congrats to all the pamie.com book drive winners

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Hi Pamie,

This is exciting news! I was happy to make a donation to this year’s book drive. Being rewarded with a signed copy of your newest just adds to the warm fuzzies. (And since I’ve been married for 7 months, I can have “Cold Feet” on my nightstand without freaking out my honey!)

Thanks for giving us a way to make a difference in the world. I spend a lot of time worrying about MY problems. It was nice to help solve somebody else’s.

You’re amazing. Keep it up!
Amy F
Illinois
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a short conversation

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Pam
Hello?

Todd
Hey, Pam. It’s Todd.

Pam
Hey.

Todd
I, uh, I read your story in the Cold Feet book.

Pam
Oh, wow. Hey, thanks.

Todd
Yeah.

Pam
That makes you officially the only person to have read it.

Todd
No.

Pam
Other than stee and people who are paid to read it? Yeah, I think it’s just you.

Todd
But you gave us this copy for free.

Pam
That’s probably why nobody’s read it. No investment.

Todd
Well, I read it. And… it’s… very… dirty.

Pam
Oh. Yeah. Heh. I guess it is.

Todd
I enjoyed it quite a bit.

Pam
Ha.

Todd
So.

Pam
Yeah.

Todd
How did you–how did you– what was– how–how– what was the process on that?

Pam
Heh. What are you asking me?

Todd
Did, did, was, how, with the publisher, were they — how did they react to it?

Pam
They said it was a little far-fetched.

Todd
I mean, you took the “Cold Feet” thing to the extreme.

Pam
That was accidental. We were just told to write a wedding story.

Todd
And that’s what came out?

Pam
Yeah.

Todd
Uh-huh. Interesting. And they… were they… did you… was that toned down?

Pam
Actually, a little. Yeah.

Todd
Wow.

Pam
I can’t believe you read it.

Todd
Of course I did. I’m reading the Stamps’s book next.

Pam
Me too!

Todd
Very different book.

Pam
Yes.

Todd
So. Anyway, I very much enjoyed your dirty story.

Pam
Thanks, Todd.
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Woo hoo! The cover was

Woo hoo!

The cover was just sent to my house this past week. I really like it, and can’t wait for Amazon to post it. As the title suggests, this is an anthology of five short stories about women deciding whether or not they want to get married. I’m proud of stee for not worrying, even when he read my pages.