Author Rhonda Stapleton Talks about Stupid Cupid
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Semper Fudge
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. OMG where to start. Bad drivers, ill-fitting clothes, the sounds of two different electronics on at the same time, when people leave the microwave timer on with like 1 second left and don't turn it off...need I go on?
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. OMG where to start? Um, "OMG" for one, haha. And "totally" and "dude" and some other words I can't write on here...
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. I think it would be so cool to be Catwoman. If I could rock an outfit like that, I'd be running around in it all day. People would be all, "Hey...you're that hot chick in the tight outfit." And I'd be like, "Yup. That's me. In the catsuit." Hm. That's kind of a shallow, lame choice, now that I think about it.
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. This is tough! It's like asking me to pick between my kids. But here are a few of my favs, just to give you an idea: "Head Over Heels" by Tears For Fears. "Linger" by the Cranberries. "Love Song" by the Cure. "Trouble" by Coldplay. "Place to Be" by Nick Drake.
January 28, 2010I live in the Cleveland, Ohio area, which is super icky right now. Biting-cold air. Blustery, dirty snow. Rare glimpses of sunshine. And that's just inside my house. haha
Seriously, when winter hits, I find myself staying inside a whole lot more. Partly because I hate the way people drive like morons whenever one snowflake hits the street. And partly because I am desperate to stay warm.
In our house, we make lots of fires in our family room's fireplace. I cuddle up under a blanket on my couch and read or watch TV. Or I drag my laptop over to there and do my writing in comfort.
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December 29, 2009And boy, did I have a blast on release day. I have to say, having my book debut on 12/22 does make for a good distraction from Christmas craziness. LOL. And running around to different stores to sign stock also provided me for the opportunity to do a little book shopping for myself. Mwaaaaaahahahaha...*rubbing hands together evilly*
Anyway, I wish you and yours a super-happy holiday season!
November 06, 2009Let the countdown begin! My novel STUPID CUPID releases on December 22nd, just in time for Christmas! So, I'm kicking off my book launch contest. Here's what's up for grabs:
--a copy of Stupid Cupid, signed by yours truly
--a $30 bookstore gift card to the store of your choice
--a $30 iTunes gift card
--a $30 Starbucks gift card
That's a $100 value!
So, what do you have to do to enter this incredible contest? Simple--write me a horrible love poem. The more purple-prosed and nauseating, the better.
Visit my blog HERE for more details, and be sure to spread the word. Thanks!
June 17, 2009I Will Always Love You: My American Idol Experience
By Rhonda Stapleton
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a singer. I sang in the living room, amusing my family with my rendition of “Maniac” from the movie Flashdance. I sang in the car. I sang in school. I sang everywhere, and throughout my youth, continued to dream of the day I would appear on Kids Incorporated--or even better, Star Search, sweeping the competition with 5 stars from each judge and debuting with an album that would rise to platinum status after I sold a billion albums my first week. Yes, lofty dreams, indeed.
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