Tuesday, September 14, 2010


I GOT U  is the brain child of Sheri Larsen.   She asked us to each pick a bloggy friend that we've had a special connection with and write a little something about them...

I chose someone special... I met her a long time ago...Well, time is relevant, isn't it?  I can't give you an exact date, but I think we met when I had about 40 followers...I liked her name...So I clicked on it, went to her profile, went to her blog, found a beautiful "voice" and a friendship was born.  :)

Buffy is an Assistant Managing Editor of Features and Niche Publications,York Daily Record/Sunday News and writes fiction for kids and teens.  She also is an active member of the writing community.  She is one of the founders of The inkwell.   It's a great growing welcoming community for both new and established writers and artists. It's full of resources and support that will help you be successful. (Did I mention it's free?)  On a more personal note, Buffy loves running is learning to play golf and is a very active community member.

Buffy has shown me so much support.  I can't tell you how many emails we have exchanged (and no we've never met).  She's offered me advice, critiqued pieces for me without me asking for anything in return...She's something special...I am so glad that I've always liked the name Buffy and my first cousin in NY has the same last name as Buffy...

BTW...her voice...Let me give you a sample of some of her lovely words...
Ella's Dance (ya novel)

Logline: A young girl learns to live again when her grandma, who dies, leaves her 365 notes, one for every day of the coming year.

Opening: Ella stared at the alabaster urn the funeral director had given her. It was hard to believe that Grandma had become nothing more than a pile of white ashes. She longed to feel her grandma’s thick arms around her and to smell her sweet perfume that hung in the air like an August fog. How does a cream-puff-of-a-lady become a bag of brittle bones? she wondered.

Cancer. That evil C word. The word she had lived with for almost a year. The evil thing that had devoured Grandma like a vulture devours a dead carcass, gorging itself until its crop bulges and leaving nothing but splintered bones behind.

It was so unfair, Ella thought. Grandma Dorothy was all she had. And now her beloved Dorothy was gone, off to an Emerald City from which she would never return. And Ella was left with nothing but the damn alabaster urn Grandma had picked out before she died. Picked out like everything else.

The hymns that would be sung.

The biblical passages that would be read.

Even the flowers that would sit beside the urn on the pedestal table.

Picked out everything like it was some damn picnic…
Here's a link to some other samples...
I'd like to share a few of Buffy's Tweets...I think they tell a lot about her...

*Writing is that thing that gives us peace.
*Writing allows me to be someone I'm not.
*Revising reminds us that our writing can always be better. Strive for the best.
*Writing is like opening an unexpected gift. It surprises us and makes us smile. I love unexpected gifts.

I hope you'll hop over and meet Buffy...You won't regret it...
She's got great voice, Baby!!!


  1. Buffy is awesome. She has helped me out, too. There is a calm air about her, even over cyberspace. She's a pillar.

    Great post and thanks for participating. Oh, and thanks for plugging Inkwell. Buffy does so much from adding helpful links for writers to critiquing.

  2. What a wonderful blog fest!
    I love the premise of her book, 365 notes from her grandmother. Makes me wish my grandma left me notes before she died!

  3. I've lurked on Buffy's blog for a long time. Her insight is priceless!

    This is a great blogfest...but one I couldn't bring myself to participate in. It's too hard to single out just one blogger to pay homage to.

  4. What a wonderful tribute, Sharon. Buffy sounds like a special person and you're right - she has great voice! :-)

    Thanks for all you've meant to me. You are a special person, too!

  5. That's a really sweet premise for a book. It'd be nice to receive notes from a loved one who passed away :( Sigh...

  6. She sounds fantastic! I'm off to check her out, but I've joined your followers as well.
    Cheers! :)

  7. Aw!!! Congrats Buffy. This is such a great idea. =)

  8. I'm blogfesting with SA Larsen too....Going to check out Inkwell right now.

  9. Lovely post! I'd better jimmy over and check her out!

  10. Sheri--Thanks for hosting this awesome blogfest! You are so right about Buffy...She is so "together."

    Kelly--Grandma D's words of wisdom are priceless!

    DL--You are right choosing one person to talk about was hard...

    Shannon--You are such a doll! (Thank you sooo much for the sweet things you said about me.) I'm so glad I met you way back when...

    Buffy has a beautiful "voice" I think you'd like her...

    Jude--Thanks for stopping in. I think you're right, it would be lovely to have letters like Buffy wrote. I keep the letters my grandparents and parents send me...in a pretty box.

    PK--Thanks for dropping in and for going to visit Buffy...you won't regret it. She has lots to share!

    Carolyn V.--Buffy says the best stuff. I love her one minute lists!

    Carolyn A.--Thanks for stopping in. I'm glad you're going to check out the Inkwell! It's a great site!

    Jessica--I love how you snuck in LENNY on your post. :) You'll enjoy Buffy, she's brilliant!

    E. Arroyo--Thank you! I was really nervous. When you write about someone and you want to do them justice, it's rather nervewrecking...

  11. Wow -- what a lovely writer! Nice to meet you, Buffy!

  12. I came over from my BFF Shannon's blog. Nice to meet you. Nice tribute to Buffy. I think this is a great feel good day. :)

  13. Aww what a fab blogfest!! Hello Buffy!! I enjoyed the snippet here of Ella's Dance, thank you! Good luck and all the best with your writing! Take care

  14. I do know Buffy personally, and I can say that she is just as kind, supportive, honest and endearing in the flesh. She so deserves this!

  15. I don't know this one, I'll have to check her out.

  16. Jennie--You'll like Buffy...She's kind, thoughtful and a devoted Mom.

    Robyn--Thank you for dropping in. I can't believe the sweet things Shannon said about me. (blush) I don't deserve them...Buffy does...

    Jennifer--I'm glad you enjoyed the sample of Ella's Dance. I think it has a beautiful tone! It makes me want to write 365 letters, just in case...

    Beth--NO WAY! I am so jealous!!!! I kind of figured she was the real deal. :) Thank you so much for validating my post...

    Summer--Thanks for stopping in. :-) She's worth checking out. I'm so glad I clicked on her name that first time.

  17. Awesome! I look forward to checking out Buffy's blog and The Inkwell.

  18. Hi Sharon! I wandered over thanks to Shannon's FABULOUS post about you :) It's nice to "meet" you.

    Buffy does have a wonderful voice! I'll have to check out her blog. and The Inkwell as well.


  19. Revising is like going to the dentist... it sucks but has to be done.

    Good luck and god bless.

  20. Congratulations, Buffy!

    I think this was such a nice idea. I wish I'd known about it before the day of the blogfest. If I had, I would've nominated Old Kitty. Maybe I'll do a belated one.

  21. I love the premise!

    My Granny and I were very close. She used to write me notes and I've kept them all. The idea of having 365 of Granny's notes is beautiful. I have to read this book.