Girls Write Out
Friday, January 28, 2011
Like Kris, I'm a California native, and so scenes like this one can sometimes make me tear up a little. I miss what California used to be.

Unlike Kris, I grew up on a farm, so scenes like this one can also be somewhat confusing. We used to have a rake like this one, though not when we lived in California.

So this picture of California poppies and an old hay rake pretty much describe me. I'm a combination of valley girl and hayseed. It's a strange combination, everyone says so. So you can understand why scenes like this make me homesick. Unfortunately, I can never go home, because it's not there anymore.

Actually, my uncle burned our house down, so I can't even move back into the home where we used to live. In my uncle's defense, he was fire chief at the time, teaching new firemen how to put out fires, and they used our old house for practice until there was nothing left.

I may be wrong, but I believe that my varied experiences from childhood have enabled me to speak with at least partial fluency to people from different backgrounds. I hope that helps me as I write.

How about you? What in your past has made you what you are today?

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Hannah Alexander  
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At 12:25 AM, Blogger Pam S. said...

Whew! I'm glad you explained about your fire chief uncle. I was worried there, for a minute!

Living overseas in Japan and Turkey has made me a more flexible, adventurous person. And...having made 4 major moves in the last 9 months, I'd say it's also made me (1) a good packer and (2) a fast worker to get-the-new-place-set-up!

 
At 1:50 AM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

Wow, Pam. That's amazing! All that moving, it's a wonder you have time for anything else. And living in Turkey and Japan. What a wild change!

 
At 9:10 AM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

I'm from southern Ohio originally and moved to northern Indiana years ago. I love our town, but I sure miss the hills.

 
At 9:38 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

I always say nothing in our past is wasted. :) We are who we are because of things in our past. I'm a relentless motherer. LOL And it's because I'm the oldest of four and grew up mothering my brothers.

 
At 1:39 PM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

I miss the mountains and the ocean, Denise. Very much. I don't think we can ever totally separate ourselves from those things we loved in our childhood. And who would want to?

 
At 1:41 PM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

Colleen, I didn't realize you were the oldest, for some reason. No wonder you're such a nurturer! You can't help yourself! Being an only, I'm pretty independent, but I get along well with nurturers. And, apparently, youngest children, as well, since Mel is the youngest in the family, PLUS the youngest twin.

 

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Kristin Billerbeck
Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

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Colleen Coble

Colleen Coble writes romantic suspense with a strong atmospheric element. A lovable animal of some kind--usually a dog--always populates her novels. She can be bribed with DeBrand mocha truffles.

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Denise Hunter

Denise Hunter writes women's fiction and love stories with a strong emotional element. Her husband says he provides her with all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too.

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Diann Hunt

Diann Hunt writes romantic comedy and humorous women's fiction. She has been happily married forever, loves her family, chocolate, her friends, chocolate, her dog, and well, chocolate.

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Hannah Alexander

Cheryl Hodde writes romantic medical suspense under the pen name of Hannah Alexander, using all the input she can get from her husband, Mel, for the medical expertise. For fun she hikes and reads. Out of guilt, she rescues discarded cats. She and Mel are presently taking orders from four pampered strays.

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