What I Write

My young adult novels are dark, edgy, and realistic. Although I love paranormal and fantasy books, I prefer to create stories that could really happen (and in many cases, really are happening). For me, the echo of a story set firmly in the real world always haunts me long after I've read the final word. If you like Ellen Hopkins, Jay Asher, and Neal Shusterman, you might like my books, too.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Frog Debacle of 2012

So, I'm flushing my sinuses, right, and as I lean over my bathroom sink, I see this:


Now, some of you might think this is no big deal, right?  I mean, what could REALLY be in that little aeration hole in your bathroom sink?  See, here's the thing, I live in Florida.  Where all the creepy-crawly-nasty creatures live.  I was certain it was a snake.  I didn't care what kind of snake.  I didn't care if it was only three inches long and I didn't care if it was a non-venomous, kind-hearted little snake who just wanted to be my friend.  I reeeeally don't like snakes.  Not even a little bit.

So I thought.

I planned.

I strategized.

I decided.  Whatever this little creature was, he obviously found a way in there, so he could probably find a way out too.  Now I don't know about you, but there was no way in Hades I'd be able to sleep thinking WHATEVER that thing was could possibly be crawling around my bedroom tonight.  So I had to do something.  And I did.  I flooded it out.  I mean, the thing had to breathe sometime, right? 


And then this came LEAPING out of that tiny hole:


Thank goodness it wasn't a snake.  Just a HUGE, SLIMY (but harmless, I think) frog.  So I scrambled around with my two-year-old daughter (who thought this whole thing was pretty funny) trying to find something large enough to capture him.  This is what I found:


And, ultimately, little Frog Guy was released into the wild of my front yard.


Just another day in Florida Paradise.  Oy. 

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About Me

I'm a writer of contemporary teen fiction. My bookshelf is SLAMMED with young adult novels and I should be on some sort of twelve step program for my spending habits in Barnes and Noble. And, for the record, I LIKE having real books, so no Nook or Kindle for this gal.