Wednesday, March 24, 2010


My good friend and fellow GunDiva, Tara Janzen, is an amazing author with more than twenty years as a published author.  We met when she was doing research for her current series.  I just happened to be the lucky co-instructor in her pistol safety course.  We clicked and quickly became shooting buddies. I was there when she learned to become one with her rifle; it really was beautiful and magical.

As an invisible writer, I was initially star-struck to meet a real, honest-to-God, paid author.  With seemingly millions of books to her name.  As we became better friends - and after I was "killed" over and over again at the gun shop for a scene in one of her books - I finally broke down and asked her to read some of my work.  She was honest.  I love her for that.  What I had presented to her was crap, though she was kind enough not to put it that way.

She was also the one, who, after reading some of my stories over at Tales, told me those should be published.  Since she'd been honest in her review of my previous work, I knew it was high praise.  She gave me the courage to submit my query.

Not only do I count her as one of my dearest friends, she's a hell of a writer and I love her books.  Since I love them so much, I thought I'd share with you.

Crazy Hot: Michelle Pixie

Crazy Cool: Mad Woman

Crazy Wild: Mrs Mom

Crazy Kisses: K Erickson

Crazy Love:  Dual Mom

Crazy Sweet:  Ian

On The Loose:  Vinomom

Cutting Loose: Life with Kaishon

Loose and Easy:  Foursons

...and, finally, Breaking Loose goes to Taylorvillegirl

Please email your physical addresses to me at so I can get them in the mail to you ASAP.  I hope you love them as much as I do.  And, guys (no - really - the penised-Americans) who read my blog, if you've won one of these books, don't let the cover put you big, bad Marine brother loves them!  He just hides them inside a Playboy or some other such manly thing.

Any books not claimed by Sunday evening will be re-gifted, so fair warning.

Thank you to everyone for helping me celebrate my 200th blog post!


Dual Mom said...

Oh my god I just fell on the floor. I can't believe I "won" something.

GunDiva said...

Yay! So DM just claimed hers! The rest of you don't forget to come forward and expose yourselves (well, your mailing address) to my email so I can get the rest of them sent out.

Michelle Pixie said...

I am with Dual Mom! And Crazy Hot seems to be my theme today since I have a hot appt. with the girly doc this afternoon. Fun Times! I guess the upside is I get an hour to myself and a little action to boot! ;-)

Mrs Mom said...

Aww Thanks Diva!!

Expose myself huh? LMAO.... dude.. we won't go there ;)

And FINGERS CROSSED still on your book. Remember-- I would really really love an autograph when I buy my copy!

Michelle Hoad said...

that's my secret dream (well, not anymore) to write a book. Of course, dreams only come true if you wake up and take action.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

You are so kind and generous. Tara is very lucky to call you friend. :-)


congrats on the 200th post! wow. quite the achievement

Smileyfreak said...

Thanks for telling me about these books :)

Anonymous said...

OHMYGOSH! I just won a book? My very fav thing in the whole world?? Thank you so much!!!

I will be emailing shortly! I've never read any of her work so I will be sure to check it out. :)

Mad Woman said...

Oh squeee! I'm so excited :)

Thank you so much!!

K. Erickson said...

GunDiva, thanks. I love books, and free books are even better. It's kinda like beer. THere is no such thing as a bad beer when it's free. This will also help make up for the crappy, wasted day yesterday.

Anonymous said...

you really SHOULD be published!! I would buy that book of horse stories!

Taylorvillegirl said...

How exciting! I love winning things. Yay! Can't wait to read this. Thanks.