I’m so happy to welcome once again my fellow Soul Mate buddy, Meggan Connors, with her new book, Jessie’s War. She’s written a very interesting blog for us.
Thanks for having me today, Callie.
January is the time for New Year’s resolutions, when we all resolve to make changes in our lives. For me, the time when I make resolutions that I may actually keep is usually in September, because my life revolves around the school year schedule. Has since I was little, and still does.
But no matter—I’m guilty of making January resolutions, too. And no, I don’t usually keep those, either.
So, this year, because I sort of missed the annual September resolution time (it’s a long story), I’ve decided to make attainable resolutions in January!
Here are my top five attainable resolutions:
1) This year, I will not punch a buffalo in the face.
Hopefully, I’ll be able to keep this one. There’s a ranch about 40 miles away that has buffalo. The first time I saw it, I seriously thought I needed a new prescription for my glasses. I even gasped and said to my husband, “OMG, what’s wrong with those cows?”
Husband, who raised cattle in his youth and grew up on a ranch, looked at me like I had lost my mind. But even he did a double take.
“No, Wife, I think those are… buffalo?”
Admittedly, not a sight we see around these parts. In any case, I resolve not to punch one in the face. If I do, however, I’m sure you’ll hear all about it. Because I will be screaming so loudly you’ll hear me in from space.
2) I won’t dress like Dr. Frank-N-Furter from Rocky Horror Picture Show this year.
3) I resolve not to intentionally eat any large insects.
Mostly because they make me fall down, and I’m pretty certain I’d break something. I’m a delicate flower, don’t ya know?
5) Lastly, this year I resolve not to kiss Nathan Fillion.
I’d have to find him first, and that dude is wily. Can’t even find a royalty free image of him. Egads.
So there you have it! My top five attainable resolutions.
Meggan Connors is the author of The Marker, Wandering Heart (from Soul Mate Publishing) and the upcoming Jessie’s War (from Musa Publishing), a western steampunk, coming out January 11.
She’s about to become a pawn in a brutal game between nations…
The American Civil War has raged for more than ten years. The outcast daughter of a famous inventor, Jessica White has struggled to salvage what little remains of her life. Then, one cold winter night, the lover she’d give up for dead returns, claiming the Union Army bought the plans for her father’s last invention. But he’s not the only one who lays claim to the device, for the Confederacy wants the invention as well. Both sides will kill to have it.
…And only he can save her.
As an agent for the Union Army, Luke Bradshaw is a man who will use whomever and whatever is at his disposal in order to complete his mission. An attack by Confederate soldiers ensures that Jessie will turn to him for help, but Luke can’t help but wonder about the secrets she keeps–and if those secrets will ultimately prove fatal.
Sounds exciting, doesn’t it? I want to thank Meggan for entertaining us today. And wish her the best of luck with her new release. We’ll be watching for it.