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Kaitlin Saunders: A Modern Day Persuasion

Welcome, beautiful baby Emma Elizabeth

Posted by Kaitlin Saunders in Blog on August 14, 2012

Born Friday night, June 29th, to proud parents Tim & Kaitlin was an angel: Emma Elizabeth.

My darling daughter, I love you so much! You are such a blessing and delight to your father and I. We cherish every single moment with you. <3

Being a mother has changed my life. Free time–what was that? Haha. Yet though my days fly by with feedings, dirty diapers, cuddles, and let’s not forget household duties–the fact that I can’t just plop down and spend hours at a time writing doesn’t really matter anymore. Time spent with my daughter is unbelievably more precious.

As I find this rare moment to post a long-awaited blog entry, I’m in awe of the impact I will have on Emma. Will she be proud of me? Will she be inspired by my desire to be an author and my determination in getting published? Will she herself be a writer? Every decision I now make, I have to keep in mind how it will influence my little Emma. What an amazing responsibility.

The first thing I want to teach her is to be a “finisher,” that is, to finish what she starts. In saying that, I’m proud to announce that I’ve finally gotten around to seriously editing my second book, which I hope to have published within the coming year. Although I’m not ready to announce the title or any details, let’s just say fans who enjoyed my first book and hope for a second in a similar style are in luck.

Oh, and for you Austen fans out there, Emma’s Austenesque naming was completely unintentional! Haha. Emma is actually family name I’ve always admired–belonging to my great-great grandmother who in her day was an architect and poet! And her middle name, Elizabeth, was selected by my husband. So you see, it must have been fate!

Until next time, friends!

Kaitlin

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