Friday, August 23

Back to School Blog Hop

Back to school at last...well, almost. In Michigan, they changed the school year so that K-12 starts back after Labor Day. Just the same, it's almost here. My teenager will soon be back in school and I'll have the house all to myself during the day. Theoretically, that means more writing time...we'll see how it works out in reality!
 
It's kind of fitting that one of my WIP's is a story about going back to school (well, for one of the MC's. He's a high school teacher and teachers are forever going back to school, it's part of the requirement, that they keep current on trends and practices and just plain keep learning new stuff). This particular teacher ends up in a class with his former student and...well... we've all had crushes on hot teachers, right? Add in a little BDSM and "hot for teacher" takes on a whole new meaning.  *G*
 
So, since this is a blog hop, and because I love giving away goodies (although the grand prize on this one is pretty sweet *g*), I'm going to draw the name of one lucky winner at the end of the hop. That person will get their choice of a signed copy either of my first two novels (Heart's Home or Bound: Forget Me Knot).
 
And just to make it interesting, how about in your commenting telling me what was either your favorite thing about school? (Elementary, middle school, high school, college, trade school, whatever.)

The best thing about school for me was band. It was the one place I never felt out of place (I was a total geek as a kid--well, I suppose I still am, but at my age it's kind of cool to be a little bit geeky  *G*)  I was (and still am) a total introvert--only back then, I wasn't very comfortable about that. I was always being told to be more out going (and the funny thing is that I'm not shy, I just like to take my time to assess the situation before mixing and mingling) and to make more friends (so *not* what an introvert wants to do). Band was the one place I wasn't expected to talk to people (much); I could just sit back and play and I didn't even mind being in the front row (I played the flute). As I got older and learned that it's actually okay to be an introvert, I got a lot more comfortable in my own skin.
 
International entries welcome, but please make sure you give me a way to contact you!
 
You might also be interested in signing up for my newsletter because every other month, I draw a name and give away something.
 
I hope you'll check back here in a few weeks because I have a brand new release coming out on September 6th. I'm going on a six week blog tour and giving away a signed copy, a book bag, and some awesome cool swag at the end of the blog tour.
 
 
Thanks for hopping by!


 

21 comments:

Remmy Duchene said...

Stopping to read your post and check out your books because you're a new author to me! Enjoy the hop! *hugs*

Remmy D

West Thornhill said...

School for Spawn started Monday, August 12th. The days have been quiet.

My favorite part about school happened when I went back to college as a non-traditional student. I discovered Classics, Latin made English easier, and I embraced my writing.

West

Cornelia said...

Thank you for hop and giveaway.
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Melissa Keir said...

I loved being able to see my friends again. There were always those friends who you didn't get to see over the summer and missed. :)

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Anonymous said...

I loved all the libraries, and discovering art history!

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V.L. Locey said...

Hopping by and saying howdy to my fellow authors! =)

Urb said...

I loved reading and teaching Urban Studies and American cultural history. Thanks!
urb
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Anonymous said...

thank you doing the hop''
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Yvette said...

I love the entire concept of reading books and taking notes...a bit geeky :-)
Yvette
yratpatrol@aol.com

cdescoteauxwrites.com said...

Ooh, "hot for teacher" stories are goooood!

My favorite thing about school is studying in a silent law library with a table full of books in front of me. It's like the library is all mine *swoon*.

Please toss my name in the hat for your giveaway.
~Charley
c.descoteauxwritesATgmail.com

Ruth Gutscher said...

My favorite was elementary school where I learned my love of books and reading

Sara said...

I liked so many things about school, but my favorite thing was probably the lgbtetc club in both high school and college. Many good times and interesting discussions with good people. Chorus in college was second. Loved singing in a group!

Sara(dot)bowerman(at)gmail(dot)com

Sorry if this submits multiple times, my 3g is being finicky.

kaisquared said...

My favorite thing in high school was chorus, always fun to let out your energy and emotions in song.
Thanks for the hop!


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ShirleyAnn said...

My favourite part of school was my last year in High school it was pretty laid back and even though we had to study for exams the teachers were more relaxed.

ShirleyAnn@speakman40.freeserve.co.uk

Chad J. Bowles said...

I loved history and still do, I enjoy learning about different parts of history and cultures from all over the world, loved the library too (gotta love books).

Carolyn said...

There was that bright shining moment in 5th grade when I won the spelling bee in front of the whole school against a 6th grader, but I'll still go with senior year of high school. I was a late bloomer, and that was just the time that I finally felt strong in who I was. I did flag corps for the first time that year (had fun hanging around all the awesome band geeks), FINALLY started dating someone, and just had a great time being me. I always feel bad for people who say high school was the best time of their life (who'd want to peak in high school), but that senior year, I was having a great time that I can look back on fondly. I feel lucky to be able to say that, too.

Thank you so much for sharing with us and being part of the hop!

caroaz [at] ymail [dot] com

Sin Chan said...

Going back to school has always been fun and a relief from the torturous work at my family restaurant. Thanks for participating and for offering the giveaway!

Cynthia
schan26.wisc@gmail(dot)com

Donna Reynolds said...

I have memory problems so I don't remember much about school what I do is not so nice I hated school I was the kid everyone picked on and it was hard I thought when we moved out of state it would get better but I was so wrong it was the worst so now I do everything I can to make sure my kids don't have to go through that I even buy shoes that are 80.00 to 100.00 even though I can't afford it but I try not to let them stand out in any way I can kids can be so mean.Thank you for being in the hop and for the great prize. mrscrabbyfan@gmail.com

wulf said...

I was in the band and I think it helped me through high school.

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Paladin said...

Yeah for back-to-school as hopefully you'll have more time to write. I love reading your writing. :) In 7th grade we had a weekly spelling contest which required good spelling ability and a good memory as we could challenge mistakes made by others and move ahead in the standings. My favorite subject was the one year of algebra I took in 9th grade. The high school cafeteria had a "seniors only" table that I looked forward to sitting at from the first day of 8th grade. The reality turned out that it really was cool to be able to finally sit there.

Paladin said...

Yeah for back-to-school as hopefully you'll have more time to write. I love reading your writing. :) In 7th grade we had a weekly spelling contest which required good spelling ability and a good memory as we could challenge mistakes made by others and move ahead in the standings. My favorite subject was the one year of algebra I took in 9th grade. The high school cafeteria had a "seniors only" table that I looked forward to sitting at from the first day of 8th grade. The reality turned out that it really was cool to be able to finally sit there.