10/02/09 - Thanks again to Kate for a great interview and thanks to everyone that showed up and left a comment. Our winners are Chaeya, A.M. Wells and Dyanne. Please contact me at abigail@abigailmckenley.com so I can get your books to you!

Kate Douglas is an amazing author and I'm so excited that she agreed to let me interview her here on HoR! She signed with Kensington in 2005 and hasn't slowed down since. Keep reading to find out more about this talented writer and don't forget to comment for a chance to win one of three books!

When and why did you begin writing?
Does my first published poem in the local paper in the fourth grade count? LOL...my first writing job was right out of college in 1972 when I went to work for a country/western radio station—KCEY in Turlock, California—writing commercials. I did a lot of freelance over the years and was a newspaper reporter for a weekly paper for three years, but in the back of my mind, I always wanted to write fiction. I never really knew what kind until I discovered romances, but it took me years to act on it and many more years to get published. I sold my first romance to an epublisher, Hard Shell Word Factory, in 1998, but I didn’t sign with NY until 2005 when Kensington bought Wolf Tales. I was fifty-five years old, sort of late to be starting a new career, but I don’t think I’d want it any other way. Timing has worked perfectly for me.

What is a normal day for you? Do you have a regular writing routine?
I generally write seven days a week. I’m up early and in my office before seven most days, coffee in hand. Some nights I’m still here at eleven or even later. Obviously I take breaks during the day, but with my schedule I really do have to write every day. The good thing is, there’s nothing else I’d rather be doing!

Where do you like to write and is there anything specific you need - like a favorite pen or a favorite snack?
I work best in my office, in my big old leather recliner with my laptop in my lap and a glass of ice water or cup of coffee beside me. My office is upstairs in a house that’s built on five levels—at this end of the house it’s the second story, but I can go down five flights of stairs to get to my husband’s workshop because we’re built on a hill...at least I know I’m getting my exercise!

How much time do you spend doing background research for a book - and what has been your favorite "find" while doing this research?
It depends on the story. For the DemonSlayers series, my new release from Kensington Zebra that debuts in March, 2010, we actually made trips up to Mount Shasta in northern California, and down to Sedona, Arizona so that I could actually experience the energy vortexes I’m writing about. In my series, the vortexes power gateways between dimensions and demons are slipping through from Abyss, intent on taking over all the worlds of Earth, Eden(heaven), Atlantis and Lemuria, another mythological world. Actually going to the places and hiking to the vortexes makes a huge difference in the writing. I can write with more authority if I’ve actually been to the places I’m describing in my books. For my Wolf Tales series, I’ve done a lot of reading about wolves and pack dynamics, though my Chanku obviously have their own dynamic that’s nothing like the real critters. We also made a trip up to Kalispell and Glacier National Park, since that’s where Anton Cheval has his Montana home. Seeing those mountains and forests really gave me more insight into the descriptions for my stories.

As far as my favorite find? That would have to be a little crystal/metaphysical shop in Sedona where I could have spent days wandering through the displays! I’ve always loved rocks and gems in their natural state, and this place was a treasure trove. I ended up spending way too much money on little bags of rocks that I bought for the sole purpose of wanting to take a bit of the shop home with me.

You write Contemporary, Paranormal and Erotic Romances. Do you find it difficult to switch gears when writing different types of books? Do you write one book at a time or do you work on one or more concurrently? Which is your favorite to work on?
I haven’t written straight contemporary for years, not since I made the switch to erotic romance back in 2001, so that’s not been a hard change to make. I’m not having too much trouble switching gears between erotic paranormal and “regular” paranormal (is there such a thing?) though I have to admit, when I was writing DemonFire, (NOT erotic) where I have two very powerful men in lead rolls, I was constantly fighting the desire to put my two men together in a relationship! LOL...Dax is my hero and Alton is a Lemurian warrior who is brought in to help Dax fight demons, and if this had been erotic romance, they would have ended up as the love interest. As it turns out, Eddy Marks is perfect for Dax and she gets the guy...but Alton finds his woman in HellFire, the second book in the series. I’m writing that one now, and Ginny Jones is a fun character. She’s a young African American woman who works as a 911 dispatcher. She’s got a pretty jaded and cynical view of men in general, most specifically arrogant men, and Alton, as the immortal son of Lemuria’s leader, has arrogance to spare. Putting them together has been fun.

