by Wendy Burke
Of course, you know by now, this blog will be just as odd as the Wild Wednesday versions!
ODD KID FACTS:
-I was a ‘surprise!’ Back in the early 1960s, women for the most part just didn’t have children after the age of 40 – my mom was nearly 41.
-As a child, my mother taught me to count in English and German.
-I wanted to be a doctor because I always got the diagnosis correct before Chad Everett did on MEDICAL CENTER.
WEIRD MARITAL FACTS:
-I got married in a black dress.
-On my wedding day, I went to work (four hours on the radio), got married, bowled in a nine-pin bowling tournament, then went to the reception. (And, didn’t even mention it to my two morning radio show partners, who are still quite miffed!)
-My delightful husband is a ‘bit’ older than me, which leads me to the next fact that…
…I irritate him by playing ‘80s music. (Other than ‘Der Kommissar,’ he hates the stuff.)
STRANGE PERSONAL FACTS:
-I’ve had a penpal in New York City and another in Edinburgh, Scotland for more than thirty years each.
-I never appreciated cats until a few of them ‘owned’ me.
-I WILL NEVER have another blue car. (See a Wild Wednesday post from awhile back!)
-In my opinion, a bad day at a baseball game is better than the best day at work.
-I don’t understand oysters.
-I have a terrible ‘thing’ for Russell Crowe – and my husband doesn’t mind!
-I love maps and dictionaries.
-One of the best parts of my day is talking to law enforcement officers on the phone, including my favorite US Marshal, the gang at ‘212,’ and Sheriff Hottie. (Some of whom may appear in the project I’m currently working on– Amoris Defende.)
-A few years ago, I took a nine-week Citizens Police Academy class, for two reasons: 1) made for great background for writing, 2) as a media person it helped me more clearly understand the police process and meet many of the contacts I talk to regularly. (And, 9mm side arms are really hot!)
-My first finished work of fiction (once I really started writing seriously) took five years and tallied out at more than 300,000 words. Yes, I know, it needs a bit of editing!
-If it weren’t for great writing friends like Deanna Wadsworth I wouldn’t be writing this as I’d have no pending release with Decadent Publishing! Thanks, DW!
-The release date for RESPITE, my first published work from DP, should be coming soon.
Wendy Burke blogs regularly for A Daily Dose of Decadence and is dangerously close to getting RESPITE, a post-WWII romance published by Decadent Publishing. She can be found on Facebook – Wendy Burke Author, at her blog site, Whatever Wendy! at her local writers’ group site, and Twitter - @WendyBurke1994. When not playing with the people in her head, Wendy has a wonderful life with her handsome chef husband and two furry feline kids. She has a full-time job behind the scenes at a Toledo, OH television station which keeps her from writing fulltime, but does give her great ideas and interesting contacts which somehow end up in her stories.