A Proud Moment

28 Jan

Today is a momentous day in the Mason household. A birth has occured and we’re thrilled.

Today Patrick sent in his completed book manuscript to his publisher. After years in the making, it is done, finished, ready to go out into the world.

The Mormon Menace: Southern Anti-Mormonism, Violence, and the Limits of Religious Tolerance by Patrick Q. Mason (forthcoming by Oxford University Press)

We had limited time to celebrate tonight, as Patrick had an appointment to keep, so we made it fast. I’m already planning a massive launch party for the fall. Patrick is just rolling his eyes, slightly embarrassed by my shower of pride.

Behold, my author husband relishing the sweet taste of literary achievement (and heat-lamped apple pie).

Yes, we celebrated at McDonalds.

Coming up: the famous due date prediction calendar! Disappointed in how far off you were with Finn’s? Yeah, me too. Starting divining those dates because in the next day or two I’ll be putting the calendar up and the prize will be sweet for the winner.


5 Responses to “A Proud Moment”

  1. mom January 28, 2010 at 8:18 pm #

    I’ll add to your prize with some additional homemade tamales if you’d like Mel.

  2. Melissa DM January 29, 2010 at 2:19 am #


  3. Kay January 29, 2010 at 3:07 am #

    Oh man, homemade tamales…I’m totally going to win this one!

  4. Kay January 29, 2010 at 3:08 am #

    Oh yeah, congrats Patrick. We’re really proud of you!

  5. Renee February 1, 2010 at 9:15 am #

    Oh…handmade tamales………..sigh. They’d never make it if they have to sit in the Tahitian post office as long as our Christmas packages. But that is one grand prize.

    Congratulations Patrick! That is an accomplishment.

    And furthermore, it is comforting to know that even the Masons (who I esteem as the models/standards of fine living) celebrate at the McDo’s. It’s actually where we ended up for my (cough..cough…won’t say what milestone) birthday.

    Best wishes with the rest of the pregnancy. It is quite the incredible event to be. We are cheering for you and enjoying adding exotic dots to your visitor map.

    You have quite the world following. Impressive.

    I’m sure once you begin publishing excerpts from the book and/or the twins arrive, the dots will blossom exponentially.

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