Guest Blogger Imogene Duckworthy (aka Kaye George): Thoughts on Motherhood

I’m so glad Susie is letting me post here today. Since my mystery came out a little over two weeks ago, though, the truth is that I’m about blogged out. I’ve done a LOT of blogging trying to promote the dang book. So I thought I’d let Imogene Duckworthy take this one. She’s the sleuth in CHOKE and doesn’t mind stepping up the the plate occasionally.


HI! Immy here! I know a lot about mothers since I have one. I guess everyone does, right? But not everyone lives with theirs when they’re twenty-two years old. That’s not something I’m proud of, but what can I do? I never got the name of that cute trucker–the guy that’s my daughter’s father, so her daddy can’t support us. I don’t even remember the trucking company he worked for. I was kinda distracted that night.

I wouldn’t give up my daughter for anything, even though she complicates my life. I named her Nancy Drew after my role model. Unfortunately, Drew is three now and all she thinks about are Barbie dolls. What kind of a role model is that, I ask you? I wish mother wouldn’t buy them for her all the time.

The money I make working waiting tables for Uncle Huey doesn’t permit me to live anywhere but with Mother. She gets a pension that’s more than I make. I love Mother to death, but she stifles me a little. All I want is to be a detective, like my dear, departed Daddy. Mother is horrified when I say this, so I don’t say it too much.

But you know what? I finally understand, after having my own baby, how much Mother really does love me. I can look at her actions through the lens of that love, if I’m not too mad about what she’d saying right then, and I can appreciate everything she’s done for me.

And I can hope that my daughter will someday know how much I love her. After all, I don’t take the Barbies away. Much as I’d like to.

If you’d like to see what happens to the three of us, and some other friends from Saltlick, Texas, feel free to get yourself a copy of what Kaye calls CHOKE: An Imogene Duckworthy Mystery. See? She put my name in the title! Gotta love that Kaye.

Right now you can get the paperback, and in just a short time you can get an e-book!

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