Monday, December 2, 2013

Buffy the Blog Slayer


Meet my colleague Buffy Andrews. 
She is an author, blogger, journalist and social media maven. 

By day, she’s a journalist, leading an award-winning staff at the York Daily Record/Sunday News (York, Pennsylvania, USA), where she is Assistant Managing Editor of Features and Niche Publications and social media coordinator.

By night, she’s an author, writing women’s fiction, young adult and middle grade.

For this interview Buffy has agreed to give us some writerly Humor, Inspiration, Camaraderie. 

Humor: Funny Buffy Story


One time I dropped a penny while at the drive-thru window. I couldn’t open my door to get the penny, so I backed up and… CRASH! I destroyed my side car mirror when it hit the drive-through window jutting out. I thought Hubs was going to kill me. At first, I didn’t tell him how much change I actually dropped. I just said I'd dropped some coins.



“How much?” he asked.

I couldn’t lie. "A penny."


So my attempt to get that single dang penny resulted in hundreds of dollars in damage to my car. Lesson learned. Let the little things in life (like a penny) go.   


Inspiration: Buffy Quote:


“Three words of advice for any writer: Make me care”


Here is a link to a whole Pinterest board of more of Buffy's inspirational sayings: http://www.pinterest.com/buffyandrews/my-words/


Camaraderie:


Keep writing. Don’t give up. Believe in yourself, believe in your dream. And when you fall, get back up and try again.

Buffy's newest release: The Christmas Violin



Can there ever be an encore to true love?


It used to be that the only woman he could think about was Camilla. When he closed his eyes it was her that he saw. But now, he saw Willow. And it scared him and made him feel guilty. And yet he couldn’t help himself, couldn’t help feeling what he was feeling…


The last thing grief-stricken widower Peter St John expects to find at the cemetery is love. But one evening, as he lays flowers on Camilla’s grave, he is drawn to the haunting melody of a solitary violin player.

And so he encounters beautiful concert violinist Willow Channing, who has her own grief.


A second, chance meeting fuels the fire. And Peter knows as one song ended, so another begins.


Interesting note about this book: It was written like a violin concerto in three movements.

Other Books by Buffy
          The Yearbook Series: Sue and Tom



In addition to her writing blog, Buffy’s Write Zone, she maintains a social media blog, Buffy's World and check out  her author page. 

Feel Free to comment or ask Buffy a question.


19 comments:

  1. I just got this book - can't wait to read it. I've crashed the side mirror twice - once just last month backing out of the garage. Perspective, you know.

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Lisa. I agree, those mirrors get in the way more often than I use them. :)

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  2. Oh my, the drive-thru thingy must've been unnerving. And men (love my hubby but...) we all know they are the superior drivers. Yeah right!
    Anyway, I'm with Buffy, I always say you have to pick your battles, life's short.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Mary. Love it! Men superior drivers, ha!

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  3. Love you guys! Thanks so much for your support. Suzanne, can you add the second book in The Yearbook Series: Sue and Tom. This came out a couple of weeks ago. Thanks so much!

    http://www.amazon.com/Sue-Tom-Yearbook-Series-Book-ebook/dp/B00GU6MHZY

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  4. Interesting interview. I absolutely love the cover for The Christmas Violin - makes me want to get it and start reading to find out who that mysterious woman is...

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    1. I love the cover too. Very festive. Thanks for stopping by Carlene.

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  5. What a beautiful cover for The Christmas Violin!

    I think your "three little words" of advice are spot on: make me care.

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    1. Thanks for coming by the blog Sandy. I agree, remembering to make our readers care is of prime importance in whatever genre we write.

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  6. Very cool! I'll have to check out her Pinterest board. :-)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Lynn. Buffy has some other great writerly quotation gems on her board.

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  7. Enjoyed the story. Love the cover of your book.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by the blog Kimberly.

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  8. I love your humor and wit! You definitely have what it takes to make readers care.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Anna. I agree Buffy has a great sense of humor.

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  9. I like the advice, "make me care." I have a feeling I will care about the lady with the violin. Can't wait to read this book. It's on my list. Before I became an author, I had time to read. LOL. Thanks Suzanne, I enjoyed our glimpse of Buffy.

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    1. Isn't that the truth, Gay. I too use to read much more before I became an author. Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. I enjoyed learning more about Buffy. I enjoyed the Moment Keeper, she's a great writer.

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