Wow! This is so cool. So for those of you who aren't book bloggers or part of the publishing world, there is this MAJOR event going on this week in NYC called BookExpo America (or BEA for short). Since there are a lot of us that aren't able to attend, some lovely bloggers got together and created "Armchair BEA". They've gotten tons of sponsors, are doing fun giveaways, etc. You can check it all out on their website. What sweet and totally awesome people! I love my fellow bloggers.
Anyways, I'll be participating as much as I can this week. Today's project is to post an introduction about me and this here blog o'mine. :) So here goes! My name is Michelle. I started blogging because I love to write. I'm too scared to write fiction so I just write ABOUT fiction. Hah! I'm addicted to reading. I blame my mother-in-law. She was my elementary school media specialist and she got me hooked! My favorite genre is young adult fiction. It's what I blog about and it's what I read most of the time. I do read some non-fiction (mostly about food and health), but other than that, it's YA. :) I just love the quick pace of young adult fiction. I cannot stand reading books where it is obvious that the author just likes to read his own writing. Boooooooring. You can't pull those kind of stunts in YA. You'll lose your readers. So, it's perfect for someone like me who has limited time, but wants to read as many stories as possible.
As far as some info about me, well, I'm a mom of an almost 2 year old son. Every week, he gets in on the blogging action and chooses a "Pick of the Week". When I'm not reading or spending time with my son, I'm voice acting. It's pretty much the best job ever. I refuse to grow up (hence the name of my blog!) and my job allows me to play pretend for a living. It's amazing. Today, I played two young teen girls for a cartoon audition, a 20 something for a book trailer audition and then a 40 year old woman for a commercial. I love not knowing what tomorrow may bring. It's exciting! Hrmm... what else what else. I like to garden, though I'm still having a hard time adjusting to gardening in SoCal. (I'm originally from Wisconsin.) My husband and I are a bit "hippie dippie". We're very into organic foods and nutrition. I have a semi-active blog with recipes over at TastyBytesCooking.com. OH AND I RUN A SUPER COOL PODCAST with Allison called Authors are ROCKSTARS! and you should go check it out right now. We interview YA authors and share kick butt music!
Okay seriously, enough blabbering about me! So excited to be participating in Armchair BEA! :)