Greedy. I know. I begin with good intentions. I’m not picky when it comes to where I shop. I do it online, in malls, boutiques. But it always ends up the same way. Two (or three) for me, one for someone else. (smile)
Case in point: I shopped for gifts to giveaway at my upcoming book signings for The Demon King and I. (If you’re in the Dallas/Fort Worth area come see me.) We have this great little local place, The Funky Monkey, where I find amazing jewelry and purses to give away. Of course, this trip was no exception. There’s just that problem of me not wanting to part with the prizes for my readers. I love everything I bought from the sapphire ring, to the funky charm bracelet. Sigh.
People always ask me why I have these kick-butt chicks in my books who wear fantastic shoes and clothes. It’s an easy answer. I have an addiction and I live vicariously through my characters. I can’t always run out and buy the latest Marc Jacobs swing dress and Christian Louboutins, so I make my characters wear them. It’s a way for me to play dress up without ever having to leave my desk. And I love it. I mean, fashion is small part of the books, but it’s fun for me to have a little here and there.
In The Demon King and I, my lead is Gillian. She’s a corporate executive, art gallery owner and demon slayer. I don’t know about you, but I have don’t have a problem with a woman who is chic, but can also slay some demon butt. I mean really, she’s saving the world and she deserves to look good while doing it.
So I need you guys to tell me if you have the same problem. Do you shop for others but find more for yourself? What’s something really cool you bought for you? Do you have other deep dark secrets regarding the holidays like eating a box of chocolate covered cherries in the five minutes it takes to get home from the drug store. (Did I says that out loud? It’s become a Christmas tradition for me.) Tell me I’m not alone. Share with me.