Friday, November 16, 2012

By Way of Introduction

My name is Brandi Boddie, and this is my first post to Just The Write Charisma. When I was invited to join the Charisma authors on this blog, I jumped at the chance to connect with fellow writers and people who love to read a good story.

Introductions and bios have always been a little awkward for me. I can't help feeling that I'm interviewing for a job. I want to do it right, but am I leaving important information out? What's the best way of letting people know who I am? So instead of trying to place everything in paragraphs, I thought it would be more fun to put things in list form. Here goes.

1. I'm a new author at Charisma House. My debut novel, a historical romance tentatively titled Garters For Lace, is scheduled for release in Fall 2013.

2. I'm originally from Ohio, but having a spouse in the military has taken me to various regions throughout the country. In the three years since I have been married to my wonderful husband, we've lived in four different states. One of them inspired the western/prairie setting of my novel. 

3. When I'm not writing, you can find me taking part in swing dancing. I love that 1940s era where big bands played at the Savoy, clothing was tailored to perfection, and Bogie and Bacall ruled the big screen.

4. I'm a self-professed geek. If time and money permits it, I will be at the nearest Renaissance festival, Sherlock Holmes mystery society, or sci-fi convention. And yes, I do go in costume.

5. My favorite books aren't just those in the romance category. I also love epic fantasy, noir mysteries, and speculative fiction.

That's a little bit about me. I look forward to future posts and learning more about the blogging community here at Charisma. Feel free to connect with me on Facebook and check out my personal blog, where I post about the writing life and adventures on this side of eternity. Have a blessed day!


Beth Shriver said...

Welcome, Brandi! I look forward to learning more about you and your books!


Evangeline Denmark said...

Hi Brandi. I'm so looking forward to reading your book! I loved your introduction and your awesome ensemble. Maybe one of these days we'll get to hang out in costume at a convention. Here's hoping our adventures bring us together again soon!

Greg Mitchell said...

Sci-fi conventions AND Big Band music? Yes! That's what I'm talking about! Congratulations on your upcoming book :)

Brandi Boddie said...

Beth: Thanks for the welcome! I look forward to your posts, too :-)

Evangeline: I hope so, too! Next year's looking good.

Greg: Thank you! And yes, I started going to sci fi cons in 2011 and have been running nonstop.

Thanks for sharing!

Jillian Kent said...

Hi Brandi,
I'm in Cincinnati. What part of Ohio did you live in? And if you want to talk Sherlock Holmes, I'm your gal.:) Congrats on the book and welcome.