Tuesday, May 09, 2006

My compadre Shelly Laurenston

K, so Shelly is my bud. We met at RT last year and we bonded...well, just cuz we bonded. I don't have an answer as to why. She is NOTHING like me. She's as tough as I'm not. She could careless about split ends and having her nails done. That's not to say she doesn't have good hygene--she does. LOLLOL. She mocks me for being a girly-girl OFTEN. I mock her back :)

However, like I said, we bonded. I think it was the continuous record, breaking times the DJ played, "I like big butts" at the parties. Yes, that's what bonded us. I think what happened was I was in front of her on the escalator and I turned around and asked if she was making fun of my butt and sang the song. Thus, when we saw one another, I sang the song and Shelly sang along. I am contagious :)

I'm kinda like a habit you want to break--you just can't because I'm your secret indulgence, ya know? Anyhoodles--Shells Bells did NOT want to like me. But by cons end, I was sitting on her lap and making her gimme a kiss.

Like I said, I'm like porn. You don't want to admit it's naughty and it cracks you up, but you can't help but flip to the channel to watch anyway. LMAO

Sooooooooooooo--my buddy Shelly and I, we talk all the time via e-mail and she was the first person to meet R when we went to LA. We had lunch and gabbed like the girly-girl she pretends not to be. LMAO. Not to mention, we've had long conversations on the phone about our careers ect.

Which brings me to this--my buddy sent me her soon to be released book today. Geez, will she get in trouble for that? Doesn't matter, I'll go buy it anyway cuz I wubs her. Well, she sent it to me because she put me (along with some others) in her dedication and then she made me cry. Much like the girly-girl I am. Shelly has a dedication in one of my books too--she doesn't know it cuz it's not out until June, but I just finished edits on it. I dedicated it to her because she knows a good kick-ass comic book hero like no other.

Okay, soooooooooooooooooo, in this writing thing, I don't care who ya write for. I don't spend time being jealous if you accomplish more than me. I hope you hit it big. Hence, I've made some friends that I'd keep as friends even if I never wrote another word. Some of us authors ignore the pub we write for (you know what I mean) and bond over different stuff. The rarity with Shelly and I is we don't much care who writes where. We're just writers. She's got her gig. I've got mine and it's kewl.

Shelly is one of those friends that I mentioned above and she has a book coming soon from Samhain Publishing (look, Angie--I mentioning the competition (gasp). Novel, eh? LOLLOL) It's called The Disressing Damsel--book 2 of the Dragon Kin.

And it is utterly awesome. I didn't read book one, but I didn't need to. I'd write you a review, but it'd sound all gushy and well, then you get accused of all sorts of unsavory things I have no time to defend. I loved the book and I would have loved it whether Shelly was my buddy or not. I would have loved it if I didn't write too and I was just a reader with no writing experience.

All I can say is--go buy this book at www.samhainpublishing.com the moment it's available. I had a FABULOUS two hours in this world she created and I hope you guys will too.

Dakota :)


  • At 5:32 PM, Blogger Angela James said…

    *rolling eyes* One of us takes me too seriously and it's not my other personality I'm talking about, lolol.

    Shelly is SCARY. Last year at RT she almost ripped me apart when I told you to get outta the way. She damn near had me for breakfast. I was scared for my life and the life of my sweet baby girl, who has tender, succulent flesh. My God, her eyes glowed red, I know they did!

    Shel is an amazing author, I told her already she needs to be writing for NY. She can capture her audience from the first sentence. I love this book :)

  • At 6:11 PM, Blogger Dakota Cassidy said…

    How did I know you'd pop over here? LOLLOL

    Of course I take you seriously, darling. I take everything you say as though it were chapter and verse. LOL

    OMG--I'd totally forgotten that. Shells Bells can be VERY protective. She's a HOOT!

    Dakota :)

  • At 9:58 PM, Blogger AuthorWithAttitude said…

    First off, I couldn't shake Dakota no matter how hard I tried. Like a lion locked onto a wilderbeast. And she kept taking my cowboy hat and telling me about the raw sexuality in her eyes. Like watching a fabulous train wreck, I couldn't turn away. :-D

    And Angie, I was only trying to protect Dakota. She's a soft, delicate thing. A beauty queen. As a Long Islander, I had to protect the Jersey Beauty Queen from some crazed woman barking at our back (that was you). LOLOL!

    True, your sweet daughter shrinked back in horror, but she has to learn eventually that it's a rough world out there. Filled with New Yawkers lookin' for a fight.


  • At 10:10 PM, Blogger Dakota Cassidy said…

    You are the Widerbeast in this, yes, darling? That couldn't possibly be me...LOLLOLLOLLOL

    You sooooooooo lie. You love me and you KNOW you do. It can't be helped. I know it. You know it. Just admit it or I'll post incriminating pics. Snort..

    And indeed, I believe all young children should be exposed to the fearless Long Islander--it's like handing out life skills to the youngins. LOL.

    Dakota :)

  • At 2:47 PM, Anonymous Harlot said…

    When you find a person you can sing with a song like "I like big butts" i say you gotta hold on to her and never let go. ;) LOL

  • At 8:50 PM, Blogger Dakota Cassidy said…

    AM I wrong here, Harlot? I mean, HELLOOOOOOOOO, I can rock the big butt, er--casbah. LOL

    DC :)

  • At 4:46 AM, Blogger Angela James said…

    "How did I know you'd pop over here?"

    Because I'm a frequent commenter on your posts?

  • At 9:35 AM, Blogger Dakota Cassidy said…

    You are not. You left and hardly ever came back. You don't call, you don't write...LOLLOL

    Dakota :)


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