November 20th, 2011
by Terri Libenson
Itâ€™s no secret that Iâ€™m a writer for American Greetings. Iâ€™ve been with the company for â€“ eek â€“ almost 19 years now. I was hired full-time to be an in-house humorous writer/illustrator. These days, I have a part-time contract, and I exclusively write (no illustrating, which only sucks for the sheer fact that I canâ€™t enter the Reuben Award card division. Eh.).
Anywayâ€¦I say this because I just ran a story series based on my kids discovering a few adult-themed cards lying around my desk. Normally Iâ€™m pretty careful about keeping them hidden, but occasionally I slip. These werenâ€™t X-rated cards per se â€“ not like some I wrote in the 90â€™s (my nickname? â€œDirty Terriâ€) — but â€œuncleanâ€ enough for young eyes. One positive thing came out of it: it sparked this idea:
Itâ€™s like I always say: if you canâ€™t be a model parent, then write a story arc about it.
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