A sister is a gift. Whether she is the mirror allowing us to see ourselves clearly when we’ve imagined we are somebody we are not, or whether she is a cautionary tale whose mistakes we act to avoid, our sisters shape us in profound ways.
Last week I shared how my sister gave me the gift of reinvention – reinvention as a writer. Today, I am interested in hearing about your sister – specifically I want to know what positive gift or gifts she has given you. I don’t mean that cashmere sweater she sent you for Christmas. I want to know the good stuff — how she made you the person you are today, opened your eyes to something you might not have seen, or otherwise shaped you for the better. The floor (or rather the comments section) is open.
And, in celebration of the fact that my novel, The Sister Queens, makes its debut one month from today I am going to make the sharing fun. I will select two individuals from among those posting their comments (about their sister–see above) to this blog by midnight February 12th and send each of them TWO (2) signed “advance-reader “copies of The Sister Queens – one for themselves and one for their sister. That means the winners will have galleys of The Sister Queens before anyone can purchase the novel.
Check this comment thread Monday, February 13th (one week from today) for names of the winners and instructions for those lucky two. Bonne chance!