So, okay, while fiction isn’t real, specific dates in fiction often mean something to me. Silly, I know. But if you’re reading this, odds are you’re a book lover (or cyber-stalking me — stop it; that’s weird) and fictional dates in your favorite books mean something to you too.
The ever-so-smart Carol Moncado makes up our blog schedule, and she scheduled me for May 1st. Which just so happens to be the date…
Are you ready for it?
How cool is that?
One year ago today, Dillan knocked over Miska and that rascal Mark Scheider. One year ago today, on a Thursday instead of a Friday, Dillan moved in with his brother, and life as Miska knew it began to change. Which means that one year ago from tomorrow, Miska and Dillan meet in Chicago’s Grant Park where Dillan wipes out in front of her.
Ah, those two.
If you’re laughing at me, well, I can understand that. Thank goodness this conversation is happening over the internet and not in person!
But if you’re not laughing and totally get me, share your favorite fictional dates. Like how many years ago did Michael and Angel meet? Anyone know that? How long has it been since Darcy and Elizabeth married? I’m sure someone has their anniversary down. How long ago did Christy start teaching school up on that mountain? How long has it been since Miss Marple solved her last mystery? How many years now has Anne-with-an-e been an adopted child of Matthew and Marilla? Hm?
How long have your most favorite characters been together? Do tell! Make sure you give us the name of the book and the author. Goodness, tell us as much as you want! I’d love to hear it.
In honor of Miska and Dillan’s knock-down-iversary, I’m giving away a Kindle e-book copy of Kept. You’ve got until Saturday noon, Central time, to leave a comment. Share this post, tag me in it, and I’ll give you an additional two entries. One of my kiddos, probably my Hyper Diaper since he’s just learning to read, will draw the winner, and it will be announced in the Sunday edition. If you already have Kept and would love to give it to a friend, please comment!
Just to be clear (read this crazy fast with words running together like they do on TV), this is my first giveaway. I hope I do this right. The winner needs to be able to get the book from Amazon US or receive the cost of the book via PayPal. I’ll only do the PayPal thing if you’re outside the US. If neither of those options work, man, I’m sorry. Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that.
Now share those dates!