A New Addition

My poor blog--so neglected. I can't believe all of January passed without any posts. I did knock out three book reviews:

Altar of Eden, by James Rollins
Remarkable Creatures, by Tracy Chevalier
Becca By the Book, by Laura Jensen Walker

I also helped my coauthor prepare a new book proposal that we recently pitched to our publisher. If accepted, we'll be writing that one starting mid-summer through the end of the year.

But mostly, I prepared for the birth of my fourth child. As with my previous experiences, this pregnancy went very smoothly. Almost easily, really, though I definitely felt the 10-year difference between this and my first one! That one was a whopper-- 9 lbs, 10 oz. With his apologies, my doctor promised that any future babies would be induced on time to prevent such trauma. Its a good thing we induced (2 days early, even) this one, because my baby boy was a bruising 9 lbs, 7 oz.

See for yourself -- meet Gabriel James, resident snuggler and cutie-bug.

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