Darcy Vance

Darcy Vance's essays on family life have appeared in regional newspapers and her first novel was a finalist in the Get Your Stiletto in the Door Contest. She is the co-author, with Charity Tahmaseb, of The Geek Girl's Guide to Cheerleading, and lives in Indiana. Visit her at thegeekgirlsguide.com/wordpress.
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When self-proclaimed geek girl Bethany Reynolds becomes the newest member of the varsity cheerleading squad, she realizes that there's one thing worse than blending into the lockers: getting noticed. Who knew cheerleading was so hard? Well, at least there's a manual, The Prairie Stone High Varsity Cheerleading Guide. Too bad it doesn't cover any of the really tough questions. Like, how do you maintain some semblance of dignity while wearing an insanely short skirt? What do you do when the head...
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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Live. Love. Laugh.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. I am the kind of person who believes perfect happiness can't be static. Even perfection would get boring eventually. I can describe a perfectly happy moment though: I would be at a rock show with all my friends and family. Everyone likes the band. It is just crowded enough to be fun but not so crowded that you have to decide whether to keep your arms up or down. The lead singer pulls my son & daughter up on stage. My son mans the drumkit. My daughter grabs a tambourine. Everyone sings along to one of my favorite songs. Then we all take a break for a bit to read and eat chocolate before the next song.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. I have a lot of little ones - no big ones though.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Jesus Christ. What Would You Do?

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Integrity. Empathy. The ability to forgive.

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