Sorry, but I just cannot contain my excitement, now that I can finally let
all 300 people who read my blog the world know that something I wrote will actually be in a book. Damn, I impress myself.
One would think that this book is about fitness, running, or pertaining to competition in sport, but one would be dead wrong. I guess the topic could be considered a sport, in the way that some people consider golf a sport, because it’s the sport of arguing with your spouse – – and my husband and I are very good at it.
You know that catchy tune by Maroon 5 that starts with the lyrics “you and I go hard at each other like we’re going to war?” We’re that couple, and all that yelling has finally paid off…for me anyway.
I obviously don’t want to give away too much of the story I contributed, since I insist that if you know me, you have to buy the book. However, I will give you some hints…
These are my adorable twins at three-months:
And here they are again, just the other day:
You’re probably thinking ‘wow, they are adorable.’ Thank you, I couldn’t agree more.
You’re probably also thinking, ‘how does she do it? Twins are just so very hard!’ Yes, they are and I appreciate it, as it’s been brutal raising them.
And lastly, you may be assuming that they’re fraternal twins. I mean, you can totally see distinct differences in them, right? Like there’s zero chance you would ever mix them up, or say, possibly think they’re identical twins?
Well, if you’re thinking that last thing, then you can go talk to my husband, since clearly you’re both insane!
My story is one of many in the collection, (there are 40 authors in total) all recalling hilarious arguments that we’ve had (or are still having) with our significant other, and that we can now laugh about. Hopefully you will too.
Here’s some excerpts:
The release date for the book is November 3rd so mark your calendars! There’s sure to be lines around the corner at your local bookstore…wait, do we still have bookstores? Ok, so get you’re fingers ready to order it on Amazon as soon as you can. Don’t worry, I’ll obnoxiously remind you every.single.day until you do it.
Until then, you can follow all the exciting news and announcements on the Clash of the Couples website, Pinterest board and Facebook page! Also, for all you bloggers and Twitter peeps, use #ClashoftheCouples to follow the action.
In all seriousness, I’m beyond psyched to be a part of this book. I never dreamed, a year and a half ago, when I started this blog, that I would be able to call myself a published writer! I’m indebted to all of YOU my readers, without whom this is not possible, and to all the amazing friends I’ve made out here in the bloggy world, especially Crystal Ponti, the tireless editor and fearless leader. I could never write enough words to express my thanks.
I also, of course, need to thank my dear husband. Without his insanity and unclear thought processes, I could never have written a story brilliant enough to be included. Love ya babe!
How many copies of Clash of the Couples are you going to buy?
That is the only question I have.
Here’s the list and links to all the other contributors – give ’em some love:
Andrew S. Delfino of Almost Coherent Parent
Crystal Ponti of MommiFried
Camille DeFer Thompson of Camille DeFer Thompson
Kimberly Morand of Anchor Magazine: Navigating Depression, Bipolar, and Anxiety
Meredith Napolitano of From Meredith to Mommy
Chris Dean of pixie.c.d.
Linda Roy of elleroy was here
Kevin Zelenka of Double Trouble Daddy
Sarah Cottrell of Housewife Plus
R.C. Liley of Going Dad
Mary Widdicks of Outmanned
Marie Bollman of Make Your Own Damn Dinner
Ginny Marie of Lemon Drop Pie
Mike Reynolds of Puzzling Posts
Leigh-Mary Hoffmann of Happily Ever Laughter Blog
Lisa Petty of Lisa R. Petty
Lynn Shattuck of The Light Will Find You
Jeff Bogle of Out With The Kids
Stacey Gustafson of Are You Kidding Me?
Angela Godbout of FRaPS
Courtney Conover of The Brown Girl with Long Hair
Jenny Hills of Express Bus Mama
Marcia Kester Doyle of Menopausal Mother
Julia Arnold of Frantic Mama
Jessica Azar of Herd Management
Susan A. Black of I Like That
Dave Lesser of Amateur Idiot Professional Dad
Sarah del Rio of est. 1975
Nicole R. Wildhood of Naught Be All Else
Angela Keck of Writer Mom’s Blog
Alexa Bigwarfe of No Holding Back
Brian Sorrell of Dadding Full Time
Kathryn Leehane of Foxy Wine Pocket
April Grant of 100lb Countdown
Bev Feldman of Linkouture
Jodi Flaherty of The Noise of Boys
Scott Rigdon of Three Five Zero
Lydia Richmond of Cluttered Genius
Allie Burdick of VITA – Train for Life
Michelle Grewe of Crumpets and Bollocks
Barb Godshalk of Co-Author of Tall Tales and Short Stories from South Jersey
Jonathon Floyd of One Funny Daddy
Amanda Mushro of Questionable Choices in Parenting
Chris Carter of The Mom Cafe