Thursday, May 31, 2007

Another Tagging

My friend, April Erwin, has tagged me to play a game. I just have to answer questions about what I've been reading lately. So here goes.

Next 5 Books in your To-Be-Read stack:

The Legend of the Firefish by George Bryan Polivka
The Wedding Caper by Janice Thompson
Coldwater Revival by Nancy Jo Jenkins
Time Lottery by Nancy Moser
Autumn Dreams by Gayle Roper

Eeek. Some of these books have been in my TBR stack for a while.

Last 4 Books you've read:

The Scarlet Trefoil by L. A. Kelly (I'm almost finished!)
The Bounty Hunter and the Bride by Vicki McDonough
The Marsh King's Daughter by Eliz. Chadwick (Not recommended. I skimmed it.)
The Sanctuary Sparrow by Ellis Peters

Last 3 books you've borrowed (from the library or a friend)

The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
The Sanctuary Sparrow
The Marsh King's Daughter

Last 2 non-fiction books you read:

Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer
I'm currently reading A Distant Mirror by Barbara Tuchman, about medieval history.

The 1 book you wish everyone would read (besides the Bible):

This is a really hard one. When I was a kid, I would have said Bambi, because I thought if everyone read it, people would stop killing the poor deer. (I was very tender-hearted.) But now I would say, a book by our friend, Timothy Black, I Believed and Therefore I Spoke. Parents, don't let your kids fool around with the occult! If they have, read this book!

So those are my answers, for what they're worth! (And if you want me to tag you, just let me know!)

Saturday, May 26, 2007

I finaled!!!

I finaled in a contest! The Woodcutter's Daughter finaled in the Dixie First Chapter contest, in the Inspirational category. I'm so excited. :-)

Friday, May 11, 2007

I've Been Tagged!

Robin Johns Grant, the Queen of Perseverance herself, has tagged me. This means I must tell eight things about myself. And since I like to talk, that shouldn't be too hard. :-)

1. I make the most incredible dessert, Strawberry Almond Torte, with layers of meringue and chocolate, whipped cream and strawberries. Mmmmm. But I only make it during strawberry season.

2. I was meant to be a writer. . .

3. . . . because I grew up just about forty miles from Monroeville, Alabama, hometown of Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird. AND my maiden name was Lee. We probably aren't related, but who knows?

4. And my dad was named after the famous western writer, Zane Grey.

5. I love the middle ages. Ivanhoe was one of my favorite books.

6. I used to teach hearing impaired kids in North Georgia. Then I ran away and became a missionary. :-)

7. There were only 33 people in my high school graduating class.

8. I fainted at my first writers conference. Right there in front of a roomful of almost 400 people. While the emcee, Brandilyn Collins, was talking. When I came to I could hear her praying for me as I lay on the floor! Very weird experience. It was very embarrassing later, but at the time, especially while being taken to the waiting ambulance, I just kept thinking, Boy, I hope I remember how all this feels! I'll surely need to use this in a book some day!

Well, there you have it. Eight not-so-earth-shattering things about me.
Now I must tag eight other people. Hmmm. I don't think I know eight people who have blogs! I tag Jamie, April G, April E, Tracy Ruckman, Mary Connealy. When I think of three more I'll tag them too!