Thursday, May 3

Bounce and a Meme!

It's Thursday, so time for one blog hoppin'! Feel free to join in the bouncy fun!

As for my post, I was tagged by the lovely Angela to partake in the 11 Questions Meme!

So here it is...

What are you working on right now ?
Decided to start a new project while I wait on edits. It is another YA that I have been thinking about for a long time, and it's historical, of all things. :)

Do your stories tend to be plot driven or character driven?
I have one of each, so for me it depends on the story.

Name the craziest thing that has ever inspired you.

A Celtic jewelry website. This one, in fact: That was where my YA series, The Holders, was born.

Do you make up character names, or use the names of people you know?

Both, but even when I make up a name, it is usually a name I have heard before somewhere. I'm not sure why, but when I make up a name totally on my own, for some reason it sounds 'fake' to me. Like, "yeah right, no one would ever be named that". 

Do your main characters always have the same hair color as you (thanks Marian!)?

Haha! Why, yes. Yes, they do. ;)

Name a television show you watch that you consider a guilty pleasure.

The Vampire Diaries! Which is on tonight, yay!

What's the first name of your first crush?

Dann Lanse. He was a foreign transfer student from Holland in my fourth grade class.

What's the first concert you ever attended?

As a girl who has only been to four concerts total in her life I have a pretty impressive record (if I do say so my self), starting with my first ever which was Aerosmith, the The B 52's, then Reba, and last but not least, Poison. 

Which would rather eat, pie or cake?


When you were a kid, what did you always want to be when you grew up?

Music teacher.

What was the happiest day of your life (other than getting married/the birth of your children)?

The day in college when I not only got to conduct the choral and wind symphonies, but conduct a piece I had composed myself.

Though I am pretty sure that will change the days my books come out! :)

I am supposed to tag 11 people, but I'm not sure I know that many who haven't already been tagged, so how about this: if you haven't been tagged on this one, then your it! :)

That's me conducting. This was actually only the dress rehearsal, and you'll have to forgive the
flash mark--I had to scan it with my phone. :)


  1. Loved learning all that stuff about you! That's so cool that you got to conduct.

  2. Thanks! Yeah, the conducting was a super huge honor and something I'll remember forever!

  3. I'm with you on the brownies. And, conducting your own creation? Did you keep a recording? Can we hear it?

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  5. ^^Sorry, typo!

    Loved your answers!! Thanks for participating! Oh, and I agree with everyone else--so cool that you got to conduct something you created!

  6. Feather - I have a video, but it's not digital, so i can't upload it, but I have uploaded a picture of the concert above since so many of you are asking. :)

  7. Angela - No problem, your meme's are always the best :) And I have added your link to your name, sorry, meant to do that when I posted.

  8. Great to get to know you better, Marian. Did conducting an orchestra make you drunk with power? ;) Cool concert list! My first concert was Wang Chung, hee hee.

  9. Jen - Ha! I won't lie, I was a bit tipsy! ;)