Hops and Dates

12:00 AM Elizabeth Seckman 54 Comments

Meme by Kellie Elmore
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Spending too much time in the real world isn't good for the writerly soul. The real world is obsessed with practicality and logical thinking. Out there, our long stares into outer space; our fidgety reaction to being separated from our computer; and our close attention to human behavior (AKA eavesdropping) makes us appear abnormal. It's best to break away often and remind ourselves...there are people who "get" us.

I got to do that this weekend. I got to go to the Ohio River Book Fest and meet up with fellow blogger buddies, Carrie Butler and Tara Tyler. You know how on the internet these two ladies seem all sweet and put together? Believe it or not, they are that and more. 

Me, Carrie, and Tara
Yeah, we had some fun!


Now! onto the blog hops (sorry Gary)!
AND I got to meet some awesome new people! Carrie brought along her dad and her sister. Well, let me tell you, those Butler's? Simply wonderful people. The kind of people you meet once and feel like you've known them for ages. 

AND I also got to meet some amazing writers from my own home state! Casey Bond and Mary Smith are a couple of writers from the Mountain State. So excited! Locals to bug. Isn't that great? I also got to meet Julie Flanders's publishing house buddy, Banie Lee. Excellent weekend! 



Alex Cavanuagh, the Ninja Master extraordinaire, is hosting a hop.

Name a MOVIE – BAND/ARTIST – TV SHOW – BOOK that doesn't get the love it deserve. 

Movie: So I Married an Ax Murderer. Nobody gets it when I explain to them I am reading the headlines while thumbing through the tabloids in the Wal Mart line. If anyone would watch the movie...they'd get it. And they'd know why I love the Bay City Rollers "Saturday Night"
Band: I know you're expecting the Bay City Rollers...but no, I'm going with Generation X- Billy Idol's first band. "King Rocker" is to blame for my partial hearing loss. You can't turn that song up loud enough!
TV Show: Firefly...still don't understand why it didn't catch on
Book: My husband helped with this one- the Elric saga by Michael Moorcock...I mean with that name, how is he not known in every household?

And there is this!




Name: Elizabeth Seckman

Fiction or nonfiction? Fiction

What genres do you write? Romance/ Women's Lit

Are you published? Yes

Do you do anything in addition to writing? Laundry, grocery shopping, procrastination

Tell us a little about yourself. I am the mother of four fine young men. I am consistently running behind and in over my head. My hobbies include reading and trying to catch up on to do lists!


What are you reading right now? War and Taters by Ashley Chapell-Peeples

Which authors influenced you the most? Dixie Browning, Judy Blume, Beverly Cleary
Where can people connect with you?

Blog: The BLOG

Twitter: @eseckman- but I'm hardly ever there!

Facebook: Elizabeth Hartman Seckman and Author Facebook page
Pinterest: Only there for the recipes!

Website Author site


54 comments:

  1. You are too sweet! I loved meeting you and your hubby. :D

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  2. Sounds like you had an awesome weekend!

    There are so many people who are obsessed with Firefly, it feels like it is a massive deal!

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  3. What an awesome picture of you three! I love when my writer buddies meet in real life. :) I'll have to give So I Married an Ax Murderer a try, and I so agree with you about Firefly!

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  4. I'm so envious that you got to hang out with some lovely fellow authors and bloggers! Living in Portugal, I just never get the chance :(
    I think I watched the Ax Murderer movie but it was so long ago, I don't remember it! xx

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  5. I don't think any bloggers live in the Nashville area! Looks like a lot of fun. I went to a writer's conference a couple of weeks ago but I didn't really have any long-lost friends to meet up with.

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  6. The book fair must've been a lot of fun! And that movie sounds so familiar, but I don't think I ever saw it....

    Madeline @ The Shellshank Redemption

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  7. I'm so happy you had a great time at the book fair. And I totally agree about Firefly. One of the best shows ever.

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  8. Awesome when fun bloggers you can meet and greet. Seen that movie a while back, another I barely remember though. Sucks Firefly didn't catch on indeed.

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  9. Firefly rocks! Sad to see that go. And So I Married an Ax Murderer is one hilarious movie. I quite it often, Especially, "Head- pants!" No one else knows what I'm talking about, but that is my kids clue to put some clean pants on, LOL

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  10. Someone needs to smack me upside the head for not watching Firefly. *shame*

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  11. I love Firefly! I haven't seen So I Married an Ax Murderer, though I've always thought about picking it up. I mean, poor axes. What'd they do to deserve to get murdered? J/K. :)

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  12. I saw Tara and Carrie's photos - looks like a great time.
    Firefly is epic awesome.
    And the Axe Murderer movie is hilarious. Everyone should watch it.
    Thanks for participating in my blogfest!

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  13. Man, I wish we could meet other bloggers and hang out with them. That sounds like so much fun. And it warms my heart to see So I Married An Ax Murderer on here... I love that movie.

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  14. I love So I Married an Ax Murderer too, and Firefly. I love Billy Idol too, but I never knew he was in a band before - must check that out :-)

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  15. Hi, Elizabeth,
    Sounds like you had loads of fun at the bookfest.
    I remember the name of that movie, but I'm not sure if I saw it.
    Totally missed the follow fest alerts.

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  16. Glad you guys had a good time! I would love to actually meet some of my fellow bloggers someday.

