Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Kickin' It Like the Girl That I Am

I'm joining in on the Kicks Like A Girl blog tour. Thank you Suzanne Casemento for inviting me!Check out KICKS LIKE A GIRL by Melissa Westemeyer here, and check out Suzanne's post here!

Now for this blog tour I tell you a little about myself.

First thing ever published in a magazine was this in Us Weekly back in 2000! :) (Yes, McConaughey is one of my all time faves). Okay, technically not a paid piece. My first paid piece was rhyming bird riddles in Nature Friend magazine!

My first picture book was published in 2012 by Meegenius. I wrote this story for an assignment for an online writing course. Several years and revisions later, it became BIG SISTER, BABY BROTHER.

I'm also the author of Meegenius book, HOLD THE MUSTARD. My other picture books include ROCKABET: CLASSIC EDITION and  the most recent, WORDS ON BIRDS. My debut middle grade novel, ROCK 'N' ROLL PRINCESSES WEAR BLACK, was published in March. (See cutie patootie Francesca Capaldi from Disney Channel below holding it!)

Lastly, after spending time with my family, my favorite thing is going to rock concerts. See below a depiction of all the bands I've seen and how many times! (This is actually from 2013. Since then, I've seen Buckcherry one more time plus Alter Bridge and The Toadies for the first time!)

Thanks for stopping by! If you want to hop on this blog tour, let me know and I'll link to your next Monday's post!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Your list of concerts is impressive!! I should try that, although some bands I've seen more than a dozen times.

Suzanne Casamento said...

I had no idea Matthew McConaughey was one of your faves! A few months ago, I passed him while I was hiking. He was running and very skinny.(Of course I did.)

Thanks for hopping on the author blog tour. All your work is fabulous!

Kelly Polark said...

Alex- Who have you seen more than a dozen times?!!
Suzanne- Oh, you lucky girl you! Thank you!!

Tara Tyler R said...

what a rockin good time! but man, i need to get out more... what a cloud of concerts! (and i love all your book titles!)

btw, thanks for stopping by my broken branch falls blog tour!

DEZMOND said...

I don't think there's a rock band which hasn't seen you at a concert of theirs :)

cleemckenzie said...

Lots of pieces to your credit, Kelly. Looks like you're having fun with this.

Kelly Polark said...

Thanks for coming by, Tara!

Dezz- There are really plenty of bands that I'd like to see live and haven't!
Lee - Thank you, Lee! Hard work but much fun!

Wendy said...

Very impressive indeed!

Good luck with everything, Kelly. But somehow I don't think you're going to need it :)

Sherrie Petersen said...

And how did your novel wind up in the hands of a kid on the Disney Channel? That's so cool!

Love Kpop said...

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