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Erin Bevan: #10
Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

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That’s the number of loads of laundry I have to do every week. As a stay at home mom and writer, I struggle every day finding the balance between it all. Since the home is my office, I can’t stand when it’s a mess. If the dishes are piling high, the laundry room door won’t shut, or if there is dirt all over the floor, I find it hard to concentrate. Then let’s add three screaming, singing, dancing kids in the mix with their wails for more milk and their toys with wheels, bells and whistles that are so loud I can’t hear myself think. Cliché, but so true.

But, yesterday, as I stood in my kitchen and folded, and folded and folded, I realized if it were any different I might not like the reality so much. If I didn’t have all those clothes to fold it could mean a number of things.

The best possible scenario would be that I’ve become filthy rich from my book sells and I’ve hired someone to do my laundry. Yah! That might not be so bad.

The other scenarios aren’t so great. They could mean that we’ve lost everything we have, so we don’t have any clothes. Worse, it could mean that my little people are no longer around. The thought of something bad happening to my children was too much to bear, so I began folding with a little more gusto.

Now, when I look at all those dirty clothes, I say “Bring It On.” Always try to find the silver lining in life!

Cupid’s Angels

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Ellie Childs isn’t looking for love. She’s looking for an AC technician for the Forest Wood Senior Center. But, when the repairman happens to be tall, dark, and handsome, he has the goods to make her change her mind. Unfortunately, he’s taken by a blonde Barbie.

David White moved to Cupid, Arkansas, to be closer to the woman he loves, his grandma, and away from his ex-fiancée. Believing his broken heart would never work again, he’s proven wrong. Ellie’s shimmering auburn curls and compassionate nature sends his heart thumping. His mind soars with thoughts of giving love another shot. But as luck would have it, she’s taken, and the guy she’s seeing is a real jerk.

When David’s grandmother sees how perfect Ellie would be for her grandson, she gathers the troops. She and her three friends form Cupid’s Angels. Their mission, to bring David and Ellie together. Despite their best efforts, the Angels’ plans backfire, pushing David and Ellie farther apart and into the arms of others. Or, so they think.

Will the Angels’ good intentions win out, or will their plots and schemes undermine what could have been the love of a lifetime for David and Ellie?

About the Author

Erin Bevan was born and raised in Southwest Arkansas. She spent her teenage years working for her aunt at the local gas station flipping burgers and making milkshakes dreaming of the day when something better would come her way.

Fast forward ten years later, she found herself stuck inside an apartment in South Korea while her daughter went to preschool and her husband went to work. Alone and unable to speak the local language she turned to books for a friend. After reading a few hundred in such a short time, she decided to try her hand at writing one.

That first one sucked, but by the fifth and sixth book, Erin started to get the hang of this writing thing. Getting the first contract in the mail was a dream come true. Now, with three babies at home, she squeezes in stories one word at a time, one sentence at a time, one day at a time.  She’s a full time mom, a full time wife, with a little writer sprinkled in whenever she can get the chance.

6 comments to “Erin Bevan: #10”

  1. Dina Bushrod
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    · June 3rd, 2015 at 10:41 am · Link

    What a wonderful sentiment; as I go through my similar days I must remember to see it in that way. Just thinking it brings me much peace (and a lot less anger).



  2. Charlotte Copper
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    · June 3rd, 2015 at 11:27 am · Link

    My baby leaves for university in less than 3 months. She was doing something crazy last night, and I said to her, “you’re annoying me, and I’m going to miss it so much when you go!”



  3. Erin Bevan
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    · June 3rd, 2015 at 12:18 pm · Link

    Hey Dina! I’m so glad that I can help you to release some of that anger. I understand how tons of house chores can make you feel a little upset or even resented at times. Especially, when no matter how hard you work, the chores never end. Just remember to breath, and if it doesn’t get done today, well it will still be there tomorrow!



  4. Erin Bevan
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    · June 3rd, 2015 at 12:19 pm · Link

    Charlotte,

    I have heard similar comments from so many mothers. It’s amazing how things that drive us nuts, we learn to miss. Best of luck to you on the new adjustment.

    Erin



  5. Elaine Swinney
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    · June 3rd, 2015 at 1:57 pm · Link

    Having been a mom that worked outside of the house I see your point and I will say AMEN!!! Another is those little ones may have just grown up and they have their own lives. That’s what my one and only did. I am now getting to be a stay at home Granny-Nanny….I am getting to do all those things I never got to do for my son…for a grand daughter….Having a blast doing it. It’s keeping me young!!!! 🙂



  6. Erin Bevan
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    · June 3rd, 2015 at 3:30 pm · Link

    Elaine,

    Thanks for stopping by! I’m so glad you are getting to enjoy your granddaughter. Little girls are so special.

    Erin