I used to have a personal blog (2006 through 2010). Occasionally, some of my posts were well-written, provocative, and almost witty (<- WORD of the WEEK). And since I'm swamped right now, I thought I'd pull a post from my obsolete blog to share with you.

"Friday, August 22, 2008

James who?

my close friends and family know that i haven't read any of the four books from the Twilight series. BUT i will be going to the movie because of him:

his name in real life is Cam Gigandet. he's going to be in a ton of films in the next few years, so i am sure we'll start hearing his name more often. in the Twilight movie, he plays some guy named James. who is James?"

Update: I still have NOT read any of the Twilight books, but not because I haven't wanted to--I can't read other books while I'm writing, and I've got too many other books in my personal queue to read during my downtime before Twilight. Maybe someday I'll get around to reading them and when I do, I'll let you know what I think about James.



Let's do a TOP 5, shall we?


#5 - Winter. Seriously, these "Dogs Days" (<- WORDs of the WEEK) of summer are for the dogs. And you know how I feel about dogs.

#4 - Ice Hockey and SEC Football. Okay, technically that's two, but I love them equally.

#3 - The holidays; Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Especially Christmas. Since I slacked off so badly last year with the release of my first novel, this year I'm going all out--on or before November 1st. Yes!

#2 - School to start. Its a matter of days now. This summer has been so busy and even with the agreeable weather, we need schedules, more sleep, lunch at noon, and structure.

#1 - THE PROMISE. I can't wait to open the first box of books, smell the fresh ink, rub the smooth pages, and hug the first copy I grab like a newborn. I made so many changes to this book. I'm very proud of it. And I love the changes made to Creed and Brynn's relationship. Its much better/juicier than the manuscript I initially sent to my editor. Now we're just cleaning up the copy edit, and we'll be ready to print and ship it!


Oh, Canada!

Thank you, Grandma Fernetta, for being born in Canada. Oh how I love my Canadian roots. I've been to Edmonton twice, I love all things ketchup, I carry a Loonie in my wallet, and my favorite sport (tied with College Football) is ice hockey.
Why am I posting this? Because my assistant told me that my Canadian fan base is growing by the day. Yes! I'm so excited about this, eh (<-WORD of the WEEK), and I can't wait to travel to Canada for book signings. I think I'll insist that Edmonton's my first stop.

My grandparents: Jarvis and Fernetta, 1936