Archive for February, 2010

Baby news!

February 21, 2010

My son, Robinson David Whitcomb, was born on Friday, January 29, 2010, at 5:03 am in Chicago, Illinois. He was 16 ½  inches long and weighed 5 pounds and 3 ounces. 

Binny, 5 days old

I have been on the adoption path for five years, but now my dream has come true! My sister, Cynthia, came with me to Chicago to welcome him into his new family. I can’t wait to introduce him to the rest of our gang, his dog Maximus, his nursery, Oregon, well . . . everything! His favorite song so far is Walkin’ My Baby Back Home (with somewhat modified lyrics.) He sleeps about 18 out of every 24 hours, 6 of them at night. He likes having his hair shampooed. He doesn’t like having his diaper changed. And he’s good at burping without sending any formula back.  Binny (short for Robinson) and I are still in Chicago waiting for our adoption “traveling papers” but we hope to be home very soon.

our first meeting

Sorry to anyone who emailed me asking a question that I didn’t answer. Please try again, if you don’t hear from me. I have “new mommy” brain. It’s a little frightening but also thrilling to face the challenge of learning to balance a writing career and motherhood. You’ll be hearing more on that later. Thanks for all your good thoughts and best wishes.


February Give-Away

February 7, 2010

The winner of the January Drawing was Marianna from Louisville, MS — Congrats! I’ll send that grab bag of YA novels to you when I get back into town. (I’m in Chicago at the moment. More on that in a few days.)

The Feb Give-Away will be a signed copy of A CERTAIN SLANT OF LIGHT. Remember to email me your name and address if you want to be in the drawing. You can use the “Email Laura Whitcomb” link on my website at

And tell me if you’d rather not be on the snail mail list. Anyone who doesn’t say they don’t want to be on the snail mail list is automatically saved on it. Snail mail means you get freebies when I recieve them from my publisher (bookmarks, postcards) about my latest novel (in this case, UNDER THE LIGHT, the sequel to SLANT, will be my next published work) — it only happens once a year or so that I send out freebies. If you say “NO SNAIL MAIL” I’ll erase your name and address from the list after the drawing is complete.

Thought You’d like to see what the Spanish cover of SLANT looks like.