Posted on February 8, 2012 by Karen Booth
Here’s something you probably don’t know about me: I’m a singer. No, not like a singer singer. I’m not “for hire” or “talented” or “good”. I just like to sing, all the time, everywhere. I can’t help it. For example, I’m incapable of not singing in the car, unless we’re listening to talk radio, which I avoid at all costs. If my hubby is driving, I turn and mumble-sing (it’s a thing, look it up) into the car window. He would make fun of me if I sang for real, but I can’t keep it in. I’ve got the music in me. Somebody said that once. Regardless, the fabulous Shoshanna Evers is in charge of RNRHS today and even though she wasn’t really singing, she had the guts to get up in front of her school and pretend like she could sing. Which is pretty much what I do in the privacy of my shower every morning. I just want to know one thing. Who else is guilty?
Typical Suburban NY High School, class of ‘98, currently: I’m an erotica author, syndicated advice columnist, RN, and stay-at-home-mom. My tagline is Sexily *Evers* After…
Band and/or song that reminds you the most of high school: Probably anything by Green Day. That song that goes “I hope you had the time of your life”…
Favorite piece of music memorabilia (poster, t-shirt, etc.) in high school: I had a Sublime t-shirt that I stole from my older brother. I started listening to them just so I could wear the T-shirt and not be a poser. Although now that I think about it, I don’t think it’s supposed to work that way.
Band that you hated that everyone else at school seemed to love: the Backstreet Boys. (Sorry fellas!) I just couldn’t get why they were so hot.
Best show or concert you saw in high school: I never went to concerts in high school. I did, however, dress up as Posh Spice with a group of my girlfriends dressed as the other Spice Girls, and we lip-synched “Tell Me What You Want (What you Really Really Want)” for a talent show… so that was basically a concert… or not. LOL!
Best high school make-out song: I’m trying so hard to remember the songs I used to make out to in high school, but I can’t remember the music – just the taste of cherry Chapstick mingled with cigarettes, which is what my high school boyfriend used to taste like. I guess I have a different sense-memory when it comes to things like that.
You can learn more about Shoshanna and her Sexily *Evers* After books at shoshannaevers.com. Her latest is Bedhead, available from Ellora’s Cave!
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Thanks for having me today, Karen! 🙂
You’re so welcome, Shoshanna! Honored to have you! 🙂
Cara, as soon as I started raeding I logged into blogger and fixed a few guest posts I have pending for next week. I was doing a few things right I used their names and the title of their post or the book they were promoting in the title, but I went back and added more tags. Great information, I appreciate it. On the buying your own book I buy them as gifts and send them out to readers. This counts as a sale for me and I get some of the money back in royalties. Yes, you do have to watch your spending because even a .99 book will add up over time. But next time you guest post or offer a free copy, buy it and send it as gift instead. Next time I buy something for myself though, I will buy a copy of my book as well. That is a good idea to get it into the Also-Boughts.