Head: It’s Way Past Lunch and I’m Still in My PJs
By Avery Flynn
Happy Birthday Ursula!!! Hope you’re having a great one.
Thanks so much for having me over today. I hope you don’t regret it because I’m about to let you in on a dirty little author secret. As a reader, I always thought authors lead glamorous lives in fabulous high-rise apartments - think Kathleen Turner in Romancing the Stone.
Then, I became a writer and realized glamour didn’t come standard. Here’s the truth of it: Authors are slobs who spend the day into their pajamas. I thought it was just me, but then I reached out to some of my friends to find out about their secret, not-so-glamorous author life. Here are some of my favorites.
We Live in Pajamas
Raven McAllan Scaring the postie with me ducking behind the door in my undies and him shouting, “I need your signature. I know you're there I can see your feet through the cat flap...”
Lynne Silver At least once a week, I run out to the market or errands and realize I'm still in my fuzzy Croc bedroom slippers.
Judy Streeb I have showered and changed out of pajamas that I’ve been wearing for 24 hours straight into clean pajamas. ... okay, so that's not giggle-inducing, that's just sad.
We’re Always Plotting
Melanie Meadors A story idea occurs to me when I'm in the middle of a little romantic encounter of my own. To jot it down or not to jot it down... "Honey, hold on a sec, I just have to write this down!" (because I KNOW I'll forget it...).
Kate Worth When I'm stuck, I get up and stroll aimlessly about the house (yes, in my pajamas). Thinking. Thinking. A powerful unseen force tugs me toward the fridge where I stand, door open and light-activated piggy alarm snorting at me as I contemplate the relative merits of cold pizza and leftover Chinese for breakfast. Not glamorous.
Kimberly Kincaid I keep Post It pads all over the house and in my pockets, and when something inspires me, I jump up to scribble it down. This wouldn't be so bad if it didn't happen when my husband and I are having conversations about who-knows-what, during TV commercials, when I'm on hold with the doctor's office, or when I'm rushing to go to the grocery store. At any given time, I am prone to blurting out, "OhmyGOSH!" and running for a pencil. Thank God no one takes it seriously in my house anymore
So what should you take away from this, besides the fact that you may not want to sit too close to an author? That while I may know a lot of glamorous people - they’re not authors.
And now that I’ve scared you, let’s get back to a happy place. :) To celebrate Ursula’s birthday I am giving away a digital copy of Temptation Creek, the first book in my Layton Family series and one of the book club picks this month for the Washington Loves Romance book club. How to win? Leave a comment about the most glamorous part of your life. Good luck!
About Temptation Creek by Avery Flynn:
Claire Layton expects the usual busy Saturday night at Harvest Bistro to be killer on her stiletto shod feet. She never imagines there’d be an actual murderer on the loose at her restaurant in rural Dry Creek, Nebraska. But when she discovers a customer dead in a dumpster, the killer demands she find the victim’s phone and flash drive or face fatal consequences.
Jake Warrick, a cocky and mind-numbingly hot private investigator, becomes Claire’s unlikely ally in the search. Jake just wants to solve the case and get out of this hick town, but the diminutive and curvaceous Claire turns his plan upside down as they uncover a more complex crime than they ever imagined. The two bicker and banter like Tracy and Hepburn caught in a whirlwind of intense sexual attraction as they try to find the killer before it’s too late.
Thanks for stopping by, Avery! It's been a blast getting a glimpse into the "glamorous" life of a writer. Ok, guys, don't forget to comment (and leave an email) for a chance to win Temptation Creek. I loved that book and it is an excellent start to the series! See y'all tomorrow!*waves*