My name is Becky.
Occasionally, I write books.
You can find them on Amazon (HERE).
Occasionally, I name characters after people I actually know. Monty with a Y is one of my padre's good friends. He has a dog and a super, ridiculously lovely wife, Virginia.
This is my great uncle Phil. He has absolutely nothing to do with my writing, but I dig his shoes and the way he's been drinking Budweiser since the beginning of time.
This is book three (Longbourn State of Mind) mid-edits. I love that I used a red pen. I love even more that this is being done in the car. On the way to Houston. For Christmas last year. It was kind of fun in an, "I'm-about-to-throw-up-from-too-much-Chick-Fil-A-while-reading-at-the-same-time" kind of way.
This is Longbourn State of Mind finished. I signed a whole bunch of copies - mostly for my mom's Christmas gifts, but a few were for students, friends, colleagues, and random strangers that paid postage for my signature. I'm not quite sure ANY of you know just how excited I was. Scribbling my name left me like a kid with too much bubble gum in her mouth and Barbie light up shoes.
And this, my lovies, is the dedication in the front cover of Longbourn State of Mind. I dedicated this one - my best work to date - to one of my favorite people ... my brother. I'm going to take a shot in the dark here and say he hasn't quite read it yet. HOWEVER, I know he would totally love it and possibly see himself as Bossman. Because he does things like a BOSS.
So that's that, huh?
One more thing.
My junior high BFF writes a column for the Falls City Journal in Falls City, Nebraska. Page four? All about my writing today. And ... maybe a story about red kool-aid. On white carpet.
You can find THAT gem on Nikki's blog HERE.