Have you done anything adventurous?
Oh my gosh, where to start? As the middle daughter of three in a farmer’s family with no sons, I was raised to help with everything in the field and the house. Consequently, I had a serious aversion to being “treated like a girl” whether at work, home, or school.
There is also no reason why anyone, woman or man, should live their life without trying new things and forcing themselves to go beyond their comfort zone. How sad would it be to grow old and suddenly realize you’ve missed out on so many things that your body can no longer handle?
I am fortunate to have married a man who is more adventurous than I. He also pushes the entire family toward new things on a constant basis.
Before we married, we skied, white-water rafted, sky-dived, and camped a lot. Since then, we’ve done a lot of snow-skiing with the family, still white-water rafting, deep-sea fishing (I love to fish more than he does), snorkeling, mountain-climbing, toured a few different countries, attended a lot of college and professional sporting events and—next on the list is scuba diving and perhaps a captain’s license. Oops, I forgot a couple of things. A couple of years ago, I ventured onto a wakeboard and am now attempting to wake surf. My body rebels a little on those two though. We’re hoping to get a nice big boat at some point and take an inner coastal boat trip to the casinos in Louisiana or perhaps go to Padre’s Island. The boat trip would mean we’d have to find a landslide fortune though so not likely to happen.
I like to consider myself an avid jogger/runner too but am starting to wind down due to constant injuries. Over the past years, I’ve run in about a half dozen races. My kids ran in a mud run with me last fall along with a few other parents and friends. May try to do that again soon.
That’s about the limit of my adventures to date but there’s always a new challenge around the corner. By far, the most challenging and heart-stopping was jumping out of a plane and coasting to the ground under a beautiful parachute.
What’s been your biggest adventure so far? Shelley’s giving away an ecopy of FIND ME to one (1) lucky commenter. Giveaway ends @12am est 12-1-14. Good Luck!
Jackson was good at pushing Amanda’s buttons – making her do things her sensible mind abhorred—but was cheating on a friend part of the agenda? Would he go that far? When his best friend has the girl he’s always wanted, how far will Jackson go to tempt her away?
Jackson Holstenar owes his childhood to his best friend Carter, the closest thing he’d had to a brother. Amanda Gillespie’s in serious need of adventure—according to her friend Darlene. After losing her job a year earlier then hiring on with another law office, she hasn’t taken her eyes off work in months. Until the man behind her job loss shows up at the adventure club meeting Darlene dared her to attend—Jackson Holstenar.
When Jackson’s father suffers a stroke, he has to drop his carefree attitude and take over the family company’s helm. He turns to Amanda to help unravel a contract problem at work and fixes her up with his best friend who’s ready to start a relationship. Can Jackson work alongside her again without losing her?
Can Amanda keep her work life out of her personal life and keep Jackson on the friendship track?
Shelley grew up in Missouri, graduated from Oklahoma State University, and took post graduate courses from OSU and the University of Wyoming. She’s a member of RWA, Sisters In Crime (SinC), The Literary Guild, and Houston Writer’s Guild. She writes daily, striving to perfect a voice that supplies enjoyable and romantic reads. She has yet to meet a person she doesn’t like or a job that’s not worth enjoying. She writes with humor, drama, and a desire to share life’s precious moments. Shelley currently lives in Texas with her family.