I do shock people. A lot. How? I tell them I write books. Instant disbelief. I'm not kidding. I guess I don't look like a writer. But what exactly is a writer supposed to look like? Does every single writer have to wear glasses? I believe that's a stereotype. What else? Oh, I'm not a man. Yep, I'm a woman. Come on people, it's 2012! Oh and the biggest one. I'm a mom. No way can a mom, and a mom of 6 kids write books. That's probably the biggest shocker. I was talking to a man yesterday who had a really hard time believing I had actually written a book. He and his wife were at my house and finally one of my kids went and grabbed a few novels to show him. He was SO surprised. Yes, I got a cheap thrill out of that and yet, really? That much surprise? Sigh. What about you guys? Any funny reactions to people finding out you write? Would love to hear them!