I do. Two.
I’m the oldest of four. The next in line is my sister, Karla Lannon, who is two years my junior. OK, two years and five days to be precise. We used to celebrate our birthdays together each July, and Karla loved to remind me that I’d always be older than her. Yeah, she’s like that. 🙂
I don’t know about you, but I learned the hard way that just because someone is your sibling doesn’t automatically make them your friend. Karla and I didn’t exactly get along. Now that I’m older, I can see why. She’s prettier, smarter, and funnier. In high school she was the popular one, starring in plays and making people laugh.
Things have changed in recent years. I started writing and building a web presence. As I came out of my shell, my confidence grew–because of you, my supportive cyber friends. I learned that I have more to offer than I thought.
I’ve been blessed in many ways and love to pay it forward. When Karla moved to a city only a hour’s drive from my small Sierra Foothills town and I learned that she’s writing a romance novel, I got excited. How many writers have a sister who shares their passion?
Karla and I reconnected after years of minimal contact, and I’m now privileged to be serving as her mentor. In fact, as you read this, she’s visiting so we can do a big picture read of her first story. There will be plenty of talk, laughter, and eating out, too. And she’ll consume gallons of Diet Coke®.
Being able to serve as a mentor to my real-life, romance-writing sister is exciting. No longer does the green-eyed goblin of yesteryear torment me. I’ve found a friend in my sister and can’t wait to see good things happen as she pursues her dream of publication.
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Do you have sisters? If so, do you have any mutual interests?
Did you ever battle jealousy in regard to one of you siblings?
If you don’t have real-life sisters, do you have heart sisters?