Sunday, January 13, 2013


Let me start off with saying HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!  I love you!

Birthdays can really be a mixed bag of emotions.  We can’t wait for them to happen when we are kids…Sweet 16…Legal age of 21…You’re considered a real adult at 25…After that, they’re hit or miss.

When it comes to books, I love seeing birthdays worked into the storyline.  It makes me feel more connected to the characters by adding that extra personal moment layer.  Babies are born in many of our stories, kids and teenagers have parties, but I don’t see too many adult birthdays in books.  That being said, I haven’t written any either!

My favorite birthday was the last one I spent with my grandmother before she died.  We all went to Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville.  She had cancer at the time although she didn't know it until a few months later.  You never would have known she was sick and when I think back to how far she had to walk from the car to the restaurant, I don’t know how she did it.  She enjoyed the ambiance as much as I did, and she was determined to have fun that day…giant margarita blender, beach music and all.  It was a day I'll never forget.

I would love to hear about your favorite birthday.

Amanda Renee 
Betting on Texas (March 2013)
Home to the Cowboy (August 2013)
Legacy of a Lone Star (Early 2014)


Anonymous said...

Thank you.

You make my birthdays special.



Kaelee said...

I was born on my sister's seventh birthday so every year we try to get together and do something a little special.

One year we went to see the Jade Buddha for Universal Peace that is touring the world. It was really awe inspiring.

Amanda Renée said...

Mom - Thank you :)

Kaelee - What an interesting birthday! I would have loved that myself :)

Laura Marie Altom said...

Aw . . . What a sweet story!! Thanks for sharing!! :-)

Amanda Renée said...

Thanks Laura Marie!

linda s said...

Comic books. How I loved them. We were quite poor still for our birthdays we got eight comic books, one from each person. They cost ten cents each! I asked for comics on my last brithday but ds said none to be had.