I can only work on one book at a time. I tend to totally immerse myself in a story and actually have to take a day off between books and read a book by another author to get myself out of my fantasy world. The world of the Chanku is totally different from my DemonSlayers, so it’s not an easy segue to make. As far as my favorite? I’d have to say whichever one I’m currently working on at the time. I fall in love (or lust as the case may be) with all of my heroes! While I’m writing in a particular world, it’s more real to me than the one outside my door. If I don’t love a project, I don’t think I could write it very well.

Your Wolf Tales series is one of Kensington Aphrodesia's top sellers. In January 2010 your fans will be running to the bookstores to pick up your ninth installment. I've read almost all the books in this series and you manage to never disappoint. How do you keep your writing fresh and your readers coming back for more?
Thank you—and don’t forget, the series continues in the Sexy Beast books (and that one Wild Nights anthology) so Sexy Beast VII, which just released, is actually the sixteenth story in the series. I’m currently contracted through Wolf Tales 12 and Sexy Beast VIII/Chanku Spirit (which will be my last Chanku novella—only writing novels after this one) and if the series continues as Aphrodisia’s top selling series, I imagine they’ll want more. I find it pretty easy to keep the Chanku stories fresh because they, as a species, continue to evolve. More characters are continuously added, and in one case, we’ll be losing a character, as there is a death in Wolf Tales 10 that will put a whole new set of events in motion. I’m not going to publicly announce who dies, but I’ll be posting the excerpt before the book releases, and the character’s death occurs in the first chapter, so anyone who wants to know in advance will be able to read it on my website.

FWIW, I have first chapters of all my books through Sexy Beast VIII/Chanku Spirit on my website at www.katedouglas.com/eroticromance I have an 18 and older button readers need to click, but it’s there for my protection as well as to keep younger readers out. My books are NOT pornographic, but they are sexually explicit, and I’m not comfortable posting things for younger readers, even though I’m well aware that there are a lot of high school kids hooked on my books. (Of course, if Wolf Tales had been around when I was in high school, I imagine I’d have been reading them!) I’m glad to hear you think the stories remain fresh. I try!

Your Demonslayers series comes to Kensington Zebra in 2010. Can you tell us a little about it?
This one is so much fun! Dax is a demon who’s too good for hell—he’s kicked out of Abyss (hell) and ends up in the void, where he’s hired by the good guys to fight a demon invasion on Earth. He’s not the most heroic of heroes—he’s hit with a curse the minute he steps into Earth’s dimension and ends up working with the pragmatic newspaper reporter who saves his life and a tiny will-o’-the-wisp named Willow who helps him access his demon powers while he’s in a borrowed human body. They’re accompanied by Bumper, a mutt who’s a cross between a standard poodle and a pit bull—sort of a pit in a Shirley Temple wig look. They are eventually joined by an exiled Lemurian warrior (Lemuria is a mythological world much like Atlantis—you can read about it online) named Alton, battling demons in the little town of Evergreen, California, on the slopes of Mount Shasta. Dax has just seven days in his borrowed body before he’s sucked back into the void, so the whole story is a race against time to save the world. My tag line says it all: It’s the battle of good versus evil—and the demon’s the good guy.

I’ve got the first chapter posted at www.katedouglas.com Just click on the DemonFire cover.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
Never, ever give up. The one who said that to me, Patricia Lucas White, just passed away this summer after a long battle with cancer, but years ago when I was very discouraged and wondering if I’d EVER sell a book, she encouraged me to keep at it. If I hadn’t believed in her belief in me, if I’d quit when I wanted to, I wouldn’t be where I am now, enjoying my career to the fullest and watching my books selling around the world. It’s been an amazing experience, and I will always owe Pat for forcing me to see that if I quit, I was giving up on something I’d never be happy without.

Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?
See the above—and remember that writing isn’t something you do—it’s who you are. If you can easily walk away from writing, you’re probably not meant to be doing it in the first place. This is not an easy job and it’s not one where you’re ever through learning. Even well-established, famous authors I’ve gotten to know are quick to say that if you don’t keep putting out books that are always better than your last one, you won’t make it as an author. It’s the hardest work I’ve ever done, the most rewarding and at the same time the easiest, because there’s nothing I’d rather be doing. If you love it and if you have the stubbornness to stick with it in spite of rejections, it’s the most rewarding career in the world.

Which reminds me of another bit of advice—when you get a rejection from an editor or a bad review, remember that the editor is NOT rejecting you as a person, merely that particular piece of work. The same with reviews—reading, whether as an editor or a reviewer, is subjective, so take the comments/critique as that person’s opinion of that piece of work at this particular time. Learn never to take it personally, or the negatives will eat you alive.

Do you have a favorite book(s)? What makes it/them your favorite?
LOL...whatever I’m reading at the time. I love to lose myself in a good book—I’ve got favorite authors and I’m discovering new ones all the time. I’ve just gotten into Christina Dodd’s new series—haven’t read her before and she’s wonderful. Anything by Jayne Ann Krentz, Susan Andersen, Angela Knight, Virginia Kantra, Stella Cameron, Joey Hill, JR Ward, Elizabeth Hoyt...and the list goes on! I want my books to flow, to have a rhythm to them when I read, and all of my favorite authors write that way. I love Jayne’s characters, Susan’s dialogue, AK’s amazing action scenes. Stella sets a scene so beautifully you practically fall into the pages, and Joey Hill captures her readers with absolutely beautiful prose. Elizabeth Hoyt sets her historicals so perfectly that you feel as if you’ve entered that period along with her characters, and when I read JR Ward I swear I can hear heavy metal playing in the background—point being, I like really good writing. I want to read well-written books, and hope to some day write as smoothly as my favorite authors manage to do.

Is there anything you would like your readers to know?
I hope my readers know how much I appreciate their support. I spend so much time on my computer that the online community has become my social life, and my readers are the friends I interact with the most. I love their encouraging letters and the funny notes they send me. I really love hearing what they think of my books, even if they don’t particularly like a story or a character. That interaction is important to me, and it often gives me ideas for new stories.

I would also love it if all my readers were on my newsletter, as those folks are the ones who know where I’ll be traveling and how we can get together. I don’t usually do regular book signings, but when Doug and I are on the road, we make planned stops at bookstores and I get a chance to meet readers who live in the area. It’s turned out to be such a terrific way to meet the people who read my books, and I’ve loved getting to know every single person who’s made it to one of my stops. We always have a good time, but the only way I’ve found to plan these stops is through my newsletter. You can subscribe by sending an email to KateDouglas-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Thank you so much for this opportunity. As I told you, and will tell anyone reading the blog, I will be in Hawaii when this is published, babysitting our three year old granddaughter Ella and one year old grandson Owen—along with our daughter and HER daughter, five year old Gracie. It should be a blast, but if I don’t respond right away, that’s why

For more information about Kate and her books, visit her website at www.katedouglas.com.

Comments (34)

On October 1, 2009 at 11:41 AM , Chaeya said...

Hey Abi, Hey Kate. Loved the interview. I've did extensive study into Atlantis and Lemuria long ago and even still have a few books written on it. I've also visited Sedona and the vortexes. Maybe we went to the same new age shop, and there's a funny story of me getting stuck under a copper pyramid there. When I get out from under my story, I would love to check out these stories. The most interesting take on Atlantis in a fiction story was by Stephen Lawhead, so I would love to read it from your point of view. I doubt I'll ever write about it because I studied it so much and read so much I'll just leave it to others who are inspired to do so.

On October 1, 2009 at 1:42 PM , Angeleque Ford said...

I am a big Kate Douglas fan (allow me a bit of a fangirl moment :) ). I started reading her with Wolf Tales/Sexy Beast series. I just happened to pick up the book on a fluke and because the cover was hot. And I've been hooked every since. I can't wait for the next book or the new series.

"If you can easily walk away from writing, you’re probably not meant to be doing it in the first place. This is not an easy job and it’s not one where you’re ever through learning."

I have tried to walk away from writing. But I keep coming back to it because it's what I love, what I want to do.

On October 1, 2009 at 2:04 PM , Kate Douglas said...

