I'd like to welcome my friend, author Kenzie Michaels who is guest hosting my blog today. Kenzie has a new book coming, Class Reunion out this week and I can't say enough about how much I love this cover. I've read Kenzie's other book, All She Ever Wanted and I'm sure her new book will be just as good. I can't wait to read it.
Natalie Collier stared at the invitation in her hand.
“Anderson HS Class of 1984 25th Year Reunion
Madison Co. Country Club
August 28-30, 2009
RSVP Brian Vellinger 765-241-0532
Sandy Kimmel (Krantz) 765-242-3375
Cost: $25 Single, $40 Couple”
A hand-written note at the bottom read, “Hi Natalie! We missed you at the 10th; won’t you please try to make it? I’d love to hear about your life in Idaho. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.” Sandy (Krantz) Kimmel
A pang went through her as she sat down. So Sandy had married Tom Kimmel. And Brian….she hadn’t seen him since their graduation from Purdue in 1988. She hadn’t kept in touch with anyone from her high school class, though her parents would pass along news from time to time. I wonder if it’s time to renew my friendship with Lisa and Michelle? Twenty-one years ago….and we just drifted apart.
She picked up the phone and punched in Sandy’s number.
An hour later, she danced around her tiny apartment. I don’t remember talking to Sandy all that much, but now we can’t seem to stop! I’ll wangle the time off somehow. Who knows, maybe one of the guys I had a crush on will be single also, and we’ll hook up?
Get real. Like that’ll ever happen.
(Deleted scene from Class Reunion)
What about you? When you attended your high school reunion, were you single? Newly married? In a committed relationship? I attended my 10th only because I hadn’t seen my BFF in two years and wanted to meet his new girlfriend. I looked forward to the 20th, since I had my first published book, and everyone wanted to take their picture with me. And at the 25th, well, let’s just say alcohol loosened a few tongues and ideas for my next book were being offered.
All She Ever Wanted had been released a few months before, and a reader emailed me wanting to know ‘Banker-dude’s story’. So I took the idea of one of the more ‘fleshed out’ plot line, changed the characters names, and Class Reunion was born. I sincerely hope I’ve disguised enough details thrown at me; otherwise at the 30th reunion, people may refuse to talk to me!
Thanks for hosting me today Carol!