Tuesday, February 16, 2010

today's blog tour appearance

The response at Fresh Fiction was fantastic! It turns out that cheesecake is a wonderful inducement, but of course I already knew that...

Today I'm at Meryl.net, where I discuss the evolution of my protagonist Andi's character. So many people ask if Andi is really me, and I explain the reason for the similarities between us despite us being different people. Thank you, Meryl K. Evans, for graciously hosting me!

There is one disclaimer I have to make, and that is regarding the accompanying bio that has been circulating the blog tour. One part describes me as a manicurist "exercising her gossiping skills" -- this line makes me cringe every time I read it. It portrays me as someone shallow and catty. (And perhaps I was in my early 20s, which is why I cringe the way I do.) Most days I enjoyed being a manicurist, and while there was gossip (mostly about Amy Fisher and OJ Simpson), when I wasn't with a client I was either writing in a notebook or reading a book or a newspaper. My co-workers voted me "Most Likely to Start and Hold a Conversation with Anyone". I suppose this is really my ego at work. I want to be liked, and I want to be viewed a certain way, as do many. Or maybe I just want to forget my early 20s. Regardless, I've come a long way from those days, for better and/or for worse.

1 comment:

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Fresh Fiction is fantastic