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Monday, September 5, 2011

Campainer's Introduction!

Hello all!  I'm so excited to be a part of the Third Writer's Platform Campaign! There was a little glitch on my part with the groups, but I'm registered and will be added to group  # 6 or #12 and #34 (Paranormal Romance).  I can't wait to to all of the blogs and say hello.  So, for all of you who may be new to my blog, here are some things about me:

The Basics:

1. I write YA paranormal romance. I'm unpublished and unrepresented, as of today.
2. I've written two manuscripts so far.  Tweaking those and starting a third.
3. I teach Fourth Grade.
4. I'm married to my childhood sweetheart, but we have no children.
5. I have two dogs, Schubert and Potter.
6. I'm a military wife, so I've lived in 5 different states (SC, CA, TX, HI, and AL)
7. I'm also a singer and a ventriloquist.

The Quirks:

1. I love to drink soy sauce (or shoyu as they call it in Hawaii) straight from the bottle.
2. I'm lactose intolerant, but LOVE LOVE LOVE Ice Cream.
3. I've read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 58 times (I read it with my class every year.)
4. I collect movie props and signed movie scripts.
5. I sleep in parking lots to meet famous people. (26 celebrities in my lifetime. My favorite: Robert Pattinson)
6. I could sing karaoke everyday! And generally do!
7. I'm deathly allergic to peaches and smoke.

My blog:

1. Mostly writers type stuff.
2. Book giveaways
3. What I've learned in conferences, workshops, or webinars.
4. WIP exerpts
5.  Blogfests.

Well, did you learn a little about me?  I hope so!


  1. I love Harry Potter too. I'm impressed that you can drink soy sauce, but mostly that you are a ventriloquist. Now, THAT's impressive.

    I'm a writer too (natch). My middle grade novel The Christmas Village will be out by 10/1!

    Pleased to meet you, look foward to reading your blog and following along. Thanks for your willingness to share.

  2. That you stay so upbeat when weird glitches like that happen is a reminder, at least to me, I really shouldn't imagine horrible things to the people in front of me when I wait in lines. It's not really research.

    Yay YA writers! Hopefully you'll land an agent soon and we'll be able to celebrate during the campaign.

  3. Hi Melissa, so nice connecting with you today! Thanks for stopping by my blog - it's nice to meet writers from the Campaign.

  4. OO, great facts. I love learning about people like this. Thanks for stopping by my blog! <3 a new follower

  5. This is brilliant! Bring on an agent, a book deal, and ice cream for the lactose intolerant :)

  6. Hi Melissa,

    So nice to meet you! Best of luck during the campaign and happy writing!