Holy crap on a cracker.
I have the best friends and family. Ever.
You guys have made me feel ... fantastic!
Maguire's Corner is doing really well and I'm starting to get some great feedback from readers.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
He gave out 6 'Ninja Captain Alex says, YOU ROCK!' awards today and I'm amazed, proud and thankful that I am one of them.
Check it out on his blog!
So, what else?
One of my co-finalists in the So You Think You Can Write contest, and fellow FSU fan, has published her book, too! I had a quick and dirty interview with her that I'd like to share with you!
Welcome, Alexis Anne!
1. What's your beauty salon / grocery store / dry cleaners / school parking lot "Oh. You're an author? What's your book about?" pitch for Filters.
Imagine if all your Facebook messages went public and there was nothing you could do about it. Everything from cheating, to lying, to espionage, to secrets, or even a profession of love you'd never tell someone in public. It's all out there for anyone to see. All of that chaos... that's what Filters is.
I have always, always, always wished I was Princess Leia Organa of Alderaan. She's smart, sassy, and a lot smart-assy. I mean, she's a princess AND a badass leader. Plus she and Han are perfect foils. And that hair... seriously?
3. If you could have one super power?
Even though I have vertigo, I would want to be able to fly. I think I could get used to it, plus it would really help with travel and saving people.
Coffee and a glass of water. If I drink too much coffee I start to shake, and that really throws off my spelling.
Oh, did you want a longer answer? There is something of me in every character, but probably not the ones you'd think! I tend to reverse rolls and put myself in my male characters more than my female characters.
6. Is the pen name because you're in Witness Protection?
Shhhhhhh...... you are going to get me in so much trouble! No, I ran a business for several years and learned I like to keep my personal life segregated from my professional life... which was a huge inspiration for Filters, actually. Social media has a tendency to blur the lines of privacy.
Thanks for stopping in today, Alexis, and best of luck with Filters which is available on Amazon! Need a little taste? Alexis put an excerpt on her webpage!
Have you signed up for our (Tara & Heather's) The Thrill of it All Blogfest yet? There's some awesome prizes! And, all you have to do is share a thrill of yours, or of your main characters, on June 24th! How easy is that?
I would like to take a moment to acknowledge the men and women in our United States Armed Services, past, present, and future, and say thank you for your service.