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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7 thoughts on “My Dad, by Emily Winslow

  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!

  2. That is incredibly sweet! Love the story and photo. There is nothing more lovely that knowing that your dad is proud of you. 🙂 xo

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