I want to say I'm the new "girl," but unless you are in the South where the term girl is used as commonly as "you" in some places, I think I'm past qualifying...
But I am NEW to Something Wicked!
I'm Lori Devoti. I write dark paranormal romance for Silhouette Nocturne and urban fantasy for Juno/Pocket books. In my past I've also written romantic comedy, but the timing wasn't good--romantic comedy was taking a hit. Luckily for me, I have a passion for fantasy and decided to try my hand at it. So far, it is working out.
And now I'm a Wicked Author. :) I'm really happy to be here. I "know" Ann from RWA Online and from reading her great debut! Angie and I have a mutual real-life-in-person friend, we are both from Missouri (went to the same college a few...ahem...years apart) AND I judged her first book in the Golden Heart. Gave it my top score, of course. Tate has been a guest at my personal blog and I see her in person each year at WisCon. Shirley, Casey and Jess are new friends--and isn't it always great to make new friends? But I love the sound of their books, and plan on buying them for my mother who will then pass them on to me. (It's a great little game I play that gets me the books I want while pretending to be the oh so generous daughter. Plus it makes me responsible in these trying financial times, right?)
So far as me and the fascinating things you can hope to hear about from me...uh...uh...let's see. I love reality TV. Don't know if I will blog about it, but it is a fact I can not deny. I am obsessive about what I eat and how I exercise. I do not have skinny genes and I have the pictures of twelve-year-old me to prove it. (A few taken a little later too, but the 12-year-old ones are less embarrassing to share.) I have two kids, two dogs and this man who has followed me around three states...although he might claim it was me doing the following. Do not believe him.
I am from southern Missouri originally and proud of it. I also lived in Montana which I adored and miss terribly and now live in what many call the Berkeley of the Midwest, Madison, Wisconsin.
I am short, energetic and undeniably extroverted.
And that folks, is me. I look forward to getting to know all of you! To start maybe you can do what I did--tell me three adjectives that describe you..."I am..."
And to help introduce you to me, I will pick one reply to win a choice of my books. U.S and Canada shipping only--the post office and their forms scare me. And I'll pick a winner by Sunday. :)I'll post the name here in the comments of this post.