Mom and Tag - Olivia Newport

Photo by Larry Mohr

Mom nudged the dog off her lap and stood up. It was that time every evening when she would leave the living room and go get comfortable in the bedroom with a book, a lifelong habit. She said,

“I have to go read about Amish people.”

In other words, she was reading the draft of my latest complete manuscript. (Accidentally Amish, the first in a series, will release toward the end of 2012 from Barbour Publishing.)

I love that she still reads. And I love that a discerning reader like my mom would bypass all her other choices because she hears my characters calling.

• When is your favorite time to settle in with a good book?