I just found this in the den. My six-year-old Nora wrote it.

“Who’s having a book signing today?” I asked her.


“You wrote a book?”

“Yes. It’s a story called ‘Twelve Days Until Christmas.'”

“What’s it about?”

“It’s a story about a girl and her little dog Roscoe. I have only one copy.”

“After the reading, will you sign it and let me buy it?”


“Why did you decide to write a book, baby?”

“I wanted to be like you.”

UPDATE: Here’s a wonderful story written by my editor, John Brodie, about his young son’s interest in the book publishing business.