I met Mary Anne Edwards, the author of A Good Girl, for lunch at a Japanese restaurant today. When I got out of my car, I saw a penny turned heads up right beside the car. Bernie Siegel says those are pennies from heaven, so I looked up in gratitude.
Mary Anne and I both have new books out. We met in line at the supermarket. I heard her telling the cashier about her book and so I struck up a conversation with her. Now we’ve had lunch together 3 times.
Today we talked about food and writing. It’s a tossup as to whether we like to eat or write more! I told her I wasn’t into marketing this book; it just didn’t seem to work for me.
You see, a good friend of mine suggested I give the book to higher forces and let them deliver it to the right people at the right time. Sounds like a plan….
I drove home under an October sky, proud of myself for having made a new friend. I told her that although I had been to hell and back when I lost my child and spouse, I still had some business to do. As I put it, “I built a wall after my daughter died and now I am dismantling it bit by bit. Letting myself be vulnerable, letting myself make new friends.”
And so it goes,