Answers and a Question!

May
19

Another PAX t-shirt and more autographed books up for grabs today! But first, yesterday’s guessing game. Now–what did I really do on Tuesday? (And the winners are listed below along with the info for today’s giveaway.)

*Started writing and forgot to pick up my daughter from horseback riding lessons.
YES. I DID THIS. I AM A BAD MOTHER. THEY HAD TO CALL ME.:wall:
*Washed the dog and tripped in a hole while chasing him down.
WE HAVE TWO DOGS BUT I WOULDN’T WASH THEM IF THEIR LIVES DEPENDED ON IT!
*Picked a Wal-Mart smilie sticker off my car that my 14-year-old stuck on there.
THIS HAPPENED, BUT NOT ON TUESDAY.
*Wrote 20 pages.
NOT ON TUESDAY.
*Cleaned up cat vomit from my bedroom floor.
MY CAT THREW UP ON THE FLOOR ON TUESDAY, BUT….er….I DIDN’T CLEAN IT UP!
*Picked a Wal-Mart smilie sticker off my car that my 9-year-old stuck on there.
THIS HAS NEVER HAPPENED AT ALL.
*Drag-raced my neighbor from the school car line to home.
I DO THIS ALMOST EVERY DAY–BUT I DIDN’T DO IT ON TUESDAY.

Okay, must stop a moment here to explain. My neighbor and I drive to the elementary school first, then the middle school. Whoever gets in the elementary school car line has an edge, but if you’re wily, you can make it up and cut them off on the way to the middle school. You can get an edge again in the middle school car line, then the real race is getting home from there, where you can take a different route, speed, pray for no red lights, cut them off, make it home first. Lots of strategy involved! Whoever gets home first, that child calls the other house and shouts into the phone, “We beat you!” IT’S ALL VERY MATURE. I picked up my kids early on Tuesday, so we didn’t race.

*Wrote 10 pages.
YES! I DID THAT ON TUESDAY!
*Checked the mail in my t-shirt and underwear and got caught by my neighbor.
I DO THIS A LOT AND SOMETIMES GET CAUGHT, BUT NOT ON TUESDAY!
*Lost my keys and found them in my daughterโ€™s closet.
YES! AND THIS REALLY MADE IT HARD TO GO GET HER FROM THE STABLES WHEN THEY CALLED…..

So the correct answers are: 1) forgot my daughter, 2) wrote 10 pages, 3) lost my keys and found them in my daughter’s closet. The winner of the PAX mug (the first person who guessed right) is: LAURIE! And the winner of their pick of an autographed book as runner-up (the only other person who also guessed the correct 3 but wasn’t first) is: LYNN! (If I missed someone else who also guessed the correct 3, tell me! I checked and double-checked, but I might have missed someone.) Laurie and Lynn–email me with your addresses! :yes:

TODAY’S GIVEAWAY: For a PAX t-shirt ! (I’ll make this one easier.) Guess how old I was when I sold my first book! The first person to guess right wins the t-shirt . Everyone else who guesses right gets their pick from my backlist of an autographed book. Guess up to 3 times in different comments. You can get some clues from my Bio page–it tells how many children I’d had when I wrote my first book, and my kids are now 9, 12, and 14, and I sold my first book 13 months after I started writing. That should give you a guessing range.

So, how old was I when I sold my first book? :rotfl:





Comments

  1. Anna says:

    LOL! Forgetting your daughter was the one thing I was convinced you hadn’t done! ggg

    Okay, Guess one:- 27

  2. Anna says:

    Guess two:- 28

  3. Anna says:

    Guess Three:- 29

    But probably I’ve got my maths all wrong… :fryingpan:

  4. Suzanne says:

    **Forgetting your daughter was the one thing I was convinced you hadnโ€™t done!**

    It was embarrassing!!!! :fryingpan:

  5. Anna says:

    I’ll bet it was! (((hugs))) Poor you.

    You’ll just have to say it was Superwoman’s day off….

  6. BJ Deese says:

    26?

  7. BJ Deese says:

    29

  8. Mary says:

    Congrats to the winners. Great contests.

