. Great title and awesome premise:)

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  14. So many wonderful book things happening in your life. Yeah! Hard work does pay off and I am glad things are going so well. Your upcoming MG book sounds very exciting. I know I always thought I might dig to the other side of the world. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. It's nice to see things happening. It was a lot of hard work! (And I still have a lot more work to do!)

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