Archive for November, 2008

So exciting!!

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Today is the official release day for my second book, Crowned!!  It’s a fun story set in the drama-filled world of beauty pageants.  Excuse me, I mean “scholarship” pageants.  And one of my sisters (until very recently) did a lot of pageants in the Miss America system, so it’s based on a lot of first-hand info.  In fact, I had sooooo much good stuff that this actually ended up being a hard story to write.  And by “good,” of course, I mean totally scandalous and/or shocking.

Speaking of scandals and beauty queens, the pageant world has had quite a tumultuous time over the past few years.   Seriously–when E! makes a show called Beauty Queens Gone Wrong: 15 Shocking Pageant Scandals, you know something is up.  So, over the next couple of weeks I thought it would be interesting to talk about some of these scandals, as well as the good, positive aspects of pageants.  Because for all the bad stuff you hear about, there is just as much good.  At least, I assume there is!  If there are any pageant girls out there, I’d love to hear your opinions.  In the meantime, check out the Crowned cover and info below!


Smile. Wave. Dominate.
Presley loves the pageant world. She knows how to work the crowd and looks gorgeous in an evening gown. But really, she needs the pageant world — for its scholarships and opportunities. The only thing standing in her way? Her archrival, Megan, who was practically born wearing a crown and sash. Megan may be the nastiest girl on the circuit, but she has one thing that Presley doesn’t: connections. And she won’t hesitate to use them.What happens when two girls will stop at nothing — including scandalous Internet pictures, vicious message board rumors, or “accidentally” ruined hair — to be crowned the winner? Strap on your stilettos and tuck in those shoulder pads…it’s going to be a bumpy ride.


Monday, November 10th, 2008

Can somebody explain this to me?

Holly Madison finally leaves Hugh Hefner only to start dating CRISS ANGEL??  Is she brain damaged or something?  I actually think I’d rather date HH.  Criss Angel is just so . . . yuck.  I mean, HH is yuck too (due to being roughly one million years old), but at least he’s a pop culture icon who created a publishing empire.  Criss Angel is a MAGICIAN.  And not a super-hot magician like Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman in The Prestige. 

I  mean, I assumed the whole point of her dating Hefner was to launch her into some sort of career/fame?  What is she thinking? 

Holly if you’re reading this, please take my advice: YOU CAN DO BETTER!!


Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Obama is our president!!!

(Thank God)

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