Hey Chaeya! What did you think of Sedona? I absolutely loved the wonderful color--my husband and I hiked up Bell Rock on a day with big clouds gathering all around, and it was like stepping into a painting.

I've taken the Lemurian legend and totally redone it for my series, and so far haven't touched on Atlantis, other than to mention it, but I love working in a new world, something different from my Wolf Tales. Of course, that's the best part of writing paranormal--my world, MY rules!

Angeleque--thank you, not only for your very kind words but also for proving my point! I truly believe writing is not something you do, it's who you are, and you can't walk away from yourself! I find it's even difficult to take a break...I'm hopelessly addicted.

On October 1, 2009 at 3:11 PM , Eva S said...

Hi Kate,
thanks for the interview! I love your Wolf Tales-books, but I'm also eagerly waiting for your new series!

On October 1, 2009 at 3:12 PM , Cathy M said...

Hi Kate, I always enjoy your interview answers, thanks for shaing with us. I am a big fan of your Wolf Tales series, so keep em coming.

Hope your grandma duties are going well, sounds like you will have your hands full.

On October 1, 2009 at 3:23 PM , Tonni said...

I think I'm the BIGGEST fan of Kate Douglas. When a friend of mine let me read your first Wolf Tales/Sexy Beast, I was hooked. The interview was lovely. Right now I'm in the process of collecting the Wolf Tales/Sexy Beast books to add to my collection of favorite books that I read over and over again. And I'm looking forward to your next series.

Keep up the Good Writing

On October 1, 2009 at 3:29 PM , flchen1 said...

Hi, Kate! Lovely interview--I always enjoy learning more about favorite authors :) I've just started your books, which means that I have your fabulous backlist to catch up on--I LOVE that!

Hope you're having a great time in Hawaii with your family!

On October 1, 2009 at 3:33 PM , Nancy G said...

Hi Kate! Hope you get to see a bit of Hawaii while you babysit. Maybe you'll find some new Chanku there, a previously undiscovered pack or family. I can't wait for your Demons. If they are as well written and engaging as the Chanku books/stories, I'll get hooked all over again.

On October 1, 2009 at 3:48 PM , Phyllis Butcher said...

Hi, Kate. I hope you're enjoying Hawaii and the grandkids. Sounds like you are. You know I love your books, and can't wait til the next one comes out. As Nancy G. said, maybe you'll find another branch of Chanku in Hawaii. Enjoy the weather and the babies. (Ok, so maybe one's not technically a baby, but, you know...)

Phyllis B.
(Please don't add my name to any drawings, as I have all the books - I don't want to take from someone who doesn't have them.)

On October 1, 2009 at 3:49 PM , A.M. Wells said...

Wow, what great interview.

A.M. Well

On October 1, 2009 at 4:07 PM , Diane Higgins said...

Hi! I just wanted to write in that I enjoyed this interview. I am a Kate Douglas Wolf Tales Fan, who is eagerly awaiting the-very different- but- still-by-Kate(!) Demon Fire! It sounds like a great story!

I am also quite anxious to find out who dies in Wolf Tales X... :(

Have a great evening everyone! Diane

On October 1, 2009 at 4:19 PM , Dyanne said...

So, what happened to my comments. I want to win a copy of Kate's book. Hi Kate, great interview. Good job Abi.


On October 1, 2009 at 4:34 PM , Marcia Colette said...

Kate, I can't believe how much your career has flourished since first meeting you at RT in Daytona. Don't ask me what year that was because I haven't a clue. :-)

Anyway, fabulous interview! I love that part about if you find it easy to walk away from writing, then it wasn't meant to be. I know friends who have walked away from it for one reason or another, but they always come back. I've tried and the same thin has happened. At this point, it's not even on my roadmap. I have too many projects and too much fun going on right now.

On October 1, 2009 at 4:39 PM , TAMARA said...

Hi Kate! Hope you're enjoying your time with the grandkids. Not a bad place to be babysitting that's for sure!!! You know I LOOOOVE me some Wolf Tales and Anton! Just wanted to stop by and say "Hello". xxxx

On October 1, 2009 at 4:45 PM , joder said...

