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Celebrating a Bestseller in the Best Way

Here’s what my children did yesterday. First a creation by H landed on my desk.

Pen holder by H, click to enlarge
The congratulations section swivels to reveal To and From, click to enlarge

Then M cleaned the kitchen counter and stove top within an inch of its life, upon which she retired to her computer. Sometime later she emerged. “Mom,” she said, “you’re number 5 on the CBC bestseller list.” (Canadian fiction)

But the best was yet to come. A and I snuggled on the couch reading, while our kids nested on the loveseat kitty corner. There was hilarity, pushing, and silent reading. It was an ordinary evening and yet extraordinary.

Did I mention that we spent the afternoon at the library?



Lilian is the author of Web of Angels, a novel about a mom with DID (multiple personalities). She's also the author of the historical novels, The River Midnight and The Singing Fire, about secrets, friendship and motherhood in 19th century Poland and London.

12 thoughts on “Celebrating a Bestseller in the Best Way

  1. Just realized the girls were too young or not around to celebrate last time you were on best seller lists. I don’t think you know this but I kept them all… From back in the Flintstone age of real paper magazines and newspapers!

    Enjoy the glory! You worked very hard for it.


  2. Congrats, its so nice when you can finally take a full breath in, along with the excitement and praise from your family. I am so happy for you.

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