Well, her schedule's been hectic this week, and after she heard about my own crazy week, she graciously offered to do her interview this coming Monday so neither of us would have to rush to get it posted today. So it'll be just a few days longer before I can unveil her identity. On the plus side, that means we get two QueryTracker success stories next week. ;)
Since I needed something quick for today, I decided a game of blog-tag might be fun.
Remember those summers when you used to run around barefoot outside until the sun went down, playing tag with your best buds in the dark? The scent of grass, dirt, and OFF stung your nose, and fireflies flickered on the lawn. The only other light was the star-studded sky hanging low and warm like a velvet blanket pricked through with millions of pinholes...
Well, I can't recreate the exact atmosphere, but we can play our own online version of tag, and we'll all be winners because we'll get to know each other better in the process. :)
So, here goes.
TAG -- Seven things you might not know about me:
1. I was a latch-key kid; I once chased my older brother around the house with a coke bottle to put an end to his incessant badgering. And that was the day of glass bottles, not the shatterproof stuff. Mom and Dad still have no idea what they missed in all those hours after school before they made it home…
2. In my childhood, we had a swimming pool beneath an oak tree in our backyard (one of those 6-foot above ground steel numbers) and I was convinced sharks congregated inside because of the shadows of the limbs.
3. My very first car was rewired wrong by my dad and each time I turned on the right blinker, the dome light flashed, too. My high school pals always knew it was me coming down the road at night because my interior would blink like a discotheque.
4. My husband broke his neck at Mustang Island several years ago while boogie boarding. He had surgery and is fine now — without any paralysis. Still, it was SCARY at the time.
5. I once entered a cake (decorated to resemble a snow-dusted birdhouse) in our State Fair and won best of show and first place.
6. I've always had a bone-deep desire to travel to Venice one day and ride in a gondola. This inspired me to write a historical fantasy about a society of vampires who travel by gondola on the subterranean lake surrounding their underground city.
7. I actually turned down an agent a few months before I got my first one. I'm saving the details for a future post, so consider that a teaser. Heehee
Okay, now YOU'RE IT!
Anyone who wants to play along, leave a comment letting me know and I'll hop over to your blog to read your seven things. Make sure you invite your readers to play, too.
Those of you who don't want to participate on your blog, I'd still love to hear from you! Say hi or leave one or two interesting tidbits about yourself here.
Also, remember to join me Monday to meet our QueryTracker guest and hear about her unconventional climb to publishdom sans an agent. Until then, anyone who's spending time with friends or family for the Easter Holiday, I wish you fine dining and lovely memories.
Happy weekend to all!