A Little Revealing Is a Good Thing

12:00 AM Elizabeth Seckman 42 Comments

I'm back! You missed me. right? 

Well, I missed you guys! Pause for hugs?

While I was vacationing...I did do a little work. 

While chilling on the beach, I got to work with the talented Lindsay Anne Kendal on the book cover for "Fate Intended". 

Okay, so it wasn't really work...it was total fun!

Wanna see it?

Of course you do! 

But first...I have some awards people were kind enough to give me and I've been so busy, I've not had the time to share them.

Bad, I know, but at least it's not as smelly as my laundry pile. 
                                              
Thanks to Suzy Turner for the Liebster Award. The Liebster has rules, which I will shamelessly bend. 


List 11 Things About Me
1. I just got back from the beach.
2. I hate leaving the beach, but pacify myself by picking up real estate booklets on my way home.
3. I hate that I can't afford a second home at the beach. 
4. I hate unpacking.
5. I hate that the lawn needs mowed.
6. I hate that I am now expected to wear shoes in public. 
7. I hate the closed up smell of my house when I get home.
8. I hate having to set my alarm clock after a week of waking whenever I want.
9. I hate that the pile of accumulated mail that greets me is nothing but bills and catalogs.* 
10. After a day or two (or three),  I'm back to the rhythm of being at home, and I quit whining about the things I hate about no longer being at the beach.


From Deanie Humphrys-Dunne I received the Sweetest Blogger Award!


These questions are a piece of cake!
1. What is my favorite dessert? strawberry shortcake
2. Cake or ice cream? cake...hardly ever eat ice cream.
3. When do you like desserts best? Anytime. I even have the plaque, "Life's short, eat desert first"
4. Which do I prefer- cookies or cake? Cookies. Got to love their portability!
5. Chocolate or vanilla? Sorry vanilla, you ain't got nuthin' on chocolate!


                    From Annalisa Crawford, I got the How to be Happy Meme!

 
My five things that make me happy?

1. My kids. Even when I want to beat the tar out of them...they make me happy
2. My husband. For an anal retentive, obsessive compulsive comic book fanatic...he's pretty fun to hang out with.
3. Writing. I may not be the best; I may never sell out of the thousands, but it's my therapy and my bliss.
4. Friends. Online and offline...friends are my life line. 
5. Faith. Belief in a higher power who I have full trust in keeps me balanced in an off-kilter world. 

Now to pass these gems on...
The Liebster...how about my long time buddy, Jay Mims
The Sweetest Blogger...Celeste Holloway
The How to be Happy...Tammy Theriault

Now, about that cover...




I give them a total squee!!!


*On a bright note...amongst the trash and requests for cash was an autographed copy of Lisa Regan's new book, "Abberation". Now that's something to be happy about :)

42 comments:

  1. Welcome back!!!!!

    So happy to hear you had such a wonderful vacation at the beach....

    CONGRATS on all the awards, Elizabeth! AND Congrats to Jay, Celeste, and Tammy.

    Fun facts and WHINES to know about you. LOL....

    Don't kill yourself catching up with the laundry. LOL.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Don't worry Michael, when it comes to work, I always pace myself. hehe

      Delete
  2. Great to see you back, of course we missed you!! I completely agree with all your Liebster answers - coming back off holiday is never fun. I hope you're more settled now.

    What a great collection of awards. Funnily enough, I agree with you about the chocolate :-)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hey Linda,

    (You know I'd never forget my CyberCousin... how was Uncle Alex?)

    But great to have you back - and should the Seckman Road ever lead to Hawaii before Sept. 2015, you got I got a pair of (used) flip-flops with your name on them:)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Def an add to my bucket list Cyber-bro.

      But umm...can cyber sis-in-law donate the used flip flops? I'm imagining yours are more like flippers. :)

      Delete
  4. Great cover! It makes me miss snow.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Snow is the best part of winter. Thanks S.P.!

      Delete
  5. Welcome home! Yes, you were missed.
    That is a beautiful cover, Elizabeth. Very professional.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I missed you guys too. Saying hi to you guys is moving the gloomies right out the door!

      Lindsay did do a good job and she was a dream to work with.

      Delete
  6. Strawberry shortcake suits you as your favorite dessert, Elizabeth. I'm just not sure why... ;)

    I hate unpacking too. I need a maid!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm not sure either, but I'm complimented by it. :)

      A maid would be soooo nice. I will pause a moment to dream.

