Bridin Reynolds has been writing for years, but when it came to writing her first book, she said she didn’t write much of it at all.
Reynolds said she acted mostly as a stenographer for her fraternal twin sons, Keegan and Nolan, capturing moments of their childhood logic in a short book.
Production of the book was a collaborative effort. The author said she incorporated some of her own photography as well as the photos her fiancé and best friend captured of family moments.
Still, the logic and sensibilities behind the book, Reynolds said, are her sons', who turned 10 May 1.
Keegan: “Look I am drawing Anakin exploring the inﬁnite galaxy.”
Nolan: “Nobody knows what the inﬁnite galaxy looks like!”
Keegan: “They will in a minute.”
Cape Gazette Editor Trish Vernon has known the twins their entire lives and agreed, even going so far as to contribute her thoughts for the back cover of the book.
“A great chuckle at every encounter!” Vernon wrote. ”So glad Bridin had the wherewithal to capture these priceless moments.”
Although Reynolds lives in Wilmington to be closer to her large extended family these days, she said the Cape Region remains close to her heart, as do the contacts she made as a reporter covering the Legislature for the Cape Gazette.
To celebrate the publication of her book, Reynolds will hold book signings at two bookstores in Delaware, the Ninth Street Bookstore in Wilmington and Browsebout in Rehoboth.
“I am very proud to be holding our two Delaware book signings at these very unique and independently owned stores,” Reynolds said. “I have been going to both of them since I was a child, and there is nothing better than finding that exact space and exact book."
The author said she mostly recorded her sons’ observations and banter for the book, so her sons will be signing books at these events, with introductions from an old friend from Legislature, Speaker of the House Rep. Pete Schwartzkopf, D- Rehoboth.
Reynolds said she plans to bake cookies for the signings and after the signing at Browseabout, she's looking forward to spending Friday at the beach with her sons.
Book signings for "Overheard from My Kitchen, Out of the Mouths of Twins" are scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at Ninth Street Bookstore in Wilmington and 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at Browseabout Bookstore in Rehoboth Beach.
"Overheard from My Kitchen, Out of the Mouths of Twins" is also available online at www.amazon.com.