“A sister can be seen as someone who is both ourselves and very much not ourselves - a special kind of double.” —Toni Morrison
When I first submitted my about-to-be-published middle grade novel, GLORY BE, I assured my hoped for agent that it was a book about sisters. I still think the story is about Glory and her sister Jeslyn. Of course, now I know it's about sisters and a whole lot more. But sisters are complicated. And that's why I love this quote. And that's why I still think my book is about sisters.
Here's a picture of my inspiration for my novel. My sister, Jane, and me. Oh, and my brother somehow squeezed in between us. Since he and my sister are twins, he managed to do that a lot.
But it was Jane I remember playing Junk Poker with. Jane I remember those afternoons at the park. Me tormenting her, mostly. My tomboy sister!
Happy thanksgiving to all my family, and to yours.