Book Birthday On My Birthday Tradition

This month is my birthday and I like to celebrate for the entire month. This year I decided to restart a tradition I used to do on my birthday.

Next Tuesday is my birthday. How do I celebrate a birthday my way?

Release a book on my birthday. But since I like mischief, misbehavior and mayhem. LOL. I decided to ramp it up. So this is how the conversation went with myself.

Self: yay our birthday month is coming up. I love when we celebrate for the whole month.

Me: yeah I’m taking a break for birthday month August. Will have any books I will be releasing that month already loaded. Yippeee….not doing anything especially on day of my birthday.


Me: blink blink.

Self: you have releases on your birthday.

Me: blink blink. Wait…what…no

Self: Yep. Chop chop get to work.

Me: *hangs head and sighs* I hate you.

Self: *smiling brightly* I love you too. *pats shoulder* now get to work. August will be here soon.

Me: *whimpers* but it’s my birthday. My birthday month. I want to celebrate. Be all loose and stuff. Unleash the kraken. Come on. Why do I need to have releases on my birthday?

Self: We are celebrating. Remember when we used to do this. Have a release on your birthday.

Me: Vaguely.

Self: You know you remember. Having a book release on your birthday. It’s a birthday and a book birthday. You love it.

Me: *smiling* I do. Okay I’m in. Back to an old tradition and making it new. Book birthday on my birthday.

Self: *looking smug then getting a gleam in their eye*

Me: *whimpers and slumps down to try to be invisible*

Self: You’re not invisible.

Me: I hear that sarcasm.

Self: Multiple.

Me: Multiple?

Self: You’re really slow on the uptake today. Must be you’re getting old.

Me: *flipping self off*

Self: you do know you are flipping your own self off.

Me: I know but it makes me feel better.

Self: Whatever floats your boat. *wicked smile and that gleam in their eye again* You know how I like multiples

Me: *snicker* you naughty girl

Self: get your mind out of the gutter. You can go there later. *winks* Look at my lips. *mouthing the words*

Me: *reading then blink blink. Sliding off the chair and curling in a ball.* I hate you.

Self: Again I’m you. This is all you.

Me: I’m not having multiple book releases on my birthday.

Self: *pats shoulder* you keep telling yourself that sweetie.

Me: I will do the tradition of having a book release. *glares at self* But I’m not having multiple book releases on my birthday. I AM NOT.

Self: *smiles and has that gleam in their eyes*

Me: *closes eyes and pretends to be invisible*

Self: You are not a superhero so you have no powers of invisibility.

Me: You don’t know if I am a superhero or not. I have awesome powers.

Self: Really!

Me: There is that sarcasm again.

Self: I want thinking more snark. Wait that’s one of your superpowers. Snark.

Me: Sarcasm. Mischief, Misbehavior and Mayhem. Just a few of my powers. I am a superhero.

Self: *claps hands* Yeah you are. Go you!

Me: *looking at self suspiciously* You are stroking my ego to get me to have multiple book releases on my birthday.

Self: *looks offended and flutters lashes.* Would I do that?

Me: Yes. You are me and I would. Yeah I would and not even be sorry.

Self: *smiles and has that gleam in their eyes*

Me: *flips self off*

Self: You know –

Me: Yeah I know I am insulting myself.

Self: and you feel better. *gives me a hug*

Me: I’m not having multiple book releases on my birthday. I AM NOT.

Self: ok *smiles and has that gleam in their eyes*

Me: *arguing*

And it went on from there. Insults and protesting. Loads of snark and superhero power talks. Now here we are in August.

My birthday is next Tuesday and self won. So back to how I celebrate my birthday.

For 2019

5 books releasing in total for all my alter egos.

multiple genres – contemporary, romantic suspense and scifi

And boom that is how I celebrate my birthday. *booty shaking and humming my own made up song that I am a superhero while ignoring my self arguing I can’t be*

Yep. I am a superhero. Maybe…or maybe I am just a woman who takes her birthday celebration to epic levels of mayhem. LOL.

Book Birthday On My Birthday Tradition

And as I mentioned this is a tradition I am bringing back and plan to do each year. The amount of releases will differ from year to year but there will hopefully be at least 1 release a year so I can have Book Birthday On My Birthday.

More on the books for this years Book Birthday On My Birthday will post soon. 🙂

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About McKenna Jeffries

McKenna Jeffries has loved the written word from time she picked up her first book. Soon she was creating tales of love and family. Although McKenna used to make up stories she never thought to put them on paper until....she realized the stories would keep filling her until they were written. Since then she's been writing and sharing her interracial/multicultural books. There is always some new story floating around her head. An itchy feeling in her fingers fills her until she can get a piece of paper to write it down. She writes because it's a love affair. Writing is in her blood and she enjoys taking readers on a journey. With so many ideas filling her, McKenna is always hard at work.