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Today’s Spotlight: What's in my bag?

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

Happy New Year, everyone, and welcome to another O.T.C. blog. January 1st is here, and everyone seems to be blogging on topics like New Resolutions or What did you learn last year. So I thought I would do something a little quirky and outside the box today. In the new year, we all look to declutter some aspects of our life. Clean out that hallway closet, toss away all the holiday snacks, donate the toys that our kids don't play with to make room for the haul Santa brought. Today, I'm decluttering my handbag and taking you on the purge with me.

First is my iPhone. This mind-sucking gadget keeps my calendar, helps me plan for my Disney trip, and manages the 100s of people I come across both at book events and for my job as a talent buyer. I can remember so clearly swearing that I would never get a cell phone. That I didn't want people to reach me 24/7. Well, we know how long that lasted! When did we stop having the memory storage in our brains to recall peoples numbers? Oh well.

Next is my new wallet that barely fits, but I refuse to buy another one, a business card holder, and a change purse that holds a million store discount cards. I think its time to purge this item and download the store apps.

A baggie that has a paint chip in it. Let me explain. At the end of the summer, I had a company come in and prep the house for fall. They did my bi-annual spraying for pests. Well, the attendant thought he would help and attached an ant trap on my newly painted wall. When I gently removed the trap, it peeled away from my paint. So one of my many winter projects is to repaint the area of my wall. Don't Judge! Currently, there is a lovely plant covering the space. How many winter projects do you have this year?

Glasses. I'm supposed to wear bifocals. ( Ugh, did I just give away my age.) But I hate them, so I keep them in my purse. I have a pair of reading glasses because I can't see with the bifocals when working on my computer. And a pair of black over-the-top, oversize sunglasses that make me look like a bug.

Pens, change, and lint seems to be cluttering the bottom—a small notepad to jot down ideas for our next book. The zipper hides my multitude of masks and headphones for listening to the occational audio book. Is anyone a Cassandra Clare fan? I'm listening to the Tales of the Shadow Hunter Academy.

My ring of keys and my anti-bacterial hand gel are hanging from the straps. I am obsessed with Bath and Bodies' Vampire Blood scent! I make sure to stock up every fall.

That seems to be everything. What's hiding in your bag? I hope there's one of our business cards. So you always have our information on hand to purchase our books and merchandise. If not, here's what you need to know. You can buy a copy of our novels: Raven Naelo and the Artifact of the Stolen Souls and our new release- Raven Naelo and the Fall of the Guardians, by visiting our website here:

On behalf of Rachel and myself, we thank you for joining our adventure. We are humbled by the love and support we get from all our fans. Until next time, fare thee well, friends.

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