Lois Greiman was born on a cattle ranch in central North Dakota where she learned to ride and spit with the best of them. After graduating from high school, she moved to Minnesota to train and show Arabian horses. But eventually she fell in love, became an aerobics instructor and gave birth to three of her best friends.
She sold her first novel in 1992 and has published more than thirty titles since then, including romantic comedy, historical romance, children’s stories, and her fun-loving Christina McMullen mysteries. A two-time Rita finalist, she has won such prestigious honors as Romantic Times Storyteller Of The Year, MFW’s Rising Star, RT’s Love and Laughter, the Toby Bromberg for most humorous mystery, and the LaVyrle Spencer Award. Her heroes have received K.I.S.S. recognition numerous times and her books have been seen regularly among the industries Top Picks!
With more than two million books printed worldwide, Ms Greiman currently lives on the Minnesota tundra with her family, some of whom are human. In her spare time she likes to ride some of her more hirsute companions in high speed events such as barrel racing and long distance endurance rides.
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I grew up in the hippy era. You know, braless, micro skirts, wire-rim glasses.
Are you old enough to remember Twiggy? She was…well…skinny as a twig. Maybe that’s when the craze to be super bony started. I’m not sure. But there were also a lot of other ‘nifty’ trends. Bell bottoms as wide as your hips, for instance. Funky head bands, beads of all sorts and lengths, and hair…the longer and straighter the better. It was an interesting time. But it moved on.
In the seventies I used to disco. I wore metallic pants. Swear to God I did. I had a Danskin skirt in every conceivable color and wore platform shoes that put me in constant danger of injuring myself and others.
The eighties had a love affair with shoulder pads and stirrup pants. I wore both of the above-mentioned catastrophes. Though I can’t exactly tell you why.
I’m not saying that the modern trends are any better. I mean…who decided we should go bare-legged in skirts? I’ll readily admit that pantyhose aren’t the most comfortable torture devises ever invented, but I’m Scandinavian AND Minnesotan. Do you have any idea what that does to one’s skin pigment? If I don’t want to be translucent I have to PAINT on a tan.
As you may have divined, I’m not crazy about any of the aforementioned trends, but I know what I DO like: Halter tops, for instance. I can’t help it. I like ‘em. They’re comfortable, and there’s something about the design that is relatively flattering for my figure type. My mother bought me one about 100,000 years ago that I still wear. Long sculpted jackets that (not coincidently) fully cover my hips. Boot cut jeans. I mean seriously, it just makes sense that I put a little more width on the bottom to make my middle look smaller, right?
There are other things I like, and consequently stick with, also. One of them is my Chrissy McMullen mystery series. I just released Uncorked, the 7th in my series about a crazy LA psychologist. Chrissy is intelligent, fun, and irreverent. Her nemesis/love interest, Lieutenant Jack Rivera, is dark, brooding, and sexy as hell. Together, they keep me coming back for more.
So how about you? What are your favorite fashion and/or fiction trends? I’m giving away an Amazon Gift card to one much-appreciated commenter.
Despite sound advice from her best friend, Brainy Laney Butterfield, Chrissy is determined to clear Rivera's name. But first she'll have to tango with a quintet of sexy suitors and her own current beau, Doctor...what was his name again? And when Chrissy is attacked, the stakes become more dangerous than ever, for she's about to pop the lid on the most lucrative criminal enterprise in LA--and to the surprise of this shrink, more than one deep, dark secret is about to become uncorked.
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