Friday, January 13, 2012

Friday the 13th Blog Hop

The Hop STARTS at http://briclarkthebelleofboise.blogspot.com
and she will display the link to the next stop in the Hop in her post. Each blogger will do the same, so you'll be visiting every link in the Hop's chain. If that host is offering a giveaway on his/her blog, go ahead and enter to win their contest
Next: www.AuthorSRClaridge.com/BlogHopPrizeEntry.htm Or www.FeelingTheFiction.blogspot.com
Contest: One random reader's name will be selected by leaving a comment and they will win a FREE e-book copy of Imperfect and Impeccable!



You made it! :) This is the last stop on the hop!




Hi everyone and welcome to my blog, The Writings and Ramblings of a Philadelphian. My name is Lauren Harvey, I write under the name L. E. Harvey.


I write,




I ramble,





and yes, I am a Philadelphian.







Since today is Friday the 13th, I want to discuss something very strange...and a tad frightening! ;)






As a writer, my background is in non-fiction. Historical non-fiction, scientific papers, newspaper, magazine and textbook articles...if it was a boring regurgitation of information, I wrote it!






As a side project, strictly for myself, I began writing a series of intertwined short stories. When my publisher got word of this "project," she asked me to see them. Incredibly hesitant and nervous, I submitted my stories. Next thing I remember, Loving Her was published.









Now, here's where it gets...interesting. You see the more I was challenged to write fiction, the more fiction I wrote. I began to develop a voice and to improve my craft. I found that stories and characters came flooding to me and I was simply a vessel to put those stories and those characters' lives on paper.








I wrote stories and about people that simply came to me. I always considered it inspiration. That is, until...









It started happening to me. As my own life began to play out, I discovered that it incrediby paralleled my stories. It could easily be said that I simply wrote about my experiences. I kinda did, except that, my experiences came AFTER the stories had been written.







I cannot begin to describe just how frightning this actually was. Now granted, there were no chainsaw massacre killers knocking on my front door or anything like that.





But things that I could not have planned or forseen suddenly became true.







Imperfect and Impeccable were the most "prophetic" of my books, if you will. But really all of my books are a glance into my past, present and dare I say, my future.






Forget tarot cards,





forget fortune tellers,





forget the magic eight ball.





If I want to know my future, I just have to crack open one of my books!






Strange?

Absolutely!






Scary?

I think so.






Appropriate for Friday the 13th?

Undoubtedly!






Does it make you want to read Imperfect and Impeccable? I sure hope so! ;) One of you will be lucky enough to win free e-book copies of Imperfect and Impeccable! The link to the entry form is at the bottom of this post! ;)




Good luck and happy reading!

Ok, now that we're all done hopping, don't forget to fill out the contest entry form at www.AuthorSRClaridge.com/BlogHopPrizeEntry.htm Or www.FeelingTheFiction.blogspot.com

15 comments:

Val Littlewolf said...

Very cool,great site my stuff is on scribd I like it because then other non traditional students can read me and use my stuff if they want but I own it.

Didi Menendez said...

The link to the form is invalid. Onward...

L. E. Harvey said...

Didi, thanks for the head's up! Don't know what happened as it worked the other day. Here it is for now. I will go fix it in the blog too. Sorry for the inconvenience.

www.AuthorSRClaridge.com/BlogHopPrizeEntry.htm

Pris said...

Interesting to do this and meet new authors along the way!

Melinda said...

Great post, Lauren, and just a little bit spooky. ;-)

Jean P said...

Okay this post has me really interested in reading your books, they sound very intriguing.

skpetal at hotmail dot com

Betty said...

I'm hoping since it's my birthday (50 no less)and 13 is usually a lucky number for me, I might get lucky and win!

savannah said...

:) Thanks for the chance to win! and I loved this post ;)
brandon_savannah@yahoo.com

June M. said...

Thanks for taking part in the blog hop.

Linda Henderson said...

I would be interested in reading your books. Thanks for participating in the blog hop.

seriousreader at live dot com

Virginia said...

Neat we all ramble from time to time`

VampedChik said...

Thanks so much for sharing! Sounds fun and kinda frightening! I'd love to read your books! Happy Friday the 13th!!
-Amber
goodblinknpark@yahoo.com

SusieQ_too said...

Would love a chance to read these books! Thanks for sharing!!
seritzkoATgmailDOTcom

Krysykat said...

I love the picture of the cat, lol.

Morganlafey86(at)aol(dot)com

Unknown said...

Loved your images as you told your story!

Thank you so much for participating in this blog hop! I've had so much fun!

Gena Robertson
robertsongena@hotmail.com