Thursday, August 25, 2011

Guest Post: Amber Argyle's Teenage Garage Sale (Witch Song)

Amber Argyle grew up with three brothers on a cattle ranch in the Rocky Mountains. She spent hours riding horses, roaming the mountains, and playing in her family’s creepy barn. This environment fueled her imagination for writing her debut novel.

She has worked as a short order cook, janitor, and staff member in a mental institution. All of which has given her great insight into the human condition and has made for some unique characters.

She received her bachelor’s degree in English and Physical Education from Utah State University.

She currently resides in Utah with her husband and three small children.

Today Amber's stopping by to tell us about what we might find in a garage sale from her teen years.

Teenage Garage Sale: 

I had to pull out my scrap book and cedar chest to compile this list. Why do I still have some (some as in not all) of this crap? Anyway, here’s what I came up with:

Sony Walkman CD Player for those of you who still don’t have an iPod: $1

Saddle blankets and halters (I won a lot at 4-H Horsemanship competitions): $3 a piece

Barrel racing saddle. It has the revolutionary flexible tree: 5K

Barrel racing horse: 25K

Vintage Garth Brooks/Reba McEntire/Dixie Chicks/Chris Ledoux/George Straight tapes: 10 cents

Collectible Breyer Horses: $25 a piece. I may or may not but definitely do still have these. ;)

The all powerful Sweater Vests: 50 cents

One Spur (I lost the other during a rodeo): 50 cents

Worn-out, well-loved basketball and basketball shoes, size 9.5 (stinky feet smell included for no extra charge): $1

2 ten-inch and seven-inch long braids of my hair (because when my hair got too long in high school, I’d chop it off and save the hair—weird, I know): $10

Royal blue cowboy hat (from my rodeo queening days): $5

Jewelry from my ex-boyfriend: 5$ a piece

Half eaten box of Hostess Old Fashioned glazed donuts (they wouldn’t be half eaten if I’d found them before they’d grown stale): free to a good home.

Thanks to Amber Argyle for giving us a little glimpse of her teen years!

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Coming September 1, 2011!

The world is changing. Once, Witch Song controlled everything from the winds to the shifting of the seasons--but not anymore. All the Witches are gone, taken captive by a traitor. All but Brusenna. As the echo of their songs fade, the traitor grows stronger. Now she is coming for Brusenna. Her guardian has sworn to protect her, but even he can't stop the Dark Witch. Somehow, Brusenna has to succeed where every other Witch has failed. Find the traitor. Fight her. Defeat her. Because if Brusenna doesn't, there won't be anything left to save.

I'll be reviewing Witch Song soon, so keep an eye out!


Lauren M said...

Looks like Amber is a horse-lover! :)
And wow, saving your hair...I guess if you ever go bald, you can make a wig out of your own hair! Haha. Great post, thanks! :)

danya said...

I love the look of that royal blue cowboy hat - I would so buy that for $5!

Amber Argyle, author said...

This is one of the funniest interviews I've done. Thanks, Casey!

Lauren: :)

Danya: Sold! I'll have to dig it out of my mom's basement.

EvieEngArc said...

I would love that walkman & jewelry

LeAnn Krzewski said...

I would like to buy the cowboy hat if you are still active on selling it.

shamar cornelius said...

Hi, looking to see if the blue cowboy hat from amber is still available....

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