Monday, October 11, 2010

Making Friends Monday


Thank you for stopping by for this week's installment of Making Friends Monday.  This has to be one of the most fun things I've ever done on my blog, and I'm excited to share it with all of you!

Our first blogger is Kathleen from A Succor for Writing. She has been blogging since this last May, soon after returning from the LDStorymakers Writers Conference.  She primarily blogs about writing. She worked in bank management for thirteen years, and loved her co-workers and customers, but she didn't love dealing with bank robbers.  Yes, actual bank robbers!!  She has written down some of her experiences and is considering writing a book about them.  I would definitely love to hear her stories, but they might make me scared to go to the bank ever again!

Our next blogger is Dan Harrington, and he has been blogging for a total of just a month.  He's a newbie!  That's okay, though - we all start somewhere.  You can find him at Dan Harrington. He says, "Years ago, I used to blog for a newspaper website, but it felt fruitless because all posts went into an archive after two weeks, so most people couldn't view them.  I'm glad Blogspot keeps things open."

When asked what he plans to blog about, Dan says, "I plan to blog about being a freelance writer, first-time author, and whatever else catches my eye.  I hope to make some good contacts in the writing community."

Yeah, I think we can help you out with that, Dan.  Most of my readers are writers, or readers.  So, any fun random facts we should know about you?

"As a freelance writer, I've had the opportunity to interview celebrities like actress Victoria Rowell, New York Times Bestselling authors Tess Gerritsen and Kate Braerstrup, Olympian Seth Wescott, UFC fighters Tim Boetsch and Marcus Davis as well as former WWE wrestler Scotty 2 Hotty."

Cool! And I understand you have a book coming out?

"My first book, 'Who's at the Door? A Memoir of Me and the Missionaries' is being released by Cedar Fort this November.  I feel blessed to have achieved a moderate level of success with my writing and hope my career continues to grow." 

Last for today is Valerie Ipson.  "I've been blogging for a year and a half on my own writers blog, longer than that on a vinyl lettering blog, and even longer than that with a blog team with ANWA. I blog there every other Tuesday.
"My writers blog feels like my home base (my vinyl one is generally neglected). I blog mostly about writing and obsessing over the Hunger Games series or Hershey Milk Chocolate Toffee and Almond Nuggets, with odd things thrown in now and then, like a recent post telling how I helped my 4th grader get an F on her Math homework.
"A litle bit about me can be gleaned from that last paragraph, it seems. I have 8 lovely children and an even lovelier husband. We have married off two children in a year's time and have another wedding in two months. I'm writing a Mainstream YA set in a fictional Texas town. Due to a tragic accident, reluctant student body president, Taryn Young....yeah. I'm still working on my pitch. I'm actually in revision mode and have a friend/editor/nazi helping me with that. Who knows what it will all look like when I'm (she's) done. (Love you friend/editor/nazi!!!)
"That's me!"

11 comments:

Melissa J. Cunningham said...

Great post! She sounds like a blast! I'll be sure to check her out! And thanks for all your advice. I used it. I'll let you know what happens. I'm on pins and needles. Feel like I'm going to have a stroke! LOL

Tristi Pinkston said...

I have no idea why my text keeps changing sizes ... I've been playing with it and it just won't fix. I'm sorry!!

Chas Hathaway said...

Very cool idea! I love the Making Friends Monday thing.

I don't know blogger quite as well as Wordpress, but if on the entry you click on the "edit html" button (or however it words it), and go down to the line that starts "Last for today is Valerie..." and then delete any of the funky html gibberish, leaving only the text that is supposed to be visible on the page,and then save it, it should make all that text match the style of the text in the first part of the post.

But just in case, you may want to copy all your text and paste it in a word processor first, just so you don't lose it.

Good luck!

Chas

Taffy said...

Another fun Monday!I have a secret about your book & Walmart. You might already know it but I'll email you anyway...

Jenny said...

Fantastic idea, Tristi. How does one get featured on your Making Friends blog?

Dan said...

Thank you for featuring me, Tristi!

kbrebes said...

Thanks, Tristi! Making Friends Monday is a lot of fun! I'm just about to put your blurb up on my blog! xo

mormonhermitmom said...

Oh it's just the font size! For a minute I thought my eyes were wigging out on me. Scary!

Tina Scott, the writing artist said...

Tristi, I love your making friends Monday. It's fun to read about everyone's experiences.

Valerie Ipson said...

Thanks for making friends!!!

Rebecca said...

How fun! I enjoyed getting to know more about these writers!

I'm now following your blog. I thought I was before, but I guess I wasn't! I'm taking note of your reading list. . .

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