Calling All Writers: Fun Facts

Last night, my friend Jonas Lee (, author of The Legend Of Carter Gabel series, invited me to be a part of his online hangout.  I think it’s up on YouTube, but I really hate watching myself, so I haven’t looked!

Anyway, during our discussion, we started talking about how we got into writing and eventually got onto the topic of fun facts that others might not know about our books.  I asked if he would write down the story he told me so that I might share it on my blog and also so that I might invite all you other writers out there to do the same thing!  I love trivia, I love fun unknown facts!

If you would like to participate, you can either write your story in the comments section OR write your own blog post and share it in the comments section!  I would love to read them!

So without further ado, please welcome Mr. Jonas Lee, Author of the Carter Gabel Saga.


As we all find the stories we love to read and befriend the authors who have written them, it is quite surreal to find yourself in their same company. For me, getting to interview the likes of Jacqueline E. Smith, Shannon A. Thompson, Nina Soden and others that I’ve had the chance to read has been wonderful. Little moments we get to share while conversing have made it feel more like a community than an endless space of internet.

What’s better than those little moments of conversation? Finding out the hidden gems behind the meaning of characters, origins of books and so many wonderful things tidbits that comprise our own little Extras portion if we were a DVD menu. For me, I shared one with Jackie last night and I will share it again for anyone who missed out on our YouTube shenanigans. 

Back when I first started blogging, I decided to try and lure hopeful followers in with a weekly story. So, I dug back into my archives and found a one-chapter fan-fiction I dabbled in. I had read The Time Traveler’s Wife and had watched the movie when that spark of “what-if” hit me and I put fingers to keys in order to get the idea out. Many years later it started out as that one-chapter piece I would offer out to fans.

Weeks went by and soon, there were eight chapters fully developed. I decided to bag the idea and continue the story offline. At that moment, the piece had originally been called The Time Traveler’s Grandchild and would evolve into A Time to Reap within a few short months. That first book spawned another and the final chapter in the Legend of Carter Gabel is now underway. It’s amazing where ideas will take us and just how many people we touch with them along the way. I’ve met some great people and I can’t wait to see how many more will be on my journey. I hope you’ll follow me and be one of them.

I just loved that story and I’m so glad to have Jonas as a friend and colleague!  Thank you so much, Jonas, for inviting me to be a part of your hangout last night and for being a guest on my blog this afternoon!

You can find the first book in The Legend of Carter Gabel series here:

Thanks y’all!  Remember, leave me a story or a link in the comments section below!  I’d love to hear from you!

The Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Huge thanks to Callum McLaughlin ( for nominating me for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award!


I think I’ve mentioned before that I have been spending most of this week proof-reading Between Worlds so that it is ready to go in time for publication on July 1 (eeeeeek!), so I really don’t have a lot to blog about!  So thank you, Callum, for your nomination!

As it is, this is going to be a very busy weekend, and I am short on time, so I will not be able to go through and participate in the actual acceptance of the blog (seven facts and nominating 15 other bloggers).  Please know, however, that I will try my hardest to do so in the following week!

Again, thank you so much, Callum for your words and nomination!  You absolutely made my day!

I have to say, however, that I love seeing who other people have nominated, because I always enjoy finding new blogs to follow!

The Liebster Award

Last night, I got an early birthday present.  I found out that I was nominated for The Liebster Award!  Thank you so much Nicole Sloan for nominating me!  Here’s a link to her blog:


The rules for Liebster Award are as follows:

  • Each nominee must link back the person who nominated them.
  • Answer the 10 questions which are given to you by the nominator.
  • Nominate 10 other bloggers for this award who have less than 200 followers.
  • Create 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
  • Let the nominees know that they have been nominated by going to their blog and notifying them


My answers to the ten questions I was asked are…

1. What is your favorite color? My favorite color is cerulean.

2. If you could visit any place in the world, where would it be? Australia

3. What is your favorite sport? Baseball

4. If you could be in a movie, which movie would you choose? The Lord of the Rings

5. Who is your hero? Harry Potter.

6. Do you prefer iPhones or Android phones? iPhone!

7. What is your favorite song? At the moment, it’s Heaven Knows by Five for Fighting.  Overall though, I love Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls.

8. If you could have any animal in the world as a pet, what would you choose?  Dragon!  But if that doesn’t count, then either a tiger or a dolphin.

9. Do you know how to play a musical instrument?  I do!  I can play the piano, the flute, and the piccolo.  I also took a semester of guitar.

10. If you could restart your life knowing what you know today, would you?  Nope.  I’m happy with where I am and the life I’ve lived so far.


I nominate the following bloggers for this award…


My ten questions are…

1) What is your favorite book?

2) If you could do anything in the world, what would you do?

3) If you had one superpower, what would it be?

4) If you could visit a fictional world (i.e. Narnia, Middle Earth, Hogwarts, etc…) for a day, where would you go?

5) Where is your favorite place in the world?

6) If you could meet three people from any time in history, who would they be?

7) Why did you start keeping your blog?

8) What do you hope to accomplish in 2014?

9) What is your favorite thing to do on a rainy day?

10) If you could be any Disney Character, who would you be?