Love the chanku series and hope it continues for a long time! The books are sexy and I love revisiting characters. Your favorite author list looks alot like mine, with authors who excel at witty dialogue and the ability to really put you in the scene.

On October 1, 2009 at 5:01 PM , Kate Douglas said...

Hi Eva! Thanks for stopping by. I'm actually working on HellFire during naptime while here in Hawaii with the grandkids. (I love the fact our kids are courteous enough to live in gorgeous places...lol!)

Cathy: The kids are so darned cute, and I brought my daughter and HER daughter...Gracie is five and her cousin Ella who is three thinks she's a goddess, so they are keeping each other busy and I've got Owen. I couldn't do this without Sarah's help. She's terrific.

Thank you, Tonni! That is just so cool of you, and I'm really glad to hear you're enjoying the series.

flchen1, thank you, and I do hope you enjoy all the stories. Luckily my publisher keeps them in print so they're all available. Wolf Tales (the first book) is currently in its ninth print run!

NancyG, thank you! I've been here before so this trip I'll probably spend my time at our son's house watching the baby. He still naps twice a day, but I don't mind a bit. It's so gorgeous here, and they have quite a bit of jungle on their property, which is just beautiful!

Hey Phyllis! Thanks for coming by, and you KNOW they're all babies. Jon, the daddy, is still my baby! And if you look at the picture of us on my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/katedouglas.author, you can see what a BIG baby he is!

A.M.Wells--thank you. I appreciate that.

Hi Diane--thank you, and I will be getting that excerpt for Wolf Tales 10 posted as soon as I have the cover art for the book. Should be in the next couple of months.

Dyanne--did you leave a comment that didn't stick? I've had that happen! Good luck on the contest.

Marcia, Daytona was awhile ago and I think Wolf Tales had just come out, so it's definitely changed since then! I still can't believe how popular this series has been.

Hey Tamara! Yeah, it's a rough job but somebody's got to do it! What's neat is that the kids are absolutely wonderful, which makes the job so much fun! I hate the fact they're so far away, though. I don't get to see them very often.

joder, I've discovered that I share favorite authors with a lot of my readers, so we must all like the same sort of story. For me, it's got to have characters I can connect with. Like you, I love to revisit characters. I've completely reread Joey Hill's Vampire series over the past few weeks for that same reason!

On October 1, 2009 at 6:57 PM , Bella said...

Hi Kate and Abi! Thanks for the awesome interview! It is so great that you LOVE what you do!

I was very intrigued, Kate, by your statement that "put my two men together in a relationship! LOL...Dax is my hero and Alton is a Lemurian warrior who is brought in to help Dax fight demons, and if this had been erotic romance, they would have ended up as the love interest."

Got me thinking -- couldn't they have been a couple and it not have been erotic? This is a serious question ...

Anyway, enjoy your grandbabies!


On October 1, 2009 at 6:59 PM , Virginia C said...

Hello, Kate! Babysitting in Paradise sounds like fun! Your travels and active lifestye add much to your storytelling. Thanks for the great post. gcwhiskas at aol dot com

On October 1, 2009 at 7:29 PM , Kate Douglas said...

Bella, yes--Alton and Dax could have been a romantic interest without it being erotic, except when I pitched my series to Kensington and sold it, it was sold as a traditional romance between Dax and his heroine, Eddy, and the next book between Alton and his heroine, Ginny. Once a book has been contracted, it's too late to change such important aspects of the dynamic. I had no idea how strongly Dax and Alton would bond until I wrote the first book, but they ended up as best of friends in love with their ladies.

Thanks, Virginia. The funny thing is, I can go for weeks without leaving my office, but when I go, I go far! LOL...this trip is one I've looked forward to for ages, since I don't get to spend much time with our son and daughter-in-law's two little ones. Having them all to myself--along with my daughter and HER daughter--is just fantastic. Sarah works a really demanding job, so I rarely see much of her, either, even though she lives just an hour away. It's just a fun trip all around.

On October 1, 2009 at 7:38 PM , Abigail McKenley said...

Wow! What an amazing turnout! Thanks so much to everyone that stopped by and left a comment and a HUGE thanks to Kate for taking the time to hang out with us today!

On October 1, 2009 at 7:38 PM , Sue A. said...

Hi Kate I just checked out your photos!

