Sep 19, 2016
I feel like I’ve been on the set of the TV show SuperNanny, where Ms. Frost enters the homes of troubled families with the aim of helping them get back on track. I’ve spent the last few years tied to a dysfunctional yet loving family of characters as I’ve been writing my second novel, spending many a sleepless night dissecting the struggles and triumphs of their day-to-day lives. I’ve fallen in love with the lot of them. We’ve been holed up together at the Nyland farmhouse along a desolate country road. It’s bitter winter—Christmas right around the corner—and nothing is going right for this family. Nothing! Then along comes Hannah, the troubled girl from across the road, who turns everyone’s world upside down, including mine.
It’s been so rewarding getting to know these characters and learning more about myself in the process. Now that the plotting, writing, re-writing, and more re-writing are behind me, it’s time to cut the cord and start submitting this book to publishers. My lovely agent at Transatlantic is going to help me do just that.
In the meantime, I’m getting ready to put on my SuperNanny cap and move in with my next family. I imagine I’m going to fall in love with them too.