Biggest Writing Announcement Ever! I’m in a BOOK!

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.

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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:

IMG_0013Here they are at two(ish):


 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:

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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 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


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  1. Aww, huge congrats being in this book and your story sounds like a must read and will have to check it out now!! 🙂
    Janine Huldie recently posted…An Organized Fall Wonderful Wednesday Blog HopMy Profile

    1. Thanks Janine!!!

  2. Awesome!! Congrats Allie, how exciting, but I am not surprised! It was only a matter of time before your humor made it into a book, and with all you o, you have a great story to tell! This book sounds fun, and I am sure my man and I will have some stories to add along the line, especially as he is my coach!
    Tina Muir recently posted…25 Must Have Items for Race Day- An Elite GuideMy Profile

    1. Thanks Tina! And yes, with your coach/boyfriend you could write your own book, combining fitness and fights 🙂

  3. We absolutely CANNOT wait to read it!! Just the premise has us both dying!! Congratulations friend! You rock!! :)-The Dose Girls
    thedoseofreality recently posted…There Is A First Time For EverythingMy Profile

    1. Thank you so much! I can’t wait to read your reviews 🙂

  4. the college boobs quote? dwl!! Congrats on getting published in your first book! This is a BIG deal! I can’t wait to read it, it looks absolutely hysterical. How can you not mix up those two cutie pies?! I am determined to get it right one day!!
    Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama recently posted…Weekly Wednesday Workout: Pilates PullsMy Profile

    1. Hahaha – I know, right?? Thanks Nellie! The college boobs thing had be laughing out loud too. Cannot wait to read that one!

  5. Woohoo! That is just so amazing, Allie! Very excited for you. Can’t wait to put it on my kindle. Congrats! (and that baby picture? Doesn’t get any cuter!)
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    1. Thanks Amanda! It seems like a LONG time ago they were that small…and silent 🙂

    • The Notso Mysterious Husband on September 17, 2014 at 9:27 AM
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    VERY soon you will start to see “college boobs” in my browsing history!
    I couldn’t be who I am today without your continued nastiness and over all aggressive disposition driving me to continuously work as far away and as often as possible…I owe all of my success to you my love 😉
    Love You too Dear!

    1. Yet you refuse to get an office outside of this house!!!! Good luck seeing college boobs as great as mine. Love you sweetie and thanks for your adorable comment.

  6. I love the picture of your kids. Well done book reveal, my new blog friend! I love that being in this book has introduced me to such awesome new writers as yourself. Subscribing now!
    ACParent recently posted…The Anthology I’m in Has a Cover!!!My Profile

    1. It is one of the best things about being in a book with 40ish other bloggers, right? Thanks and I will certainly be following you back!

  7. Fantastic news!!! You are famous, lady! I am definitely going to buy a copy, it sounds hysterical. I am so happy for you & excited that I have a famous friend. 🙂
    Carly @ Fine Fit Day recently posted…Running Tips: Post Race BluesMy Profile

    1. Hahaha – thanks Carly! You are the best!!

  8. Congrats to you on being a published writer! Very cool!
    Kristina Walters @ Kris On Fitness recently posted…Fitness and Depression aka What I Do To Stay SaneMy Profile

    1. Thanks Kris! I really won’t believe it until I’m holding the book in my hands!!

    • Jess on September 17, 2014 at 12:33 PM
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    Ahh! That’s so exciting and your boys are adorable!

    1. Aw thanks Jess! Also – wanted you to know I got the Garmin 220 and LOVE IT!! 🙂

  9. That is an epic title for a book. This will get me a lot of laughs for sure!
    Yum Yucky recently posted…How to Distract Yourself From Butt SorenessMy Profile

    1. You know it!!

  10. OH MY GOSH! Allie! That is SO amazing! How cool!?!? This book looks hilarious! I love the excerpts! As for your twins. They are adorable! The baby faces just get me everytime! They are definitely identical although I think they have some slight distinctions that can help you tell them apart but you would have to look at them very closely!
    Britt@MyOwnBalance recently posted…Pregnancy SuperfoodsMy Profile

    1. Exactly! I mean, of course my husband and I can tell them apart but they are absolutely identical twins.
      Thanks so much Britt!!

  11. Happy Launch Day!!! I can’t wait til it comes out and I can read everyone’s stories!
    Chris Dean recently posted…Clash of the Couples – It’s the cover reveal, baby!My Profile

    1. I know – me too!! Thanks Chris 🙂

  12. Congrats Allie! I am sure the book is fabulous and I will be cheering you guys on! I was too chicken to contribute. 🙂 But I am going to love reading it, I know!
    Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life recently posted…Letting our Children Take Ownership of their DecisionsMy Profile

    1. Why would you chicken out like that? I’m sure you have some greats ones, as you’ve been married for so long!! Next time??

