Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Today's Special - - Dee Tenorio
The best part is, no more therapy bills!
Well, not for Dee, anyway. Her husband and kids, on the other hand...
If you would like to learn more about Dee and her work, please visit her website at www.deetenorio.com or her blog at http://www.deetenorio.com/Blog/.
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Have You Met Dee? She's The Crazy One On Aisle 3
by Dee Tenorio
I thought and thought and thought about what would be a great topic to discuss here at The Romance Dish. I'm really excited to be here and I definitely don't want to embarrass the kind folks who let me come on over and discuss things with you. Things about romance. About my writing. Even, believe it or not, things about me.
That would be a really short conversation, honestly. I'm a pretty open book. I was born doing two things—talking and reading—and I haven't stopped doing either one. Words have always been the matrix from which my mind works. I love a good story, but I love a great romance even more. So it was no big shock when I started writing them to share with my friends at school. Or when I got it in my head to make this my profession. But, I wanted to be sure to cover all those above topics so that maybe y'all might not think I was totally nuts for bugging you today.
I have some very strong thoughts on romance, the strongest of which is if the couple isn't together, isn't alive or isn't happy despite being together and alive at the end...it ain't romance. (Feel free to agree or disagree with me in the comments, lol) I need my happy ending. I need my belief that the protagonists are going to stay together through thick and thin and that they're going to be happy that way. Romance is a huge part of what makes my life easier to live and keeps my dreams alive that yes, life does get better, even when everything is going wrong. I like hope. And when my faith is rewarded? Well, that's just the best thing of all.
About Me: (This is where the crazy comes in)
I've been married for 15 years to the greatest guy in the world. He gave me three kids, a boy and twin girls, and he commiserates with me over the fact that the girls are likely to take over the world by auditory assault until nations crumble beneath their feet. Our son is more likely going to design planes or quietly become king of video games. He's mellow like that. My hubby is an artist, which means he understands when my eyes glaze over and I type into the wee hours of the night. Most of the time. (Hey, he's human and he had kinda gone into marriage expecting his wife to occasionally sleep.)(I figure when the girls go to school, I have a real shot at sleeping again. Cross your fingers.)
I'm a weirdo. I love to color code. I can't cook—have repeatedly accidentally poisoned myself making egg salad over the years—I constantly vocalize my to-do list, I'm an organizational freak at times and I mumble. A lot. I love my kids, am feral when it comes to beating others off with a stick if they get too close to my hubby and I have huge dreams of finding a home where we can put down roots and grow old and fat and happy together. But I'll settle for just fat and happy, provided there's pie. :)
But I'm also deeply dedicated to...
Don't worry, I'm not going to hit you with the "Buy this book!" pitch—though if you're inclined toward emotional erotic reads, please don't let me stop you. I really am devoted to telling a truly emotional story, bringing readers into the connection between heroes and heroines. I want people to feel like they're falling in love. Because I love feeling that way. I want to fall too. Otherwise, what's the point, right?
I don't know if all this makes me a terrible blogger or not—ok, probably—but I've always been a little bit different. I've yet to take a traditional route in my life, so why start now, right?
How about you share a little bit about yourself with me too? If you could describe yourself in three words, what would they be? Every comment will be entered into a random drawing for any book from my backlist, so be sure to come up with those words!
Thanks for having me today!