Sunday, July 24, 2011

Confessions from a Newbie

Hello out there in blog-land!

I'm SO excited to be a new contributor to GIRLS, GOD AND THE GOOD LIFE - because seriously, isn't that what it's all about? Loving God, loving our sisters in Christ, and loving life? It's an honor to be here, truly.

Here's a few random facts (or maybe confessions) about myself:

1. I'm totally addicted to Nerds, preferably cherry flavored. (and I are what you eat...)

2. If it's polka-dotted, I probably have it.

3. I'm the girl you'll see ordering a milkshake and cheeseburger...with a Diet Coke.

4. I'm a neat-freak, usually to a fault.

5. I'd do anything for a cupcake.

6. My middle name is Ann, but it probably should be "organized" or "detailed" or maybe even "OCD".

7. I can't stand roller coasters.

8. I can't whistle or blow a bubble with gum to save my life.

9. I'm a bookworm. (that's probably not a secret)

10. I have a bit of a crush on Mr. Darcy.

And here's my more "for real" bio:

I'm 27, have been married for 7 years this August (I know, we were babies) to a hunky fireman named Brandon, and we have a 3 year old daughter that's pretty much the cutest thing in the world - SEE -

and I fear she's already smarter than me. I've been writing since I was 7, (wow - there's lot of 7's in this bio...) but got serious about publication at the age of 18. (started attending writing conferences and learning the craft) I'm a proud member of the ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) and I have a BA in Communications from Louisiana Baptist University. I'm currently multi-published with Love Inspired in contemporary romance, and have my first YA novel coming out January 2012 via Barbour Publishers. It's called ADDISON BLAKELY - CONFESSIONS OF A PK and I am just a TAD bit giddy over it. ::wink::

Good news - my upcoming August 1st release through Love Inspired (FIREMAN DAD) was selected to be one of the ACFW Book Club novels for the month of November! Woohoo!

Let's see. What else?

I hang out on FB pretty regularly, Twitter not so regularly, and maintain my website and blog quite regularly ( and

So that's me, in a little bitty nutshell. Can't wait to get to know you guys better! :)


Sierra said...

That Ya book looks awesome!I can't wait to read it!Who is publishing it?What a cute little girly! Bookworms are awesome!
Milkshake :) :) :)
Can't wait for more posts!
Keep growing Beautiful♥

Emii said...

Aloha! Nah, I'm not Hawaiian. But how fun is it to say that?! Can't wait to see some awesome posts... and read that book!:D

Anonymous said...

welcome to GGG :). I'm looking forward to reading your blog posts and I'm excited about your addition to the family!!God bless you!

Betsy St. Amant said...

Aloha back! :) That IS fun. And Sierra, its being published by Barbour. They have awesome covers, huh? I love their books! Thanks guys for the warm welcome!

Talia said...

So great to hear about you! I love the confessions!

Trinka said...

Hey, welcome to Girls, God, and the Good Life!!!! I sooo can't wait to read your next post!!Just the cover of your book makes me want to read it. :) And,WOW, your lil girly is soooo adorable!!!!

Laura J said...

Betsy is the best about updating her blog! I'm a faithful reader of it, and I'm glad to see her over here too.
I'm looking forward to the book!