For a Christmas Treat please welcome back one of the original Book Tarts, Susan McBride!
It's incredible to look back and realize how much has changed in six years. I was a single girl back at the beginning of Lipstick (but met Ed shortly after, and I still remember Harley telling me that he sounded like a keeper from early on! She was SO right!). I was healthy except for my bad eating habits (who knew that Snickers wasn't a vegetable?). I was writing a mystery series. And I was definitely not pregnant.
Now I'm a happily married woman of nearly four years who's survived breast cancer (and watched my mother survive it as well). I've switched genres to women's fiction and YA (although I can't help sprinkling a bit of mystery in everything!). I've been through a miscarriage and now I'm pregnant again (I knew some of those dusty eggs still had it in 'em!). I can only imagine what the next six years will bring!
I wish only wonderful things for everyone here at Lipstick: good health, great friendships, joy in everyday things, and, of course, fabulous books!
Susan calls herself an "Accidental Cougar" after meeting a younger man in 2005 when she was a St. Louis Magazine Top Single. They were married in February 2008 and live happily ever after in a suburb of St. Louis. Susan is a breast cancer survivor and often speaks to women's groups about her experience. She is the author of Little Black Dress (HarperCollins/William Morrow, August 23, 2011) and The Cougar Club, selected by Target Stores as a Bookmarked Breakout Title and named a Midwest Connections Pick by the Midwest Booksellers Association. Cougar also made MORE Magazine's list of "February Books We're Buzzing About." Find Susan at her website: http://www.susanmcbride.com/index.html