  9. Margery says:

    I don’t want to think about how young you were when you sold. Is there a smilie for green with envy? ๐Ÿ˜†

  10. Jill says:

    I can’t guess because I know. Damn it. I wanted a t-shirt.

  11. AngieW says:

    30 ๐Ÿ˜‰

    And is this where I admit to totally random guesses because it hurts my brain to try to sleuthe things out?

  12. Robyn says:

    how about 25

  13. Michelle says:

    I hate you for selling before me. :loser: Seriously, though, that’s great that you’ve had such a successful career. :thumbsup:

  14. Nicole says:

    Okay, second guess is 26

  15. Anna says:

    I knooooooow. I’m already older than you were when you sold, Suzanne…. Curses! :hissyfit:

  16. Robyn says:

    I’m going to lower the bar even
    more and say 24.

  17. Elizabeth says:

    I’ll go one lower and guess 23.

  18. Cheyenne McCray says:

    Awesome that you sold your first book 18 months after you wrote it! And I’m not guessing because you’re probably something disgusting, like in your 20’s. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Chey
    who’s turning 40 this year. Woohoo!

  19. Carol says:

    My guess is 24.

    I loved reading books by Mary Stewart, Victoria Holt and Phyllis Whitney! I read as many as I could find.:yes:

  20. Carol says:

    Or maybe you were 25. :bananadance:

  21. Nicole says:

    Okay, last guess, 27

  22. Carol says:

    I just love the faces!

    You could have been 26:yes:!

  23. Suzanne says:

    :wave: The guesses are fun!

  24. Suzanne says:

    Thanks for helping to entertain me so I don’t obsess over the fact that the Dates to Remember countdown in my sidebar says my book is due in 12 days. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

  25. Cynthia says:

    Hmmm…I’m going with: 21

  26. Cynthia says:

    Or maybe 22…

  27. Cheryl says:

    I’m thinking maybe 25?

  28. Cheryl says:

    Second guess . . . 26

  29. Cheryl says:

    Last guess – I’ll go with 23.

  30. Melissa says:

    You were 20 when you sold your first book. :wall:

  31. Melissa says:

    You were 21 when you sold your first book. :bananadance:

  32. Melissa says:

    You were 23 when you sold your first book. :yes:

  33. Stacey115 says:

    I would guess… hm, 25?

  34. Stacey115 says:

    Or maybe it was 26?

    :no:

  35. Stacey115 says:

    O’kay how about 23?

    *Love the games!!

  36. Robyn says:

    third guess is 22:thumbsup:

  37. Danica says:

    Um, from all these guesses, I’d say you were waaaayyy too young when you sold your first book. Now I feel old, and am going to have to finish the rest of the chocolate cake I have at home. I’m not sure what that has to do with anything except that it’s a good excuse and this slurpee I’m sucking down is a far cry from what I imagine a fruity f*cker to be like.

  38. Julia says:

    Hmmm, I think you were 22 when you sold your first book ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. Olga says:

    Lol, and congrats to the winners!

  40. Teresa Balderas says:

    For my first guess (as I pull my hair out) I will say…..27. Although, I’m sure you were 27.:shock::thumbsup:

  41. Teresa Balderas says:

    For my second guess I’m going to say…32.:smile:

  42. ruby55 says:

    Well, Suzanne!

    Great quiz yesterday. My mother often used to shower downstairs, hold only a towel in front of her and go upstairs to her bedroom. On the way, she often opened the front door to get the paper. One morning, I heard a kind of shriek. I ran to the door and there was the paperboy on one side holding the paper with my mother on the other holding only her towel. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    As to how old you may have been, I’ll guess 22.

  43. Teresa Balderas says:

    My third guess is 33?

  44. Suzanne says:

    LOL on your mother and the towel!!! That would so be me!!!

    Okay, I’m afraid someone is going to guess 12 next. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ I swear I wasn’t 12! LOL!

    I’ll give you a hint. So far, only ONE person (who has now won the t-shirt!!!) has guessed the right age. Anyone else who guesses the right age will win their pick of an autographed book!!! :bananadance: C’mon! I want to give some books away!!!

