Remember that painfully shy girl in middle school who hid behind a curtain of long straight hair? Of course you don’t! My hair is shorter now and no one who knows me would call me shy. My interest in writing piqued considerably when my eighth-grade English teacher read a student’s work aloud and then announced it was mine, and a fellow student looked at me wide-eyed and exclaimed, “YOU wrote that?” It didn’t hurt that he was cute and had never noticed me before. I still get a thrill when I see my writing published.
After years of writing programming code and technical documentation I quit my job and turned to what I call “early childhood education”: raising children. Now the children are older and I've found the time to write for fun, and it is fun or I wouldn’t be doing it, because I keep myself busy. I'm on the board of a non-profit, belong to the world's best writing group, play tennis, practice yoga, and travel when I can. I'm interested in cooking, gardening, the environment, and nutrition, and I'm an NPR podcast junkie.
There are three signs tacked to my desk: “Stop Me Before I Volunteer Again”, “Ginger Rogers Did Everything Fred Astaire Did Only Backwards And In High Heels”, and “I’ll Try Being Nicer If You Try Being Smarter”. I have two completed novels and ideas for four more. Surprisingly, no agents have come to my door asking if I have any books I’d like published, so I'm doing it on my own.
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by Denise Waldron
Lisa's had lots of flings, but never anything long-term. So now she's going for the opposite of her type. Greg would be perfect if he'd notice her. But Greg has his eye on Diane, a woman in his new yoga class. She's married, but not happily, and she likes the attention she's getting. Will any of them find what they're looking for? If you like PG-13 romantic comedies, this is the book for you!
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