Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A Day in the Life of.. Stephanie Queen


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About Stephanie Queen
   
Once upon a time, there was a young story teller in the kingdom...er, queendom.  Then she grew up and... er, no... she never actually did grow up.  That’s not to say she didn’t get old, or more old, but not terribly old, more like middle-aged really.  Okay, so she was no longer short and cute.

But really, I always did like to make up stories.  Still do.  Still live in my own little world--where I’m Queen.  Of the Queendom.  Hence, the name.  (Or whence the name?)  Oh, what’s in a name anyway.

Now I’m sure you’re wondering how I manage to live, but I assure you I am quite competent.  Except I couldn’t get the crown to actually sit on my head in the picture to the left.  Still learning...

Oh, about me.  I love cats.  I have a girl cat, a princess technically. Named Kitty.  No, I’m serious.  Long story.  No, I don’t have time.  Or space. 
Okay, so I do not have the inclination.

More about me.  I spend hours, days, weeks, months (you get the picture) sitting at my desk, looking out the window of my castle/bedroom and writing complete fabrications in a romantic whimsical vein.  Alright, if you insist, you can call the writing quirky.  But I do keep myself amused.
   
Yes, it’s true, and entirely believable, I do have a college degree.  I’m not saying when I obtained said degree, however.  Go UConn!

Where do I live (for real) you ask?  Among the picturesque lake-filled hills and dales (not sure what a dale is) of New Hampshire (the Granite State) (Live Free or Die) (Tough choice, but there’s a lot of tough people around here).

What else do I do besides write presumably fabulous “R”omantic stories with noble heroes and amazing, warm heroines who you want to be just like?  As if that’s not enough, I sometimes deign to teach, cook for the two gigantic very well-muscled sons and try to make sure Kitty doesn’t take over the house while I’m away in the Queendom. (That’s no joke.  The cat’s a control freak.)

I actually have a very rich non-imaginary life.  Right at the moment, however, I can’t think for the life of me what else it’s all about.  Maybe I’ll think more about it later and get back to you...
 
A Day in the Life of a Writing Queen
By Stephanie Queen

First things first – I wake up. Who needs an alarm. I have a cat.

Then words leap from my brain onto my computer. Sure.  Too bad I don’t write Sci-Fi.

If it’s before 10am there are no words in my brain to leap anywhere. The only thing in my pre-coffee brain is dust. Fuzzy dust.

So I have coffee. In my royal cup. It has a crown on it.

Meanwhile, I dress in my royal robe and slippers, wave hello to the subjects below as I pass by the balcony on my way to the royal dining table.

While I fill up on coffee and my brain begins to buzz to life, I watch the news. One must keep up with one’s current events. Plus, you never know what might catch your eye and inspire a novel. (Of course, this would work better if I was not tuned to the cooking channel).

Then I write.  While lounging on my pink velvet divan with my laptop on my lap and a box of chocolates nearby. Hey, it’s breakfast.

After a suitable number of syllables, I instruct  my chauffeur,  Myren (long story) to drive me to the gym where I work off the chocolates. Of course, in the interim, I’ve dressed into appropriate attire for the gym, with dark glasses to throw off the paparazzi. Although sometimes the crown is a give away.

Once I outrun my screaming subjects—they’re such fans—I arrive back home to the castle and take a nap.

Maybe I’ll dream up a plot.

Oh dear, look at the time!  I’ll have to cover my afternoons in another blog. Myren the Chauffeur is waiting.

Even with my ambitious writing schedule, I recently managed to release my third novel, PLAYING THE GAME, a contemporary romance about sports and love in the big leagues.

BETWEEN A ROCK AND A MAD WOMAN is a timely novel about mixing romance and politics.  But don’t worry—the good guys win.

THE THROWBACKS is a romantic comedy mystery where an exiled Scotland Yard type falls for a fluffy young beauty while they solve crime in Boston.

For more on me and my books, visit my website at www.StephanieQueen.com and follow me on Twitter @StephanieQueen or my Facebook Stephanie Queen page.


 

3 comments:

  1. Would love to hear from you about your life--real or imaginary!

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  2. I loved this post! :) Must have been an awful lot of fun writing it.

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    1. Thanks, Chrystal! Yes--it's all about fun!

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