|A day in the life with Jennifer Holm!
|I grew up imagining that authors lead glamorous
lives full of excitement and adventure. You know . . . traveling
to exotic places, and meeting all sorts of famous people!
Now that I am a writer, I know the real scoop. Welcome
to my life!
(7:00 a.m.) Good morning! Thanks for waking
me up, cat. I’m guessing you want to be fed?
(7:15 a.m.) First cup
of coffee of the day and playing with my son. He is obsessed
with the movie Cars. He makes me pretend to be Mater, the
tow truck. (And I’m starting to get pretty good at
(9:30 a.m.) Me in my
office. This is actually the first real office I’ve
ever had. Before we moved into this house, I always wrote
the kitchen table.
(10:00 a.m.) All right.
Finally down to work. Sketching some layouts for Camp
will be coming out
summer 2007 (geez, that’s a long way off!)
(10:30 a.m.) Oh, and those
are all the clever ideas that didn’t make it into
I am personally contributing to the death of
innocent trees. Sorry, trees.
(10:46 a.m.) Here I am
interviewing my Mom for Penny
From Heaven via videophone
(very cool!). I spend a lot of time interviewing my mom,
so we decided it would be easier if I could see her. She
the inspiration for the book, after all!
(11:55 a.m.) Penny from
on my desk -- photo of my mom, the famous "lucky
and the receipt holder from the register at the original
butcher shop owned by my family (it's called "Falucci's" in
(12:18 p.m.) Lunch break!
We love Denny’s—they make the best BLT’s
on the planet!
(3:05 p.m.) Here comes my
office assistant. He’s pointing out that my
spelling is atrocious, which it is. Thank-you spell checker!
(3:30 p.m.) Okay, you
like revising? Well, check out how many revisions I did
(4:15 p.m.) Aaah! My computer
just crashed and I didn’t save. There goes the Great
American Novel! Typical.
(6:30 p.m.) I try to
get some exercise. This is me on my cool new Babymousetastic
bike that I got
for my birthday. I am the envy of every kid in the neighborhood.
(The wheels make flower impressions in the mud!)
(9:30 p.m.) Good night!
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