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Photo Friday, No. 198

May 21st, 2010 (01:22 am)

Current Photo Friday theme: The Family


I couldn't understand eighth grade math, so I spent every class making up stories about my pencils. The Pencil Family included a father, mother, son, daughter, and their dog Eraser. Many years later, I shared this information with my writing partners. Jim in particular thought it was hilarious, so I gave the memory to one of my characters in A Coventry Christmas as a surprise for him.

Imagine my own surprise when I heard from a reader who enjoyed the novel and who also had a Pencil Family when she was young. We'd both thought we were the only one!

Audrey, guess what? I recently read Candace Bushnell's The Carrie Diaries, a prequel to Sex and the City, and character Carrie Bradshaw also had a Pencil Family. They were on the run from a bad guy called The Sharpener.

Bradshaw Pencils, welcome to the family.

If you own any of the books in the opposite side bar and would like them signed, mail them to:
P.O. Box 924104
Houston, TX 77292
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