11-21-2011: Never to be forgotten! Today is the day that Ian Somerhalder responded to me on facebook! Hey, that may not be a big deal for you, but for me.. HUGE. *swoon*
Conversation copied from FB:
ME: Finally! After an hour of searching facebook, I find the REAL you. Hi Ian!
Ian Somerhalder: Thank you.Nice to meet you
ME: My pleasure! Thank you for taking the time to notice. :)
Ian Somerhalder: you're welcome
Ian Somerhalder: I try not to disappoint my fans!
ME: Well, you're doing a wonderful job. :) It's nice (and a bit scary) to talk to someone like you!
ME: lol... (I'm secretly freaking out cuz I got to talk to Ian! *sigh*)
Ian Somerhalder: Thank you Theresa!
ME: lol... you're welcome! Just do me a favor and don't knock when you invade my dreams tonight. The husband probably wouldn't like that. hehe!
Ian Somerhalder: well I will not:)
ME: Perfect! Thanks. LOL
Annabelle’s Story Book Spotlight and Author Guest Post
Annabelle Walsh thought she had it all. She was the star of her swim team, had a loving family, a great boyfriend, and to top it off, she’d be starting at UCLA in the fall. One day, she’d be referred to as Dr. Annabelle Walsh.
She was living every girl’s dream – until her life was turned upside down. All starting with finding out that she’s not just a human, but also a water spirit. Half-human, half-sprite to be exact. Although not just any sprite, Annabelle is prophesied to be the only one who can save both the sprites and mankind.
With a mix of current events, anecdotes from Greek mythology, tidbits of folklore, and Leigh’s own imagination, we join Annabelle in her journey to restore order beneath the sea. Each step of the way her mind, body, and soul are pushed to the limit begging the question, how much can one half-human, half-sprite take?
Then the only thing left for him to do was inhale. He had no choice, his body instinctively breathed. It didn’t matter that he was under water. But after he did, the water burned his throat as it went down, it filled his lungs, and then he died.
Right on cue, my body forced me to inhale.
|“The plot was exhilarating, the characters were determined and fun.”|
|Before the birds, my husband and I are off to CrossFit. I’m a big workout nut.|
|Before the dog wakes up, we’re back and ready for the day.|
|When there’s time, I like to sneak in an hour or so of writing before I head off to my “real” job. It also provides Zoey with a chance to take a morning nap.|
|During the day, I work at an advertising agency as a copywriter. I spend my 9 to 5 (although my hours can get crazy) drafting websites, brochures, banners ad, text ads, videos, CRM emails, articles, SEO, and various other digital assets.|
|When lunchtime rolls around, I often sneak outside to a nearby courtyard to either read or write. It’s a great break from my day (and a chance to put on my author hat).|
|I’m fortunate to live in a beautiful area. A portion of my 2-mile trek home is along a canal.|
|As soon as my husband and I get home, Zoey demands our attention. Everyday she drags us to her “spot” so she can harass the squirrels.|
|My evening hours are spent with my husband, Zoey, and my laptop. It’s a balancing act of spending time with my fam and working on my latest project (for the past year, it’s been Annabelle’s Story).|