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.
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 look. Nor 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.
7 thoughts on “Self-Deprecating Sunday (20) Mindi Scott”
Lol. I definitely just “lol-ed” at your end thing, Jody…”more fun than church” haha
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?
Haha, that sounds so familiar, Phoebe! Remember those Coca-Cola shirts? I wanted one sooooooooo bad! Never happened.
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. 😀
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.
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!
I think we had the same hairdresser, Mindi.