First, a HUGE congrats to YA author Jennifer Walkup, who I had the honor of beta reading for, and her AWESOME "acquisition"of literary agent Kathleen Ortiz of Barbara Lowenstein. Champaign to you, Jenn, that's so freakin' fantastic!! Salute! And I'm sending a bunch of dancing puppies your way for celebration.
Second, to my new neighbor and fellow YA writer, Tiffany Neal, and my writing friend R. A. Burrell, who both got to the next round of ABNA (Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award). Abso-bloomin-lutely awesome! Good luck in the next round, guys.
Last, the results of the truths within the lies (see here for explanation):
1. When I was in third grade, I stuck my tongue in an ice cube box (yes, A Christmas Story was the inspiration) on a dare from my brother. It got stuck there, along with some skin after getting it pulled off. Lie- this was my older brother, and I dared him.
2. I once flew out to NY to meet some online guy friends when I was 18, upon which I ended up the only girl on a school roof while the guys were peeing off of it. When cops were sighted, I was the last to jump off. True! I know, crazy, right? I was 18, and the world was my oyster,
3. I've been to 25 of the 50 states, most of them road trips. Ug. Lie. Only been to *counts* Um, 5 states, not including Texas, and not including drivebys.
4. I met my husband when I was Daffy Duck and he was Batman. Love at first sight. True! Long, horribly romantic story I'll have to share at another point in time.
5. I broke my femur while trying motor cross and it hurt like bloody hell. I never rode again after that. Lie. That would be my husband. Hence the batman. He liked stunts.
6. I dropped Big A on her head when she was a baby. Husband never lets me live it down. Lie. Again, husband. And technically, she rolled off the changing table, and bounced off an open drawer before landing on the floor. Yeah . . . and to think he's more safety freakish than I am!
7. I got pulled over once and had to take a sobriety test. It was late, I hadn't been drinking (but was tired) and I failed! I was taken to the police station until my parents came to get me out. Um, mortifying. Lie. My mom got pulled over though, and was the inspiration for this.
And there you have it! Hope everyone has a fantastic Friday!