  13. Congratulations my friend! I’m certain that with your wit that your entry is going to be hysterical. Looking forward to checking it out.
    Melissa Burton recently posted…12 Things You Learn From Reach The BeachMy Profile

    1. Let’s hope! Thanks Melissa.

  14. Also, was that a “What About Bob?” – “I’m on a boat”, reference in the title?
    Melissa Burton recently posted…12 Things You Learn From Reach The BeachMy Profile

    1. HAHAHAHHA!!! Yes! Of course, one of my favorite moves ever!

  15. So much fun! Cannot wait to have the book released for everyone to see these amazing stories! Who knew that fighting with our husbands would be so rewarding!
    WriterMom Angela recently posted…Big Announcement: Clash of the Couples Cover Reveal and Authors List!My Profile

    1. That’s what I’m saying 🙂 Thanks so much Angela!

    • Dana on September 17, 2014 at 7:56 PM
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    I’m so excited for you, Allie! Crystal is really amazing, and I know the book will be a huge hit!
    Dana recently posted…My Other ExMy Profile

    1. As you know from MOAM, Crystal is really awesome and works her butt off. I’m so excited to have the actual book and start reading the other stories!!

  16. I am so excited for all of you!!!! I can’t wait to read it.
    This book is going to be a hit, and well deserved.
    Tamara recently posted…Clash of the Couples!My Profile

    1. Thanks so much Tamara! You’ve been a huge supporter already with your great post!!

    • Bev on September 17, 2014 at 9:46 PM
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    I would have never imagined that I would call myself a published author as well! I am looking forward to reading your story, Allie, and so excited to be a part of this with you!
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    1. YEAH!!! Absolutely. Thanks Bev.

    • Kim on September 17, 2014 at 10:11 PM
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    Huge congratulations!!
    I don’t know how I missed your name in the other posts I read about this book – so glad you shared. I feel sure that I need to read this book!!!
    Kim recently posted…My Wife & Her Birthday (A Husband’s Reflection)My Profile

    1. Probably because there’s a list of 40ish contributors! Thanks Kim. I’d love to hear your reaction to my story 🙂

  17. This is awesome. So so happy for you!! Congrats Allie!
    Christine @ Love, Life, Surf recently posted…We Reached the Beach!My Profile

    1. Thanks Christine! I’m so excited to have the actual book in my hands!!

  18. Congratulations!! Ahh I’m so excited to read it!! I’m already laughing at your description of it’s a sport in the way golf is a sport- LOL 🙂
    Charlotte @ Commitness to Fitness recently posted…Wine Has the Word Win in it and Other Unfinished Musings (TOL)My Profile

    1. So glad I can make YOU laugh for a change 🙂

  19. Nice job lady! Can’t wait to read it. All you ladies are super brave for sharing your stories.
    Tara Newman recently posted…How to Embrace RestMy Profile

    1. I can’t wait to read the others AND, I asked mine if he wanted to read the whole thing before I submitted it, and he didn’t so I can’t wait to see his reaction when he reads it for the first time!!

    • Leah on September 18, 2014 at 6:42 AM
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    That is amazing news!!!! Congrats!! So deserved!
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    1. Thanks Leah!!! You should write one with all your awesome quotes and the tradition your family has.

  20. I knew it, I knew it!!!! It was only a matter of time. AMAZING.
    love you

    1. Hahaha!! Thanks Aunt Laurie! Someday I’ll have my very own book too – hopefully…

  21. I can’t wait to read your story! It already sounds hilarious! Your twins definitely look different from each other! (My dad and uncle are fraternal twins, and they are completely different!)
    Ginny Marie recently posted…Do Ed and I Clash? {Clash of the Couples Cover Reveal}My Profile

    1. Hahaha thanks Ginny! I can’t wait to read yours either!!

  22. Congrats, what an accomplishment!

    1. Thanks Caitlin!

  23. Congrats! This is so fun!!!!
    Jesica @rUnladylike recently posted…Carrot Cake Muffins for RunnersMy Profile

    1. It was so much fun to write and I can’t wait to read all the others!

  24. Can’t wait to read it! Love that it comes out a week before our anniversary- Jack and I will be 11years on 11/9/14. And the art of arguing rocks- this looks like great fun! Congrats!!!!
    Erin Kreitz Shirey recently posted…The REAL Walt Disney – BelieveMy Profile

    1. Oh my gosh – that’s so sweet Erin!! Happy early anniversary to you both!!

  25. Congrats!! How fun! You totally surprised me, I figured it would have something to do with fitness! Love it!
    Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes recently posted…Wonder Mom Wednesday: Favorite Mom Moments from last weekMy Profile

    1. I know! Hopefully that will be in my future… 🙂

  26. I’ll buy the book just because you’re in it! Very cool and congrats 🙂
    jill conyers recently posted…Dream Big. Becoming a Personal TrainerMy Profile

    1. Aw thanks Jill! I so appreciate you saying that!!

  27. Congratulations! Can’t wait to read the book.
    Alison recently posted…FirstsMy Profile

    1. Thanks Alison! I just got my copy of “My Other Ex” in the mail yesterday. I’ll be reading later tonight…

  28. This book is going to be EPIC. can’t wait to read it, and I’m so excited that we’re sharing a book this time too!!!
    Alexa recently posted…Clash of the Couples… Cover RevealMy Profile

    1. Thanks Alexa!!! So exiting!

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