A big welcome to Kristin Miller who is here counting down her Top Ten Quirks and making us aware of the promotional price of Gone with the Wolf, Seattle Wolf Pack #1 (published on April 23, 2013 by Entangled Covet). Pick up a copy for $0.99 for a limited time!
Kristin Miller’s Top Ten Quirks
I’m a bit of a strange duck. Admitting that is the first step, right? Right. I’ve gotten more eye rolls in my lifetime than I could count. But that’s okay. I’ve learned to accept and embrace my geekness. (Is that a word? No? Ah well.) I’m here to share my Top 10 Quirks.
I write paranormal, but I’m a big ole chicken.
Even though I can write horror scenes, torture scenes, or scenes that make my skin crawl, I refuse to watch scary movies. I’m the biggest scaredy cat you’d ever meet. (Edited to add: As I was searching for a pic to include, I couldn’t bear to have any pics of The Ring or The Exorcist on my computer. This was the least-scary one I could find. :shudder:)
I’m a HUGE Deadliest Catch fan.
I’m probably one of the show’s biggest fans. On Tuesday nights, it’s DC night. I’m obsessed. I count down for the premiere ALL YEAR. Yes, you read that right. Someday I WILL write a hero who is a Bering Sea crabber, simply so I can head to Dutch Island, meet some of the guys from the show, and then do research for my book. I’m including a picture of my favorite captain on my favorite boat. “Yeah, baby!” (Those of you who watch the show will know which of these guys is my favorite from that line alone…and I know you said it in that rich, gravelly voice of his!!!!)
I’ve never eaten a banana.
I know, I know. Told you I was weird.
I twirl my hair around my finger when I’m deep in thought or incredibly bored.
I know all the words to Weekend at Bernie’s.
When I was ten, I *loved* this movie…so much so, that every day when I came home from school, I turned it on while doing homework. Know how long it takes to memorize that movie? Once a day for the length of the school year! 😉
I collect bags.
I’m not a hoarder. Really, I’m not. I simply collect grocery bags, bags for my grocery bags, purses, purses for my purses, wallets for my purses that go in my purses…yeah, okay, I might have a little wallet/clutch/handbag/tote/luggage problem. What woman doesn’t, right?!
I don’t share well.
What I mean by that is, if I’m really excited about reading a book, I *need* to be the first to crack open that spine. I enjoy used books from new-to-me authors, but once they’re an auto-buy for me, I have to be the one to buy the book…and then I don’t lend it out. Ever.
Often times, packing for a trip is often more exciting than the idea of the trip itself. (Might have something to do with my obsession with bags.) I danced around the house for weeks while packing for my trip to Ireland last summer. I also love moving, but don’t do it often.
I can’t *not* do homework.
I didn’t miss a homework assignment from third grade through grad school. Not one. There were times I thought I’d forgotten my homework at home, and I had an extreme physical reaction (similar to a panic attack) until I searched through my bag and found it.
I listen to music when I write.
Now, you may be thinking that’s not a quirk at all. Tons of writers listen to music while they write. But…I listen to one song…on repeat…for however long it takes me to finish the book. It usually breaks down to four hours each day for two months straight. And it’s usually a slow song by Pink.
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Kristin Miller has had a passion for language and literature her whole life. After teaching high school English, she took time off to raise her children and started writing while they napped. She’s published with Entangled, Avon, and Harlequin, loves the gym less than she should and chocolate waaaay more.
Available on April 23, 2013 by Entangled Covet
CEO and alpha werewolf Drake Wilder has given up the search for his one true love. When he discovers that she’s a secretary in his company, Drake’s primal instincts kick into overdrive.
What he wouldn’t give to have her fingers rake over his body instead of the keyboard…
Free-spirited bartender Emelia Hudson wants nothing more than to make her Seattle-based bar succeed. But when profits decline, she slips into a dress suit and secures a nine-to-five. After learning that her bar has become property of Wilder Financial, Emelia is determined to get some answers.
Two can play the ruthless business game. If only her attraction to the boss wasn’t so intense…
When Drake’s twin brother senses that Drake has found his match—and now inherits their father’s billion dollar estate—he hatches a plan to take Emelia out. Drake vows to protect her at all costs, but he might have to pay with his own life.
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