Frank…the missing pages…..AND THE BOOK…..

"Mrs. Smith, have you ever seen the Austin Powers?"

"Yes, Frank, I have."

"My favorite character if Fat Bastard!"

"Frank! You shouldn't say that word at school." 

"You mean FAT?"

 "No, the other one.”  Then I whispered, “Bastard."

Wide Eyed Frank, "I didn't even know that was a bad word! Huh. My dad calls my dog that all the time."

"Well, how about you just don't say it in school anymore, okay? Okay. "

As many of you know, I placed my fear in a closet and locked the door.  As I prepared for my double knee replacement surgery I decided there was one TINY thing I needed to do before I went under the knife.

I hit Publish.

And now, if you love to laugh, if you want to follow Frank, if you love children, if you WORK with children, if you enjoy reading stories on this particular blog…then you might love this labor of love.

But stay tuned….. for the Book of Stella…..


One crazed mommy said...

Oh I already bought the book, and it was delivered to my home last week! I am halfway through another book, but it has trumped all others on my wait list and is next in line. :) Can't wait to read it!!

ChiTown Girl said...

Hey, Girlfriend!!

How are you feeling? How did the surgery go? I suppose I should have actually just emailed you, huh?

Hope your recovery is swift!!


ChiTown Girl said...


Oh my freakin' hell!!!

My copy of the book just arrived, and by the second page, I was crying. I can NOT believe I just saw my name in a "shout out." I am so moved by your sweet gesture. It was so unexpected. My jaw literally dropped, then the tears started.

I love you, Girlfriend!!


Vodka Mom said...

CHI! You've always, always been an incredible friend...and a great supporter!!

Love you too!!!

Gigi said...

Congrats! I'm off to buy my copy right after I type this.

Sheila said...

I received the copies I ordered....and have already given them away! Hope your recovering is going well!

Kristi said...

Shared on my FB as well to encourage gifts for the season! I hope you have a speedy recovery and wonderful Thanksgiving!

Scope said...

Hopefully you are on the mend in time for your NATIONAL book signing tour.

Errin said...

Purchased! I've been waiting for this for sooo long! Happy recovery!

G. B. Miller said...


That one is on my short list of books to buy for Christmas this year.

Father Nature's Corner

Sue said...

Hey, I just ordered your book and can't wait to get my hands on. My hopes are that the knee surgery goes well and life will treat you VERY good this holiday season!

Take care,

Mocadeaux said...

Can't wait to start reading your book. Two other copies are wrapped, ready to give to a couple of teacher pals. Hope the recovery is getting better!

Joanna Jenkins said...

A perfect read on a cold Saturday. I really, really loved this book and will share it with the teachers in my family.
So proud of you-- and Frank.
xo jj

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