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Contest! Win a copy of The Toilet Business

Good morning! The Toilet Business is published.  If you’re a fan of David Sedaris, Laurie Notaro or Rachel Thompson, this book is for you.

The blurb:

Stacey Wallace Benefiel has been a butcher, a baker and would totally entertain the idea of being a candlestick maker.

Over the past eighteen years she’s worked nearly fifty jobs, ninety percent of which were crappy. Along the way, she’s racked up several degrees in professions people don’t actually need degrees for and has filled out so much FAFSA paperwork that she can do it with her eyes closed.

From motel housekeeper, to fry cook, to Tower Records salesperson, Stacey has weathered her employment adventures with a smile on her face, uncomfortable shoes on her feet, and a double Jack and Coke in hand.

Her employment history gives new meaning to the phrase retail therapy.

You can purchase TTB at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Smashwords.


You can tell me about the crappiest job you’ve ever had and enter to win a copy!

Jot down your workplace trials and tribulations in the comments.  Make sure to include an e-mail address so that I can send you the book if your story is chosen.  I’m giving away 5 e-books.  The winners will be chosen by me.  The contest ends at 9am PST on Monday the 23rd.

I can’t wait to hear everyone’s stories.  The world overfloweth with crappy jobs and the people who have to do them.


If you win a kindle, you’ll probably want to marry it. (C’mon, it is not just me.)

Good morning!  It is raining for the first time in 8 weeks and I couldn’t be happier about it.  I like my Oregon overcast and green.

I’ve a few things to report this morning.  After five coats of paint the two walls that I repainted in the kitchen are still in need, so it’s back to Home Depot I go.  Home Depot is becoming my new IKEA, thankfully it’s a mile away from my house.  The plumbing is getting hooked up today, so no more dishwashing in the bathroom!  Yippee!  I’ve had just about enough of looking at a tub of dirty breakfast dishes while I’m peeing, thank you very much.

If any of you are interested in winning a new Kindle and reading some awesomeness, Zoe Winters is going on what she is calling a Blood Lust Blitz this week.  She’s going to be all over blogland promoting her newest release, Blood Lust, which is now in print and e on Amazon.  You can find out more about her contest rules here.

It is now noon and I started this post two hours ago before I broke the internet.  In the meantime I managed to bust out 1.5K on my WIP, Sacrifice.  It’s getting good y’all!  I plotted on it over the weekend and was going to wait officially until September to start working on it, but enough of this writing hiatus crap.  You know what?  Not fun and not relaxing.  Remind me never to try to take a break from writing again.  However, before I get all wrapped up in my exciting new world again, I gotta go get some more paint and pick up the kids from my parents.  Peace out.