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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Not Such a Scary Mommy: Jill Smokler


All my bloggy friends are going to be SO jealous.

I got to meet THE Jill Smokler last weekend!

The Scary Mommy herself.

Met her.
Spoke to her.
Got her autograph.
Got a picture with her.

Oh yeah, uh-huh.

Last week I was browsing through the blogs I follow, and when I got to hers, she said she was doing a book-signing not from from where I live.

KIDS! Who wants to go to Barnes and Noble tomorrow?!

So I loaded up the car with about five of them (or so) and got there just in time for her reading to start.

I laughed, I cried, I found myself.

And then she did a wonderfully entertaining Q & A session.

And then of course I bought the book. And got in line. And like I said,

Met her.
Spoke to her.
Got her autograph.
Got a picture with her.

Jealous much?

Oh, and I don't know if I told you all this (I found out about a week ago), but she is featuring one of my posts
on April 26th.

Mark the date on your calendars so you can be sure to see my name up in lights.
And then you can go there (Scary and comment and share, share, share! How much fun does THAT sound like, right?

Anyway, here are a couple pictures of her book, her autograph, and the two of us posing as old besties.

She didn't need to go and write "Stay scary", though. As you can see from the picture, I am already quite scary enough, and have no true desire to stay that way.

Oh, and PS? She also gave me some advice when I told her I was shopping for an agent, and trying to build my platform. She said I should switch to a fan page on FB, not just a regular-ol' FB page with friends. So I did. So now you can click on the little thumbs-up button on my sidebar (just below my followers) to "like" me. Yay!

Thanks, Jill!

I still have Top Mommy Blogs, of course. Just one click of this button (below) and you've voted. You can vote every day!

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Thank you, thank you, thank you!


  1. Very cool!!!! I was featured in the Scary Mom Society (or whatever she calls it) last year. Definately one of my proudest writing moments!



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