But I can’t thank you enough for joining me this past Wednesday night at Barnes and Noble in Georgetown!
Several of my dear friends from Georgetown University Hospital were there (Hi Jane and Christina!), two of my new friends from the American Farm Bureau came out, and a few of the most talented “mommy bloggers” in the blogosphere (including Mommy Needs a Cocktail, Toddler Planet, and A Parent in Silver Spring) did too. My sweet sister in law, Nancy, and my dear friend, Wendy Miller, who took all these terrific pictures, braved the flooding to support their favorite (because I am your favorite, right?) fake farm girl, and one of my earliest supporters, a guy who pushed my first book like nobody’s business while he was at Borders (cue tears for Borders…) drove all the way from Stafford or Staunton or some such terribly far away town in Virginia to celebrate with me (and keep me from fainting when a certain someone who will not be named (Kristen Hammond) made me read.
It was a wet but wonderful night. Thank you all so much for loving and supporting me.
Love, Susan xoxo
I read your book in 1 day.I have had similar life but backwards.I grew up on 700 acres in rich valley,va(1 1/2 hrs south va tech.)Ileft when 17 went college and became physical therapist in texas.Met my husband of 26 yrs and moved to centreville,va 21 yrs ago.I live city life since 17 yrs age,but now at 54 I yearn for country life and I still own farm, but rent land and we have remodeled 107 farm house since my husaband owns remodeling co in falls church,va.Your book is wonderful and depicts farm life accurately.I also have 22 yr old son suffwers with anxiety and learning disabilty but is in college in fl, for recording arts.always thought he has mild aspergers syndrome since autism is in our family. I always thought about writing my story but i am a pt and not a journalist. my life mirrored yours somewhat but backwards. sarah chapa, centreville,va