Self-Deprecating Sunday (6)

In which the YA author showcases her teenage years in all their awkward glory. If you thought I brought something special to the Eighties, this photo treats of what I brought to the Nineties. This was my freshman year of college, I think. I’d cut my long hair, dyed it black, found a poet’s blouse,Continue reading “Self-Deprecating Sunday (6)”

Stories From Those Who Serve (2)

Happy Veterans Day!  It’s the perfect day to feature my next interview with a soldier. Today, meet Dwayne. We met in fifth grade but he moved away a couple of years later. We reconnected last year on Facebook. Oh, how I love Facebook. He’s been very helpful and encouraging as I’ve tossed my military questionsContinue reading “Stories From Those Who Serve (2)”

Self-Deprecating Sunday (5)

In which the YA author showcases her teenage years in all their awkward glory. This one is for you, Jennie Miller: Senior Prom 1993. I got this one right. The last time I double-dated with Jennie at Prom, it did not turn out so well. (There was me in a strapless dress attempting to runContinue reading “Self-Deprecating Sunday (5)”

Self-Deprecating Sunday (4)

Graduation Day: June 6, 1993. We were the Pike Red Devils. According to the crest in the photo, our school valued Honor, Pride, and Scholarship. And there’s me with my mouse ears. Gray Suit Guy digs it. The other women in the photo are unclear about what to think, and Podium Guy does not approve.Continue reading “Self-Deprecating Sunday (4)”

Ode To Awkward Family Photos

I can’t believe I let someone talk me into allowing this photo to be taken. I’m the turkey that’s being held up if anyone was uncertain. Please note the ridiculous arm shelf and pegged jeans. Oh, and Brooke Shields called; she wants her eyebrows back. I could have saved this for Sunday since this is,Continue reading “Ode To Awkward Family Photos”

Self-Deprecating Sunday (3)

Welcome back to the third edition of Self-Deprecating Sunday, where young adult authors come to celebrate their young adulthood. Today I showcase my eighth grade year when I was cheerleader. You gotta appreciate the socks and shoes coordination. I’d bet my fingernails were painted orange and blue, too. Wait…is that the school fight song comingContinue reading “Self-Deprecating Sunday (3)”

Self-Deprecating Sunday (2)

If you missed the first installment of Self-Deprecating Sunday, then you need to start with this lovely post where I explain that I was basically pretty wackadoo in high school. It’s possibly not surprising I love to write for teens? Today I feature what I think is my junior year. Yes, when I was seventeenContinue reading “Self-Deprecating Sunday (2)”

Self-Deprecating Sunday (1)

I didn’t mention this new feature in my last blog post because I just decided to do this after a telephone conversation with my sister. It started so simply with me asking if she had any photos of me in my ROTC uniform. (She did. Those will come later.) But while rummaging around for those,Continue reading “Self-Deprecating Sunday (1)”