A few tidbits about Charlie Richards that some may find odd, weird, or even amusing…
I enjoy collecting the 1980s generation-one My Little Ponies. I even have a number of them still in their original packaging.
I love B-rated creature feature movies.
I avoid gorilla and monkey movies, even the B-rated horror creature feature ones.
While I suffer from ophidiophobia, I love B-rated creature moves with snakes in them.
I don’t match my socks by color, but by shape. I find mismatched colored socks to be fun, much to my husband’s amusement.
Growing up, we didn’t have any extended family close by, so we stayed home. Our Christmas tradition was to open gifts, then make home-made sausage, egg, and cheese sandwiches on lightly toasted English muffins. Totally yummy! We’d play with our new toys together with the family until we were hungry again. Then, for the afternoon or evening meal, depending on timing, we’d cook a take and bake pizza. I still make the breakfast sandwiches every Christmas and I love quiet holidays.
I love chicken wings with blue cheese. I could eat them every day. I don’t…but I could.
I prefer salty snacks to sweet ones.
In certain situations, I’ve been known to take a bribe. Case in point, when I was sixteen my family relocated from New York to Utah. My mother told me, “If you come along quietly, I’ll buy you a horse.” Needless to say, I agreed, and went along quietly. The guy I’d been dating told me that I was choosing a horse over him. Meh. He had a point, but I ended up with my first horse.
Between my husband and I, I am the better fire starter…in the fireplace, of course.
I enjoy watching Texas Hold ’em poker on TV, but I don’t play it.
I am a happily married mother of many four-legged, furry animals. I live on over 150 acres of raw land – lots of trees and wild animals with 5 horses, 1 cat, and 1 dog. When I’m not exploring my mountain home by horseback, motorcycle, or 4-wheeler, I’m curled up with a laptop and a cup of tea, letting my imagination create my next book.
For a little gargoyle fun, check out a copy of my latest tale in the A Paranormal’s Love series – The Gargoyle’s Holiday Cheer.
Into the Paranormal World: A little holiday magic can make the world a brighter place.
Grigoris has spent over six hundred years alone. As a gargoyle who lives away from most of society this isn’t surprising. Sure, he’s had his clutch-mates and his work, but he’s never truly had someone to share it with. When Aaden Hauser, a young black human sneaks into his garage, attempting to locate a friend and warn him of trouble, Grigoris instantly realizes the skittish male is his mate. While they enjoy a brief interlude, his human doesn’t stick around. Grigoris uses a mutual friend to track Aaden down and to learn more about him. In the process, he discovers something disturbing about the young male’s family. Grigoris realizes, although he’s the last person to rouse holiday cheer, his young mate needs it now more than ever. Can Grigoris figure out how to not only woo his wary human, but lift his spirits enough to accept that change can bring unexpected joy?