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Lady Wynwood #7 early release Kickstarter

I worked on my first Kickstarter and it got approved! It’s for the Special Edition Hardcover of Lady Wynwood’s Spies, volume 1: Archer and the release of Lady Wynwood’s Spies, volume 7: Spinster. I contacted my graphic designer about the Special Edition Hardcover of vol. 1: Archer—it’s going to be SO beautiful! The Kickstarter focuses on the Special Edition Hardcover, but it’ll also include vol. 7: Spinster so that it’ll sort of be like a launch day for vol. 7, too. A third special thing that’ll be in the Kickstarter is Special Edition Paperbacks of all the books in the series. They won’t be available in stores, just in the Kickstarter (and later, from my website, and also in my Patreon book box tiers if I decide to do them). The Kickstarter is not live yet, but you can follow it to be alerted when it has launched. (You may need to create a free Kickstarter account.) Follow Camy’s Kickstarter

Getting to know you meme

Captain's Log, Stardate 01.21.2009

I think I did this meme before, but OH WELL!

1. What time did you get up this morning? Noon—I slept in today

2. Diamonds or pearls? Diamonds

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? I think it was Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End which I saw with Shelley Adina.

4. What is your favorite TV show? Right now, it’s Leverage on TNT. I used to rave about 24, but so far, this season hasn’t been exciting my interest as much as other seasons.

5. What do you usually have for breakfast? Homemade low fat yogurt! I’m actually quite proud of myself that I’ve been eating breakfast everyday within 30 minutes of waking up. Before, I wouldn’t eat until lunch, which was very bad of me.

6. What is your middle name? Mie

7. What food do you dislike? vinegar

8. What is your favorite CD? I don't have any one favorite. Right now I’m listening to Matthew West, Something To Say

9. What kind of car do you drive? Toyota Camry

10. Favorite sandwich? hot pastrami from The Hat in Los Angeles

11. What characteristic do you most despise? Manipulation, which usually goes hand in hand with deception

12. Favorite item of clothing? My knitted lace scarves!

13. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would it be? Parts of Europe

14. What color is your bathroom? cream

15. Favorite brand of clothing? Taryn Rose shoes

16. Where would you retire to? someplace rural

17. Favorite sport to watch? volleyball

18. Furthest place you are sending this? Well, I’m blogging rather than emailing this to people, so I have no idea. If you live far away from California, leave a comment to tell me where you live!

19. Who do you least expect to send this back to you? Again, I’m blogging this rather than emailing.

20. Person you expect to send it back first? Which of my blog readers is going to be first to join this meme and post their answers?

21. Favorite saying? “No.”

22. When is your birthday? September 25th.

23. Are you a morning or night person? I am SUCH a night person it’s not even funny. Or maybe it’s just that I’m so NOT a morning person that it’s obvious I have to be a night person.

24. What is your shoe size? It depends on the brand. I take anywhere from 7.5 to 8 narrow.

25. Pets? Snickers! My butt-headed mutt from the Humane Society

26. Any new and exciting news you would like to share with us? I have been exercising almost every day since December 5th!!! I only missed 4 days so far!!!

27. What did you want to be when you were little? an author. Barring that, I wanted to be a physicist. Seriously, I did!

28. How are you today? Aunt Flo has come to call. So back away from me before I eat your head.

29. What is your favorite candy? Reese's Pieces. Where else do you think my character Venus got her obsession???

30. What is your favorite flower? roses

31. What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to? September 17-20th, the American Christian Fiction Writers’ conference in Denver, Colorado

32. What is your full name? Uh, wouldn't you know that if I answered the middle name question?

33. What are you listening to right now? I answered it earlier, but I’ve also got an audiobook on my iPod, You: On a Diet.

34. What was the last thing you ate? a sandwich of homemade flour tortilla with homemade refried beans and a little chicken breast with lettuce.

35. Do you wish on stars? No. Who thinks of these questions?

36. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? PINK! PINK! PINK! PINK! PINK! PINK! PINK! PINK! PINK! PINK! PINK! PINK! PINK! PINK! PINK! PINK! PINK! PINK! PINK! PINK! PINK! PINK! PINK! PINK! PINK! PINK! PINK! PINK! PINK! PINK! PINK! PINK! PINK! PINK! PINK! PINK!

37. How is the weather right now? Cool, but nothing compared to someplace like Nebraska or Minnesota.

38. What is your favorite drink? Hot black tea with milk and honey

39. What is your favorite restaurant? Alexander’s steak house in Mountain View. They’ve not only got good beef, they also always have interesting appetizers and desserts, nothing typical.

40. Siblings? one brother

41. Favorite day of the year? Christmas break, when Captain Caffeine has time off to spend at home with me. :)

42. What was your favorite toy as a child? My books

43. Summer or winter? Neither, Spring and Fall. Once again, who comes up with these questions???

44. Hugs or kisses? You mean I have to pick one? This meme is getting stupider by the minute.

45. Coffee or tea? I like both, but usually drink tea.

46. Chocolate or vanilla? Why do I have to pick one? It depends on what I’m eating it with.

47. Do you want your friends to email you back? I always want my friends to email me back.

48. When was the last time you cried? I think a few days ago when I was watching Animal Cops.

49. What’s under your bed? Enough dust bunnies to make a blanket, old clothes, and my packaged-up wedding dress (what a waste of money that was ... the dress, not the packaging up. We should have skipped the stress and eloped.)

50. Who is the friend you have had the longest? Hmmm ... I think Cheryl Wyatt. I don’t really keep in touch with any of my friends from before I started writing.

51. What did you do last night? Watched CSI: NY on Tivo with Captain Caffeine.

52. Favorite smell? roasting garlic

53. What are you afraid of? Falling

54. Salty or sweet? Definitely salty. Gimme potato chips and French fries anyday.

55. How many keys on your ring? 7

56. How many years at your current job? Writer: 6 years, although I wasn’t writing full time all those 6 years, only the last 2

57. Favorite day of the week? Friday

58. How many towns have you lived in? 7

59. Do you make friends easily? I would hope so.

60. How many people will you send this to? All my blog readers!!!

Comments

Crystal Laine said…
Ack, 60 things!!! Wow. Would you say you like PINK?? (No wonder you're so nice.)

I awarded you the Premio-Dardas Award on my blog. It's for all this pink that makes us feel mellow.(and all those entertaining words you bestow on us!)
Gail said…
I'm hoping to win the furthest location. I'm reading this in Moscow, Russia
I love Leverage! We only have one TV channel, so I've been buying the episodes off Amazon. In fact, I'm sleepy today at work since I stayed up late watching The Mile-High Job with my sister, and The Miracle Job with my mom!
Cheryl Wyatt said…
Awwww! I just saw this...thanks about the friend part.

Love you!

Cheryl

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