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My Seven Things:
1) I won a school-wide "First Line of a Novel" contest in middle school. I think it was something really cliche, like "She woke up not knowing where she was or how she had gotten there."
2) I decorate my kids' birthday cakes every year. I started doing it a few years back when I couldn't find a "Wiggles" cake design at any of the bakeries. I'm not awesome at it, but I like doing it for them. Hopefully it's one of those things they'll always remember :o) Below are a couple of my "masterpieces" (hehe!).
3) I changed my major three times in college--and that was just the number of times I changed it formally. I started with a social work major, then I changed it to elementary education, and then somewhere around my junior year, I switched to sociology.
4) I LOVE Boxers (the dogs, not the athletes or the underwear). Our first Boxer, Lex, passed away a couple of years ago. We now have a little girl (well, not exactly little) named Daisy. She is my baby ;o)
5) Before becoming a stay-at-home mom, I worked for a small advertising, marketing, and public relations agency. Among other not-so-exciting things, I wrote press releases. This was definetly good experience for writing queries, since a query is basically like a press release. Both have to be interesting enough to get the reader's attention, but at the same time; simple, clear, and concise.
6) One of my favorite summer past-times? Going to yard sales! I love them! I'm always on the lookout for a good deal ;o)
7) If I won the lottery, I would buy a big piece of property out in the middle of nowhere and build a big ole' farmhouse (with a huge wrap-around porch, of course). Oh, and I'd have a huge barn in the back filled with horses, chickens, and piggies. ;o)
Okay, now it's your turn!