Thursday, October 6, 2011



How am I supposed to choose my surprising mortal enemy (complete with bragging rights and free signed book)? YOU PEOPLE ARE FUNNY. You gave me epidemiology and statistics humor (did you know that I was a statistician working in public health before I became a full time writer?). You flung Richard Simmons's workout shorts at me. You filled my house with popcorn (unintentional Real Genius reference?). You prank called me. You signed me up for Fabio fan clubs. You wore kilts (and really, anything that involves kilts is a total bonus). You called me Puddles. You sicced roadkill zombie minions on me. You burnt my books and house down.

Uh. I hope you don't intend to ACT on these things, people. Have I mentioned lately that I know ninjas? LOTS OF NINJAS. *shifty eyes*

Anyway, I know I was supposed to choose my mortal enemy yesterday, but I kept reading the entries and giggling maniacally and reminding myself that it was NOT FAIR to choose the winner via eenie meanie meinie moe. I went to bed last night dreaming about your entries. Which was amusing, to say the least.

I'd love to be able to award a book to all of you, but it's just not going to happen. So I'm going to give this one to a longtime reader who clearly knows my sense of humor. As my surprising mortal enemy, she'll be leaping out of the rafters with a sharpened popsicle stick, or flinging Richard Simmons's shorts at me, or tossing dinner at my noggin. And then when I'm not paying attention, she'll dork up my blog. (And them are FIGHTIN' WORDS.)

Tere Kirkland, you'd better look out. I don't intend to just sit back and let you surprising mortal enemize me.

And if you didn't win this month, never fear! I'll be giving more things away in the upcoming months, and there are two opportunities to win open right now! Check out the Class of 2k11 giveaway and Patricia's Particularity blog hop!


Giles Hash said...

This is what I get for going and interacting with the real world. I miss stuff. Oh well.

Tere Kirkland said...

Mwah, ha ha! My evil plan is now one sixteenth complete.

(Y'all don't even WANT to know what the other 15/16ths consists of, but lemme tell ya, it's pure evil.)

What an honor! I'm just glad I stopped plotting world domination long enough to come across this post.

Also, I'm emailing you, Carrie... Evil-mailing, I mean! Mwah ha ha!!

Kelly Polark said...

You better watch your back now!!

I'm halfway through your book right now.
LOve. It. I love Kate too. Great mc.

Kelly Polark said...

Also, I like the way Kate has epilepsy but there's not too much of a social stigma. Sure it creates problems like her license, but I like the way you handled it and made it a part of her life, but not a huge obstacle or make it all about that.
(My daughter has epilepsy so I am sensitive to the subject. She'll read this book one day (she's only 9) and love it!! And she's been seizure free for 3 years so I am thankful for that too!)

Anonymous said...

I have your book waiting by my bead side for me to read when I'm finished with the book I am currently reading and I'll post the review whenever I get done reading the book bbut before october is over at least

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Scillius Maximus said...

@Tere Kirkland:

Greetings! I'm the deployment officer for Carrie Harris' R2NAS (Rapid Response Ninja Attack Squads)

Just to let you know, we've already scouted your home, your secret lair, your other secret lair (love the lava btw!), and your Spin Class/Book Club/Evil Knitting Circle group space.

And please don't be alarmed if you feel like something behind you is watching intensely, it's just us!

Also with the holidays coming up, please let us know if you'd like anything special for xmas. If we do not received any input back from you, we'll just put you down for our standard present: One (1) Fresh Pirate Head in a Jar of Oil Set on Fire by a Flaming Arrow.

Take care now and we look forward to slaughtering you and your minions in the near future!


K.C. Shaw said...

Watch out! Tere could be ANYWHERE!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Yay, Tere! I need to go read this...

ATU said...

Congratulations Tere! Good luck on the remaining 15/16ths of your plan.

Rock on public health-ians!! (Is that a word? I'm not sure, but you know what I mean.)

Janet Johnson said...

Go Tere! Those Richard Simmons shorts made me snort my crackers. Hilarious!