Good Morning, or Afternoon depending on your location. Today is my first post to Mysteries and Margaritas. The others invited me to join them a few days ago and I can tell you I was thrilled. Kari told you all a bit about me yesterday, I'll finish with a little bit more about me.
College football? To be specific we are University of Utah fans. We tailgate and have for years, we have season tickets and yes we were at the Sugar Bowl last year in New Orleans when we stomped on Nick Saban and 'Bama. And in 1999 we were married at a U of U tailgating but that's a whole other blog.
Travel? Did she say we loved to travel? That is an understatement, we love Italy and we love Napa, now I'm sure you get the connection. Wine. Yup, we're also wine snobs. I love to have wine tastings. The only problem is, my friends aren't as serious. They come to visit and drink wine. Totally ignoring my wine evaluation chart and my wine aroma wheel to help them with their evaluation. I've learned that I just can't turn them into what I want. So to save frustration I've stopped printing the forms out and supplying pens etc every tasting. We just drink the wine and visit. Much to my disappointment. Though I've found some excellent wines this way though. Malbec is one example.
Concerts? Well let's just say my husband and I are concert whores. And it's coming up on spring, when all the outdoor venues in Utah start their concerts, I'm so excited to see what the line ups are. We're parrot heads, for those who have no idea what that is: Jimmy Buffett fans. And next to wine, Margarita's are the drink of choice.
Grandkids, yup have them, but you really don't want me to start on them. The post would probably end up in the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest post ever.
Writing, I love to write. Doesn't everyone? My one problem is email. I'm an email junky. People say turn off your outlook, I shudder at the thought. I may miss something! Plus, my life is in the outlook calendar. I'd forget to tie my shoes if I didn't have a reminder. If I turn it off I miss the reminders. (I know deep down this is basically an excuse not to turn off my email)
You may wonder, or maybe not, how I met these three other wonderful writers. We have a connection through our wonderful, amazing agent. Christine Witthohn of Book Cents Literary Agency. I signed with her last month. And have been on a roller coaster ride since. The future is looking bright and I can't wait to get started.
I first submitted to Christine in 2007 where she rejected my work, but gave me some very valuable suggestions. I followed them and revised. When our paths crossed again in October at my Utah RWA conference I spoke to her about one of the books I'd revised and the rest is history.
Now that you know everything there is to know, most you didn't want to know, about me, I will blog on more writing related subjects in the future. Thank you Liz, Kari and Cassy for inviting me to join you.