Thank you for joining me as we celebrate another installment of Making Friends Monday!
Our first blogger is Angie, who blogs at Notes from the Writing Chair. She's been blogging for about two years now, primarily about all things writing-related, with some book reviews thrown in for good measure. You can read her short stories on her blog (that's reason enough to head straight over there). The view from the chair is spectacular. Her motto is, "Success flourishes only in perseverance - ceaseless, restless perseverance." - The Red Baron
Angie is also an awesome supporter of the LDS writing community, coming out to events and participating in blog tours, etc. She came out and saw me, Daron Fraley, and David West at our signing at Eborn Books in September, and won a whole basket of books.
Next, let's meet Lori, who started blogging in 2005. On her main blog, Hearts and Hands, she writes about her family, friends, and life as an emotional abuse survivor. Sometimes she sprinkles in a few recipes and photos. On her second blog, Forethought and Purpose, she interviews authors, and sometimes readers, reviews books, and talks about overcoming fear and doubt in her journey to becoming an author. Links to her other blogs are listed in her profile.
She is a 2010 debut novelist in the women’s fiction genre. Her first book, "My Gift to You," will be released later this month. She is currently working on a Young Adult novel.
A graphic designer and artist, she illustrated the award-winning children’s picture book "What Are You Thinking?" which was released in July. She loves crème Brule and has a secret passion for French fries—feeling they have less calories if they belong to someone else, she’s been known to sneak them from the plates of unsuspecting friends. She loves the crisp smells of fall, and the sweet aromas of nutmeg and vanilla. She is equally comfortable in high heels or cowboy boots and drives a Harley (truck). The wife of a firefighter, she is surrogate mother to two Siberian Huskies who pull a dogsled.
Lori is very talented both as a writer and an artist. In fact, she drew my darling little Ida Mae and ladies for me - go see them here.