Tuesday Tidbit: Random Facts & Giveaway

This contest is now closed. Thanks to everyone who visited and commented. I loved learning these “secret” things about my readers! Sunny is my randomly selected winner–I’ll email you separately so you can claim your prize. Tune in next week for more giveaway fun … 

Here are some random facts you may or may not already know about me:

  • I played violin for eight years, from fourth grade through my freshman year of college. I was pretty decent (concert master of the high school orchestra my senior year), and I really loved it, but man is violin a tough instrument to play well. I tried to pick it up again as an adult but I just didn’t have the time or energy to put into practicing regularly. I still regret this a little, but not enough to actually start again.
  • I do needlepoint and embroidery. I’ve definitely mentioned this on social media before. My grandmother, 3girlsneedlepointwho was very serious about needlepoint (she’s still alive, she just doesn’t needlepoint any more) taught me when I was a kid, and she used to buy me all my canvases. I’m working on an embroidered bag as a welcome-to-the-world gift for my niece who is approaching a year old. Also, my dad did latch-hooking (rug-making) and so I know how to do that, too.
  • I’m a gigantic sucker for systems. I really like Flylady for household management, David Allen’s Getting Things Done for overall productivity, and Michael Hauge’s Story Mastery for plotting and character development. I just reread Getting Things Done and I’ve been more productive in the last few days than in the last two months combined. It probably won’t last, but still.
  • I met my husband in college, when I was a sophomore. I was nineteen! It was love at first sight—for him. I told my friend to tell him to stop harassing me on email. Luckily she didn’t listen. If you want to read a longer and more romantic version of this story, you can find it here.

Comment and tell me something most people don’t know about you. One random commenter will win the ebook version of David Allen’s Getting Things Done or, if you’d rather, an ebook of either Hard Time or Her Best Laid Plans by Cara McKenna, Beyond Repair by Charlotte Stein, or How to Say Goodbye by Amber Lin (all Wonkomance author releases this month). You must be 18+ to enter and based somewhere where I can gift an ebook from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Contest ends 11:59 p.m. Thursday April 17.