Friday, January 3, 2014

Nine Fun (if not Fascinating) Facts about Author Kelsey Browning



Congratulations to "Rebecca", the winner in Kelsey's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!

We all have our quirks, right? I don’t consider myself quirkier than any other person. Then again, I’m a writer, so I might not be comparing myself with the most normal of peer groups. 

Many of my close friends would describe me as slightly twisted (Hush up, Adrienne Giordano, I will not use the word extremely because that would scare people!). So here are a few slightly twisted facts about me:

1. I can’t sleep with the closet door open. It’s not that I’m scared; I’m simply uncomfortable.

2. I was president of my college sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha.

3. One type of cereal isn’t enough for me. I must have a base cereal (like Chex) and a topper cereal (such as Honey Bunches of Oats). Try it. You won’t ever go back to your boring cereal-eating ways.

4. I drove my Smart Car across the US from Los Angeles to Georgia. No, I would never repeat that experience. My rhomboids are still recovering from holding that 1600-pound car on the freeway during 40-mile-an-hour winds in New Mexico.

5. I attended five different colleges and universities.

6. I’m a lifetime certified secondary teacher in the state of Texas. I’m qualified to teach history, geography, sociology, psychology, government, and economics.

7. I’m one of those oh-God-don’t-let-my-food-groups-touch-each-other people. If it’s juicy, it MUST go in a separate dish because who wants to eat a soggy roll?

8. I did the Avon 3-Day Walk for Breast Cancer in New York the year after 9/11. Unfortunately, we only made it through one day of the walk because of torrential rain storms.
9. I like to think of myself as a cross between Roxanne Eberly (Running the Red Light’s heroine) and Abby Ruth Cady (one of the characters in The Granny Series, which I co-write with Nancy Naigle).

Now it’s your turn. Take a sec to share a Fun Fact about yourself!

About the Author
Kelsey Browning writes sass kickin’ love stories and cozy Southern mysteries. Originally from a Texas town smaller than the ones she writes about, Kelsey has also lived in the Middle East and Los Angeles, proving she’s either adventurous or downright nuts. These days, she hangs out in northeast Georgia with Tech Guy, Smarty Boy, Bad Dog and Pharaoh, a Canine Companions for Independence puppy. She’s currently at work on the next book in her Texas Nights series and The Granny Series. Give her a shout at Kelsey@KelseyBrowning.com or drop by www.KelseyBrowning.com. For info on her upcoming releases, subscribe to her Sass Kickin’ News. 

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Running the Red Light

Release Date: January 6, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy
Format: e-book

Jamie’s on track to become his firm’s youngest partner, but discovers an unwritten prerequisite—marriage. Turns out, the only woman he wants is Roxanne, but peddling thongs and sex toys isn’t a suitable career for the spouse of an up-and-coming attorney.

Jamie’s tangled up in Roxanne’s lawsuit, her life and her lingerie. But if they’re ever going to make it work, Roxanne’s big-city boy will have to decide what he values more: the career he always thought he wanted or the woman he never thought he’d fall for.

Running the Red Light Buy Links
Barnes & Noble: http://tinyurl.com/k4t3x9j 

Giveaway:
Kelsey will be giving away one digital copy of Personal Assets (Book 1 in the Texas Nights Series) 

Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST Jan. 3rd. Please supply your email in the post. You may use spaces or full text for security. (ex. jsmith at gmail dot com) If you do not wish to supply your email, or have trouble posting, please email maureen@JustContemporaryRomance.com with a subject title of JCR GIVEAWAY to be entered in the current giveaway.



17 comments:

  1. Maureen -

    I just wanted to say thanks so much for having me at JCR today. I can't tell you how happy I am you created this site!

    Kels

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  2. It is fun getting to know you, Kelsey! I can understand your closet door thing. I am like that with my bedroom door. Ever since I have had children, I can't leave it closed when I sleep, for fear of not being able to hear them if they need me or someone breaks into the house, etc. I anticipate when they are teenagers, I will want the door open so I know when they come in at night. Good luck with Running the Red Light! I am reading it now and you don't strike me as a Roxanne...but I think she is going to surprise me before the book is over. She just threw her mimosa at someone. Ha ha.

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    1. Amy - that's one of those scenes were my editor, Deb, helped me hit the right tone. The tossing action wasn't in the original version.

      Oh, and you'd be surprised what I've done to people ;-).

      K-

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  3. I would just like to say thank you for this wonderful opportunity!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by today, Sandy! Best of luck!

      Kelsey

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  4. Fun (?) fact: My current favorite word is defenestrate. (It means to throw [something] out a window.) I was insanely excited to hear it used (I was reading the audiobook) in one of Molly Harper's Jane Jameson books--it just doesn't get enough use in today's world.

    Except in my junior high classroom. We use it a lot, for some reason. Just the word--not the actual action--honest.

    Good luck with your new release, Kelsey! It sounds great :)

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    1. Forgot my email--geesh. Too cold up here for the brain cells to work right.

      beckymmoe (at) live (dot) com

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    2. Love it, Rebecca - now I have to use defenestrate in a story. And I can totally imagine that you might want to practice it on Jr High students ;-).

      Thanks for popping in!
      Kelsey

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  5. I talk to my one cat and he usually answers.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

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    1. Well, Maureen, I'd say if you're not already a writer, then you have all the qualifications! LOL

      Thanks for stopping by JCR today!

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  6. Interesting facts

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  7. I'm late posting but I sure enjoyed the fun facts.
    I can't sleep without my ceiling fan and I can't sleep just anywhere - I have to be in a bed and it must be dark and quiet.
    Background noise anytime dives me nuts. I prefer it quiet therefore I don't turn the tv on unless I am watching it and then I don't want any interruptions.
    Yes, we all are quirky or twisted in or own special ways!
    Kelsey, I'm gonna try that cereal mixture.

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    1. Rhonda - be sure to let me know what you think of the cereal. I also had pecans on mine this morning - yeah, I'm a wild woman. And hey, I'm with you on the ceiling fan - that's white noise at it's best!

      Thanks for stopping by!
      Kels

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  8. Ps- smart cars and fiats crack me up!
    I heard a joke once about a fiat looking like a monster truck pooped it out! Maybe that's why they crack me up!

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    1. LOL - that's a riot, Rhonda. Interestingly enough, my husband, Tech Guy, used to drive a Fiat (the old kind). Guess it's apparent we're not particularly large people - :-).

      K-

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