Back in May, I tried something a little different on my Scribble Page. I shared five random facts about myself (here is the link if you missed it). All you Scribblers seemed to enjoy it. Today, I thought I would share five more personal facts. Things you may, or may not know.
Fact Number One:
As some of you may have figured out, or guessed, or even know, when I’m not writing I work for a non-profit here in San Jose. The non-profit is one of the largest multi-service agencies in the county and we serve upwards of 40,000 clients a year. The work our agency does is life changing for many people and I enjoy my ‘day job’ even though it can be difficult.
Even though my passion is writing. Working for this organization is an amazing experience and has allowed me to meet some compassionate people.
The best part about my job is that even with as challenging as it is (and trust me it can be challenging) when I leave for the day, I’m done. Which allows me to focus on my writing in the evenings and on the weekends when me and my hubby aren’t busy.
Fact Number Two:
Continuing with the ‘work’ theme. In the late 90s and the early 2000s, I worked in International Marketing for two different start-ups (not at the same time). It was an amazing time, however, 75% of my time was travel and there were months were I wasn’t home for weeks. This got exhausting over the years. However, the experience was priceless and if you haven’t guessed most, if not all, of the locations in my books are places I have been.
During this time I traveled to Asia and Europe, all over the US, and parts of Canada. I wouldn’t trade this time for anything, but I’m glad it’s behind me. If I had continued that path, I would not have had time to write and bring the stories in my head to life.
Fact Number Three:
Something I’m not proud of is I have a rather large addiction to potato chips. I love them. The salty and the crunch. Yum. An open bag, around me, is an empty bag. I try not to keep them in the house, but that doesn’t always happen. Eric, calls me I’m a chipaholic. I have to agree. I suppose it’s better than smoking or alcohol.
Fact Number Four:
Back in the day, some friends and I used to play AD&D. I loved it. We had so much fun. Yes, that makes me a nerd, but I don’t care. We had the best time. We played well into our early twenties.
My character was an Elf. He was a mage/assassin and could kick some serious butt when he needed to. I got lucky. He never died, which says more about our Dungeon Master than my playing skills.
Along with AD&D, we played a Star Trek RPG and Masquerade the Gathering. Like I said we had a blast and I miss it. However, I still play card and dice games with family and friends. It’s not the same thing, but we still have a good time.
Fact Number Five:
Last, for this week. I mentioned last time my love of Disney. Well, not only do I love all things Disney but also I love Halloween. It’s the most amazing time of year. I have a huge Halloween Village I put up for the season and for Halloween we decorate the entire front of the house as a graveyard. We don’t go as crazy as some people, but we do our house proud. Typically, I will get dressed up and sit on the front porch and pass out candy. It’s a blast.
Also, during the Halloween season we’ll host a Halloween Party or a Masquerade Ball. It doesn’t happen every year, but we try to have one when we can. They are a ton or fun and everyone seems to get into the spirit.
Well, there you go. Five more facts about what makes me tick. I hope you enjoyed. As a reminder if you know anyone who you think might enjoy my writing send them the links to my books (click here)? Let me know what questions you may have in the comments below. Until next week have an amazing week.