Sunday, June 14, 2009

My first swoon

When Nina Malkin and her editor asked me to participate in the First Swoon event Nina was planning for the launch of her new young adult novel SWOON, I was like, what? I'm supposed to write about the first time I was head over heels for a guy? Okay, first of all, my memory at this point is a little fuzzy. Was my first swoon that guy? No, maybe that guy. Or, um, that guy? And then there's the whole matter of writing about my heart fluttering over some guy that could also cause my husband to come at me with the broom, proclaiming, "Wait, I thought I was the only who swept you off your feet!"

The more I thought about it, the more confused I became and I was pretty sure I would not be participating in this fun little essay thang at all.

But then later, because I am a writer and a writer's brain is difficult to turn off, I thought, why not take a different approach? There are other swoonable things in the world besides those of the male persuasion. Yes, believe it or not, it's true!

And so, I present to you, my first swoon:

Read it and tell me what you think! But don't tell me I'm old, because I know it very much dates me. Whatever. I'm young at heart, that's the important thing, right? RIGHT!?!?

Comment back on Nina's blog with your first swoon story and you might win a signed copy of Nina's book, SWOON, which promises to be a sizzling read!!


  1. I really liked your approach to that. Very original :) And thanks for commenting on my blog.

  2. Hey - I am definitely happy to discover this. cool job!