Thursday, June 05, 2014

Dear Teen Me and a Book Sale

Today I'm excited to be featured on Dear Teen Me. Click on the bad 80s picture of me to proceed.



I'm also helping T.B. Markinson promote the sale of her book, A Woman Lost. This week it's on sale on Amazon for $0.99.




Here's a little bit of information about the book:


The synopsis:
Elizabeth “Lizzie” Petrie has it all. She’s rich, beautiful, intelligent, and successful. None of this matters to her mom. Les-Bi-An. That’s all her mom sees.
Even though Lizzie insists her mom’s antagonism does not bother her, Lizzie distances herself from her entire family. When her brother, Peter, calls her out of the blue to announce he’s getting married, Lizzie’s entire life changes drastically. Peter’s fiancĂ©e wants to bring the lesbian outcast back into the family. Will this desire cause Lizzie to lose everything dear to her?
Sarah, Lizzie’s girlfriend, is ecstatic about this change in Lizzie’s personal life. Sarah, the hopeless romantic, wants it all, including settling down with the fiercely independent Lizzie.
Can Lizzie be tamed? And can she survive her family and all of their secrets?

39 comments:

  1. OMG did you star in SAVED BY THE BELL? :)))

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  2. Haha, Dezmond! It was 1987. What can I say? The straight hair mandate of today didn't come into effect until the 90s...you'd think we would have found a new mandatory hairstyle for women by now.

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  3. I'm one of those weirdos who loved high school and college, I guess. I'd give anything to go back to the time of little to no real responsibilities and all that free time to hang with friends.

    Big hair rules!

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  4. Wow that is some big hair hahaha

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  5. I found college GRUELING. So many tests and papers to do. I think if I had to spend one day back in high school or college, the first day I had to sit through a long, boring class or study for a big test, I'd want to go back to my adult life! But in retrospect, I wasted WAY too much time and energy worrying about boys who barely knew (or cared) that I existed!

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  6. I could never get my hair to be big - tho I did try! Great pic :)

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  7. I had a lot more hair then...it definitely gets thinner as you get older. :-(

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  8. I love the picture. I never looked that good in mine. Although, I could do the big hair (still can).

    Sounds like an interesting book.

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  9. I solved the problem of having *ahem* 'dated' pictures of myself come back to haunt me by not taking many at all. Trying to loosen up about that, though.

    Don't think I did big hair back in the day. I've acted in a couple of plays where I'm sure my hairstyle doubled the normal
    circumference of my head, though.

    Looks like a good book. I've TBR'd it on GoodReads.

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  10. Thanks for showcasing TB's book. I really appreciate strong female narratives. As for your picture, what a cutie. My sons grew up in the 80s and I remember all their girlfriends and their big hair styles. I'm hiding my pics. Haha.

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  11. LuAnn--That was my senior picture. They did some candid shots and the traditional one with the black drape thingy. I remember laughing at the straight haircuts they had in the 60s and 70s at the time--never knew that would be the style from 1998 or so forward. I think we all learned from our perm mistakes, so curly may never come back!

    Joylene--Yeah, I'm pretty sure we contributed greatly to the greenhouse effect with our hairspray. Maybe that's why flat hair stayed in style after that!

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  12. I enjoyed your article! I'd say the same thing to my teen self.

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  13. Thanks for sharing the novel sale. Ha, I had 80's high hair too! lol

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  14. Congrats to TB and good luck with her sale!

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  15. You were cute, with a hairdo every gal wanted.

    Good luck to TB!

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  16. I LOVE that 80s photograph of you, it's fabulous :)

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  17. You were adorable. Yes indeed.

    The books sounds like a great read too.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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  18. "Dear Teen Me?" What a great concept for a blog. Loved your article.

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  19. It's a book, too, Silver Fox.

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/1936976218/ref=cm_sw_su_dp

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  20. You had leg warmers, didn't you?:) Ahh the 80's-I actually loved them and didn't realize big hair was so in until I look back. I actually have the same type of hair but I never followed what was in (Farrah do in the 70's and 80's hair)-I love your photo and I think it is great that you spotlight your fellow authors. I read what you wrote on the other site and it is great!

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  21. Love the "Dear Teen Me" letter. I was just having a talk with my 13 year old daughter this afternoon about boys and how she'll make the same mistake that her friends are making now and spend too much time worrying about boys too. Thank God she's a tomboy and isn't boy crazy...just yet! When she gets home from softball practice I'm going to have her read this because it's great advice to a young person :) Take care...
    ~Katie

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  22. So cool, Katie! I don't know if any teens read it today. I'm hoping they did. There are a bunch of other great Dear Teen Me blogs over there. If you click on the link in the top right corner it takes through them.

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  23. Congratulations, TB. Sounds like a fab book :)

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  24. Congrats sounds like a so good book!
    Nice picture:)

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  25. I loved reading your words on Dear Teen Me, Stephanie. They are so true and I wish more adolescents and young adults would live by these thoughts.

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  26. Great 80's pic!! The book sounds interesting and a good read.

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  27. Cool on the way over...

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  28. I love seeing pics of people from the 80s ... or just watching The Wedding Singer. hehe. Or actual movies FROM the 80s.

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  29. You have some seriously amazing 80's hair there, Stephanie! (I say that as my inner teen would have *killed* for that do back in the day!) Best of luck to TB!

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  30. It's a nice picture and thanks for sharing this new book!

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  31. What a great photo and I loved your letter. Why do they say it's the best years of your life? I think my 30s were and I just turned 40 so I'm looking forward to see if they get better.

    Thanks so much for your help!

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  32. I love the 80's hair and T.B.'s book is amazing.

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  33. I love to see "bad 80's" photos. If there were a website of just photos from the 80s I'd go there every day.

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  34. Totally agree with you on the Dear Teen Me, it's something we all do and go through, even now. I spent way too much time worrying about everything and exams than having fun. Though, I did get one thing right. I didn't worry that much about guys, I stuck with my friends. :)

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