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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Liar Liar Pants on Fire and Other Randomness

I was honored to receive the creative writer (AKA - bold faced liar) blog award from Medeia Sharif, a fellow writer and debut author. Her YA debut, THE BESTEST RAMADAN EVER, is being published by Flux in 2011. Check out her fabulous blog here.

I was so excited to get this award because I've been secretly wanting to play the truth/lies game that goes along with it. The point of the game is to list six lies and one truth, and then you (yes, I'm talking to you) have to guess which one is the true statement. PS: I am a horrible liar in person...but maybe on paper (or blog background) I can be slick-von-trickster.

Which one is my truth?

1) I'm allergic to chocolate, but love it so much that I'll deal with the hives in order to eat it.

2) I own a show dog who has won two state championships.

3) I was spat on by a llama when I was five.

4) I had an eyebrow ring when I was 18, and now I have trouble plucking that eyebrow without sneezing.

5) I graduated high school a year early...but then I took the five year plan to graduate college... so it evened out in the end.

6) I've never flown on a plane and never plan to if I can avoid it.

7) I lived in Chicago for a few years and had the pleasure of meeting Oprah.

Please-oh-please play along by leaving me a comment with your best guess. Check back in a few days for the truth and nothing but the truth!

In other randomness, I handed in my acks 'n ded (acknowledgements and dedication) for my book after re-writing them 937 times - hooray! I decided to go with the less is more concept to avoid being too long winded. Because of this, my hair straightening iron will be very upset that I left her out... therefore I'm acknowledging her here: Dear Chi Straightening Iron, thank you for straightening my hair with such precision. Without you, my hair would be frizzy and unmanageable...and how would I be able to write in that condition? The short answer is, I wouldn't.

Finally, in honor of St. Patty's Day tomorrow and my partial Irish heritage, I'd like to leave you with two of my favorite Irish sayings:

A blessing for the hopeful:

And a curse for the bitter:

May the luck o' the Irish be with you! :)

*Best Wishes & Lipstick Kisses*

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Blogger DL Hammons said...

*Cracking knuckles* Okay, I got this! Hmmmmm. I'm going to hard as that is to believe in this day and age.

I must say though, your an excellent liar here in cyber-world. :)

March 16, 2010 at 5:42 PM  
Blogger Amy Holder said...

Yay! Thanks for playing along! I'll let you know if you're right in my follow-up post.

And thanks for the cyber-world liar compliment *insert maniacal laughter*

March 16, 2010 at 6:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it's #1, because chocolate is that good.

March 16, 2010 at 11:23 PM  
Blogger Claire Dawn said...

I'm going with number 3. Just because.

I'm going to get to work on my acks n ded. I've just started the first edit, but I figure between now and publication, I should be able to remember everybody. Including my toothbrush.

Cuz you can't write with cavities, can you?

March 17, 2010 at 4:28 AM  
Blogger Nicole Ducleroir said...

Fun post!! Congrats on your award. I think...number three is true. (I stink at this game :P)

When you get a chance, swing by my blog today. I left you an award today, too!

Happy St. Patty's Day!

March 17, 2010 at 12:27 PM  
Blogger Amy Holder said...

Thanks so much, Nicole, Claire, and Medeia for joining the guessing fun! We'll see if any of you are right soon...

Claire - I forgot to mention my toothbrush! Ughh! You're so right, cavity-free teeth are a must when writing.

Nicole - thanks for the award - I'm going to check it out now! Woohoo!

March 17, 2010 at 3:25 PM  
Blogger Alissa said...

I'm going with:
5) I graduated high school a year early...but then I took the five year plan to graduate college... so it evened out in the end.

Even, though at first I was thinking it had to be the llama spitting on you because who hasn't been spit on by a llama when they were five, but then I thought maybe you were trying to be tricky with that one.

I can't believe that you left your straightening iron off of your acks 'n ded page and that it only took you 937 rewrites to get it right!

March 17, 2010 at 8:11 PM  
Blogger Lily Robinson said...

Hadn't heard the curse before... Funny!

As if I don't have enough to worry about. I mean my book isn't even finished yet, and I'm sweating the query letters. Now you've got me anxious over the acks 'm ded! ...and I don't even have a straightener!

I'd say anyone that gets hives once would avoid then at all cost! So I'm guessing the chocolate thing is the lie.

March 18, 2010 at 1:25 AM  
Blogger Jackee said...

Ack! I'm so bad at guessing. How about... #2?

Thanks for stopping by my blog.


March 18, 2010 at 12:28 PM  
Blogger Tahereh said...

eeee i'm going with 4) I had an eyebrow ring when I was 18, and now I have trouble plucking that eyebrow without sneezing.

because those details are just a little too accurate, i think. ;D

love your blog!

March 18, 2010 at 12:57 PM  
Blogger Bish Denham said...

I'm going to go with #3, just because I can see something like that happening at like, a petting zoo.

March 18, 2010 at 5:07 PM  
Blogger Amy Holder said...

Thanks, Alissa, Lily, Jackee, Tahereh, and Bish for all the fun guesses! Maybe one or more of you are correct... we will see.

Jackee & Bish - thanks for stopping by and following my blog! :)

March 18, 2010 at 6:37 PM  
Blogger Ee Leen Lee said...

chocolate is great!

March 19, 2010 at 4:12 PM  

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