Tuesday’s are going to be reserved for young adult authors or reader interviews 🙂 I thought I’d start out with me since it has been awhile since this blog has been really active. The general theme of Tuesday’s are going to be “10 Did you Know?”
My favorite summer hang-out
I even take my chapters to edit
#1 Tasarla Romaney is a pen name.
First, because I wanted something to reflect the genre I was writing (hi-fantasy)
Second, I had a day job until this summer and my writing was an escape from that world. I thought a pen name would help keep it separate.
#2 I love cartoon movies and the SyFy movies like Sharknado
#3 My favorite time of the year is summer and the beach but I live coooolllld Northern Michigan
#4 I have a personal goal to make a blanket every month for Linus Project
#5 My favorite fantasy author – Terry Brooks
#6 I jump and scream like the cartoon women whenever I see a mouse
#7 I ‘collect’ quotes and currently my favorite is ~ So hold on, never let go of your dreams. You’ll see the magic. Believing is where it begins. –Disney Fairies
#8 I live in a 150 year house, with hard wood floors, French doors separating the rooms, and a large claw tub in the master bath (the greatest for bubble baths)
#9 I have to have music on all the time. I listen to Iheart radio currently my top played stations are Lana Del Rey, Star Wars (movie & TV themes), and Open for the Summer
#10 – My biggest secret??? I would buy a single chocolate donut and sit in the car and eat it so I didn’t have share with my kiddos 🙂
If you are an author OR a reader and would like to share “10 Did You Know”, please either e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave me a comment.
Thanks for stopping by!
True love or maybe not...Taraly isn't sure
Edits Day 3…
I’m done with the edits from the editor now to do a read through before sending it back. So I thought I’d share one of my favorite bites…
She asked separating herself from Taigo. To stay would only allow the feelings of safety and comfort to grow. She was unsure if Taigo warranted such emotions. Glancing over at him, she sighed. As a girl growing up her night dreams had been filled with a handsome king from a distant land who came and swept her away on adventurous flights filled with romance and excitement. The prince of the shadow lands standing beside her with his long black hair, starling royal blue eyes, and cleft in his chin walked out of her dreams. Looking down at her damp, mud-covered dress, she snorted. Their first adventure was far from wonderful.
So when one of heroines met the man of her dreams, it hasn’t really worked out the way she wants J Is that true of most things? We dream and it’s prefect then well reality sets in. My dream is to write ~ not edit. I want it to be prefect the first time not after three or four redos.
But its still a dream I love… edits and all. I wonder if Taraly will feel at the end of the series. Did her prince charming make it to the finish line?
Now for today’s stress buster and the third item in the stress escape. Tea is one of my go tos when the day has been a bit overwhelming…okay so is wine but I can’t include a bottle in my give away. But the calming herbs and relaxing teas can take the edge off stress and offer you a bit of herbal anxiety relief. Here are a couple recipes a co-worker gave me. No, I’m giving away homemade tea… I’ve never made any. So the stress escape will be fresh from the grocery store shelves.
CALMING HERB TEA
1 tsp. dried peppermint leaves
1 tsp. dried lemon balm leaves
Add these to a tea pot and add 1 1/2 to 2 cups of boiling water. Steep for about 5 minutes, strain and add sugar or tea for a soothing herbal tea.
CHAMOMILE HERB TEA
2 tablespoons fresh chamomile flowers
2 cups boiling water
2 thin slices of apple
honey to taste
Rinse the flowers with cool water. Warm your tea pot with boiling water. Add the apple slices to the pot and mash them with a wooden spoon. Add the chamomile flowers and pour in boiling water (2 cups). Cover and steep for 3-5 minutes. Strain the tea into two cups (or one if it’s just you!). Add honey to taste.