Spring has never been my favorite season because everything looks dirty and dingy as the snow melts. The trees are bare. The ground is brown. And our back yard is full of presents left by our dogs over the winter.
But I’m discovering more reasons to like spring. I’ve always been interested in storms and have recently discovered a blog about the local weather where I can learn more about the conditions that produce them. Spring is the time when storms are more prevalent and so it gives me something to look forward to.
It is also the time when tulips bloom. My husband and I have a love/hate relationship with the traditional Dutch blooms. The Dutch tradition is one of the reasons I like them. My husband, while he won’t admit it, sabotages them almost every year. Wherever I plant them, he will stack a pile of brush. One year I didn’t get them planted until February and they actually came up. One week before they were to bloom, my husband decided to put in underground sprinkling. You can guess exactly where the underground pipes needed to go. This year there are no such plans and I’ve finally convinced him to allow the stems to die down rather than whack them off as soon as the petals droop; I may actually get some tulips.
The final reason I am starting to like Spring is that my kids can go outside to play. Sure, they can go out in the winter, but that requires boots and snowpants and hats and coats and mittens and frequent reminders that you can’t put everything else on, if you put your mittens on first. As it gets warmer, we only have to argue which coat and shoes are appropriate. Sweatshirt and tennis – yes. Church shoes and brand new coat for puddle jumping – no. (Answers to this question vary depending on which parent you ask. :-/) And as the kids get older, they will be able to take care of the presents left by the dogs.
The prospects of Spring are looking brighter and brighter.
1. My favorite food is chocolate ice cream.
2. I’m lactose intolerant. Sigh.
3. I love to watch the weather and would someday like to take a weather spotter class.
4. I am currently addicted to the show House.
5. I wish there was a way to attach my Kindle to my arm.
Chocolate ice cream is one of my favs too and I agree about # 5! Why do you like being an author?
My favorite thing about being an author is creating characters and a world that jumps off the page and exists. The people live, and breathe, and act all on their own. They share their joys and heartaches with me. It’s like having my own secret group of friends.
I agree with your sentiments exactly. Who’s your favorite author of classic literature?
I'm a big Austen fan, too.
When lost love shows up on your doorstep, what do you do? Minnie Schultz slams the door in his face. She and Gordon Anderson have a history—close to ancient history, given the fifty years since their last encounter. After all that time, it might seem like water under the bridge. But the water pours from the plumbing in Minnie’s bed and breakfast, the Lilac Bower, uncovering all the secrets and heartache between them. With the help of some paranormal investigators, an Elvis impersonator and a couple of nosey friends, can Minnie and Gordon find the future they were meant to have?
Sounds like a very intriguing story. Definitely going on my TBR list! Where can readers find your book online?
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Joselyn, can you tell us a little bit more about yourself?
I live in the Great Lakes state with my husband, three rambunctious children and two barking Beagles (I suppose that is redundant.) When not suffering the woes of potty training three toddler/preschoolers, I enjoy reading, running (sometimes it's fleeing the craziness at home), reconstructing clothing, thrift store shopping and surfing Pinterest.com. (I spend way too much time there and am getting all kinds of exciting ideas for projects for my husband to do. He is less than thrilled by this.)
I love writing romance because I enjoy stories where everything works out all right in the end and the main characters have a happily ever after. My stories are set in small towns with quirky characters that take on a life of their own.
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Joselyn, thanks so much for guesting today. I enjoyed chatting with you and learning more about your book.
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