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Wednesday, June 1, 2011


When was the last time you did something for the first time? What was it?

I'm an introvert. I made a life decision a couple years back to act differently-- play extrovert.

One of the best things I have ever decided to do.

Since then I have walked the red carpet (yeah, as in Kodak Theatre, Hollywood), snagged a seat at the bar in the round above Times Square by schmoozing the waitress, interviewed two premiere filmmakers in front of seven thousand at WonderCon, mingled at an after party for stuntmen/women on the Paramount studios back lot, been allowed into the premiere Ivy restaurant--London, England (reservations normally a year out) to conduct novel 'research', moderated dozens of author panels as expert, told Nora Roberts I moved her books aside at a signing at Barnes and Noble to display mine (do I have gonads or, been chased by Scottish constables as possible terrorist for taking photos from a moving car--Heathrow Airport (and talking my way out of it-making them laugh)...

Got the idea?

Introvert is not a life sentence. Nor is it any less valid or wonderful than being an extrovert. It simply means we get our batteries recharged through solitude (whereas extroverts charge via crowds). You can choose to act differently.

We have this one life. One time to BE.

What do you want to remember from your proverbial 'rocking chair'?

Sooo ...

When was the last time you did something for the first time? What was it?

Christine London
Author of Shadows Steal The Light
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Christine London was born in Chicago, Illinois, but left the long winters of the Midwest as a child to find her roots in the sun and charm of California, both North and South. Her adopted home became Great Britain when she spent a year of college in the east end of London with three male flat mates; one from each country on the main island. Her fascination and love affair with all things British has grown over the years, facilitated by summers spent trading houses.

Graduating from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Chris continued with family, teaching, singing in a jazz sextet and running foot races (and winning) before discovering her true passion….the romance and adventure of writing.
It took one Scot to awaken her poetic appreciation of Scotland's natural beauty, and another Scot to ignite her passion for writing. Thank you, gentlemen.

Coming June 2011 from MuseItHot Publishing:
Hog Wild
Sinclair MacTavish ruled the world of motorcycle mechanics, able to repair anything under the Four Corner’s sun. But when a cynical road weary Brit crashes through the door of her garage, she’s in for more than just another cantankerous client. He just may be the challenge of her life.


desitheblonde said...

your book looks awesome

Christine London said...

Thanks, Desi. I had a blast doing the research for it. What a magnificient place is the desert southwest!

Thanks for your comment.

Christine London

Kathy Bennett said...

Hi Christine!

Very thoughtful post. It makes me realize I need to do a few more 'firsts'.

Karysa said...

Hi Christine,
How fun! Thanks for sharing some of the things you've done as an extrovert.

OK, so I did something for the first time today that I never thought I would do. Drum roll please. . . . .

I joined a matchmaker service! I went in for an interview and everything. I've tried online dating many, many times through the years, I've met lots of men, but not one with whom I connected in any genuine, long-lasting way.

Hopefully I'll have many fond memories of this time. :-)

Christine London said...

How exciting Karysa! They say it only takes one someone special and a moment forever remembered. Best of luck in meeting your mister right.

Hi Kathy- We could all live richer with more firsts. I wish you many and much 'wealth'