Saturday, November 21, 2009

Facts About Me!!

Hi Readers,

Today I thought instead of asking a question, I'd fill in some facts about my family and me. Hope this isn't too boring...and yes, I'll answer any questions you leave in your comments...maybe.


My mother married when she was thirteen. I was born when she was fifteen.

For the first seven years of school, I attended a two room school house with two teachers. One teacher taught from first through fourth grade, and we were all in one room together. The other taught from fourth through eighth, same thing, all in one room.

I'm the eldest of nine kids. All of us are still living, except for one. I lost a brother when he was twenty in a car wreck. Two of my sisters have had heart attacks, both were in their early forties when it happened. Neither had a weight problem, but both smoked. I have a weight problem, I don't smoke, and knock on wood, I haven't had a heart attack...yet.

I married when I was seventeen, divorced when I was twenty-three, married again when I was twenty-five and have been married to that man for over thirty-four years, but if he keeps telling everyone I write about sex and it's about him and me, he might not make it another thirty-four years!

I'm the mother of five, four boys, one girl and the stepmother of two boys. When my ex-husband remarried, he married a woman with two boys and then he and his new wife had a boy. My poor daughter grew up with nine brothers who threatened every boy she dated that if she wasn't treated right and home on time...they'd be waiting. She didn't date much?

My family was nearly grown when I decided to go to nursing school.I'd always wanted to be a nurse, but I wanted to be an author more. While in nursing school, I wrote my first complete contemporary romance novel and the entire nursing class passed it around and read it--when we should have been studying for the next exam.Ha! That novel was published years later under the title, No Holds Barred, book two of the Montana Men series.

Fourteen years later my nursing career ended due to an accident and I returned to my first love: writing. I dusted off No Holds Barred, did some editing, changed the names of the characters and submitted it to my publisher. It has been one of my best sellers to date.

My life is full with family, friends, a good husband, and wonderful fans who love my books. Who could ask for more?

Well, I'd love to be on the New York Times best seller's list...yeah, I know, keep dreaming!

See you tomorrow!
Tabitha Shay
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Trent Kinsey said...

Wow! That's one helluva story, Tabs...Glad you shared it with us :D

booklover0226 said...

You've had and still have such a full life.

Good for you!
Tracey D

Maggie Dove said...

What a wonderful story! I come from a big family, too. Family and friends make life worth living. I'm sure that you'll make it to the NY Times Best seller's list and I'll be the proud friend who will say...hey...that Tabs...I know her!

Tabitha Shay said...

Hey Trent,
So glad you stoppd by and yeah, it's been a hell of a ride...let me get my second breath, and the next fifty years will be even

Tabitha Shay said...

Hi Tracey,
So glad you dropped in and yes, my cup runneth over. I'm so lucky to have such a wonderful, loving family and good friends and every day I make a new friend...welcome new friend....Tabs

Tabitha Shay said...

Hi maggie,
Ha...I'll probably see your name on the best seller before mine and I can say Oh, I knew her when....Thanks for visiting...and yes, family and friends are all we really have in life when it comes right down to it....Tabs