Now this is fun. 🙂
Lindsay Townsend is a really nice person who just happens to be one of my favorite authors and, in my opinion, a literary rising star. She nominated Calliope’s Writing Tablet for the Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award. If you haven’t read any of Lindsay’s books yet, they’re wonderfully written and steeped in scrumptious historical detail. I love fiction that fills my senses when I read it.
Find her blog, Lindsay’s Romantics, here: http://lindsaysromantics.blogspot.com/
and find Lindsay’s books on Amazon.com or here: http://www.bookstrand.com/lindsay-townsend
So here’s how it goes…to earn my Irresistibly Sweet standing, I must tell readers seven things about myself and nominate ten other authors who’ll then do the same.
Seven Things You Might Not Guess About Me
- To combat shyness, I took a DJ job in college. I enjoy all sorts of music but music of the British Isles and Appalachia are my particular favorites. I really don’t care for rap, winey country, and improv jazz but will give everything a fair hearing. My itunes now has 8683 songs loaded on it. Unfortunately they won’t all fit on the ipod 😦
- I’m a World drummer and regularly teach how-to drum classes. My collection of drums from all over the world takes up a lot of space. Many of my friends are fellow drummers and we gather to make music. It’s curious, but we’re so in sync when we play, we often stop at the same time without being prompted. We’ve considered making professional music CD’s but haven’t done this yet. The recordings we have made are really very good, if I do say so myself. 😀
- I’ve walked on fire three times. I’ll bet you’re thinking once would be enough! It was transcendent. There’s something about stepping beyond instinctual fear. No, I didn’t get burned and yes, I could have cooked a steak on the coals.
- I love finding old bottle dumps. The old farm sites often have these treasure troves. You had to do something with old bottles and unwanted stuff in the days before garbage collection, so trash was usually buried or heaped in a pile at the far corner of the farm. We’ve found everything from old medicine bottles from the days before screw on caps, to a discarded set of 1860’s crystal candlesticks. My pride and joy – an assortment of milk bottles – from itty bitty creamer bottles to gallons. The larger they are, the rarer. Imagine the farm boys throwing rocks at these irresistible targets. My favorite is the cream-top bottle. It’s a milk bottle with a special shape to allow the fresh cream to rise to the top after it separates from the milk. For Christmas one year, my husband found the specialized spoon that fit inside the bottle to extract the cream with. Very cool.
- I once owned a purple AMC Gremlin (back in the day) and shared one gas cap with every other Gremlin owner in Chicago. 😀 Let your imagination run with that. LOL
- I collect a rainbow of 1930-40’s Hall ball-shaped water jugs, teapots, and assorted pieces. The glazes of that time just call to me. I even have a pair of mildly radioactive salt and pepper shakers. Some of the glazes back then had some pretty potent issues.
- I enjoy the thrill of canoeing through white water rapids. These are what I consider to be reasonable rapids, not the kind where you ride the inflatable raft, hang on for dear life and wear a helmet so you don’t die. Though I’d like to try that sometime. 🙂
If irresistibly sweet is the criteria, my author group immediately comes to mind. What a bunch of sweethearts. I’m including several irresistibly sweet author friends I’ve met along the way. Here are my ten:
Jane Leopold Quinn
Lisa Alexander Griffin
Rebecca J Clark
So not technically a blogger, but just as sweet… I have to mention J.D. Favor though I’m missing the address for her blog. Her very popular books can be found on amazon.com
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