Friday, April 18, 2014


Hi Everyone! I've been meaning to start a blog for a while now, and since I'm part of the Like a Virgin 2014 contest by the great Rhiann Wynn-Nolet and Kristina Perez, let's start!

And without further delay, let's get the answers to those questions!

How do you remember your first kiss?

With satisfaction. I was in kindergarten and chased him between the monkey bars--he had nowhere to run to avoid my determined peck.

What was your first favorite love song?

I was a big country music fan in my pre-teen years. Probably Eddie Rabbitt and Crystal Gayle's You and I.

What's the first thing you do when you begin writing for the day?

Turn off the TV and/or radio. Yeah, I know! There was a time I had to have the radio or TV on to study or write, but at some point in my 30s I found I work a hundred times more efficiently in silence. And time flies!

Who’s the first writer who truly inspired you to become a writer?

Stephen King in my youth. Terry Brooks a few years ago.

Did the final revision of your first book have the same first chapter it started with?

Nope! Chapter Two is now Chapter One.

For your first book, which came first: major characters, plot or setting?

Setting, then characters, and then plot, although it all kind of came together pretty quickly. Plot changed as I wrote it, but from the start it was always a sibling-oriented novel.

What’s the first word you want to roll off the tip of someone’s tongue when they think of your writing?

A smile, a nod, along with a Yes.

End of my first post! Please make sure to check out the contest on Twitter via #LV14 and visit Rhiann and Kristina's blog.


  1. Congrats on your first post and entering LV14. Did you know your blog isn't on the hop yet?
    I like the aggressive nature of your first kiss. I can tell you're a go-getter.

  2. Thank you! Completely forgot about that part . . . lol.

  3. My parents loved Eddie Rabbitt when I was younger. I have fond memories of car trips listening to his cassettes and yes, his duet with Crystal Gayle was one of my favorites.

    Best of luck!

  4. Yes was my answer for 7, too. :) Good luck!

  5. Yes is a great feeling! Thanks so much for joining in!

  6. I need silence (or as close as I can get to that) for writing too. Happy you're participating in the contest and good luck!

  7. I love King and Brook. Nice to meet you. Good luck.

  8. I also just got into Terry Brooks, too! I started with a book on CD and fell in love with his prose instantly! Good luck and nice to meet ya! And congrats on your first blog post!

  9. "he had nowhere to run to avoid my determined peck" I'll bet your heroines are strong and your heroes are good looking.

  10. Brilliant answer for the last question. Yeses are always thrilling! I love when stories are inspired by settings. For me, it feels like the plot and characters grow right out of it, like they've lived there all along. Best of luck!

  11. I love your straight forward approach to kissing boys and answering questions. Best of luck with the contest. :)

  12. Nice! Good luck on the contest Kim!