by Peg Brantley
Evocative Characters. Intriguing Crime. Compelling Stories.
There's so much spinning going on I'm surprised anyone is still standing.
Let me spin you a few:
FACT: I came in second place at a writing competition several years ago.
SPIN: Award winning author.
FACT: I've painted some half-way decent watercolors. (The logo for Bark Publishing, above, is one of mine.)
FACT: I received an Honorable Mention, an additional category established by the judges just for me, for a short story (available now through MY WEBSITE).
SPIN: Multi-award winning author.
FACT: My books have each achieved the #1 slot when they were available for free, and remained briefly in the stratosphere when they went back to full-price.
SPIN: Bestselling author.
FACT: I have been endorsed by bestselling authors, and big-time award nominated authors, plus I've read their stuff.
SPIN: Long-term mentors.
FACT: I was Head Girl at Dunstan Junior High (now Middle School).
SPIN: A successful career in politics.
FACT: I was on the school newspaper staff at Dunstan.
SPIN: A journalism background.
FACT: My books have received some nice reviews.
SPIN: Acclaimed writer.
FACT: I play the piano and actually own one.
SPIN: Accomplished musician.
How do I know there's a lot of spin going on? Truthfully, it's only a guess. But I know for a fact there's at least one author out there who has his/her washing machine permanently set to the spin cycle. On one hand, it's kind of clever and I'm sure he/she is selling more books because of the spin, but on the other I find it kind of sad he/she feels the truth isn't good enough. And if there's one, I'm betting there are more.
FACT: Today is my wedding anniversary. Thirty-three years of a great life.
SPIN: Nothing to spin here. I've been blessed.
What about you? Have you spied some spin?