Friday, September 21, 2012

Didja miss me?

I'm back from maternity leave!  Wow, that went fast.  It’s hard to believe my newbie is 2 months old already.  What’s that you say?  You want pictures?  Well, okay…

Zachary William (or "Baby Zac" as he's known around here)

With his best friend, Duck

With his big brother in the one matching outfit I could get them both to wear without crying - Beatles shirts!

I may be a bit biased, but I think he’s pretty darn cute. :)

While I was away playing Mommy, another fabulous thing happened – my High Heels Mysteries Boxed Set hit the New York Times Bestseller list… again! It hit the first time back in February, so I was shocked and beyond thrilled that it hit again six months later.  Not only that, but the books in this set are all from 2006-2009 – at least three years old!  If this isn’t proof that ebooks have no shelf life, I don’t know what is.

As if that wasn't enough excitement, I also bought a house.  I know, what was I thinking trying to move with a newborn?  I dunno.  For some crazy reason my new-mommy nesting instinct made me visit open houses like it was my crack, and I accidentally found one I loved at a price I could actually afford.  Well, almost afford - I did have to promise the bank my eternal soul, but it's a small price to pay for the awesome digs we got.  WE move in next week, and I cannot wait!  My first house that's all mine (and the bank's) and I don't have to pay rent on....yaaaay!  I'll post pics as soon as we move in.

So, what have all of you been up to while I was away?  Any fun news to share?

~Trigger Happy Halliday


Terri Osburn said...

He is so cute! They both are.

Congrats on the baby and the house and the list! You're having a pretty good year, lady.

Mine hasn't been too bad either. I sold. ;)

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Suzan Harden said...

Glad you're back, Gemma! *wave* Baby Z is so darn cute. Not to mention, he and big brother have excellent taste in shirts!

Gemma Halliday said...

Thanks, ladies!

And, Terri - deets on the sale! We muct have deets!!

Unknown said...

Glad to have you back, but we'll forgive you for taking time off, Baby Zac is just to cute. Good luck with the move.

Don't know why you are suprised the High Heels Series is on the best seller list. All it takes it for one person to read the books, love them and get the word out to their friends. I discovered the books when one of the bookstores in Seattle was going out of business. Picked up one and the next day was back getting what they had and what they didn't have I downloaded to my e-book. Yes, your books are that entertaining and makes everyone want to get their hands on all they can. So well deserved. And just think in a few more months someone else may discover the books and start the craze all over again.

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Kristi said...

Congratulations on the house, hitting the best seller list and the new baby. He's gorgeous!

I don't know why you're surprised that you hit the best seller list. I buy everything you write including your YA series. Obviously I'm not the only one.