Hi, it’s nice to meet you. I didn’t realize how different you’d look in person. You’re nothing like your author photo.
Yeah, I’ve aged a bit. Also, I had a baby.
That’s cool. Wait, I think I knew you 10 years ago, when you were just starting the research for your first novel. Is this the same book you were working on then?
Sadly, yes. It took me ten years to birth this book and ten hours to birth my daughter. The book was way more painful and I cried a lot more.