Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Liza kidnaps KC Sprayberry -- Softly Say Goodbye

What's Up Peeps? Today I  kidnapped another author. (They are such easy pickens!)

This one had a shiny bag at her home. Goes well with the turquoise rope, don't you think?

Peep Rep: It does. But is this a real author, because the name on the title looks made up.

Liza: Peep Rep, you're being rude, both to me and KC.

Peep Rep: Then this isn't a bookcase you've declared to be an author because it has books in it?

Liza: Does KC look like a book case to you?

Peep Rep: Right I'm looking at a bundle of rope and a prettyish bag.  It could easily hold a book shelf beneath it:

Liza: Don't be silly. That looks nothing like one of my kidnapped victims.

Peep Rep: Then take off the bag and let us see.

Liza: Has my credibility fallen this low?

Peep Rep: Seriously? Let's see, you have an imaginary marketing kitten, you constantly claim you were raised by feral cats, and let's not forget you insist you saw a fifteen-foot water moccasin, when the largest ever recorded is six feet... Yes, I'd say your credibility is rock bottom.

Liza: *huffs* You know if  not for the fact that I want to know about KC's book, I would just leave her bagged, just so I could gloat, knowing how wrong you are. But I really want to know about KC's book. So behold my real author, KC Sprayberry. 

KC: Ah fresh air!
Liza: Hi, KC. Thanks for coming on my blog.
KC: Didn't have much choice.
Liza: You could have locked your door and removed the Welcome mat, but you didn't, which meant subconsciously, you wanted me to kidnap you.
*glares at Peep Rep*
Well, completely wrong Peep Rep. Do you have something you wish to say?

Peep Rep: Sorry I doubted you were real.
Liza: AND?
Peep Rep: And what?
Liza: I want an apology as well.
Peep Rep: Oh...uhmmm...Ah! Sorry you are so out of control that I would even think kidnapping non-existent authors a possibility.
Liza: Oh no. This is your foolishness, not mine. There are a billion authors out there all trying to get noticed. Why would I ever need to make one up?
KC: She's got a great point Peep Rep. 
Liza: No talking to the Peep Rep, KC. 
Now tell us about your YA contemporary, 
Softly Say Goodbye 

Erin Sellers, an eighteen-year-old high school senior, hates teen drinking. She and her three friends – Bill, her guy, Shari and Jake - decide to use Twitter to stop a group, the Kewl Krew, from using their high school as the local bar. But the members of this group are just as determined to stop anyone from messing up their fun. Despite veiled threats to her safety, Erin continues her crusade.

To make matters worse for her, the stress of school and extra curricular work mounts and suddenly, shockingly, booze-fuelled tragedy strikes. Erin is now under greater pressure as she spends all hours to produce a mural and other work to commemorate the death of a teen friend. Bill, Jake and Shari support her in all this...

But more tragedy lurks nearby… until it’s time to softly say goodbye. 

The sound of liquid gurgling and a thunk distracts me as my art teacher, Mr. Janks, says he has a major announcement. An overwhelming urge prods me to confront the offender, but she'll deny my accusation, even though everyone in the vicinity knows she just chugged some vodka.

Do it! My hands clench into fists. Tell Laura to quit!

High school drunks totally piss me off.

Liza: Wow, that excerpt wins you an award:

KC: You asked for a short excerpt.
Liza: I did. But that's because everyone else thinks a short excerpt is a chapter from their book. You must take matters literally, which is dangerous with me.
K.C: Don't worry. Now that we've met, I don't think that will be a problem.
Liza: Oh good. Let's get the buy links up so the peeps can buy this book!


Liza: So I rummaged through your office files while kidnapping you and found a bio about you beneath a bunch of stuff about your local band going to Disney World. I'm guessing the band is either really good and Disney has invited them to play or so bad the entire town has sent them away for a week's peace. 

KC: They are really good. 
Fabulously good. They even have their own website - You can watch videos of this year's program. I'm so amazed at how well they did Bohemian Rhapsody! Disney invited them after viewing the first video, and they got even better as the football season progressed!

Liza: I suspected that was the case. Just had to check. Now to the bio. Would you like to read it to my peeps?

KC: I am happily married to a man I met while in the Air Force. We recently celebrated our eighteen years of marriage. Our teen, the youngest of eight, keeps us on our toes with his band activities. 

Writing is something I've done since I was very young. At first, it was in a diary and then I poured all my energies into English compositions, earning praise from my Advanced Composition teacher in high school for an extremely visual project. While in the Air Force, I placed second in the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge's annual contest and from then on, was hooked. However, the reality of a military career and raising children forced me to put off attempting publication until my husband and I moved to Georgia. It was after the birth of our now teen that I began taking courses through The Institute of Children's Literature, Long Ridge Writer's Group, and Writers Digest in an effort to make my life's dream come true.

We live in Northwest Georgia, in a small town, 
where I write Romance, Westerns, Young Adult, and Middle Grade stories, both short and book length. More than a dozen of my short stories have appeared in magazines such as Listen Magazine, Brio, and The Pink Chameleon website. I also have short stories in anthologies, Passionate Hearts Anthology, Mystery Times Ten, The Best of Frontier Tales, Vol. I, and Mystery Times Nine.

Liza: What an interesting author you are! Now peeps if you want to legally stalk KC, here's your links: 

Twitter: @kcsowriter

KC: Great, can you untie me?
Liza:Well first, you must promote my novel Saving Casey. Otherwise I can't take my kidnapping expenses off on my taxes. 
KC: Promote your book...
Liza: Yes, it's a young adult suspense thriller. My character Cass also has difficulties in school, only she's an 80 year old woman who dies and then inexplicably wakens in a troubled teen's body. She's determined to turn her new life around, but her 80 years of life experience isn't helping as much as she expected.
KC: Actually, that sounds interesting.
Liza: Thank you. 
KC: So can I go now. I'm a band mom and have a lot to do.
Liza: Sorry, but I'm keeping you two days. But my dog Jess will come visit you while I'm doing edits. 
She'll stand before you, wagging her tail, wanting you to pet her. But when you don't, because you're tied up, she'll leave after a half hour.
KC: You could just untie me...
Liza: Hey, I'm silly, not stupid. You'd be gone in a second.

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  1. So funny!!! I tweeted.

  2. What a fun blog! Really unusual. And I can vouch for Kathi that her book is totally awesome.

    1. All right Suzanne! And for your recommendation and the reading of this blog, in which I assume you laughed at least, your life is extended 1.6 seconds. Spend it wisely!

  3. You always brighten my day with your blog. I love the cover of the book.

    1. Thank you Karen. It's why I do them. We all need a laugh...and a good book.

  4. Great, funny blog. Love the cover and the book.

    1. Thanks Kay. The book does sound good and the cover is nice isn't it?

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  7. Was very funny. My teenager snorted when he saw me all tied up, but I'm free now, and diving into a new book! Thanks, Liza for doing this!

  8. Really cute blog and I'll be coming back to read it again. I've known KC for a long, long, long time and can vouch for what a creative, fun writer she is. In fact, I've got a new book coming up in April if you want to kidnap me too! Have to go anonymous as goggle keeps taking me on side trips so I can't comment


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