      Delete
  7. Liz, you crack me up!!! Amen to the lawn... that needs to be my project this morning...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I got mine done...just in time! The rain just set in.

      Delete
  8. Yay! A signed copy of Abberation is awesome! I love the cover you came up with while on the. . .ummm. . .didn't you say beach?

    ReplyDelete
  9. Great cover - love it! And I agree with all your coming home from holiday grumbles!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's the worst, right? I love being on vacation! I could make that a permanent occupation!

      Delete
  10. Well I'm glad you're back. =) That's a beautiful cover, but it makes me want to go get my coat. (Floridians don't do well with snow.) I guess with your other "seasonal" covers, it had to be winter eventually, eh?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. So true...and not a single one has come out in the proper season! How's that for planning?

      Delete
  11. The cover is amazing, so beautiful and eye grabbing. Congrats on your latest book Liz. Also congrats on the awards and I'm proud to be one of your online friends. Friends and Faith are so important. Welcome back.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'd be nowhere without either! Well, maybe the crazy house...

      Glad you like the cover!

      Delete
  12. Welcome back! I just came home after three and a half weeks of being away, so I have a lot of catching up to do! I love the beach as well and hate when I have to leave. I'm also all about the cookies and chocolate (preferably together).

    The cover is gorgeous! Congratulations :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Samantha. Three weeks? Excellent! And you still have the summer off from school, so enjoy that.
      I do love a good chocolate chip cookie. Smart choice :)

      Delete
  13. Welcome back! Congrats on your awards, and that's a stunning cover. Did you post it somewhere earlier? On FB? I feel like I saw something about it somewhere.

    I'm eating chocolate now...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yep, it was on facebook. You have a good memory :)

      I decided against an official cover reveal because I am with small press and the turn around on publishing is quick and I expect the launch will be in a few months and I didn't want to make people sick of me.

      Delete
  14. Hey, Elizabeth,
    It never ceases to amaze me that people who are always near to a beach (like those of us who live on an island) don't have that much appreciation for it.

    Nice cover, which tells me which season this story takes place in. Well done.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know! My husband tells me all the time, you'd not appreciate it if you lived on it. Maybe, but one day I'd like to stay until I was sick of it and see for myself. :)

      You're such a lucky lady. We could trade houses for a bit. You can have some mountain time...see how I work things to my advantage?

      Delete
  15. Elizabeth? Have you been away? Great post! Thanks for sharing! Ahem....

    Gosh n'stuff. Well done on getting the Lobster Award or whatever it is and that Sugary Sweet Award. You deserve them and that Happy and Smiley thingy ma jiggy. It's all fantastic and makes me want to sing, to dance. Huge congrats to the three folks you forwarded the awards onto. Yes, even Tammy! Ha, ha and ha...

    Your book cover looks really neat. I must go now because I get real nervous around celebrities such as your good self.

    Oh, okay, welcome back, Elizabeth. I'll send you an autographed copy of Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar's bark, sorry, book, when it's pawblished, um, published.....

    Your adoring fan,

    Gary :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am holding you, err Penny to it! I better be one of the first to get a copy!!!

      Delete
  16. Hey, welcome back and glad you had fun on vaca! :)

    My wife would say, from your description of your husband, that you were describing me, as well...lol.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Maybe she and I should start a club...or a support group...hehe.

      Delete
  17. Welcome Back- glad you had a nice vacation. I live at the beach so I don't ever have to miss it. I actually go all the time, even all throughout the winter. The sand in my toes and the wind in my face as I walk down the beach is the best therapy for me!

    Great answers to those questions, I can relate to a lot of them. Especially the laundry. It's never done in my house. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am so envious...in a healthy, sigh when I read it sort of way.

      Laundry is never done here either. Neither are the dishes and the floors always need vacuumed because I have said yes to way too many pets. And I almost brought back a stray cat from the beach. I truly need my head examined!

      Delete
  18. Hi Elizabeth! I did miss you. Glad you had fun. I know it's hard getting into the groove when you come home, but it will happen. I love you philosophy about eating dessert first! Have a great day and welcome back!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aw thanks Deanie! Missed you guys too! It's good to be back. :)

      Delete
  19. Awwe!!!! Thanks, pal!!! Now I don't have to search for a blog topic, lol. :)

    ReplyDelete
  20. Welcome back! Yes, I will take that pause to dragon hug the stuff out of you. I am so jealous you actually could go to the beach. I need a vacation too. I love your happy five!! More dragon hugs!

    ReplyDelete
  21. How did I miss this? What an amazing cover.

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...