Thursday, May 20, 2010

Confession Time & 5 Random Acts of Kindness Winners!

A couple of weeks ago, I was nominated for the Creative Blogger Award. If you didn't get to read my post you can check it out here.

Basically, I was supposed to tell either 6 outrageous lies and 1 outrageous truth or 6 outrageous truths and 1 outrageous lie!

Today is revelation day! I'm sad to say that no one guessed 100% correctly. That being said, the good new is that I'm NOT in fact a good liar! All the statements except for 1 were all the TRUTH. And here's my story:

1. I once locked lips with a famous musician.

TRUTH: This is the truth but I only have a guitar pick as proof. Wish I had a photo but alas only the vision in my mind to sustain me. I became a BIG Def Leppard fan in the late 80's and finally got the see the sexy rocker Brits in 1997 during their Slang tour in Birmingham, Alabama. It was at an outdoor amphitheater and I was a single girl just a few years out of college. I scored a front row screaming fan girl kiss and a souvenir autographed guitar pick from the newest member of the group at the time one Vivian Patrick Campbell (who just so happens to be Irish and you know how I feel about Irishmen). Sigh.

2. I once spent the night with a famous actor.

TRUTH: But not in the dirty minded way you all assumed I meant here! LOL I might write some erotic romance but I therein lies my creative writing ability. By "spent the night", I simply mean I attended an evening event wherein one of the guests was movie star Tom Berenger with whom I was lucky enough to spend some time. Yep, Tom Berenger as in The Big Chill, Major League, Sliver, Platoon and many others! AND I DO have a pic to prove it.

Check it out>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

3. I once was the personal chef to a high ranking military officer.

TRUTH: During the 2 years that I lived in Japan, I was the personal chef and nanny to a Marine Corps Colonel and his family. It was the best job I've ever had--that is--until I became a Mommy myself.

4. I once broke my butt.

TRUTH: In the 10th grade, a boy pushed me down in his insane attempt to flirt with me and I landed on my tailbone on a hard wood floor in just the wrong way. I cracked (no pun intended) my tail bone and fractured it. It was extremely painful and just so you know--there's no cast available for this! P.S. Don't tell Tom!

5. I once dated a guy just because he had the same name as a celebrity.

TRUTH: Well, he was a little bit cute too. I once had a big thing for the 60's group the Monkees' Davy Jones. So when I met a guy that was almost as cute as the real thing with the same name. I couldn't resist a date or two.

6. I once gave my underwear to a complete stranger.

FALSE: This was my one true lie. I've never done this and although Sixteen Candles is in fact one of my top 10 movies of ALL TIME...alas...this is not true!

7. I once shook hands with a leprechaun.

TRUE: Just ask my husband, he was there and a witness.

What is a leprechaun? Wikipedia defines a leprechaun as is a type of fairy in Irish folklore, usually taking the form of an old man, clad in a red or green coat, who enjoys partaking in mischief.

Now, folklore it may be but I met one in Ireland on my honeymoon and he was taking customer surveys at the Tesco near Castlebar, Ireland. He was an old man with a red and green checkered wool coat and was incredibly mischievous. In fact, he insisted that we complete the survey before he would let us leave the store even though we told him were were just passing through.

He had some kind of weird fungus looking stuff growing on his hands and he kept trying to shake my hand. I kept trying to avoid it and gesture to the two huge sacks that I was carrying as a plausible excuse for not wanting to touch the icky hands.

He wouldn't give up on that hand shake. So, I finally relented. Then, fearing that I might have contracted some mythical skin condition for which there would be no cure...I used up half a bottle of Purell in the car.

So, there you have it folks. I'm as honest as the day is long! And you thought you knew me!

Since no one was the clear winner, I've chosen the person who came the closest and I believe that to be Rebecca because she guessed the complete opposite to the correct answer! She guessed they were all lies EXCEPT the one that was actually a lie. Bless you for thinking that I'm such a good liar. I think.

And since I happen to know that she already has the book that was to be the prize for this contest, I'll send her an autographed copy of my YA romantic suspense entitled Surviving Truth instead. After all, the title seems most fitting to this contest anyway.

Enough about ME...let's talk about YOU....

5 Random Acts of Kindness

Earlier this week, I asked you to just ASK for something you wanted or needed and I'd choose 5 people at random to grant your wish. Well, the choices have been made and the deeds have been done (or are in the process of being done, at least). Before I reveal the wish grantees, let me encourage you to pay it forward. Doing something nice for someone else with no other motive is its own reward. I promise you that.

Random Act #1: Andrea S.

Asked for: Thoughts and prayers concerning her breast biopsy. I'm happy to report that she's healthy and well! Hooray!

She received: In honor of my Celtic Sister I've done one better than just my thoughts and prayers. I've made a donation in her honor to the Breast Cancer Prevention Fund who helps to pay for mammograms for women who cannot afford them otherwise. Here's their site if you want to check out all the ways you can practice breast cancer prevention and help the cause.

Random Act #2: Vicky B.

Asked for: Prayers for her daughter-in-law Nean who's having a rough time right now.

She received: My thoughts and prayers and one better. I put in a prayer request through Apparently, they'll pray for you too. I say, the more the better. Best of luck to your daughter-in-law.

Random Act #3: CJ Ellisson

Asked for: One of my paranormal books that I thought she might like.

She will receive: A Free copy of my Paranormal shifter story Soul Searcher. Hope you enjoy!

Random Act #4: Sarah H.

Asked for: A review of her Synopsis

She will receive: Send it to me, Sarah at ( and I'll be happy to review it for you. Hope I can help!

Random Act #5: Tami

Asked for: Thoughts for her daughter and for something chocolate to help her cope.

She will receive: I puzzled over this one because I live in the hot south. Anything I could possibly send that is chocolate would be a hot mess by the time it reached you. So, I'll be shipping to you a set of Fudge Brownie Bath Truffles! Take a relaxing bath in chocolate! How bout that? Just send me your snail mail address (to and I'll have it sent directly to you.

Thank you to all for the well wishes and lovely comments this week. See you next week at the Boost!

P.S. For prize drawings from other authors who have appeared on the blog--the winners will always be listed in the right hand column under "Recent Winners at the Boost".


Sandra Cox said...

Wow, I love Tom Berenger. You are one fascinating woman.

Unknown said...

So cool! Your initial True Lies statements were so short and deadpan I couldn't decide! Great stories behind them!

So excited to receive my book!! Thanks a million and I look forward to reading it.

Wishing you the best week and yes, I plan to pay it forward as well. Good idea.

Boone Brux said...

You rock Kerri. You are such a positive force in this world.


Tami Winbush said...

You are the most wonderful person! Thanks you - :`)


vickyb said...

I hope you also got some time for yourself. :) Thank you.

Chicks of Characterization said...

Kerri! You are such a sweetheart! Thank you so much! I will be heading over to the site and adding to your good will!!!!! :O)

Thank you again!

Valerie Mann said...

I can't tell you how impressed I was with your blog post! And like I said, I want to borrow the idea for a future blog myself. I think if everyone did one random act of kindness per day, imagine the ripple effect around the planet! Thanks for the inspiration, Kerri!!