I have a LOT of cousins.
In case you missed recent posts, in honor of the upcoming fun at Authors After Dark, I’m doing a 30-Books-in-30-Days giveaway. Okay, really it’s so I can pare down my TBR pile. Open internationally, and the book is a mystery–I can only tell you it will be either UF, SF, Fantasy, YA paranormal, or PNR. If you win, you can give me a couple of genres and I’ll match them if I can but I”m a lot heavier on some genres than others. (I don’t have a lot of adult UF, in other words because there just isn’t much coming out anymore.) You can also choose any of my books except PIRATE’S ALLEY.
Today’s question, to be entered for a mystery book, is: how many first cousins do you have? Do you see them often?
I grew up in a small town in northwest Alabama and didn’t have any cousins within shouting distance, but every holiday, my parents would load me and my brother into the car and we’d drive to Birmingham, where everyone would converge for a huge gathering. We’d usually do my mom’s side of the family for lunch and my dad’s side for dinner.
My dad had three brothers and a sister, and I had 11 first-cousins on that side of the family. My mom was one of NINE kids, so I had 20 first-cousins on that side of the family, including five girls (six including me) all within a couple of years in age. It was a zoo! Unfortunately, I don’t see many of them anymore since everyone has scattered and moved to different places.
How about you? Do you have lots of cousins?