Tell the Truth Tuesday

Tell the Truth Tuesday

Over on Elana Johnson’s blog, she does a regular feature called Tell the Truth Tuesday. I love it! I always findΒ  out the coolest things about her and her life. I’m not nearly as interesting, but I thought I’d share just a few tidbits about myself (especially since the blog post ideas seem to be drying up lately!)

Five Things You Might Not Know About Me:

1. Last year, my crit partners came up with a challenge to write a short story in a month. Thus Princess for Hire was born. It was the first short story I’ve ever written. And it was accepted at the second place I submitted it to. (I almost got into a fairly well-known anthology, but I didn’t have any previous publishing credits)

2. I come from a show-biz family. My great grandmother was a trapeze artist for a traveling circus. My grandfather was the stage manager for the local ABC TV station in Detroit. And my dad works for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra as stage manager. Tangentially, my grandmother’s second husband also worked in showbiz, as well as most of her close friends. Unfortunately I don’t seem to have inherited that gene.

3. I worked as a part time henna artist for several years, doing wedding and event henna/mehendi throughout the area. I loved it, but it ended up being a ton of work and I needed to focus on my writing.Plus, my boss didn’t like me coming to work with “paint” all over my body. Now I just do it for fun.

4. I have gone 3 times with my friends and sister to get tattoos. I always make them go first. And I’ve chickened out every. Single. Time.Β  I just have a problem with commitment I guess, or I haven’t found the perfect tattoo yet. I’m determined someday to get one!

5. I own every Julia Quinn book she’s ever written. I also used to think I might be able to write regency romances. Yeah. Not so much.

Wow, that’s a pretty lame list. What about you guys? Any interesting facts we should know about you?


  1. I loooove Julia Quinn. I only recently discovered her, so I need to get more books.


    • Her stuff is fantastic! I’m not as big a fan of her newer books, but every once in a while she comes back with a good one!

  2. LOL, it’s always fun to learn more about someone. I love henna–so pretty! Getting tattoos hurts, but if you love the design it’s worth it. πŸ˜‰

    • Glad I wasn’t too boring – I always worry about posts like these LOL

  3. Your tidbits are SO interesting!! Maybe you should get a tattoo to commemorate your first published book?! I’ve heard of authors getting ”once upon a time” tattoos, for example. Or, if you are feeling brave you can already do something to commemorate your short story πŸ™‚

    (P.S…Sorry, I think I had the problem you were talking about with google reader back at the beginning of January…but, I’ve rectified that and now must go back and read a months worth of your posts πŸ™‚ …also, I got your prize package when I was home in Toronto. Both the book and tea hit the spot. Thanks again!)

    • I’ve thought about the tattoo for my first book! We’ll have to see what kind of cover I get πŸ™‚

      Glad you were able to get the reader thing sorted out – sorry for all of that. Transitioning my site didn’t go quite as smoothly as I expected. And I’m glad you got the package safely and enjoyed it!

  4. Great getting to know you better! I agree with you about Elana.. she rocks πŸ™‚

    • I want to be Elana when I grow up πŸ™‚

  5. I didn’t know that’s how you came up with Princess For Hire. How awesome! As for tattoos, I’ve made some bad decisions there and regretted it enormously. The best tattoo is the one you didn’t get. I love them and think they look beautiful but choosing carefully is key.

    • My sister regrets her tattoo as well, so I think that’s why I’m so cautious (aka chicken) about getting one! Someday, if I find the right one, I hope I’ll know πŸ™‚