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Tsunami and Me

Tsunami and Me
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Remember That First Time?

We've all been novices once. And it's never too late to try something new. Though a kiss is still a kiss, and a sigh is still a sigh, there's other first memorable experiences, as well.

I'm "cocreating" a book for the new anthology series, Not Your Mother's Book, on "My First Time." I'd really love to see your stories...but the book isn't quite what you might think. As publisher Dahlynn McKowen describes it, "There’s a first time for everything, from a first date to a first car to a first job. Embarrassing, silly, entertaining and funny stories will fill this book about everything 'first.' What’s your first? Please, no sexually-explicit stories, even though first kiss stories are welcomed!"

So far I'm loving the first kiss stories that have already come in...but I'm looking forward to seeing other kinds of  "firsts."

To get your brain abuzzing, here's some possible chapter titles:

First Encounters of the Close Kind (First kiss, first crush, first date)
A Leap of Faith (First bike ride, first sky diving, first mountain climbing, first tattoo, first communion)
Culinary Adventures (First gourmet cooking attempt, first barbecue, first time baking a cake)
Coming of Age (First driver's test, first college dorm, first apartment, first home, first job)
Spectacular Spectacles (First movie, first ballet, first opera, first concert, first romantic sunset)
Trial and Error (First needlework, first garden, first oil painting, first essay, first piano concert, first sonnet)
And the Winner Is...(First jackpot, first lottery, first Texas hold-'em, first prize, first horserace)

Sit right down, read the guidelines and write yourself a story....and send it to:


  1. Very interesting blog, Terri! (I had a Grandma Gertie, too!) ~ I'm a new follower!

  2. Terri, I submitted a story. I hope it's accepted and that the book fills up fast and goes to print soon.