Saw my LA friends today, Annika and Will, both writers, and they brought the excitement I remembered from our short trip to that other coast (reminding me why we’d wanted to move there), their adorable new baby, and—little did they know—some very good luck. Not five minutes before I left to go meet them, I got the email I was hoping for from the editor of the two (ghostwritten) young adult novels I wrote earlier this year: I just got signed on for another one! Due mid-September! Crazy! But I’m psyched. I think these friends of mine should visit more often.
Also, how adorable is their baby, Sammy? I just love how he holds onto his father’s thumb.