Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Nuts and Misfits


Nutschell (of "The Writing Nut") is hosting me on her blog today. YaY!
She’s interviewing me about writing spaces and writing. I don’t know if you’ll learn anything, but there are pictures!

If you comment on Nutschell's BLOG
you can win this ebook:
It’s available at Smashwords
And Amazon
Description
It isn’t easy being the last remaining person at the dinner table or being forced to square dance with a group of sweaty seventh graders in a school cafeteria. But in My Life as a Misfit, Susan Oloier recounts growing up in the 1980s from a humorous and less-than-popular perspective with such stories as Do-Si-Don’t, Riding a Permanent Wave, Baseball, and The Food Critic.

The description makes me laugh. Since I was a teen in the 1980s, I know I’ll relate to this memoir. I’ve downloaded it, but haven’t read it yet.
After you visit and comment on Nutschell’s blog, feel free to visit Susan Oloier’s BLOG

It's not required to share this post about both posts
and contest, but it would be appreciated.
Winner will be chosen 03/19.

84 comments:

  1. Don't tell anyone, but I was a teen in the 80s as well ;)
    And the interview was brilliant.

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    1. Lynda, we're revealing our age! I won't tell...

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  2. Sounds like a funny book... will have to check it out... going to check out your guest hosting

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  3. Off to read that interview! And ... I, too, was a teenager in the 80s. And when I say it like that, I feel REALLY old. *hobbles away*

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  4. Sarah, I feel old too. *sob* Wait until I write about 80s music in the A to Z Challenge, if you want to feel really old.

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  5. Yep, another teenager in the eighties here :-)

    And Theresa, your A to Z is about 80's music? *scratches idea off list* :-)

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    1. Sarah, nice to know I'm not alone in being old enough to be a teen in the 80s. Yes, I'm doing 80s bands A to Z. XTC and Yes really saved me for those difficult letters.

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  6. Ah, the 80s. Like, oh my Gaw-hawd! Off to enjoy your interview :))

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    1. Nicole, that reminds me of valley girl talk.

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  7. YAY! for the teen '80s club. :D
    Heading over...

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    1. SA Larsen, the 80s--so much to laugh at and appreciate now.

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  8. I was a teen 80's girl. This sounds totally radical, Dude.

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  9. I think we are around the same age. Ugh. I hate to admit that. Lol Of course, you look a lot younger.

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    1. Miranda, thanks for the compliment. I should update my photo--it's from 2009, so I AM older. I'd like my sister, who's a professional makeup artist to do me up and take pictures. Then I'll look even younger!

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  10. I was a young adult punking my way through the eighties, but even in the 70's they made us square dance with sweaty-handed boys in the cafeteria. I wonder, do they still torture middle grade students with square dancing today?

    Off to see your writing space.

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    1. LG Smith, I think the fifth-graders at my school might have a unit coming up. My son had to ballroom dance in the fifth-grade, which I think is more useful!

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  11. Sounds like a very cute book! I was early 20s in the 1980s, so a bit older. But it sounds humorous and spot-on. :)

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    1. Carol, as long as you lived through the 1980s, I'm sure you could appreciate it.

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  12. Loved reading Theresa's answers. And I love her pictures! I think cats are a requirement for writers. :)

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    1. Nutschell, I agree. Cats are necessary for writers and witches. Hmmm... I wonder if there's a connection?

      Thanks again for hosting me!

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  13. Headed over to read the interview now. The book sounds fun, even if I don't remember the 80s. (I was only an infant.)

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    1. Shelley, I felt old, but now I feel positively ancient!

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  14. Yay for your wonderful pics over at Writing Nut's!! Thanks for sharing!!

    And hoorah for the fantastically named Susan Oloier! I just love the surname! Oloier! Yay! Take care
    x

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    1. Old Kitty, I think Susan's last name has a cool spelling. Thanks for visiting!

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    1. Michael, thanks for checking out the bloggers!

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  16. Sounds like a fun book - I love the cover!

