I had a wonderful birthday this year and was blessed with a few unexpected presents in addition to the usual ones. First and foremost, I found out that our family is going to get a ‘sequel.’ (Sorry, the author in me thought it an appropriate term.) Yes, the little bundle of joy should arrive sometime in November. We bought our son a new “Big Bro” shirt and had him wear it all day as a way to break the news. It’s going to be hard to top that present in subsequent birthdays.
Secondly, I got my first review of “The Canticle Kingdom from a fellow author, Berin Stephens. You can read his review on his blog:
My wife is also great at giving gag gifts. She got me these set of knights (which happen to appropriately be from a German toymaker) that she says reminds her of the ones in my book. One of them even looks younger like Johann. Pretty amazing.