Romance At Random Rally
Update: Congratulations to Martha Lawson and Jeanne Miro! You’re Diane Amos’s winners! To everyone else who left comments, thank you. I hope you’ve also taken time to pop over to my contest. The Grand Prize is a KINDLE and the drawing will be held on January 30th! Good luck!
If’ you’ve arrived here because of the Romance at Random Rally, you’re still in the right place. The blog hop goes on till Jan 31st. Click here to go to the blog hop post, but you also won’t want to miss my current blog guest, Diane Amos. Leave a comment here as well for a chance to win either her newest book or a backlist ebook! Enjoy!
Seven things you might not know about me.
from Diane Amos…
First let me say thank you to Mia for inviting me to her blog. Also thanks to everyone who drops by to visit. For those who leave a comment, I’ll enter your name in a drawing to win an Advance Readers Copy of my new release, Promise Me Forever. Someone else will win a copy of Getting Personal, e-book version.
1) I’m French, born in Maine, raised in Maine and will probably die in Maine. But there’s no rush for the last part.
2) When I entered Kindergarten—an English speaking school—I spoke French. I caught on quickly. No serious psychological damage done that I know of, though some of my friends might disagree.
3) I no longer can speak French—which proves that if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it. So be sure to stay current will all your skills. And yes, that includes “you know what.” (In case anyone hasn’t caught on, we’re talking about a word that starts with s, ends with an x and has an e in the middle! If it’s already too late and you’ve forgotten the basics, read several romances to refresh your memory. Preferably one of my books or Mia’s.
4) Every year about this time, I struggle to lose ten pounds. You’d think by now I’d need a special scale that measures negative numbers.
5) I graduated from high school— back in the days when people lived in caves and wrote on stone tablets—okay, I exaggerated a little, but it pains me to admit there were no computers, no internet and definitely no cell phones. Scary and hard to believe since we now take these things for granted. I won’t tell you that we shared a party line with my grandparents because some of you would ask, “What’s a party line?” and I’d have to lie and say it’s a party that goes on for hours and was great fun, and too bad they’re now extinct because you’re really missing out.
6) After high school, I became an X-Ray technician. There’s more to this then checking for broken bones. An X-Ray tech also goes to the operating room and emergency room. And you’re asking, why am I telling you this?!?!
7) Some of you may not know that I’m an artist. I teach classes studio to children and adults in my home. I consider myself an accomplished artist, but that wasn’t always the case. My first class taught by a nun at a convent went something like this. I’d chosen a bright sunset with vivid pinks and oranges. On my canvas, I applied a thick layer of oil paint. I lifted the painting from the easel to escape the glare. At that precise moment, the nun teaching the class bent over to check my work. Oops—pink and orange look a lot brighter on a black habit than on a white canvas.
To see examples of some of my paintings, which are watercolors—since watercolor is easier to remove from clothing—please check out my website @ www.dianeamos.com While there, check out my latest release, an historical, Promise Me Forever and my new e-books Getting Personal and Mixed Blessings.
Thanks, Diane! I’m fascinated by your art. Right now I’m reading LUNCHEON OF THE BOATING PARTY by Vreeland. It’s about Auguste Renoir and his painting by that title. It’s a fascinating peek into how that masterpiece came into being.
I so admire people who are artistic or pursue a hobby of any sort. How about if you all share what you like to do with your free time in order to be entered in Diane’s drawing?