Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Who knew? I'm a Versatile Blogger ...

Thanks, Susan Vaughan (the fabulous author of the wonderful romantic suspense Primal Obsession), for awarding me the Versatile Blogger Award!

The rules: I'm supposed to list six things about myself that are true and one that's a lie (modified rules courtesy of Nina Pierce, awesome writer of the hot A Touch of Lilly.

I'm going to be a total lemming (Wait. What? There's a cliff?!? Damn.) and join Nina and Susan in their contests. I'll award one commenter a signed copy of my latest release, True Vision. Deadline to enter  is 5 p.m. Friday (July 16).

OK, here goes. Six truths and one lie. See if you can guess the lie!

1. I graduated from high school on a Friday and started college the following Monday.

2. I'm a master griller. Charcoal all the way, baby.

3. I'm addicted to gadgets. iPod, iPad, MiFi, GPS, oh my.

4. I get up early every morning and sit down to write as soon as I've had my coffee.

5.  I wear the same diamond earrings every day that I bought with part of the advance for my first book, Relative Strangers.

6.  I bought a leather jacket from Carmen in the Florence, Italy, street market.

7. A guy friend's grandma caught us skinny-dipping in her swimming pool.

I'm also supposed to point you to some blogs I really like:

Romance in the Backseat

RomCon

Socks and Barney

Pop Candy

My Book Addiction and More

ThePhotoGardenBee

Don't forget to try to spot my lie! : )

25 comments:

  1. I'm going to go with the coffee and writing one.

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  2. Hi, Brian!
    Want some coffee?
    I'm not admitting to the lie until after the contest deadline. :)
    Thanks for dropping in!
    Joyce

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  3. You are a terrible liar! Anyone who knows will instantly spot the lie!!!

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  4. Diane,
    Maybe you don't know me as well as you think you do. :)
    Joyce

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  5. JOyce - for me it was between the skinny dipping and the leather coat (because I couldn't remember if you have earrings) and I think you're just wild enough for the skinny dipping. So I pick the Italy and the leather jacket one. I'm not sure you've been to Italy. No, wait, I changed my mind! TWO! I pick two. I don't think you grill. Yeah, that one definitely is the lie ... isn't it?

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  6. Hi, Nina!
    I'm not telling. Not yet, anyway. :)
    Thanks for guessing!
    Joyce

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  7. Hi Joyce
    I bet the lie is #2. My "I am woman, hear me roar" stops at BBQing which is my hubby's job.

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  8. Hi, Mary!
    You know what's really good on the grill? Corn on the cob. Yum!
    Thanks for stopping by!
    Joyce

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  9. Hello! Noon is not early.
    Charlene

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  10. Hi, Charlene!
    I take it you're guessing the lie is ... grilling? Lots of people grill at noon. Shopping in Florence? I bet they do that at noon, too. Skinny dipping at noon would be pretty gutsy, but it could be done.
    Thanks for checking in!
    Joyce

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  11. Maybe it's not a lie, Joyce Lamb, but I don't believe you're old enough to remember Tommy Roe and "Oh, Sweet Pea, c'mon, c'mon with me."

    P.S. Joyce fans must buy and read True Vision to understand this comment!

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  12. Hi, Alan!
    Tommy Roe was my first crush!!! I was 8 or so when I latched onto Mom's Tommy Roe's Greatest Hits album. I played that puppy over and over and over. His music is on my iPod now, too. I had a thing for Bobby Darin, too. Mom apparently left her records lying around. :)
    Thanks for commenting! And reading True Vision. :)
    Joyce

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  13. Good bluffing Joyce -- I could see you doing any of these, but I remember you as working nights back in the day and nighttimers don't get up very early for much of anything. I'll go with the getting up early to start writing as the lie. And I'd love to read the new book. :)

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  14. #4 is my guess as well. EVERY morning? geesh, that's crazy. Hmmmm did you get up and write while you were at the MERWA conference? Knowing who you roomed with, doubtful :-)
    (thanks for letting me crash your room to get ready for the prom--yeah, that was me)

    Marianne

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  15. I'm thinking you do not get up early and write. For some reason I think your mom told me you are up late at night. Maybe I'm just delusional.

    Marcia

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  16. I go with #2.

    loretta
    lbcanton@verizon.net

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  17. Hi, katpurrrz!
    Never underestimate the power of a book deadline. :)
    I'll fess up on Friday.
    Thanks for stopping by!
    Joyce

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  18. Hi, Marianne!
    I hope the prom went well and that you didn't get caught spiking the punch. :)
    Nope, I didn't write at the MERWA conference. Diane was too eager to get to the bar for Bloody Marys first thing in the morning. Sheesh.
    Thanks for the guess! Lots of people seem to be in agreement on that one. Have you been talking to each other?!?!?
    Joyce

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  19. Hi, Marcia!
    Maybe my mom's the one who's delusional. You never know. :)
    I'll let you know Friday.
    Thanks for commenting!
    Joyce, aka Lynette

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  20. Hi, Loretta!
    Thanks for guessing! You might be right. I'll let you know Friday. :)
    Joyce

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  21. Gotta be the earrings.

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  22. Hi, everybody!
    OK, here it is, the truth (and no big surprise to most of my buds): I don't get up early for ANYTHING I don't have to. I'm a total night owl. I stay up until the wee hours to write and snooze away the mornings. No. 4 is the right answer ... er, I mean, the lie.
    Thanks for playing! And congratulations to Loretta Canton for winning the signed copy of True Vision! Loretta, please e-mail me at joyce@joycewrites.com to claim your prize.
    Have a great weekend, everyone!
    Joyce

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  23. Yeah! Your Mom and I aren't delusional. Well, at least not about this one. haha

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  24. Hi, Marcia!
    Nope, no delusions this time. :)
    Joyce

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