My wife’s been out of the country for a week now, but she’ll be back in just over 48 hours…and I’m suffering! Within the past seven days, my masculinity has taken a couple of big-time hits. As a debut author, I couldn’t be happier about what happened. But as a man?
Let me explain.
At the end of last week, a friend told me to run to the nearest magazine rack and pick up a copy of Romantic Times Book Reviews. “R.T.B.R.?” I asked (pretending I was so familiar with the magazine that I was on an acronym-only basis…like L.O.T.R.).
There, on page 66, was this 4-out-of-5-star review (which also included a wonderful summary of Thirteen Reasons Why): Debut author Asher takes a sensitive topic -- teen suicide -- and doesn’t back down. [The] tale is engaging and the payoff’s worth it, though terribly sad.
And then today, someone e-mailed me a link to CosmoGIRL!, where they’re running an online ad for my book.
Honestly, I’m thrilled at the exposure the review and the ad offer, but my friends will never allow something like this to happen without commenting on it for months and months.
I think it's about time for a hunting trip, fellas!
That said, there’s a fabulous article I ran across in CosmoGIRL! that tells us why boys lie so damn much. Oh, and I absolutely can not wait to start reading The Boss’s Wife for a Week and Armed & Amorous.