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Sandi Shilhanek | Who Is Your Best Friend? Real or Imaginary?

May 16, 2010

Remember when you were little and you had an imaginary friend? Do you remember how old you were when your imaginary friend moved away never to return or be heard from again?

Now that I’m grown why can ‘t I still have an imaginary friend to turn to when life is overwhelming? Is it because society frowns on adults being frivolous or is it because as I’ve aged my imagination has also aged and just doesn’t run to fanciful images?

Thankfully because I love to read when I feel the need for an imaginary friend I can turn to authors such as Robyn Carr who created Virgin River a town where everyone feels welcome, and a seat at Jack’s Bar is always available.

Or perhaps a journey to New Bern, Connecticut and the Cobbled Creek Court Quilt Shop created by Marie Bostwick. Here are women willing and able to teach me a new skill, and make me a part of the fabric of their lives.

Finally what if I were wanting a friend to share a sleep over with, and share spine tingling thrills and chills. Then I might turn to the suspense that author Beverly Barton has fine tuned to a level where each book must be read in broad daylight.

Now, it’s your turn. Did you have an imaginary friend growing up? Would you like one now as an adult? Is there an author that you find yourself turning to for your new imaginary friends? Inquiring minds need to know.

Until next week happy page turning!

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Sandi Shilhanek

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