Guest Post: Heather Hartt-Sussman

Last Saturday, Heather Hartt-Sussman presented Nana’s Getting Married at Indigo Yorkdale. Children, parents, and grandparents attended the special story time and Heather signed books after her reading. If you weren’t able to make it to the event, Indigo Yorkdale has a few signed copies left – first come, first serve!

Heather Hartt-Sussman even brought in the original artwork by Georgia Graham!

We also have a guest post today, please welcome Heather Hartt-Sussman!

HH-S: I wrote Nana’s Getting Married when my then 5-year-old son asked me why in the world we were at my mother’s wedding. He was confused because it contradicted the order of things. You attend your children’s and grandchildren’s weddings; not the other way around. He knew this to be true, at 5, but I had to explain to him that my mom had been divorced from my father since I was 8, and she had finally, thirty years later, fallen in love again.

It lead me to think about how confused I was when my parents started dating again after their divorce. I, like my son, was upset that this wasn’t the way it was “supposed” to be. I have since learned, and I have tried to impress upon my two sons as well, that you only get upset when you bank on “normal.” If you modify your expectations and stop dictating the way you think things should be, you can have a lot more freedom to enjoy the way things just are.

Further, with the baby boom population getting older, you can be pretty sure there will be a LOT more grandchildren attending their grandparents second and even third weddings, as people are living longer, and benefiting from more vibrant health.

9 Replies to “Guest Post: Heather Hartt-Sussman”

  1. Wow, pure gold. I am so proud. This book really means a lot to me. i read it to my son AND my cousins. Thanks Heather!!

  2. Thanks Romy, Scott and Monica,
    I was so pleased to hear from you! Nothing worse than going to the comments section and noticing that nobody bothered to write anything. It’s like your voicemail saying: “You have NO MESSAGES,” which feels crappy! So thanks again and I look forward to keeping in touch and hearing what you think about my next two books which are due out 2011 and 2012!! Best, Heather

  3. Heather,

    It looks like you and your listeners had a great time at Indigo. Not surprising, given your captivating story which rings so true.

    Fun to see the familiar faces in the photos.

    Looking forward to your next visit to Mabin.


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