Monday, December 12, 2011

One More Day!

Back in 2003, I met a young man at a ball game.  He bore a startling resemblance to my Soul Mate, and since I'm a (cough) happily married woman, I controlled my urge to openly ogle him.  I had taken my kids to baseball practice, and decided to watch the girls' softball game while I waited.

Imagine my surprise when Mr. Hotness came up the bleachers and sat beside me, talking to the Math teacher in front of me.  I wondered if he was the boyfriend of one of the softball players; a teacher; or just a student.  Since I knew the Math teacher, I felt comfortable listening to their conversation.

And that's when the conversation turned to educational standards.  Mr. Hotness mentioned he'd taught in Florida; great!  This made him a colleague, since I worked at the school.  I asked him what part of Florida he was from, and the answer?

"Tampa-St. Pete."

Oooooohhh!  My summer home!  I mentioned my connection to the area, and we had a wonderful conversation.  And then reality set in.

"Mom?  Can I have some money for the concession stand?"  My eight-year-old daughter tugged at my sweatshirt.

I told her to go find her father and turned back to the two men.

But he refused to talk to me after that.  I spent the rest of the time watching the game silently drooling over his profile until it was time to leave.

Fast-forward to October.

I'm now five months pregnant with my youngling.  I was looking for my son's Social Studies classroom and walked into the wrong one.  The teacher took me across the hall and there was Mr. Hottie!   I literally spent the next few minutes listening to him rave about my son while half my brain was screaming to lock the door and have my way with him!  I left that conference praying I sounded like a coherent adult parent instead of a raving hormonal teenager with her first crush!

Fast-forward again to October 2007:
I had decided to try NaNoWriMo for the first time and the authors I was chatting with on a daily basis encouraged me to spice up my sex scenes.  I decided to fictionalize the above scenario at the ball field and imagine what would have happened if I was single and he was interested:)

I sent off the first few pages to see if the heat level was 'hot' enough; the answer a resounding 'YES!  Keep going!'

And so Teacher's Pet was 'born'.

So there's the story behind the story; come back tomorrow for an excerpt and release day party info!


Liz said...

nice! I love the "what if.." inspirations! use them a lot myself. congrats on the release tomorrow

Janice Seagraves said...

Your post gave me a giggle. I think some of us older (not that your older) woman have had these moments too.

Congratulations on the new release.


Kenzie Michaels said...

Thanks Liz:) Yes, those types of inspiration are a nice 'alternate reality':)

Kenzie Michaels said...

Thanks Janice:) Yes, my son was HORRIFIED when I revealed I thought Mr. I was 'hot'! He nearly gagged when the teenager across the street started swooning over him also:)

Kenzie Michaels said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Liz Flaherty said...

Good luck with TEACHER'S PET, and you can take that any way you like. :-)

Linda Kage said...

Yay!! It's here! Congrats!

jean hart stewart said...

Glad to have it acknowledged age doesn't signal disinterest...Love reading and writing sex scenes...Jean