Thursday Thirteen--Leigh Wyndfield
1. ENTER THE CONTEST. I mean, honestly, just because the current entries rock doesn't mean you should give up. I'm counting on you--don't make my numbers look bad in comparison to that Bam.
2. Speaking of Bam, chapter two of Bettie's book is up. Go get hooked.
I've only read the first couple of chapters of one of Leigh's books--I've got another on my tbr pile and it's rising to the top. I know I like her style because I want to read more of that first story (tough shit for me, it' s not finished, yet) but that's not why I'm putting her in. I'm doing it because I flipping like her. I've even talked to her on the phone and she's got this glorious southern accent--and she's funny for other reasons, too. Here's why she's up today of all days: she had TWO BOOKS out last week.
Two For the Money at Loose-Id
Desert Heat at Samhain [okay I like 99.9 percent of Sammy's covers but ...what is that guy looking at?]
UPDATED:I've started to read Desert Heat and HOLY JEEBUS, IT'S HOT, and what's particularly appealing is that she shows us two main characters who are strong people. No victims here. Okay...shhh. They're in the cave and about to get to work.
Thirteen things about Leigh Wyndfield by Leigh Wyndfield:
- I love my two cats more than I love most of my extended family. Even the dumb one, who is currently sitting with his tail in my ice cream.
- The second I’m alone in my house – I mean the millisecond the door shuts – I rush up the stairs, turn on the water in the tub, find a book, pour a drink of some sort and jump in. Then I carefully watch the clock while I take a bath for the whole time people are gone. Minutes before they return, I jump back out, drain the water and dress. After six years, I suspect my husband is on to me, but I’m not completely sure and he’s never outright asked.
- My sister is a wonderful artist. When we went on long trips in the car as children, she would spend hours drawing really life like versions of me with a pig nose or greasy hair or a million other variations which have left me with serious hang-ups to this day.
- When the phone rings, I often don’t pick up. It’s not personal, I just don’t like talking on it unless I’m in the mood.
- I have a fetish for purses and shoes that I must control ever since I quit my job to write full time. Let’s face it, no matter what size you are, your purses always fit! [editorial aside: Darla, Shirley, Beth and many others praise The Shoe. Makes me wonder what is it with footwear and writers? Perhaps my lack of shoe obsession is holding me back--kate.]
- I hurt my back so badly, I lost half an inch in height. I wasn’t all that concerned until I went to Weight Watchers and found out I have more weight to lose. What a bummer.
- My grandmother was a serious packrat and sadly, I’ve inherited her tendency to horde. Recently my best friend came over to help me do a clean sweep on my closet which still had skirts in it from high school. I ended up sneaking a couple of them back out of the bags for the Goodwill after she went home.
- I just had my website rebuilt by a professional! Check it out and let me know what you think! www.leighwyndfield.com
- When I get stressed out, I eat sweets. Lots of them. With whipped cream on top! I gained ten pounds recently when we moved. Don’t send me emails saying you can’t tell. The scale doesn’t lie.
- I have two step kids whom I adore. Except when they roll their eyes at me and give me smart-aleck answers, then I remember why I decided I didn’t have the patience to have children of my own.
- Every year, I complete my Christmas shopping by the first week of December, wrapping and all. That allows me to relax and enjoy the holidays. [editor's note: See? what did I say? Overachiever.]
- My story ideas always come to me when I’m laying in bed, half asleep. I see my stories like videos in my head and will jump up and run to my PC to write the story down before it fades away. When this happens and I’m not at home, I’ll spend hours in hotel bathrooms, writing on scraps of paper until the whole scene is recorded, then I can go back to sleep.
- After saying for years I would never write a ménage, I wrote a ménage, once again proving the old adage “never say never.” TWO FOR THE MONEY just came out on October 30th!