Ten completely random facts about me that not everyone knows…
- I’m a Taurus and bring a whole new meaning to the word STUBBORN
- I live off Starbucks. Most of the year, I enjoy a white chocolate mocha, but this fall I’ve discovered the maple pecan latte (with whip!)
- I tend to latch onto something and won’t let go, which is why there are days I write 8,000 or more words, and other days I end up doing research for twelve hours straight. Whatever I fixate on that day, that’s what I do…all day long. My family likes it best when I fixate on cleaning LOL
- When I went to college, I hadn’t figured out yet what I wanted to do with my life. So I studied Criminal Justice, then Psychology, and eventually Engineering. And then didn’t do any of those things <grin>
- I was a first degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do by the age of 12. My mom always made me compete so I had trophies from some of the competitions. We actually made a family thing out of it, so mom, her mother, and my grandmother’s two sisters also took Tae Kwon Do lessons, as did a few of my cousins. Only my mom made it to black belt with me.
- I started learning to play my first instrument when I was three years old (the piano) — and yes, I hated taking lessons even though I loved to play — and later learned to play the flute, mountain dulcimer, harp, and hammered dulcimer. I’ve always wanted to play the guitar, but never had the opportunity to learn.
- I sing and when American Idol first started, my husband begged and pleaded with me to go audition. I wouldn’t do it. I love singing, just not in front of people.
- I grew up in a family of motorcycle enthusiasts. My mom refused to let my dad take me for a ride, but when I was just a toddler, he’d put me on the seat of his Harley Soft Tail and push me around the yard.
- I’ve always adored equines. From the age of three until five or six years ago, I had always owned at least one horse. When I was a kid, I would ride in shows and had a ton of trophies and ribbons that mom kept even after I was an adult.
- I’ve been known to write the occasional Young Adult romance with a very low heat level. Sometimes my brain just needs to switch gears for a little while. It’s actually a lot harder to write a book without explicit sex (for me anyway).
And a bonus 11th item… the first book I wrote as Harley Wylde was Grease Monkey.