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/
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.