  45. Suzanne says:

    And if you guessed earlier and already made 3 guesses, I’ll let you make one more since I gave a hint!!! I want to give some books away! :hyper:

  46. Elizabeth M. says:

    I’m guessing 25

  47. Elizabeth M. says:

    Now I’m guessing 28

  48. Elizabeth M. says:

    My last guess is 22

  49. Nicole says:

    Okay, I vote 20

  50. ruby55 says:

    Well, it was kind of funny. The paperboy was about 17 and she was in her 70s.

    Do I get 3 guesses now? I’ve had only one.

    I’ll give another try at 28.:wink:

  51. ruby55 says:

    It’s so hard to tell how old people are and you don’t give much away in your bio. You and your husband could be almost any age in that picture and you say nothing about college, working, etc.

    You could be like my nephew and his wife: early starters.

    I’ll try 30. ๐Ÿ˜•

  52. Suzanne says:

    Sigrun, I’ll give more clues! :yes: I was 18 when I got married….. And I did go to college and have a professional job before I got pregnant, quit, and stayed home to write and be with my babies. Everyone gets four guesses now since I’ve given clues! C’mon! I wanna give books away! :bananadance:

  53. Tammy B. says:

    How about 23?

  54. ruby55 says:

    Thanks, here’s my last one then: 33.

  55. R. Marie says:

    I guess 33.:wink:

  56. Cheryl says:

    OK, for my 4th guess, I’m going to say 30?

  57. R. Marie says:

    I’m guessing 28:eek:

  58. R. Marie says:

    My 3rd guess is 30.:bananadance:

  59. Laurie says:

    THIS IS FUN…I’M GUESSING 28!

  60. Gina says:

    Guess one for me: I am going with 25.

  61. Gina says:

    guess number two … hmm? 23?

  62. Kim says:

    24 for my first guess.

  63. Kim says:

    27 for my second guess.

  64. Kim says:

    21 for my third guess.

  65. Tammy says:

    I’m gonna guess…33?

  66. Tammy says:

    Or maybe 29?

  67. Kim says:

    Darn, I should have read through the posts before I guessed. Here’s my new guess: 20

  68. Cheryl says:

    I’m going to say 30.

  69. Cheryl says:

    Now I’m gonna guess 28.:grin:

  70. Nicole says:

    Hmm….lol 19? You could’;ve done a lot in that year.

  71. Julia says:

    Well, here is my second guess:

    28

  72. Julia says:

    #3 guess ๐Ÿ˜•

    20

  73. Julia says:

    And my last guess is 30

    :love:
    these emoticons really are so cute

  74. R. Marie says:

    For my last guess I will say 20.:!:

  75. Robyn says:

    I guess 28.:yes:

  76. Marcy says:

    Guess #1: 33

  77. Marcy says:

    Guess #2: 28

  78. Marcy says:

    Guess #3: 30

  79. Teresa H says:

    First guess is 31

  80. Teresa H says:

    My second guess is 34

  81. Teresa H says:

    My third guess is 35

  82. Teresa H says:

    Congrats to the prize winners from yesterday!

  83. Laurie says:

    Hi Suzanne,

    My 2nd guess is 30.

  84. Laurie says:

    HI
    My Guess #3 is 32.

  85. Cheryl S. says:

    Sorry, didn’t know there was another Cheryl here. There, I put my S. at the end of my name just to keep it straight. ๐Ÿ™‚ My guesses were the ones at:

    3:46 pm – 25
    3:46 pm – 26
    3:51 pm – 23 and
    7:51 pm – 30

  86. Suzanne says:

    The answer was 28! The first person to guess 28 and the winner of the PAX t-shirt is Anna! Runners-up who also guessed 28 and receive an autographed book of their choice are: Elizabeth M, Ruby55, R. Marie, Laurie, Cheryl(with the hotmail address), Alyssa, Marcy, Julia and Robyn! Send me your addresses and your picks! :bananadance:

  87. Suzanne says:

    Thanks, Cheryl!!

  88. kate, sox professional. says:

    You once again show us that it’s all :bananadance: true what they say about Romance Writers’ glamorous lives.