Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Introducing . . . Rebecca Talley

by Rebecca Talley

I live in rural Colorado on a small ranch with a spoiled horse, a new kitten named Jane, goats, and a llama named Tina. We have a baby goat that was born a few weks ago.

I have 10 children. Yes, I actually birthed all of them myself. I asked my husband to at least take a turn or two, but somehow that didn't work and I ended up birthing all of them.

I used to do flamenco dancing when I was a teenager. I was also on the drill team and played basketball in high school.

I love swimming in the ocean, collecting shells, and laying on the beach. I wanted to live in Hawaii, my husband wanted to live in Alaska, so we settled in Colorado (he got beautiful mountains, wildlife, and snow, but I didn't end up with any beach--hmmm).

I love chocolate and ice cream. I dance to disco music while I clean the house--go Bee Gees.

I'm the author of a children's picture book, Grasshopper Pie (WindRiver 2003), an LDS novel, Heaven Scent (Cedar Fort 2008), an LDS romance, Altared Plans (Cedar Fort--due out this month), and numerous children's stories in online and print magazines.

When someone asks me what I do I reply that I'm a nurse, doctor, linguist, maid, baker, gourmet cook, laundress, scientist (someone has to figure out what's growing under my kids' beds), teacher, counselor, actress (comes in handy when trying to convince my children that eating cooked vegetables is good for them), cheerleader, diaper-changer, booger-wiper, musician, referee, juggler, writer, and magician. Or the short title: Mom.

Welcome to our new blog--come back and visit often!


Tristi Pinkston said...

I love the fact that you have a llama. Your house must be a fun place to visit!

Cindy Beck said...

It's too bad your husband didn't agree to birthing the last two kids himself. Think of how famous he'd be and how rich you'd be! :)

Fun post, and I enjoyed learning about you. Looking forward to "Altared Plans" coming out. Catchy title!

JoAnn Arnold said...

It was fun to read your post. Ten children. Cool!!! My mother came from a family of 15. there was so much love in her family as brothers and sisters, and Aunts and Uncles, and cousins. We would have a Marshall Family Reunion every summer, lasting 3 days. Can you imagine how many grandchildren there were of us? Oh we had a grand time. I'll be watching for your book.

Valerie Ipson said...

Thanks for letting us know about the new website. I've added it to my blog list.

Karlene said...

I've decided that you must not sleep, what with 10 children AND writing books.

Looking forward to your new release.

Janette Rallison said...

Anyone who has ten children has my undying respect. I wish I could have had ten children but my body (and most likely my mind) wouldn't accomadate such requests. (When I tell people I have five children and infertility, they tend not to believe me.)

Haley Hatch Freeman said...

It was fun reading this and learning more about you. I'm excited for you to have a new release of Altared Plans coming out. Way to go!

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Rebecca - I think I like the long description of Mom better. :) I can't wait for Altared Plans to come out!

Nichole Giles said...

Okay, I have to agree with Karlene on this one. You definitely don't sleep. Either that, or you've secretly figured out how to clone yourself and there are actually three or four Rebecca Talley's running around a neighborhood in Colorado.

And a llama? Really? I want to come visit. That is so seriously cool.


kersten campbell said...

I love it that you have a llama too! And I can't wait for Altared plans. The cover art is so awesome!