Today, let's celebrate good times for my writing sister Lela Davidson.
When first meeting Lela, you might not notice her tiara is a tad askew--mostly from kicking up her heels. She's a princess in the Realm of Life just like the rest of us, and she doesn't pretend otherwise--no matter how adorable she looks at first glance.
Read her book. You'll see. Aside from her ability to make you laugh so hard your face hurts, here are a few reasons I know you'll like her.
- Lela knows a photo op. When you say "cheese" with Lela, she'll correct the photographer if he or she tries to snap the picture in bad lighting or at an unflattering angle. And she doesn't make fun of you for making sure you're wearing lipstick on your mouth and not your teeth--because she's doing the same thing.
- Lela knows how to conduct a cover up.We may or may not have crashed a Teen USA pageant after-party that had lots of leftover food. A video of this event may or may not exist. She promised it had been destroyed. Then again, it's Lela. She may be holding it for blackmail. In spite of her willingness to do such a thing--or perhaps because of it--I like her and welcome her into my sisterhood. Because at the root of it, I know she's got my back. After all, she was the sister who convinced me that I owed it to myself to hire someone else to clean my house so I could write. That's the kind of advice that makes me a better person.
- Lela knows how to party. When she had a "significant" birthday, she threw herself a prom. A prom! When she released the hilarious, award winning Blacklisted from the PTA, she threw a fabulous release party. One year later, when she invited me to give away her book on its first birthday, I said, "A Lela Davidson party? Heck, yeah! I'll drink to that!" Celebrate here with a non-alcoholic beverage.
I'm so proud of her!
Since it's a celebration, I need shoes. These Loubuiton Cinderella shoes might do the trick since Lela lived the fairy tale of transforming from an accountant to full-time writer. Of course, the shoes on the cover of Lela's book are pretty nice, too.
Ready for your party favor?
To enter to win your copy of Lela's award winning, autographed copy of Blacklisted from the PTA, tell me why you're proud of one of the gals in your sisterhood.
Lela will write any message you request and send the copy the second week of August.
So...go ahead, celebrate a sister.