The “About Me” page is sort of mandatory for a blog, but it’s hard to write. So, instead, I offer this somewhat fictional story/scenario:
Important Things About Me that May Come in Handy if We’re Ever on the Lam
I ran a marathon once. So, if we’re on the lam together, expect to do some footwork. Probably the first thing we’ll do (immediately after committing a felonious act) is run a long way. Be ready.
I love to ski a lot. So we’ll probably run off into the hills, like to some glacier. We’ll fashion skis out of saplings and sew jackets out of moss. That should deter anyone chasing us, at least for a while. Unless my husband is chasing us. But why wouldn’t he be with us? He’d totally be with us. In fact, if I were committing a felonious act, the odds of committing it with him are like, 837 billion to one. Good, because he’s a skier too. And quite handy with first-aid, in case we’re shot at or anything.
I did a brief stint as a whitewater raft guide, which was one of my favorite things I ever did. When the weather in the mountains turns bad, we’ll ski down to a river. We can tie our skis together to make a raft, and hit the big water-hiway.
We’ll cruise along the river until we see a band of horses and I’ll whisper those suckers right into submission (I do attend Buck Brannaman clinics regularly, after all) and we’ll ride off into the wilderness for awhile.
But I’m also hopelessly connected via Twitter, Facebook, and my beloved blog. So, ultimately we’ll just have to turn ourselves in and hope for the best. Be ready, it could happen any time. I’m a bit of a blabber-mouth.
About Me for People Who Might Hire Me for Speaking Engagements
Teresa Owen writes for 3 blogs. She is a contributing member of the Young Adult Readers and Writers of Washington site www.YA-WA.com. Her short stories and essays have been featured in the Sunday Oregonian, Mary Jane’s Farm Magazine, Divine Caroline e-zine, Rope and Wire e-zine, and short story anthologies.
She is a winner of the Toastmasters District 4 Humorous Speech Contest where she openly discussed bed-wetting. She does not get embarrassed. She also earned Competent Communicator recognition in Toastmasters. She is currently the Vice President of Public Relations for her local club.
Teresa is a member of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association (PNWA). She teaches workshops and gives presentations about establishing a Social Media presence as a writer. She has been invited to present at the South East Washington chapter of PNWA and at Rivers of Ink. Teresa also gladly provides informal Social Media consulting, her clients include A Legacy of Legends, Damaged Dater, C. Mark Smith (Author of “Raising Cain“) and others.
Teresa is available for workshops, presentations, Social Media consulting, guest-blogging, or trail rides. You can contact her at: teresa@TeresaMOwen.com