Some of my Favorite Things

Today, I was tagged on Facebook to play this fun game, thought I would share it on my blog. So here goes:

Star sign: Scorpio (everything is in Scorpio, including sun, moon, Venus, and something else, which I forget).
Favorite alcoholic drink: Piña Colada and Pino Grigio, though wine is no longer my friend.
Favorite non-alcoholic drink: Naranjada (similar to limonada, but made with freshly squeezed orange juice).
Favorite candy: Barley sugar, vanilla fudge.
Favorite actor: Johnny Depp, Gerard Butler, Hugh Jackman.
Favorite author: Diana Gabaldon, Jill Shalvis, Kristan Higgins, Karen Robards, Stephen King ….
Favorite flower: Masses and masses of rhodedendrons, lupins
Favorite something you never buy yourself because it seems silly but you secretly want it: Tanzanite jewelery.
Favorite TV show: Big Bang Theory, The Good Wife
Favorite snack food: Salt & vinegar chips, caramel corn.
Favorite bit of geekery (Obsessive interest/enthusiasm): Travel and fine dining.

I would love to hear from you. Please let me know you’ve read this post and leave a comment to share some of your favorite things.


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Maureen (Valentines Day) 1Hi, folks. I write sassy romance with hot heroes, kick-ass heroines, tons of humor & an animal or two.

After a century in the consulting world, I grew weary of wearing snappy power suits, squeezing into panty hose, and fighting rush hour traffic. I made a life-changing decision. I wanted to write books. Not dry, boring, technical treatises, but fresh, funny romantic suspense novels. How hard could it be? Thousands of authors did it every year.

Learning can be a humbling experience. After countless workshops, six-re-writes, twenty-five rejections, several tons of chocolate, and two first-prize wins, I sold my first book. Now self-published, I have a third book underway,

I’m a voracious reader, volunteer for an addiction family counseling program, bridge player, yoga enthusiast, seeker of personal and spiritual growth, pickleball enthusiast, and infrequent gourmet cook. My husband and I love to hike, bicycle, and travel. I’ve swum with sharks in the Galapagos, walked with Bushmen in the Serengeti, sampled lamb criadillas (don’t ask) in Iguazu Falls, snorkeled on the Great Barrier Reef, descended into an Austrian salt mine, watched the sun rise over Machu Picchu, and bounced from Johannesburg to Cape Town on a bus called ‘Marula’.

A quote about my books: “Maureen combines action, adventure, romance, mystery, and an often LOL sense of humor in her page-turning novels. ”

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Again, I would love to hear from you. Please let me know you’ve read this post and leave a comment to share some of your favorite things.

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