Okay, that may be a little bit of an exaggeration but not by much. My
immediate reaction to that question is "Goddammit! Not again!" It
does not matter who poses this question. It could be at an interview (God
forbid) or meeting someone new but as soon as the four words are said this blank
wall just come up as my mind turns to mush. It transforms into "Who the
bleep are you?" with a growl, some very pointy teeth and a deadly looking
Personally I feel like I'm changing every day; learning something new, seeing
something new. Every day I wake up and I feel a little bit different from the
person I was yesterday and the day before that and before that...
While I may be changing, there are six things that will always
remain the same.
I am scared to death of centipedes. Most insects scare me but centipedes
top the list. I mean, have you seen the way they move and all those legs?! It's
like that anaconda movie all over again. For days after seeing one, I feel like
it's crawling all over me or watching me from a dark corner (Do they have
I prefer dogs to cats. I once had a dog called Neptune and he would always
comfort me every time I felt down. Cats are control freaks and there's only
room for one-ME.
I love my island home, St. Lucia.
I am most comfortable in a pair of jeans. There's just something about the
way it fits and feels...
I don't think it affects my life one way or the other but I'm a Virgo.
I love rainy days. They make me want to just snuggle underneath the covers,
stuff my face with chocolate and read a steamy romance novel.
And on that note I introduce to you my first release, NEIL'S FIRE, available at
RED SAGE. Here's a short
Love makes the world go ‘round and it conquers all, yadi yadi yada, but as
Safire Robins knows all too well, it can break your spirit like nothing else
can. She is determined to never place her heart on the line again but as past
flame, Neil Ryan re-enters her life, she discovers it's easier said than done.
As a hurricane rages over the tropical island of St. Lucia, will love overcome
the mistakes of the past?
While I have always enjoyed a good read, I never expected to become a writer but
the journey thus far has been amazing and I thank everyone who has made this
adventure the joy it has been.
I, too, find it difficult to describe myself. The fact that I am a mother of nine, grandmother of 16? 17? certainly cannot define me. That I have a Bachelors in English and Sociology and a Master's in Education with subspecialties in reading, English, and counseling won't help you much either. The fact that I am over 300 lbs now (am having bariatric surgery in June) definitely does not describe me. So what should I say.
I am an over-educated, under motivated retired women who was in the Air Force. I want to start my own private children's library and have over 5000 books to start with, now I just need a building. I love dogs and cats. Dogs love you every minute and cats show that at times they too need loving contact - its the moment I become dominate in their lives. I love romances, and histories, and bios, and a little none fiction occassionally, but not too often because the world is a depressing enough place without undating myself with the tragedies, so when I read a non-fiction it is usually about something good or helpful. I am a collector and have to be careful not to be a hoarder. Oh, and I am a taurus. finally, I love contests and learning about authors...usually in that order. P.S. I wish every entrant good luck and happiness. I believe God fulfils our needs and then our desires, unless the ones we desire our not good for us. P.P.S I have been married to my second husband for 25 years this coming October...I am blessed. (Kelly Knapp 4:44pm March 13, 2012)
your book sounds great and i put it on my wish list (Jennifer Beck 12:35pm March 17, 2012)
Sounds like a very good book. can describe myself as I see me but hope that others see me differently. (Mary Hay 10:46am March 17, 2012)
St. Lucia must be beautiful. I read some about it when I was studying Derek Walcott's beautiful poetry.
Rainy days--I like them occasionally. It makes for a great day to curl up with a good book and to do lots of napping. (Catherine Lee 5:32pm March 17, 2012)
I hate that question too. Be specific! I'm a lot of stuff. Short, I have a head shaped like a peanut, crabs give me the creeps and Jack Russell dogs hate me and all sorts of other stuff. Pick a topic and I'm all over it. But DO NOT ask me that general question and expect an answer that makes sense. (Tanja Haack 6:04pm March 17, 2012)
I think part of the reason why you are asked that question a lot, is because of your unusual name, which I adore!! I can honestly say that I can't remember anyone asking me that question. I think part of it is because I'm a people-person to begin with, so whomever I'm talking with usually finds out a little tidbit about me during our conversation. If I was asked that question point-blank, I think I would probably freeze!! I have to say that I enjoyed your posting immensely, and had a great laugh out of it. I hope you don't mind. My 93-year-old Aunt is a Virgo as well, and the two of us get along like Girlfriends!! I know that Virgos can be very critical, due to their razor-sharp thinking. That's why people come to you for advice. Anyway, I would love to read your book. I'm sure there's more in there I can learn about St. Lucia since I won't be able to visit there, and I'm in the mood for a good romance. The cover is beautiful to boot!! Congratulations on your book. I'm sure it's going to be a great hit!! (Peggy Roberson 8:15pm March 17, 2012)
Thank you everyone for the positive commentary!!! (Nacomy Blue 10:27pm March 17, 2012)
I'm just a down home, hard working, preacher's daughter, wife of retired naval officer, horse farm owner, Kentucky proud woman of mature age. I served in the Army Reserves for 5 years. I've worked multiple jobs. Currently, I'm the Environmental/Quality Management Specialist at a local factory, where I've been employed for the past 15 year. I have to work so I can afford to feed my horses. Horses are my number one hobby and reading is my second. Last year I read 115 books. I would love to travel to foreign places but I have learned that there is a lot to see right here in the United States. (Rejeana Thompson 2:56pm March 18, 2012)
Nothing worse than that question in a job interview. Thankfully, this old lady is getting too old to worry about looking for another job--hopefully, this one will last until I retire. (Sue Farrell 10:41am March 19, 2012)
YEAH, IT SEEMS LIKE WHATEVER YOU SAY PEOPLE WILL THINK YOU THINK YOU ARE TOO GOOD! LOL (Linda Bass 12:00pm March 19, 2012)
Thank you for sharing today. (Mary Preston 9:25pm March 19, 2012)
Tell me about yourself is another buzz phrase that's definitely overused. I prefer to reveal and share a bit at a time in conversation rather than the 20 questions approach. (Alyson Widen 7:47pm March 23, 2012)