Some of you may have seen me post this over on Twitter and Facebook yesterday but I didn’t want to horn in on Barbara’s post … I woke up yesterday morning to find a lovely 5 Cherry review of Personal Protection had been posted on The Long and Short of It’s Whipped Cream site. It made my day to see phrases like: “incredible characters that are not only well developed, but absolutely hilarious, an intriguing whodunit plot that will keep you guessing, and a whole lot of mind blowing sex” and “Leah Braemel writes some of the best dialogue out there.”

I have to admit it’s also a little intimidating because now I’m thinking “OMG what if I can’t follow that up? What if my current work-in-progress sucks?”

Congratulations to my friend and fellow Samhain author, Vivian Arend, who announced yesterday that she’s been offered a contract by her Samhain editor for the next installment in her Wolf series. Vivian’s debut story, Wolf Signs, was a runaway best seller when it came out earlier this year. The second in the series, Wolf Flight, comes out later this month. (Viv will be guest blogging here on the 28th, so don’t miss it. I love the warning on this book: Warning: Contains nasty Alphas, secret Omegas and werewolves acting raunchy on the dance floor. Sarcasm, wilderness cabins and hot nookie back by popular demand.)

Congratulations also go to my youngest son, Curly. Today he “officially” graduates from high school. This evening they put the cap and gown on him, and hand him the diploma he earned last June. (He’s still going to school every day, voluntarily taking an extra year in the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program.) I imagine that tomorrow, you’ll be subjected to photos of him all dudded up, beside his very proud Mom and Dad.

The picture to the left is how he looks now, but I’ll always think of him as this little curly-headed fellow. (And yes, he’s still serious about his golfing – he was darned good at it then, and he’s even better now.)

Congratulations, Curly. We are proud of you!

Good News everywhere
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10 thoughts on “Good News everywhere

  • October 8, 2009 at 6:35 am

    Congrats Leah on the great review
    and to your son.

    Also congrats to Vivian Arend.

    lots of good news today:)

  • October 8, 2009 at 6:59 am

    Leah how wonderful for you congrats on your fantastic review. And your son graduating is icing on your cake for sure.. I love a day that starts with good news..

    Have fun tonight and we will look forward to those proud parent phots.. It's a parents right to brag about their kids…

    To your friend Vivian my congrats too..

  • October 8, 2009 at 8:46 am

    Hi Leah πŸ™‚
    Congratulations on the great review.
    Your son graduating High School is a big moment.
    All the best,

  • October 8, 2009 at 9:20 am

    You're such a sweetie, Leah. I'm thrilled to be able to share a publisher with you…and look forward to seeing more of your fantastic work.

    And super congrats on your son's grad. He's very handsome and grown up looking, but I see the mischief there too. Must be from your side of the genes, right?


  • October 8, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    Woohoo! Congrats to your son and your family, Leah! And yippee on the terrific review! May there be many more of those fantastic reviews to come!

    And glad to hear Viv's good news, too!

  • October 8, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    WOOT on the FANTASTIC review, Leah!! You must have an ear-to-ear grin πŸ™‚

    And congrats to Curly for making it thru the hardest years!

  • October 8, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    Congrats on the great review!

    Congrats to Vivian as well.

    And big congrats to Curly. And if that isn't the cutest picture ever…

    (how fitting is it that my word verification is "props")

  • October 9, 2009 at 11:25 am

    Congrats Leah & Viv on all that great news! πŸ™‚

  • October 9, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Congratulations on your Five-Cherry Review.

    Cowboy Love,
    Natalie Acres

  • October 10, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Congratulations to Curly and his proud parents.

    Kudos on the review!

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