Twins

A friend of mine, who just so happens to have twin daughters, thought that including the birth of twins in both of my upcoming books was a little strange.  The Seaside Slayer has a set of boy and girl fraternal twins that will be born on New Year’s Day.   A couple of weeks ago on November 10, an identical pair of little girls arrived in Obsession of Mine.

My fascination with twins goes way back.  I was on the journalism staff in elementary school and junior high.  At around the age of eleven, I wrote an article about twins.  My small town had 4 sets of fraternal and identical.  I grew up with twins as my best friends that most people couldn’t tell apart.  I had no problem knowing which one I was around.

There were supposed to be 2 sets of twins in my family.  My uncle’s brother didn’t survive birth.  My niece’s sibling was miscarried early in the pregnancy. 

I’ve read that 50% of all fraternal twins are male-female, 25% female-female, and 25% male-male. Fraternal twins can be conceived at different times and by different fathers.  I didn’t use this interesting fact in either of my books.  There’s always an opportunity in my future writing.

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2 thoughts on “Twins

  1. I love that you included a nonfiction reality to a fictional book, in the Seaside Slayer. It makes the story relatable to those like myself who have fraternal twin daughters. Thanks for the percentage facts as well. Found them to be quite interesting.

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  2. Connie, thank you for the compliment. I try to include in my blogs what is going on in my mind while I’m doing the writing. You are going to love that there are twin girls in Kate’s sequel, “Obsession of Mine.”

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