Friday, March 16, 2012

Some Silliness and a Confession

I have a confession to make: I’m a nerd. I love books. I play video games. I even play Dungeons & Dragons. And you know what? I’m proud of it! 

In high school, I carried around a book wherever I went. Hell, that hasn’t changed except now it’s usually a Kindle instead of a paperback jammed in my purse. (I even shop for purses based on whether they can accommodate my Kindle!) Often it was a different book for every day of the week, and a couple of my teachers were always curious about which book I’d be toting around on any given day. 

Today I write books, and I’m still just as much of a nerd as I ever was. I dream about my characters at night and play with those imaginary friends on my computer screen during the day. What I’ve discovered with writing is that you can’t really hide anything. So much of me goes into each character and each scenario. I couldn’t pretend to be something I’m not, even if I wanted to… and I don’t. 

So I confess... I’m a person who is happily married (shocker!), prefers my cats to kids (blasphemy!), has 10 bookcases (nerdy), still loves science (geeky), writes romance novels (trashy porn? Don’t even think it!), and believes in happy endings (how naïve!).

 Have a great weekend!


  1. I prefer kids to cats, am happily married (for a long time), science is cool, and I believe in happy endings, too. However, I have more bookcases than you. :^)

  2. Oooh I'm jealous! How many bookcases, Penelope??

  3. When you were growing up, your father and I would talk about what qualities we wanted to stress to you as being the most important in life. We decided that we wanted you to be your own person and do what you thought was the right thing.....and to be happy.
    WE DID IT!!
    Love, Mom

  4. 17 bookcases, both kids (18 & 21) and a cat (6), over 5000 Magic the Gathering cards (now collected by my two sons), a kid who plays LARP games on sunny weekends in the local park, and about 20 boxes of books in the garage, waiting to see the light of day again.

    I used to carry books around at school, too. Both my sons have gotten into trouble reading in class when they should have been listening to the lectures. Readers totally rule.

    And Jenn's Mom? You guys did an awesome job!

    1. Wow, 17 bookcases... that's fantastic! We used to play Magic the Gathering too.

      And yes, readers DO rule!

  5. Aww, Mom... you guys are awesome! :)