Self-Deprecating Sunday (20) Mindi Scott

Which treats of YA authors sharing the great and awkward of their teenage years.

Today, I’m honored to have a guest post by the sweet Mindi Scott, debut author of FREFALL, available October 5, 2010 from Simon Pulse. Visit her blog or website to learn more  about Mindi and her book. I immediately added FREEFALL to my Goodreads list.

From Mindi:

1990: I was in eighth grade and things were going groovy for me.  (And, yes, I actually used the word “groovy” at that time; Julia Roberts said it in Pretty Woman, which made it cool and retro.)  I was on a volleyball team and had lots of friends, good grades, and clothes I was very proud to wear.

Brand names were of utmost importance at my school.  My family couldn’t exactly afford them, but I saved up and used all my back-to-school money that year for a new wardrobe that consisted of mainly T-shirts and sweatshirts by Guess and Esprit and Keds in a variety of colors. Hooray and stuff!

Unfortunately, I was very skinny with long arms and legs.  But for some reason, no one in the whole world bothered to clue me in that my Guess Jeans T-shirt tucked into my very high-waist, tapered-leg, size-double-zero stretch jeans wasn’t a flattering lookNor did they let me know that my permed hair with swooping bangs weren’t doing me any favors either.

What’s up with all that? Seriously.

Mindi, I love this photo!  I applaud your courage. Thank you so much for allowing me and the world to see you in your teenage years.  Congratulations on your novel. I’m excited to read it, and commend you for your publishing success. (Also, I noticed Chutes and Ladders on that self. Maybe we could play that together someday.)

If you are a YA author and would like to do a Self-Deprecating Sunday post over here at Sparks and Butterflies, please contact me at Jody(dot)mugele(at)gmail(dot)com. It’s more fun than church.

Published by jody sparks

Jody Sparks Mugele spent her first career in marketing writing and leading teams of writers and editors. After her son came out as transgender in 2015, she dedicated herself to advocating for the rights of the LGBTQ+ community. For two years, she led the Indianapolis regional chapter of PFLAG, a nationally renowned LGBTQ+ advocacy group. She has given many conference talks about parenting trans kids, healthcare in the trans community, and suicidality among LGBTQ+ youth. And with GenderNexus, an Indianapolis-based advocacy organization, she created programming and led support groups to work with parents to help their children through all aspects of gender transition. She recently moved to Northeast Georgia where she is excited to develop opportunities to continue to strongly and proudly advocate for LGBTQ+ members of our society. She also LOVES kitschy Christmas crafting!

7 thoughts on “Self-Deprecating Sunday (20) Mindi Scott

  1. Oh boy! I used to have such arguments with my parents over the GUESS and ESPRIT ad-ware issue. They went like this:

    Parent: I just don’t see why my daughter wants to be a walking, talking ESPRIT ad!
    Me: What’s the big deal? Everyone’s wearing them.
    Parent: Wow, I didn’t know you were so insecure that you have to do what everyone else is doing.
    Me: Well, I don’t have to… but I want to. Can I?
    Parent: Can you what? Pay good money for an ugly sweatshirt that gives ESPRIT free advertising?
    Me: Yes.
    Parent: No.
    Me: SIGH.

  2. Thanks for having me, Jody, and sharing this fabulous look of mine with the rest of the internets!

    And, yes, I will totally play Chutes and Ladders with you. We can listen to Bryan Adams tapes if you want, too. 😀

    1. Woohoo to the Bryan Adams/Chutes and Ladders date! Also, there weren’t a lot of comments this time, but rest assured there were plenty of views! Rest assured? Well, whatever, you know what I mean. Thanks for contributing. Maybe you can convince Kim to also have a go? She knows she wants to.

      1. I wonder if all of those views were from me checking back every few hours to see if this picture had really been posted. 😉

        And Kim ABSOLUTELY should have a go. All YA authors should, I think!

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