Friday, November 14, 2014

One Lovely Blog Hop

This blog hop is designed to show our readers a more personal side. We list seven interesting facts to help cast light onto that tough writer’s persona we all like to project. But I am human and like everyone else I have dreams, hobbies, problems and goals. I see this as a way to share some of them with you, my readers.

The rules are that I share 7 Lovely Facts about myself, and links to at least 15 blogs that I enjoy reading. If I’ve nominated your blog, please don’t feel any obligation to join in, but if you do please link back to the blog of the person who nominated you (that would be me), share 7 facts about yourself and nominate 15 blogs (or as many as you can).

Thanks are in order to Chess Desalls, author of Travel Glasses, for adding me to the blog tour! Chess is a YA sci-fi and fantasy author that I had the pleasure of meeting because she took part in Indie Fall Fest!

Here are 7 Lovely Facts about me:

1.)    I am a singer, actress, and author. I guess creativity runs through my veins. I don’t enjoy one more than the other, but love all three equally.

2.)    I wrote my first book as a sophomore in high school and ended up putting it away for ten years before deciding to revisit and rewrite. I released My Forever in May of this year.

3.)    I was in a pop-singing group called Bliss for five years, a band for 1 year, and a rap-singing duo for 6 months. My musical taste is definitely eclectic.

4.)    Besides writing, I am currently in a pop/r&b duo called DarienMae, we create our own beats, write our own lyrics, and design our own masterpieces.

5.)    My third novel, Pieces of Me, has the most realistic elements weaved throughout it. I used real friends personalities, real life insecurities, real conversations, real lyrics, etc. When people tell me they could relate, there is no feeling in the world quite like it.

6.)    I’ve had some pretty eclectic careers. From working as a manager in an ice-cream shop to being the VP of Operations for an entertainment agency and now working in the film industry, I have done it all.

7.)    I lost 70+ lbs in about 2 months. I thought I had a chronic illness…turns out it was simply a stomach infection. People ask me all the time how I did it…I just reply, “I got sick?”

Those are 7 facts about me, lovely or not.

Some of my favorite bloggers are listed below. Participation is optional, of course. If you have already been tagged for this, so sorry! If not, share some of you with the rest of us. Check out the linked books and blogs!

Candace’s Book Blog is one I visit on a weekly basis as they always participate in #BoostitTuesday. They are one of the founders of BIT and constantly highlight new authors, cover reveals, book blitzes, etc. 

Obsessed by Books is run by the lovely Maria. She was one of the first reviewers to read my Infinite Love series. What I love about her is that she is always down to help out indie authors!

Pretty Little Pages is run by my friend and fellow writer, Kristen! She is also my PA. Kristen was one of the first people to ever review my books and we hit it off. We’ve maintained a close relationship ever since. 

Relaxed Reads is run by the lovely Lou! She is a member of my street team and also a wonderful person. She is constantly helping us Indies out!

Every Free Chance is also a founder of #BoostitTuesday. They are constantly looking for ways to get more exposure for authors and I absolutely love that!

Amanda Hocking is the author of the Trylle series, the Watersong series, the My Blood Approves series, etc. She was one of the first authors to become a millionaire off of Amazon by self-publishing her books for .99 cents. I love going to her blog and reading how she did it. It is so inspirational. 

Ilanaatwinebooks is the blog for my friend and fellow author, I-laana Twine. She is a paranormal romance and fantasy author who always seems to have tons of wisdom packed in each and every post. I met her through Goodreads and have continued to keep a close relationship. 

I hope you enjoyed my stop on the blog hop. Keep reading, continue writing and be well!


Olivia-Savannah said...

I really liked getting to know you better! I feel like you must be really good at singing to have done all that work in various groups ^^ I only know how to write!

Krista said...

Hey Olivia-Savannah,

Thank you very much for stopping by and I'm sorry I didn't see this until now! I really appreciate the comment. :)

Writing is an amazing gift that only few of us have. Embrace it!