Hi! Welcome to Pilcrow & Dagger. This is our first blog entry and we thought we’d start by letting you get to know who we are. I get to go first. Yay! Introducing yourself can be a little difficult – after all, where do you start? What’s pertinent? When I was an English teacher, part of my opening week exercises was to get to know my students and for them to get to know me. I actually had a form I passed out to the kids so I thought I could use it as a place to start. Here it goes. *inhale*
Name: LeeAnn Rhoden
Age in Years: I am over 35. Okay, okay. I am over 38.
Address: I live in my fixer-upper house in Georgia.
List ten words to describe you: Oh goody! I love words! Logophile, bibliophile, scribe, facetious, gourmand, culinarian, needle-worker, educator, mother, intelligent, opinionated.
Describe your family: My immediate family consists of my husband, our son, our two yellow labs, and me. Husband works and then has hobbies. Little Man goes to school and then plays. The dogs are Jake and Cooper. Jake is the smart one. Cooper is, well, pretty.
How do you spend your free time: Since my full-time job is being a mom to Little Man, my “free” time is my work time. I write stories, blogs, rewrite my novel, edit for other writers. Okay, I admit I write and edit while I’m being a mom too. To relax, when I relax, I knit, crochet, needlepoint, and read.
How do you spend your weekends: Pretty much the same way as any normal day only there is less “free” time because I have Little Man to chase after, clean up after and feed and Husband is also home. He likes to be fed too so there’s more cooking and feeding. Oh, and I write and blog and edit.
Of all the things you do in your free time, which do you like the most and which the least: This is a silly question. I wouldn’t do anything I didn’t like to do. Which also explains why housework hasn’t shown up on any list of things I do. It also explains why my house is a mess.
Who do you admire most and why: Wow. There are so many people I admire for so many reasons. I admire my father who taught me so many things and has supported me my whole life. I admire my mother who took care of us kids when we were little and is still taking are of us in our time of need. I admire my friends Maureen and Gail who are actively checking off their bucket lists. Too many to list. Everyone I know has something about them I admire.
Who is your best friend: I am weird. I have either best friends or acquaintances. But my best friend of all is Husband. I tell him everything – my thoughts, emotions, and uncensored things. He sees me at my best and worst and still hangs in there with me. He offers excellent advice and support. And he provides lots of material for my characters.
What are your favorite sports: I like to watch football either on TV or in the stands. I like baseball but only in person. I don’t like actually participating in sports.
What are your favorite TV shows: I love Game of Thrones, and Downton Abbey.
What do your friends like most about you: I don’t know. That would be a question for them.
What major goals are you working on right now: I am ghost-writing an autobiography for a local gentleman and I am revising/rewriting my first novel. I have also started the sequel to my first novel. But, the MAJOR goal is Pilcrow & Dagger and making this labor of love a success.
I hope this gives you some idea of who I am. If you’d like to know more then just ask or leave a comment. I look forward to getting to know you too.