My Dad, by Emily Winslow

When I got my book deal, way back in 2008, I had to keep it secret until it was announced in Publisher’s Weekly. Now, there’s SECRET and there’s “secret.” I counted this as the kind of secret where I could tell my family. So I called my dad.

He was awestruck and silent. Then he said: “This is the proudest I’ve ever been.” Pause. “Except for the day I married your mother.”

Isn’t that just the sweetest compliment EVER??

I should add that I have three siblings, of whom Dad is equally proud, with whom I share the honor of second place.

Here is a pic of Dad’s first-place proudest day:

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  1. That is so cute! When I started my blog, I too announced it to my dad and had to explain what the naked hero was and archetypes. When I went back to visit my small hometown, I drove to get a cup of coffee at the gas station and the attendent said ‘what are you doing with naked heroes?’ Of course everyone had NO CLUE what it was b/c my dad went around telling everyone and pulling it up on their computer but they still didn’t/don’t understand:) BUT he’s proud and when I have the book in hand, they will all get that!

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