Having never had children I don’t know from personal experience what happens in those first weeks after giving birth. But I’d think there are some similarities to what I’ve been feeling since The Secrets They Kept was published. This book after all, was my baby. Instead of nine months, it took seven years. Seven years of attachment in some form to this story and these characters I had invented, fed and nurtured, breathed life into, let rest for awhile and nurtured some more. And then with a press of a button on a keyboard the placenta is broken and I am detached.
Check out my first Amazon review in which The Secrets They Kept was called an “Excellent Debut Novel!“