Monday, March 5, 2012
Becoming an Author -- with Twins!
But then, one night, the idea came to me to write up a story. It was about the twins, of course. I could think of few other topics during that time! I wrote a little article about my twins and submitted it to Twins Magazine, along with a copy of my resume.
A short time later, I got a call from the (then) owner of Twins Magazine. My story was nice, she said, but that wasn’t why she had called. “I see you were an editor for the Chicken Soup for the Soul series,” she told me. “We’ve collected a multitude of stories over the years from parents of twins and multiples. Would you put together a book for us with some of these stories?”
She was offering me a book deal? I would have been crazy to turn down a request like that! But could I really handle it and still care for my twins? I resolved that, somehow, some way, I would make it work. And so I did.
Since then, I’ve authored or coauthored ten books and counting. If someone had told me that having twins would be good for my career -- that it would send it off in a direction that was bigger and better than I could ever imagine -- I would have said they’d been sniffing too much diaper rash cream! But that’s exactly what happened. Having twins truly turned out to be a blessing, both for our family and for my career.