Friday, July 29, 2011

MIDNIGHT FIND mini excerpt

Below is the mini-excerpt for MIDNIGHT FIND, hope you get a giggle.

He looked around the room before settling his gaze on me and walked over. That's when I noticed his cartoon sneakers. Sneakers? Cartoon sneakers! I was going to have dinner with a bald, red-bearded, Grizzly Adams-looking, cartoon-sneakered man. Someone picked from a photo. I hadn't even read his biography. Just picked up his photo and walked out to Marie. Of all the choreographed choices in my life, this was the most unplanned decision. So, why was I tingling?
"Hi, I'm Patrick. Yup, a descended Irishman with red hair and an Irish name. And double yup, I love cartoons, good food, and being comfortable. I also tend to laugh at myself, your pick. Since I couldn't grow hair on my head, I grew it everywhere else. At Halloween, I'm Pirate Pat, and at Christmas, they call me the 'before he ate cookies and milk Santa.' I'm not loud, just my hair is. Figure no one sees the sneakers under the table, and if you're under the table you're probably already seeing pink elephants so why not a talking cartoon dog. I don't believe in luck, but I do believe in Leprechauns.


Thursday, July 28, 2011

Dreams Come True With Hard Work

I'm writing this freestyle...meaning I have no idea where I'm going with this first blog that is totally about me and my first published short story, so please forgive the nerves.

I'm okay promoting other authors and talking about the accomplishments of everyone I know, but when it comes down to talking about me, well I freeze. The spotlight isn't for me, frankly, it scares the poop outta me.

Well, here's my short story's cover. My cover artist is Suzanne Safi. My editors are Antonia Tiranth and Penny Lockwood Ehrenkranz. My publisher MuseItUp Publishing under the guidance of Lea Schizas.

Me? Oh, I'm Christine Irene Steeves, the writer.