Really, I’ve been here all along, lurking in the background. I’m good at that. Lurking. Just ask my family. Though they might call it snooping. They might be right (don’t tell them I said that).
Honestly, with that last one, I’d like to know the answer, too. But I don’t know. Supposedly, Weeding Out Trouble, the fifth book in my series was the last (sniffle, sniffle), but I’m the optimistic sort. I’d like to think "never say never." You know I can’t stay out of trouble no matter how hard I try, so there are lots of stories still to tell.
Especially now that Riley’s starting college; Kevin’s dating again (no, I don’t want to talk about that); everyone’s pressuring me and Bobby to make wedding plans (what ever happened to long engagements, I ask you?); Ana has sent more of her parolees to me for jobs; and Brickhouse Krauss and Mr. Cabrera are currently “off” again. She’s hedging her bets by breaking up with him every couple of weeks, because she’s desperate to avoid what happens to all his girlfriends eventually. You know, that dying thing. Can’t say I blame her a bit. Oh, and my sister, Maria? She’s thinking about having kids. KIDS! She can barely take care of her dog.
So, you see, trouble tends to follow me around. There are still lots of adventures to be had. Even if you don’t get the chance to read about them in a book again, I’ll pop here from time to time to let you know how things are going. Just don’t ask me about Kevin. Even if you are nos-- er, curious. Okay?
From Heather: Readers often ask if our characters are anything like ourselves. Most often, no, though there might be a trait or two that sneaks in. Nina, like me, has a Dr Pepper addiction (and, oh my gosh, just saw the cutest Dr Pepper lunch box, the old fashioned metal kind, at Old Navy the other day, but I resisted buying it, because really, I don’t need a lunchbox…but So. Cute.), and like Nina, I’m really nosy, er, curious. I can’t help it. So far it hasn’t gotten me into trouble though. How about you, are you nosy?