Rather than write an essay of my background, my achievements
(well, THAT wouldn’t exactly be an essay), my likes and dislikes, etc, I thought I would just share a few tidbits
about me, along with a few random pieces of news. More or less a ‘stream of
consciousness’ kind of post. We all have things to do, right? You don’t have
time to listen to me drone on and on. Our brains are tired, and we don’t want
to fill them with a lot of additional info. Besides, I don’t know about you,
but I have a glass of wine waiting for me. J
So, here goes…
I am an editor for The Wild Rose Press in their suspense
line under the name, Ally Robertson. I am also an author with around 15 titles (short
stories and novels) published with various publishers (some self-published) under
my pen name, Alicia Dean (one of them is under Winter Frost). I write in a
mixture of genres, but mostly suspense and paranormal. You can learn more about
my books (and me in general) here: Alicia Dean Website
This past weekend, my local RWA chapter, OKRWA, held a
mini-conference with guest speaker, William Bernhardt. His program was fantastic.
He covered everything from story structure, to plot, to characterization, to
premise, and so on and so forth. I can’t wait until I have time to actually
write so I can apply what I learned. (I am currently working on a sequel to my
vampire novella called Liberty Divided. I’ve added the cover here because we
all like pictures in blog posts, right? Besides, I think it’s awesome)
MY MOST EXCITING NEWS!!! – I was commissioned by Amazon as
one of the launch authors for their new Kindle Worlds platform. I have two
Vampire Diaries stories and one Gossip Girl story releasing this month. SO thrilled about that!
Which brings me to another tidbit about me. I love watching television
(and movies). I mean, I love it. I am hooked on so many shows, it’s a wonder I
get anything else done. I suppose I watch too much television… Nah, that’s just
silly. Can it ever really be too much? I absolutely LOVE discovering new shows.
My latest ‘find’ is a new Fox show, The Goodwin Games. Has anyone seen this? I
only watched the first episode, but love it already.
I live in Edmond, Oklahoma. I have three grown children who
are my best friends. I have a wonderful day job as a legal assistant at a
family law firm, and my bosses are fabulous.
I love Elvis Presley, MLB, and the NFL. I love reading (that’s
a no-brainer). I am a picky sleeper and have to sleep with a box fan, or some
other kind of ‘white noise,’ and I sleep with a pillow over my head. I’ve been
told I snore, but I think that’s a lie.
My top ten ‘recent’ list of hottest guys are: (In no
Michael C. Hall
CHANNING TATUM (I had to add this in after Leah mentioned him. I definitely intended him to be on the list. MOST definitely)
Oops, that’s eleven (now 12). Did I mention I suck at math? :-)
Thanks for listening, if you’ve gotten this far. Feel free
to share a little about yourself. Or a lot.
By the way, I’m very happy to be a part of this awesome
I think it’s time for that glass of wine. (Clean Slate Reisling in case you wanted to know one more useless fact about me)