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Met A Writer

Well, there isn't much exciting going on at work yet. I did start out at Amazon.com. I was away from home for 14 hours so just popping onto the computer for a brief look-see.

One of my buddies I hadn't seen in a month or two asked how writing was going and this guy that overheard came and talked with me. He's writing a screen play. He's got some experience in production. He was telling me some funny stories about his work on various television shows. Sounds interesting to me. Too bad he isn't in my department, that means I probably won't get to talk to him a whole lot.

I did get on the Amazon.com website and notice that Dara Joy's That Familiar Touch is going from $40 to about $190! Those are used, directly from private people or independent used bookstores.

All About Annalee

Nabbed from Ellen F. Anyone can do this if they'd like.

1. First name? Angela
2. Were you named after anyone? My grandmother. My pen name is after myself... those names belong, just not my first name.
3. Do you wish on stars? Yes
4. When did you cry last? Someone egged my truck. When I realized they did real damage to the paint job, I cried.
5. Do you like your handwriting? My handwriting is worse than ever. I type too much. Writing out the bills gives me cramps these days!
6. What is your favorite lunch meat? Bologna.
7. What is your birth date? Dec 7
8. What is your most embarrassing CD? I can’t think of one I’m embarrassed to own.
9. If you were another person, would YOU be friends with you? Yes.
10. Do you have a journal? This blog.
11. Do you use sarcasm a lot? I prefer to think of it as wit.
13. Would you bungee jump? I’ve skipped the opportunity. There is a swing shot thingy here in town I told my nephew I’d go on next summer. I’m chickening out 8 months ahead of time.
14. Do you …

I Finished Undercover Love

[Moved this and embellished.] Before I started reading Northern Lights I finished Undercover Love by Lucy Grijalva. I don't want to put any spoilers in here, but let's just say... wow. It made me laugh and cry. There were a few parts in there with that emotional punch that catch my attention.

I saw a post the other day on Romancing the Blog that got me thinking about my reading habits. I'm far more likely to be found reading smaller run books by outfits like Lionhearted than by Jove (ha-ha, by Jove, you've got it!). Lionhearted opened nearly 10 years ago and I think they've got fewer books published in that time as a company than Nora Roberts has as an author. I've known about them for most of their lifetime as a company because it's been my habit to seek out books by smaller publishers I was pleased with for a long time.

I do this in more aspects of my life than reading. I have a pair of Minnetonka mocassins, I don't have anything Prada. My favorite Ri…

Northern Lights

I bought a "best-seller" today folks. I haven't bought a book that was set apart as a "best seller" for so long I can't recall doing it. The reason that I did? Because Nora Roberts decided to tackle Alaska. 600+ pages worth too. How does she do it? This wasn't her only book this year. Part of the reason I want to read this book is because Bernadette said it's good. But I would have anyways because having lived in Alaska for over three decades I'm always curious when my home state shows up in literature.

Admittedly, I'm really curious how someone with over 280 million books in print will handle writing about Alaska. If Ms. Robert's makes any blaring errors, I won't mention them here because I've recently read Rebecca Brandewyne's post on Author's Reviewing Books. Mostly I blog about what I enjoy reading anyway.

But, I have learned from errors that I've caught in fiction about Alaska before. Like once I saw a FILL-IN-TH…