author’s assistant

  • Apr 30, 2012

Sunday afternoon, big boys at a church event and Gabe typing away at his latest novel.

Lonely little Mary offered all her best games: tea party, school, bike rides, the trampoline? But Gabe wouldn’t budge, “Just one more chapter…”

Frustrated, Mary listed even more antics, desperate to lure him away from his tale of knights and evil kings, but he was in the zone.

“I’ve got it!” she cried, “you can be an author and I’ll be your maid.” Within minutes she’d arranged pillows and a table, stolen the bell from the chicken coop and tied an apron around her little waist.


“What can I do for you sir?”


A ring of the bell brought, milk, napkins and a little maid eager to write down the order for cinnamon toast.


She’s a good cook.


Maybe she did steal one bite.


First class service.


I’m sure all my writing buddies would like to borrow her for a day, but she’s pretty devoted to her Gabe.
April 29, 2012



  1. Hot Hot JJ

    May 1, 2012

    Love love love your blog. I want to follow you and your lovely family on Instagram but I can’t seem to find you. Any help? Leave a comment on my blog or here if you’re up for it. 🙂

  2. Michelle

    May 1, 2012

    Thanks JJ. I’m mlehnardt on Instagram.

  3. Annie

    May 2, 2012

    Ah, a win-win for sure!
    I’ll look forward to reading the acclaimed novels of Mister Gabe in the coming years 🙂

  4. Tracy

    May 2, 2012

    Oh I love her and him and this. xoxo

  5. Hot Hot JJ

    May 18, 2012

    Found you! Adding you now.

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