I am so delighted to join the Four Foxes, One Hound blog. Since this is the free topic week, I thought I’d introduce myself.
My name is Joselyn Vaughn. I am a stay at home mom whose children have all recently started school five days a week. In theory, I have thirty-five hours a week to write. In reality, it’s probably five hours of Facebook, two hours of Pinterest, four and a half hours of other home-related business stuff, thirty minutes of writing, and I don’t know what happens to the rest.
The stories I write are romantic comedies set in small towns with some eccentric characters. The Meddlesome Matchmakers series is being re-released with new covers in March. It includes Sucker for a Hot Rod, Climbing Heartbreak Hill, and Hauntings of the Heart. My latest new story is a Christmas novella called Seeing You Again.
My three children are in second grade and kindergarten. They are all super readers and devour books. My son, one of the second graders, will stop me when I have five minutes to go on the treadmill (meaning I have to stop my show, stop my timer, take my earbuds out, and stop the treadmill) so that he can tell me that he finished the Magic Treehouse book he started at bedtime. My daughter has plans to write a book that she wants me to illustrate so that she can sell it at garage sales next summer. She has a better marketing plan than I do. The youngest is figuring out her letters and adding things to the grocery list like MNE BGELs. (It’s mini bagels.)
My husband is an engineer and puts up with all my technical questions. Anything automotive, construction, or plumbing related he answers for me. I made the car in Sucker for a Hot Rod a Datsun 240Z because he would be an expert on any details I might need.
We have recently acquired a Great Dane with severe separation anxiety. When she is in her crate while we are gone, she drools enough for her to take a bath in it. If we don’t put her in her crate, she eats my new shoes. I am debating about changing her name to Sassy, short for Sasquatch Bait, and taking her for a long walk in the national forest.
As you may have guessed, one of my other pursuits is running. I run. A lot. I am training for my fifth marathon in May, so most evenings, I climb on the treadmill, pull up one of my favorite shows- Arrow, The Flash, Hart of Dixie- or some B-disaster movie (Sharknado!) and run for an hour or so. A year and a half ago, I qualified for the Boston Marathon. My goal is to qualify again this year. My running adventures are chronicled at http://endurancegirlruns.wordpress.com.
When I’m not occupied with any of the above, I like to sew. I recently discovered fidget quilts for seniors with dementia and can’t wait to make some for an adult respite care service that is starting at a local church.
Thank you so much for having me at Four Foxes, One Hound.