By: Gordon Sims, White House Senior Gardener
From: Dorothy St. James's White House Gardener Mysteries
The White House is buzzing with a new energy these days. Nearly every member of the staff is walking around with big smiles on their faces.
Well, it's certainly not the crummy news coming out of the West Wing that's doing it. No, quite the opposite. It's the new additions to the East Wing (where the First Lady's offices are located) that has the household staff acting like a bunch of proud aunts and uncles.
The First Lady has had twins! Two boys!
And who doesn't love babies? They are so precious. So sweet. So...
Okay, there are a few grumpy souls on the First Lady's staff who aren't pleased. I've heard some grumbles that the babies are a distraction for the First Lady. That the two baby boys are causing her to neglect her duties. There are others who don't like the noise the babies have brought to the hallways.
Then there are the few others who are looking to spin the birth of the First Family's twins into a media event for political gain.
But those few bad eggs are not representative of the majority of the staff, who simply are beside themselves with happiness that the babies are here and--after a difficult pregnancy--that the little angels are, though tiny, growing healthier every day.
We're all doing everything we can to keep stress away from the First Lady, which is proving difficult since the murder of the curator on White House grounds and the First Lady's own sister who has come to live at the White House is doing very little to hide her drinking problem.
The baby craziness continues! The author who records our White House adventures, Dorothy St. James, celebrated the birth of her first child (a girl) last month. In order to concentrate on caring for her little Sprout, Dorothy will be taking a short hiatus from writing.
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Praise for FLOWERBED OF STATE (book #1 in the White House Gardener Mysteries):
"Credible characters, a fast-paced plot, and a light look at political life in Washington, D.C., will delight cozy fans." ~ Publishers Weekly
Praise for THE SCARLET PEPPER (book #2 in the White House Gardener Mysteries):
"A potboiler of homicide, blackmail, journalism, power and sex - but one that St. James handles with taste as well as verve - “The Scarlet Pepper” fulfills the promise of last year’s series debut, “Flowerbed of State,” and then some." ~ Richmond Times-Dispatch
Praise for OAK AND DAGGER (book #3 in the White House Gardener Mysteries):
"Hang on tight! This story is a wild ride! I loved it!" ~ Escape with Dollycas into a Good Book Blog