|Posted by mandybaggot on June 19, 2013 at 2:00 AM|
Today on In The Sack I am joined by a wonderful friend of mine and a fantastic author...it's Katie Mettner!
I was born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin in 1975 and lived there, in the same house, for 21 years! I moved to the Northwoods as a young adult where I now reside with my husband and three children. My love affair with Lake Superior began when I met my husband, Dwayne, and he drove me across the bridge one snowy November day with my nose pressed up against the glass. It was in that moment the scene was set for my breakout novel!
As a young adult I enjoyed ballroom dancing and spent many hours on the dance floor, but an injury forced me to sit it out for too many songs. Many would say that losing my left leg was a horrible tragedy, but in fact it was the best thing that ever happened to me. Now, like Sugar, I can dance. My stories are a reflection of my love for family intricately woven with life experience. When the gales of November blow early you can find me at the computer with a cup of joe, listening to Michael Bublé and working on Sugar's next adventure....
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Sugar's Night is coming soon!!
John 1:5: The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it....
No one knows darkness like Tula “Sugar” Dubois, but as fall cloaks the Twin Ports her lodge is bright with a new love and new life. Sugar should be happier than ever, but when good intentions go bad Van unknowingly begins the dance that will lead Sugar back through the darkness of her past. Filled with doubt Sugar struggles to follow Van’s lead and let him teach her to trust her heart, and him. In the darkness Sugar questions her priorities, doubts her convictions and discovers the angels among us. Determined to start anew Sugar and Van, Jesse and Julie and Max and Lillie finally waltz through the darkness and into the light of Sugar’s Night.
SHOW US THE SACK!!
I got my sack awhile back and there isn’t one thing it lacks. It may not be pretty with flowers and hearts, but it’s designed to be rugged and no nonsense tough. I can stuff it, drag it and beat it about and still I can promise nothing falls out. With this sack there is never, no never, no doubt that when in a Rush it ‘twill always hold up.
Let’s play “Peeping in the sack”. What you find in a woman’s sack usually describes who they are as a person pretty well, so let’s see how my sack defines me. With plenty of pockets for organization you will find them stuffed to the gills with every over the counter remedy needed by man or child and the asthma inhaler to boot! Being a carpenter’s daughter I was taught early on never to get caught without a set of tools. Since becoming an amputee I found this to be even more important advice, so I always carry my mini Leatherman, flashlight and the pink credit card looking case is actually a full set of screwdrivers! Of course there is also my black wallet stuffed to the gills with every kind of account reminder card, kids pictures and reward card possible, oh and look this time I have money! WOOT! I always have my cards for Sugar handy as well as the key to the Sugarmobile. If you look close you will see my flash drive with all three Sugar books on it just to make sure if my house burns down with my computer in it, all is not lost!
Finally the last thing inside my sack is my leg bag. If you aren’t an amputee well you don’t need one of these, but for those of us who are we know the importance of never forgetting it. It contains wet wipes or towelettes for cleaning off your leg and inside of your liner, deodorant or powder to apply in case your liner is slipping off and then of course lotion to put the whole thing back on with. The little white sock is also a must to carry in case you are at a very important event and suddenly you start dancing like the hunchback. Well, you just pop the leg off, pull the little sock on, tuck the leg back on and away you go again dancing like it is 1985.
So now you’ve peeped in my sack. I have to say it was less embarrassing than I thought it would be. I guess I really don’t look that weird just because I carry tools and powder together in the same sack. As the boy scouts say, always prepared!
Thank you so much for coming on In The Sack, Katie! Next week's guest is Sue Moorcroft!