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    1. Victoria, I think the cover is great too. Reads misfit, doesn't it?

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  17. Cool. I'm going to look at the pictures :)

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  18. Great interview! I loved learning more about you. Love your space, woman! I will share this so lots will read your interview. (((hugs)))&(((loves)))

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    1. Robyn, thanks for posting it on Facebook AND Twitter. xo

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  19. Oh I loved the 80's! Sounds like something I need to read, too. :)

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  20. Janet, being a teen is hard enough. Being an 80s teen was especially awkward, I think (even if we didn't know it).

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  21. I'll check out Nutschell's blog.

    I downloaded Susan's book. I love all things 80's. I didn't appreciate that decade in my pre-teen, early teen years, but now I'm nostalgic.

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  22. Medeia, I'm thrilled you downloaded the book!

    I love all things 80s now too. Not then! I've toyed around with some words--a screenplay (until I realized I didn't know what I was doing) and a memoir in verse. We'll see if the latter goes anywhere.

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  23. Ha, the 80s were certainly...interesting! Great premise, Susan!
    Must check your interview, Theresa :)

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    1. Ciara, hi! Nice to hear from you. Yes, the 80s were certainly that.

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  24. The book sounds great, just like the 80's, Theresa! What a super series Ms Nutschell is up to.

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    1. Cleemckenzie, I think Nutschell's series is great. It's been nice seeing our virtual people at home.

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  25. Hi! I'm going over to read the inter view.

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  26. Shelli, I agree. They'd definitely work in Salem, MA.

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  27. Congratulations! You won the Versatile Blogger award :) Stop by my blog to collect

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  28. Hi, Theresa! I'm back!!! :)

    I've just been to Nutschell and loved your photos and your answers to the questions. Loved your workspace, too, and the fact that you can write anywhere anytime.

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    1. Len, thanks! If I can write in the teacher room under fluorescent lighting at work, I can write anywhere!

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  29. Romance Book Haven, thanks for visiting!

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  30. I'm all over anything from the 80's. I think I'll go pouf my hair now.

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  31. Leslie, ha! The 80s and my hair didn't mix.

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  32. Lovely wedding photos, Theresa. It was wonderful reading more about you.

    Riya

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  33. Romance Reader/Riya, that's nice of you to say.

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  34. HI, Theresa,

    I just stopped by to Congratulate you on making into the ABNA quarterfinals! I am SOOOO happy for you, Hart Johnson, and Roland Yeomans!

    I hope you are celebrating!

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    1. Michael, thank you. I just found out from a few emails at work, but I haven't been able to get on and see who else made it through. Thanks for letting me know!

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  35. Theresa! Congratulations on making it into the QUARTERFINALS!!!! AMG...so amazing.

    /throws confetti

    You're gonna win this thing! I can feel it!

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    1. Michael, thanks! I've never made it this far before. Two years ago, I was rejected. Last year, I made it to the semifinals. Sounds like you're way more confident than me!

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  36. I'll head that way for a visit. New follower here. I'm trying to get a head start on visiting my fellow "A to Z"ers. I'm really enjoying your blog and I look forward to visiting again.

    Sylvia
    http://www.writinginwonderland.blogspot.com/

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  37. Sylvia, thanks for visiting! I've been meeting to visit the participators. Right now, I'm just trying to get the posts done!

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  38. I'm an 80's child myself. And proud!

    P.S. Isn't it great to have embedded comments? So much easier.

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    1. LR, yes, I've saved so much time from when I used to comment and send separate emails.

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  39. I'm something of a misfit myself - wonder if that applies more to writers than to non writers?

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    1. Patsy, I don't know. I bet just about everyone feels they're trying to fit in. Maybe that's just my writer perspective!

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  40. Neat Theresa. Looks like I have 2 places two other places to catch up with your busy self this morning.

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  41. Slamdunk, nice to hear from you! Guest posts two weeks in a row--it's like I'm on a book tour!

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