My mom was skimming her Sunday paper in Escondido today and spotted a feature about me and BIG MOUTH: “County Author Inspired by Coney Island Tradition.” What a surprise for her! I’d deliberately kept my interview with the North County Times reporter last week a secret from her and Dad, hoping that this would happen. Score!
Oddly, it’s the second such surprise my parents have had this week. On Friday, my dad was perusing The Drudge Report when the banner ad at the top of his screen flashed the BIG MOUTH book cover. He says he nearly fell out of his chair. He clicked on the banner and was sent to my BIG MOUTH website. Cheering, he jumped from his chair, raced into the backyard, and fetched my mom. But by the time they’d returned to the computer, the ad had cycled through. When he called me, I was just as surprised. So was my publicist. She wasn’t aware an ad had been placed there, would have to check with her marketing team. Not that I’m questioning it; I’m just celebrating the fun of it. To have two appearances of my new book in one week—how cool! And that they would jump out at my parents is just icing on the cake. I mean honestly, who doesn’t want to look good for Mom and Dad? I guess I’m not too far from being like my three-year-olds, who like to yell, “Hey Mommy! Watch me!” and do something they think is neat. It’s nice to know there’s still a jubilant three-year-old inside me.
“Hey, Mom and Dad! Watch me!”