“HAPPY” Blogiversary Celebration with Erin Kellison


erinA big HAPPY BIRTHDAY! to Jennifer and her blog, Books Make Me Happy!
from Erin Kellison

Today I went down to breakfast and asked my husband and kids, What makes me happy? so that I could have ideas for this post. The obvious answer is books, but Jennifer kinda already has that covered in her blog name. One of my daughters said, writing! But writing also makes me want to put my head through a wall, so it wasn’t completely true. My husband, to whom I go for ideas all the time, suggested Ponch and Jon from the show Chips. I sent him a withering glare because he thought he was being clever. But Ponch was my first crush (I think I was six or seven), even if my mom did not get me the Chips lunchbox I wanted so bad. CHIPS

Then I went about my regularly scheduled morning, finding kids’ not-so-terribly-dirty jeans in the laundry to recycle for one more day and packing backpacks. Before the last one goes out the door, I get about fifteen minutes with my littlest to read to her. We are on book four of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. She cuddles up to me as I read about the Yule Ball.

And I have my answer: The time I spend reading with my kids, buying them books, reading their stories makes me absolutely, unreservedly, deliriously happy. Every day. No matter what.

Ponch gets an honorable mention though.

And because I am suddenly so happy—thank you, Jennifer—I am delighted to give away an ecopy (Amazon or BN) of any one of my books. See erinkellison.com to choose.

THANKS, ERIN!!!! Now… to enter… fess up to YOUR first crush 🙂

**Be sure to check out all of the other “HAPPY” posts from guest authors during this week’s blogiversary!!  Click HERE for the Kickoff Post with the full list of participating authors and guest post links. ALL giveaways will be open for the entire week, winners will be chosen and notified on Sunday, March 2nd. Thanks for helping us celebrate!!**


  1. Comment by Bridgett:

    My first crush was MacGyver. I thought I would end up marrying him. Of course I was 5 at the time but I just thought he was the smartest man alive. And I loved his Jeep. lol

  2. Comment by jovialvampyre:

    Little Joe Cartwright ;). Yup, I couldn’t have been 4 and yet I had eyes for him.

  3. Comment by Joanna Moreno:

    Han Solo. Still is. The way he answers when the princess says “I love you” … “I know” eek , still gets me every time lol

  4. Comment by Jennifer:


  5. Comment by bn100:

    can’t remember

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  6. Comment by Texas Book Lover:

    Johnny in Dirty Dancing! He’ll I still love that movie!

  7. Comment by Mary Preston:

    I hate to admit this – Greg Brady from The Brady Bunch.

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