Renee is co-sponsoring the SOS Military Mixer at this year's convention in LA. I did not realize until she sent me photos of her dad that he served as a Navy Chaplain during the Vietnam War! From her bio,
Does anyone really read these things? I’ll pretend they don’t and say this. It’s very true that my father was a chaplain in the Navy and that he has sworn to never read a word I write (not that this keeps him from telling everyone he sees that his daughter writes romance novels that are too hot for him to read.) See the humor? If you’ve ever met me, or heard me on Tuesday nights on my internet radio show, “Canned Laughter and Coffee with Renee Bernard” that last bit makes a lot of sense.
|Home from Vietnam|
My mother, however, does read my books. And while I find this far more frightening, it balances the universe out beautifully and makes me very grateful for that sense of humor mentioned above.
It’s also very true that if you’re not supposed to do something in search of a career in writing, I seem to have accidentally done it. Seriously, all the brilliant advice about not quitting your day job, etc.—those people know what they’re talking about! Not that I meant to quit my day job, but comedy abounds in my life and I’ve simply learned to embrace it.
There. I think that says more about me than where I live or a list of my food allergies. (I don’t have any, but I keep thinking that perhaps that isn’t a good thing since being able to honestly say “She never met a food she didn’t like” doesn’t bode well.)
In any case, since you’ve read this far, I’ll just take the opportunity to say thank you. For reading and caring enough to take a look at that odd woman on the back cover. I’m truly grateful.
Renee, we salute your father and your family for their service! I also thank your extended family who continue to serve!
2. This giveaway is open to US residents only (international readers can request book marks and trading cards - see below). Comments are open through Saturday, April 2, 10 pm in Hawaii, to enter the giveaway. The winner will be announced on Sunday, April 3, during the Weekly Winners announcement post. I also contact the winner if I have winner's email address.
3. If you are new to SOS Aloha, please make sure I know how to contact you. If your Blogger profile does not provide your email address, please send it to email@example.com. (I have several unclaimed prizes because I do know how to contact the winner).
Kim in Hawaii
Breaking News: I have read on several blogs that authors are bringing Romance Trading Cards to RT - here's a link to participating authors. If you want any trading cards from RT, please contact me offline at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make sure to check out my blog for the COUNTDOWN TO CONVENTION.