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Monday Mayhem – Sharon B freaks out

Posted on May 13, 2013 by Margaret Ethridge   7 Comments | Posted in Blog

When I talked to Sharon Buchbinder about doing a little guest stint on my blog I offered her the chance to play two truths and a lie with y’all. Apparently that wasn’t very kind of me….

Play along, will ya? I think she’s on the edge.

Truth-Truth-Confabulation

When Margaret shared that her blog was now featuring author guest posts with two truths and a lie, I had writer’s block for the first time in years. Normally, I have what I call writer’s logorrhea, which Miriam Webster’s online dictionary defines as “excessive and often incoherent talkativeness or wordiness.” Yes, even my academic pals have marked up my work with the dreaded words, “over writing.” I paced the room, wrung my hands, and moaned, “Why me? Of all the writers in all the blogs in all of the world, why did Margaret do this to me.” See. I over write. And then I have to KILL MY DARLINGS.

So, on that note, I now present two truths and a confabulation involving my book babies and killing my darlings. I leave it up to you to guess which one is the lie. From those readers who correctly identify the confabulation, I will award the winner’s choice of a book from my backlist.

1.  The only problem I had with Desire and Deception was getting an agent, editor or publisher to give it a read was because it had “too much sex.”  When I submitted it to an erotic publisher, the editor liked it, but complained it had too little sex.

2.  Some Other Child is based, in part, on growing up the child of a sociopath.  My mother taught me not to pay parking fees and to use American Sign Language to pretend I was deaf when confronted by angry attendants. I deleted the scene where she kept a shovel and newspaper in the trunk of her car so she could steal plants when I saw ones she liked.

3.  Obsession originally came in at 100,000 words. After three rounds of revisions, and a virtual blood bath of killing darlings, the book is now 70,000 words long. Many of the words were related to hot monkey sex in Mexican jungles and expletives in English, Spanish, and Russian.

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Now Available from The Wild Rose Press: OBSESSION

A year after a barbaric childbirth, complete with a near-death experience and an encounter with her guardian angel, Angie Edmonds is just happy she and her son, Jake, are alive. She’s finally in a good place: clean, sober, and employed as a defense attorney. But at the end of a long work day, she finds herself in a parent’s worst nightmare: Jake has been kidnapped and taken across the Mexican border by a cult leader who believes the child is the “Chosen One.”

Stymied by the US and Mexican legal systems, Angie is forced to ask the head of a Mexican crime syndicate for help. Much to her chagrin, she must work with Alejandro Torres, a dangerously attractive criminal and the drug lord’s right-hand man. Little does she know Alejandro is an undercover federal agent, equally terrified of blowing his cover—and falling in love with her.

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Author Bio and Links

After working in health care delivery for years, Sharon Buchbinder became an association executive, a health care researcher, and an academic in higher education. She had it all–a terrific, supportive husband, an amazing son and a wonderful job. But that itch to write (some call it an obsession) kept beckoning her to “come on back” to writing fiction. When not attempting to make students, colleagues, and babies laugh, she can be found herding cats, waiting on a large gray dog, fishing, dining with good friends, or writing. You can find her at www.sharonbuchbinder.com

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Where Sharon Buchbinder can be found on the Internet

Website/Blog http://sharonbuchbinder.com/blog/

Amazon http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B001IODIE2

Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4417344.Sharon_Buchbinder

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sharon.buchbinder.romanceauthor

Twitter @sbuchbinder https://twitter.com/sbuchbinder

The Wild Rose Press http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/maincatalog_v151/

Book Trailer for OBSESSION http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1kujUWoGbk

Book Trailer for DESIRE AND DECEPTION http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drjvWmZEHrU&feature=player_embedded

Book Trailer for SOME OTHER CHILD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EMvzxE-iBY

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7 Responses to "Monday Mayhem – Sharon B freaks out"

  1. Comment by Sharon Buchbinder (@sbuchbinder)
    May 13, 2013 at 6:58 am  

    Thanks for allowing me to have a little melt down about killing my darlings on your blog, Margaret! Now, who will guess the confabulation???

  2. Comment by Evelyn Jules
    May 13, 2013 at 7:49 am  

    Hi Sharon! Nice to meet you! Obsession sounds fantastic! I actually have the opposite problem with my writing. I can’t seem to be able to write anything over novella length. At least it saves me the grief of killing my darlings. 😉

    As for the two truths and a lie, I’m gonna have to say #1 is the lie. But they’re all very believable and amusing. 😀

  3. Comment by vintagevonnie
    May 13, 2013 at 7:53 am  

    Because hot monkey sex never hurt a soul and my own mother was known to keep a shovel and newspapers in her trunk for stealing flowers she liked, I’m going with number one. Great post, Sharon.

  4. Comment by Sharon Buchbinder (@sbuchbinder)
    May 13, 2013 at 8:38 am  

    Hi Evelyn–Thank you for your kind words. You know how parents say, “I prayed for her to speak, then I prayed for her to shut up”? I was that kid–at least in my writing. LOL! Thanks for playing…all will be revealed in good time. 🙂

  5. Comment by Sharon Buchbinder (@sbuchbinder)
    May 13, 2013 at 8:40 am  

    Hi Vonnie–LOL! The meeting of Adult Children of Flower Thieves will convene NOW. Thanks for commenting. The suspense is building!!

  6. Comment by Sharon Buchbinder (@sbuchbinder)
    May 14, 2013 at 6:43 am  

    Numbers 1 and 2 are TRUE. So that leaves #3 as the lie! As depicted in the cover, Obsession takes place in the Sierra Madre, a high rocky region devoid of jungles. Nobody guessed, so that makes EVERYONE a winner! Vonnie and Evelyn, you may have your choice of books from my back list. I will email, you too! Congratulations! And, Margaret, thanks for allowing me to be on your blog to play 2 truths and a lie!

  7. Comment by Margaret Ethridge
    May 14, 2013 at 3:38 pm  

    Thanks for being here, Sharon!

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