Showing posts from March, 2009

Humbled by Your Photos

I'm getting a lot of creative and funny pictures submitted for my picture challenge I submitted a couple weeks ago. It's amazing to see what my blogger buddies and readers are coming up with. I think the coolest aspect of putting a book out there is the response you receive from readers, who are completely touched and in awe of what you wrote. Now that may change if I started getting a backlash of some sort (knock on wood that I don't). BUT the comments and reviews have humbled me and completely made this process worthwhile. What's amazing me most are the comments or reviews from men! I don't necessarily consider Finding Kylie chick-lit, but I knew it would be catered more toward the female demographic. Little did I know that men of all ages, as there have been some in their eighties and twenties, have thoroughly enjoyed this story too. One of the more recent reviews, from a guy no less, I'll post here. I copied this from Amazon and pasted below:

Literally funny

So every time my son and I drive by our housing edition, he reads the neighborhood sign and tells me to turn in. Today, after I picked him up from school, we passed our housing area on the way to the grocery store. He pointed to our street and told me where I was supposed to turn to go home. First, I'm amazed that he knew his surroundings so well... well enough to know where we were supposed to be going to get home. After packing up our groceries, buckling up, and driving off - I thought I'd make sure I'd acknowledge our turn in this time. Right before I turned I said, "Hey do you what I'm turning into?" I thought I'd get something like this -- "Yeah, our neighborhood." Nope --- I got (with a smirk no less): "A roooobot!" "What?" "You're turning into a robot, Mommy!" His little infectious giggle did me in and we laughed all the way home. I hope you get a giggle out of that today!

I need your photos please -- for Finding Kylie

I've got a project for 'Finding Kylie' that I need your help with. I need ALL of you, who have the book, to take your picture with the book and email it to me. I am in the process of making a photo collage so that I can create a poster for my office. I'm doing it to give me inspiration while I'm writing the sequel. So if you've got a copy of 'Finding Kylie' -snap a pic and email me at If you don't have a copy -- get your own, read it, and take a pic. I want to see how creative you can be!! Take a pic in front of some city monument with your book up close and personal -- make sure you're in it too!! Take it in the bathroom or at the office - I don't care. Just have fun with it and send it in! I look forward to receiving them. And if you're needing to know where you can find it, go to Amazon. If you'd rather get it at your local bookstore, you can ask them to order it in for you.

Puppy Love

While looking for all kinds of pictures to post on my Facebook wall, I ran across some blasts from the past. Here is a picture I ran found from the fourth grade. It is of me and my boyfriend, Rob. We were boyfriend/girlfriend for two years in grade school. We went out for all of the fourth and fifth grades and were a hot item. Yeah, whatever that means. I think we held hands and spent as much time as we could together. We mainly just thought the other was cute but thought we were in love and had to have buttons to prove it. 😂