Wednesday, July 11, 2012

10 things about me and 10 awesome tweeps


step 1: honor the nominator

step 2: 10 things about self

step 3: nominate 10 others

I have to say a BIG Thank You! to Stevie McCoy for nominating me for the Tall Cup O' Sunshine Award. If you don't know Stevie, you're missing out on a great person, wonderful writer, and Queen of Tuesday Tales.

You can check out her blog at and follow her on twitter @Theglitterlady

10 Things About Me

1. I like beer. Really... I like it a lot! All brands and flavors. My favorite is a combo, the Black & Tan.

2. I have five kids. Two of them are my step kids, but I have helped raise them since they were 2 & 4, and they are now 14 & 16. My step daughter lives with us, so we have four kids on a daily basis. They are 16, 14, 14, 9, and 4 years old.

3. I have been in the Air Force for a combined total of 14 years (in Aug). I got out of the Air Force for 2 1/2 years and came back in.

4. While I was out of the Air Force, I managed restaurants in Las Vegas. I worked in two restaurants in The Mirage and at The Buffet at Wynn Las Vegas. Being a restaurant manager in Las Vegas is no bueno.

5. I am an only child. When I was a kid I used to pretend that I had a twin sister named Stephanie, and I was Stephanie.

6. I made up stories when I was in third grade that scared my friend so much, that I was no longer allowed to spend the night at their house.

7. I am getting really compulsive about checking Twitter and ReTweeting people. It's a problem.

8. I was in love with River Phoenix and his death still devastates me.

9. Traffic on the 405 makes me angry every day, but I write some of my best scenes while I'm stuck in it.

10. I love this community of writers, bloggers, and readers, more than I ever imagined I would.

My 10 Nominees

Raine Thomas @Raine_Thomas

Chelsea Fine @ChelseaFine

Tiffany King @AuthorTiffany

Autumn @TheAutumnReview

Valerie @StuckInBooks

Jessica Therrien @JessicaTherrien

Rachel Harris @RachelHarrisYA

Andrea Thompson @BookishAndrea

Tameri Etherton @TameriEtherton

Laura Howard @LauraHoward78

Go forth and spread the sunshine...


  1. you Go Stephanie...I mean Bethany!

  2. Thanks, Bethany! I used to pretend I had a twin too!! I blame it on the Parent Trap movie with Hailey Mills- I figured she'd find me someday!

  3. Thanks for the lovely nomination, gal! It's so nice to get to know more about you. :) I sure don't miss my commute most days, but I do miss the solitary writing time!

  4. Ohmygawd, your 10 facts are a crack up! You were Stephanie. I think I might be laughing about that for a long, long time. Thanks for the nomination! Now I have to remember it... I'm terrible about forgetting to follow-through on awards.

    I'm so glad I know you (in real life, no less!). I hope to see you (in real life!) super soon.

    1. Tameri,

      Me too! I am going to go to the RWA Conf - not as a conferee, but to stalk Nora Roberts, so maybe I'll see you there! :)