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  17. What a great post! I too, can't believe Firefly wasn't huge. I LOVED it and have watched it twice, as well as the series...Serenity. I hate it only had two seasons... Okay, now I have to watch ax murderer...!

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  18. Oo! I am so jealous! LOL

    I laughed when I read this: 'long stares into outer space; our fidgety reaction to being separated from our computer...' That is SO me! xD It's sad. It's truly sad.

    Thanks for doing Follow Fest. :)

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  19. So I Married an Ax Murderer - I remember that one! Great choice.

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  20. LOVE the meme at the top of the post! And I love Firefly, too. :)

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  21. I've heard of So I Married an Ax Murderer!

    Laundry...yes, that is something we all do instead of writing. *sighs*

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  22. Great picks for all your underrateds. That conference looks like it was lots of fun.

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  23. Hi Elizabeth,
    I'm just next door in Ohio. I admire you admitting to be an active procrastinator, it's refreshing hearing someone admit it. But with four boys, I'm sure you don't get a chance to do too much of it. :-)
    It's nice to meet you.

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  24. Glad you had fun at the fair and met all kinds of writing friends and authors. Underrated treasures are sometimes the best. Too bad others don't see it sometimes.

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  25. Wait! I know you. You're that writer who just published the novel with the beautiful girl on the cover. Could this be the author of Bella's Point? Great to learn more about you.

    And you got to meet Carrie! I'm simply not writing the right kind of books. :-( I've never met her in person.

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  26. Hi Elizabeth! Nice to meet you. Hopping over from Follow Fest. Looking forward to following you.

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  27. Ooh Elizabeth you're so lucky to have been able to meet some of our blogger friends in person. Looks like you had a good time. I'm glad! So I Married an Axe Murderer is truly an underrated treasure. I don't watch much tv or cable since my bleed except for maybe a couple of shows, so I don't know about Firefly.

    I love the Bay City Rollers too :) and like some others here, I will admit to not having known that Billy Idol was once in a band either. :( Hugs! Eva

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  28. I love meeting bloggers in person. I need to get out more.

    I'm getting so many recs from this Underrated fest.

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  29. I wish I could meet some of my blogging buddies, but it's probably not going to happen here in Belgium.

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  30. Sounds like the Ohio River Book Fest was a lot of fun. : )
    Thanks for sharing your picks for the Underrated Treasures Blogfest.

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  31. Great pic of you three!! I wish I could have been there but I'm so glad you guys had a good time. :) And great that you met Banie!

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  32. What fun to meet up with fellow bloggers and writers! So happy for you:)

    I love Firefly...

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  33. Judy Blume and Beverly Cleary...Ah, my childhood just raced straight at me. Love it.

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  34. Sounds like you had a great time. Unfamiliar with your choices but you covered a lot in one blog.

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  35. Nice to connect with you. And I had to laugh, procrastination is one of my favorite hobbies :)

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  36. haha, I loved your underrated picks. I love that Mike Myers film ;) One of the faves in my family growing up. :D

    Moorcock...hehe

    And also, Firefly is legendary!

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  37. I liked Firefly too!
    I have 4 kids and totally understand!

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  39. Looks like you had an awesome time (kind of jealous ;) ). Firefly rocks.
    And ...oh...those hops are going on? Darn. I really need to get my act together again.

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  40. I would have loved to join you guys there. One of these years...

    I was such a huuuge Billy Idol fan. I had all the Gen X tapes. Yeah, cassettes. It's better than 8 tracks, right?

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  41. I have to say connecting with writers in person is something I don't do nearly enough. It's just so hard to track them down here. :-D

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  42. Nice to make your acquaintance. I'm here visiting as a part of Follow Fest, which I just joined today. I love the energy you put into your writing. You've got swag as the young people say. I see we share the raising of young men. I have three of them, as well as a daughter. I've linked to several of your media sources, you listed in your interview. Will be back for more! Meanwhile, keep that good energy flowing.

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  43. You're so lucky to hang with Carrie and Tara! I had the pleasure of meeting Tara for coffee and shopping once when she visited my area on vacay :-)

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  44. I saw the pictures on FB from the Ohio Riverbook Fest. It's always great when you get to meet fellow bloggers in person. Glad you had a great time!

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  45. "Harriet. Har-ri-et. Hard harbinger of Haggis..."
    My hubby and I LOVE So I Married an Axe Murderer!!!
    Whenever we get something that's big, we say that line from the movie... "I believe I ordered the large cappucino. Hello!" And no one knows what we're talking about. LOL

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  46. Hi, Elizabeth. We have a lot in common---laundry, dishes, food shopping...etc....

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  47. Funny picture! Us writers are quite weird! lol

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  48. Firefly!! Woo hoo!! Nice to get to know more about you through Follow Fest. You are definitely a busy lady! :)

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  49. Awesome to "meet" you even though Im pretty sure you were here last year, right?I totally know you from somewhere!

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  50. The movie and tv show you listed are both favorites of mine!

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  51. Hey, nice to meet you!

    I think Firefly gets a lot of love! It just caught on a bit too slowly to meet Fox's standards... and not quite broadly enough to make it as a movie franchise. Sigh.

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  52. Ahhh trying to catch up on to-do lists *nods sagely* I do that too and reduce them to post-it notes that get lost in the wash or eaten by animals (I can only assume).

    <3

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