I recently came out to my co-workers as a romantic author. Their reaction was actually quite hilarious. I didn't disclose my author name as I've made it a rule to keep my author-life separate from those who know me in an everyday capacity such as this. But there's a luncheon held occasionally where we have to offer up two truths and a lie and everyone has to take a shot at guessing each other's. It's a way to foster good relationships between co-workers and it's actually quite fun.
I was fairly certain they'd latch onto my lie because it just seemed too out there to be real. But they latched onto the statement I made about being an award-winning author, swearing over and over that just couldn't be possible.
My three statements were:
A case of chicken pox affected my sense of smell
First car, a Phoenix, caught fire
A few minutes of debate and after I revealed which statement was a lie and which were truths, I'd inadvertently hijacked the conversation! Of course, I refused to reveal the name I wrote under, but I was taken aback by how surprised and fascinated they were in a fact I see as pretty normal. The I thought about it.
Having a book release is perfectly normal to me - at least now, a few years ago that wasn't the case. Sure, I still get nervous when release day approaches, but seeing my name on a book cover isn't unusual. Going to that luncheon made me realize just how much I've gotten used to the idea of people reading my books.
It's still pretty awesome!
Has anyone ever learned something about you they were surprised to hear? And can you guess which of the other two statements above is the lie?
About The Author:
Sara Brookes is an award-winning author who has always been fascinated by the strange, the unusual, the twisted and the lost (tortured heroes are her personal favorite). She is an action movie junkie, addicted to coffee and has been known to stay up until the wee hours of the morning playing RPG video games. Despite all this, she is a romantic at heart and is always a sucker for an excellent love story. Born and bred in Virginia, Sara still lives there with her husband and daughter. The entire family is owned by two cats, Galahad and Loki, who graciously allow the family to cater to their every desire.
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Book Description: Chasing Sin
Every spring, Kate risks her life chasing violent storms. Tired of watching her take unnecessary chances, two of her closest friends offer a different thrill. Devoted lovers Snyder and Tripp don't just share a passion for nature's fury; they long to have the fearless woman between them. Though reluctant, Kate finds the proposition is too irresistible to refuse. Her acceptance leads to an explosive night of no-holds-barred sex for the threesome. However, when morning dawns, she realizes this type of unusual relationship isn't one she belongs in. Despite her best efforts to keep the men at arm's length, Kate is soon facing down the storm of the century with Snyder and Tripp by her side. When Mother Nature intrudes, the trio discovers shelter in each other's arms. With the hurricane raging outside and passion raging inside, everything is at stake.
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