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Considering the fact that I've been remiss in letting you know what I'm doing, I thought you'd love to know
what other writers are also doing.  Perhaps reading about what they're up to will inspire me to get my
behind in gear. (But, I promise you I am hard at work. I always am.)

The first guest author post I'm bringing to you is Marilee Brothers.  Check out her excerpt and her books.
Marilee, also has a book blog,
BookBlatherblog.
Baby Gone Bye Post

I spent five years of my writing life inside the head of Allie Emerson, the teenage girl featured in
the Unbidden Magic series. It was surprisingly easy for me to channel Allie, even though it’s
been—well—let’s just say I haven’t been a teenager for a good long time. Apparently teenage
angst lives on forever. After I finished Midnight Moon, the last book in the series, I decided to
write a YA book with a male protagonist. Enter Gabriel Delgado, hunky eighteen-year-old
senior at Maple Grove high school.

The creative part of my brain got a major wake-up call. I was no longer a seventeen-year-old
girl. I had to begin channeling a teenage boy. OMG, guess what boys think about? You know
the answer, of course. Sex. One statistic says every fifteen seconds. Another says, they never
stop thinking about it. From its title, Baby Gone Bye, you can probably figure out that Gabe acted
on his thoughts. Therefore, he should not have been surprised when the doorbell rings and he
finds a little “surprise” waiting for him on the front porch. So, what’s a household comprised of
four males supposed to do with a little baby girl? Guess you’ll have to read the book to find out.

Excerpt from Chapter One  - it’s Friday night and Gabe has a date. He believes, incorrectly, that
his evening will go on as planned. At this point, the family thinks the child is a boy.

The hall clock bonged seven times. Startled, Gabe leaped from the couch and placed the kid in
his car seat. “Man, is it seven already? I’ve got a date. Can we put this on hold until tomorrow?”
Without waiting for an answer, Gabe headed for the stairs.
    “Gabriel.” The steel in Papi’s voice stopped Gabe in his track. “Look at me.”
    Slowly, Gabe turned to face his father. He heard Simon whisper, “Dumb shit.” Henry giggled
nervously.
    “Gabriel,” Papi repeated. “Do you remember when Rosie was a puppy?”
    Gabe shifted his weight from one foot to the other, wondering if he was about to step into
something stinky. “Yeah,” he said carefully.
    Papi’s dark eyes snapped with intensity. “And how did you take care of her?”
    Gabe rolled his eyes heavenward, trying to remember Papi’s three cardinal rules for puppy
care. “After she eats, put her outside to poop. Play with her. Put her back in her crate.”
    Papi clapped. “Excellent.”
    Gabe grinned. This was going well. He’d soon be on his way.
    “Now, Gabriel, tell me this, how do you take care of a baby?”
    Uh, oh. Gabe felt beads of perspiration pop out on his forehead. “Well, um, I guess you’re
saying it’s the same concept. Right?”
    Papi strolled up nice and close and gave Gabe his shark’s grin. “So, after you feed him, you
will take him outside to poop, play with him, and then put him back in his car seat?”
    Right then, Gabe knew he was screwed. He glanced at his brothers. No help there. He’d
already stepped in it. Might as well go all the way. He looked his father square in the eyes.
“Naturally, I won’t take him outside to poop, but I’ll feed him and play with him.”
   “And you will start this … when?”
    “First thing tomorrow morning.”
    Papi said, “And tonight?”
    Gabe squirmed. “Remember what you said earlier? We’re Delgados. We stick together
when there’s a problem.”
    “Ah, now I understand.” Papi stroked his chin. “You assumed one of your brothers or your
father would take care of your child while you went on a date. Is that correct?”
    Gabe flushed. “I would appreciate it.”
    “Gabriel,” Papi said again. He pointed at the baby. “That is not a puppy. It is a tiny human
being who needs round the clock care. Care that will be given to him by you, his father. Do you
understand?”
    Before Gabe could formulate an answer, he heard the amazingly loud rumble of baby
flatulence. All eyes turned to the child, whose face was bright red as he clenched his fists and
strained.
    Simon snickered. Looks like you forgot to take him outside to poop.”
    Papi handed Gabe a container of baby wipes and a diaper. “Better get used to it. He’ll be
doing that a lot.”
    That’s when the Delgado family found out he was a she.



www.marileebrothers.com
http://bookblatherblog.blogspot.com
MOONSTONE - 2008 - BELL BRIDGE BOOKS
MOON RISE - 2009 -BELL BRIDGE BOOKS
MOON SPUN - JULY, 2010 - BELL BRIDGE BOOKS
SHADOW MOON - NOVEMBER, 2011 - BELL BRIDGE BOOKS
MIDNIGHT MOON - DECEMBER, 2012 - BELL BRIDGE BOOKS
THE ROCK AND ROLL QUEEN OF BEDLAM - 1st Place - Booksellers Best Contest, 2010
CASTLE LADYSLIPPER - AUGUST, 2010 - AWE-STRUCK PRESS
BABY GONE BYE - NOVEMBER, 2013 - BELL BRIDGE BOOKS
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