Thanks, Brinda, for hosting me on your blog today. Since April is the “Blogging from A to Z Challenge,” I’ll play along. So, what did I pick for W? Drumroll please…
Words as in Words With Friends. Yes, perhaps I am a late bloomer. Shhh…I only got a smartphone a month ago and shortly after that, I downloaded Words With Friends. Hey, if the game can get Alec Baldwin kicked off a plane, I had to check it out. Soon I had multiple games going with high school friends I haven’t seen in twenty years, a former co-worker, “mom” friends, my sister, and my pre-teen daughter.
Initially, the only one I consistently beat was my daughter. (Is it bad that I didn’t let her win?) But after I told her how to strategize—you know, use the TW and DW spaces—it’s anyone’s game. I learned something from my daughter, too. She strings together what seems to be random letters, but she often accidently hits on acceptable words. Go figure. So now I try various letter combinations and score major points. I love having this connection with my daughter. She’s beaten me a few times, too.
Oops, got to go, I think it’s my move.
And if you get a chance, check out my debut Random Acts. It was released on Tuesday by Samhain Publishing. It has fast-paced suspense and a “sweet” romance.
Alison Stone graduated with a degree in industrial engineering from Georgia Tech. After working in Corporate America for a number of years, she retired to raise her young family. Soon the writing bug bit. After years of conferences, critique groups and writing, Alison sold two manuscripts that will be released in 2012. She claims it was easier to earn her engineering degree. Random Acts is her debut novel. To learn more about Alison Stone please visit www.AlisonStone.com. She’s also chatty on Twitter (@Alison_Stone).
Blurb of Random Acts (available NOW!):
Second chances can have a terrible sense of timing.
As a child, watching her mother always pick the wrong man left Danielle Carson wary of opening her heart to anyone—except Patrick Kingsley. But circumstances came between them and left Danielle with a broken heart. Now she buries the pain of what might have been by channeling all her energy into her career. When a family crisis brings her back to her hometown, she is forced to face the past—and the disturbing fact that her sister’s car accident was staged to mask a brutal beating.
A police officer and widower, Patrick guards his heart as fiercely as he guards his beloved daughter. Seeing Danielle again unexpectedly reignites their old flame, but no way will he introduce a woman into his daughter’s life. Certainly not one whose values on faith and family are so different from his own.
Despite their best intentions, they are drawn together—until Danielle learns Patrick had a hand in putting her sister in harm’s way. Her fragile trust is crushed, but Patrick is the only man who can help her stop the villain before everything they both love is destroyed. Faith, family…and their second chance at forever.
Random Acts available at:
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