Do you have any strange collections? Recently my husband cleaned out a cabinet
under the sink and found that Iâ€™d been hoarding wet-ones without knowing. It
wasnâ€™t something I use excessively and Iâ€™m absolutely not an obsessive clean
person. I think I just saw them in the grocery and thought â€śOh, I probably need
thoseâ€ť--about ten times or maybe twenty.
My husband lined them up on the counter. These arenâ€™t the little boxes of
wet-ones. Nope, I seem to have an unknown fetish for the big round containers of
Clorox Wet Wipes in various scents. Why had I felt it necessary to buy them over
and over again? Youâ€™ll love thisâ€”because they kept disappearing.
I would bring home bags of groceries which my family helped put away. Apparently
the Wet Wipes belonged under the sink and hubby would stash them there without
saying a word regarding the other boxes that were multiplying like crazy nor
telling me where they were. I could never find them because I preferred to put
them in another spot. My spot housed an empty container so I assumed someone in
the family was burning through them like they were candy. Once I was informed of
the proper place to store them, my hoarding spell ended.
We had a big laugh out of it and recently my husband saw a sale on Wet Wipes at
the storeâ€¦he snapped a picture with his phone and sent it along with the comment
â€śTheir pile is bigger than yours, should I buy some?â€ť
We had a lengthy discussion about things that other people liked to hold onto
for that just-in-case moment which may never arrive. Iâ€™m sure thereâ€™s some sort
of intellectual insight to a personâ€™s soul based upon the items they choose to
These are the types of quirky traits that I like to add into a book to bring the
characters alive and add a smile or two in the reading. Characters that do silly
things and/or poke fun at themselves and each other. Thereâ€™s always a serious
side as well. My latest, FIND ME, was released November 17th. I hope youâ€™ll read and
enjoy the book. My characters donâ€™t hoard anything but they do seem to hide
their feelings from each other so well that one wonders if theyâ€™ll ever manage
to overcome their commitment fears.
What do you hoard, errr, collect?
About the Book
Jackson was good at pushing Amandaâ€™s buttons â€“ making her do things her sensible
mind abhorredâ€”but was cheating on a friend part of the agenda? Would he go that
far? When his best friend has the girl heâ€™s always wanted, how far will Jackson
go to tempt her away?
Jackson Holstenar owes his childhood to his best friend Carter, the closest
thing heâ€™d had to a brother. Amanda Gillespieâ€™s in serious need of
adventureâ€”according to her friend Darlene. After losing her job a year earlier
then hiring on with another law office, she hasnâ€™t taken her eyes off work in
months. Until the man behind her job loss shows up at the adventure club meeting
Darlene dared her to attendâ€”Jackson Holstenar.
When Jacksonâ€™s father suffers a stroke, he has to drop his carefree attitude and
take over the family companyâ€™s helm. He turns to Amanda to help unravel a
contract problem at work and fixes her up with his best friend whoâ€™s ready to
start a relationship. Can Jackson work alongside her again without losing her?
Can Amanda keep her work life out of her personal life and keep Jackson on the
About the Author
Shelley K. Wall grew up in Missouri, graduated from Oklahoma State University,
and took post graduate courses from OSU and the University of Wyoming. She's a
member of RWA, Sisters In Crime (SinC), The Literary Guild, and Houston Writerâ€™s
Guild. She writes daily, striving to perfect a voice that supplies enjoyable and
romantic reads. She has yet to meet a person she doesn't like or a job that's
not worth enjoying. She writes with humor, drama, and a desire to share life's
precious moments. Shelley currently lives in Texas with her family.
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