This Author’s Very Nerdy Obsession

Good morning, blog readers!

As some of you might know, I have an obsession with a few things that some people might call “nerdy”, or that might make me a “fangirl”. Now, I am not opposed to these terms, because I fully embrace my nerdy, fangirl side.

I love: Dr. Who, Sherlock (from the BBC), Red Dwarf, Star Trek TNG, Firefly, superhero movies, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Arrow, The Flash, Game of Thrones… the list could go on, and truthfully, it does.

Now, while I love these shows, there is one that has become a true love; Dr. Who. That’s right, I am a Whovian. And when I say Whovian, it isn’t just that I love the show, it is that I’ve begun to surround myself with Dr. Who things. For example:

My purse.

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My wallet.

My favourite mug.

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My cookie jar.

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And my wardrobe (with accessories).

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I’ve also gotten a photo with John Barrowman (he plays Captain Jack Harkness).

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And I got his autograph… several of them.

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I also have several customized ringtones on my phone (daleks, the Dr. Who theme song, and both #10 and #11 telling me that I have a text message).

Now, just because I’m obsessed with Dr. Who, doesn’t mean that I have no room in my heart left for my other favourite shows. I do have an S.S. Enterprise t-shirt, vulcan ears and wig, two Star Trek The Next Generation costumes, communicator badges, phasers, and hand-held communicators, along with several other “fangirl” things for Harry Potter, Firefly, and Sherlock. And, of course, we couldn’t forget the abundance of lightsabers in my house.

There you have it. Next week I’ll talk a bit about my writing.

Thank you all so much for reading! Happy Saturday!

Absence and Author Update

Good evening, everyone! I’d like to offer my sincere apologies for my absence. It’s been two weeks since I last posted! Good gravy!

Things have been very busy with us in the Champagne household. We spent August trying to catch up on family activities since July had us stuck inside with the air conditioning. (Crazy heat wave!) In the past few weekends, I’ve gone on a girls’ trip with my Mom, Aunts, and cousins (I’ll blog about it; it was amazing), we’ve taken the kids camping, there has been a wedding, a birthday, and a family member’s house move. (Phew!) But now that September has struck, we’ve been even busier.

My oldest son (aged 6) is starting Grade 1 tomorrow, and my middle son (aged 4, but turning 5 in two weeks) is beginning Kindergarten on Wednesday. We’ve had to get school supplies, provide them with indoor shoes, get new backpacks and lunch bags, go grocery shopping (and remember to include all the lunchtime foods – peanut-free), make sure the laundry is caught up… the list goes on, I assure you.

In addition to all of the business in my personal life, I’ve spent many hours reading submissions and figuring procedures out as the Acquisitions Manager for Pandamoon Publishing. Most recently, though, I’ve been writing my newest manuscript, To Woo A Troublesome Spy. I’m proud to say that I’ve just reached 14,000 words (huzzah!). It might not seem like much, but in the last two weeks I’ve written more than I have all year (with the exception of re-writing my first novel, Love’s Misadventure). It feels amazing! There’s just something liberating about writing.

As you can see, my life has been pretty busy, but I’ve got to say that it’s absolutely awesome, and I’m very happy.

Thank you all so much for reading! I hope you’ve had a great summer. Happy Monday!