Sometimes the holidays give us a bit of extra cheer in the form of a Google Alert on a book we've written. I can't even express how happy the story [copied and linked below] makes me. Families like this are exactly the reason I wrote A Practical Guide to Faeries. It is so encouraging. It really makes me feel as though I am connecting with people through my writing--something I've always aspired to do. Thanks, Sherrie!
From a post entitled "Believe" on solvangsherrie.blogspot.com/2009/12/beli...:
My daughter asked if I believe in faeries. Because she's pretty sure she is one. She just hasn't figured out the flying part yet.
"Of course I believe in faeries," I said. "Obviously if you're a faerie, then I am too."
She stared at me solemnly, trying to figure out what magic could possibly lay beneath my motherly exterior.
We were in the Book Loft, browsing through "A Practical Guide to Faeries," a book that now accompanies her to bed each night as she memorizes the words. I read a passage out loud to her in the store.
"Faerie-touched humans often have huge appetites...sometimes craving...charred toast, raw sugar or a stick of butter."
We both turned to stare at her brother who sat on the floor reading Anthony Horowitz. Her brother who consumes startling amounts of food, who eats pats of butter without bread, who begs for the bowl when I cream butter and sugar together for cookies. He felt our curious gazes and looked up uneasily.
We giggled and ran to the counter to purchase the book.
Sometimes we faeries are mysterious that way!