I can't believe how much time has gone by, I still remember seeing photos of Ella as a baby and now she's so grown up with a little brother. From my own experience I'm thinking Ella's going to have her work cut out being a big sister to Owen.

I haven't decided if I want to know in advance, which character dies in Wolf Tales 10. Maybe I'll hold off and keep them all alive in my heart.

There's so much to look forward to in 2010!

On October 1, 2009 at 8:02 PM , mymargee said...

Hi Kate,
Great interview and excellent questions Abi. Kate you are always interesting, entertaining and inspirational! I can hardly wait to get Demonfire or the next Wolf Tales to come out :)

On October 1, 2009 at 9:23 PM , Lil said...

Hi Kate,

I hope you are having a blast with the grandkids and Hawaii. It was fun to read your interview. You know I love your Chanku and I am very curious about your new series.

Chuckled to read about the 5 levels to your home. It does give a person plenty of exercise and if you can imagine a couple of kids running around different levels while you try to call them to dinner or bedtime...and you have had a long day? That was us a few years back.


On October 1, 2009 at 10:34 PM , Susilien said...

Hi Kate, Still loving your books. So very glad you listened, and didn't give up. I am happy that you are writing something different. I am certain it gives you more of a challenge and makes writing even more fulfilling for you. Have fun with the grandbabies. Children make life much more fun.

On October 1, 2009 at 11:07 PM , lrwirum said...

I love your covers. :-)

I agree that JR Ward & Joey Hill are great authors too. I also love Cynthia Eden's books. :-)


On October 1, 2009 at 11:09 PM , ken said...

Hey, Kate,
after all the time i have followed your stories and online offerings, i never knew u published your first novel after u had entered your 50's. Well, i will have one-upped u because mine will see print while i am in my 60's.
yours, ken (worlds of autism)

On October 1, 2009 at 11:52 PM , cinquetta said...

Hello Kate I fell in love with your books especially the SEXY BEAST & WOLF TALES series. When wrote Keisha character I was hook. She my shero. She is feisty bold sexy smart capable woman. When Keisha name is mention I buy that book regardness if I am broke. Somebody is buying that book for me. I love your writing style. You are bad-azz chick. You give your all you don't hold nothing back. You weave a fantastic enjoyable amazing story. YOU ROCK!!!!!

On October 2, 2009 at 2:44 AM , Kate Douglas said...

Abigail--thanks so much for inviting me...this has been fun, and I see a few more folks have dropped by!

Sue, they grow so fast! Ella's only three, but she's almost as tall as five year old Gracie and she's very grown up! Our first grandchild, Luca, turned eight a week ago!

mymargee--email me off list at kate@katedouglas.com. I think you were a winner in a blog contest and I never heard back from you. It's been a couple of months ago. And THANK YOU! :-)

LLL...those five levels are probably the only thing that helps me keep my weight off! It's not a very big house, but it's got a lot of up and down!

Susilien: you're so right on the grandkids. It's important to take time to see the world through their eyes.

thanks, Larena! I haven't read Cynthia's, though I've seen them. THere is never enough time! I do agree with you--I get great covers!

Hey Ken! Thanks for coming by--I'm almost there! I turn sixty in a couple of months. I like to think it adds a sense of life experience to our writing that those kids don't have! (Well, it sounds good in theory, anyway!)

thank you, cinquetta! I would love to be like Keisha! she's so together and I find myself getting totally caught up in her thoughts when I'm writing her. I love the way she doesn't take any flak off of Anton. Everyone else is sort of in awe of him, but she's sees right through all the arrogance. Ever since the election, I find myself thinking of Michelle Obama when I write Keisha--that same sharp wit and smart mouth! She's definitely one of my favorites. Thank you!

On October 2, 2009 at 4:28 AM , lindseye said...

While I love Wolf Tales and am slowly working my way through all the stories, I am waiting for Demons. BUt since I have a huge TBR pile I am ok with waiting until 2010. Glad you are having fun with the grandkids.

On October 2, 2009 at 12:37 PM , Kate Douglas said...

thank you, Lindseye! They were up WAY too early this morning--before six! I'm going to go down for a nap when Owen does, at this rate!

On October 2, 2009 at 6:30 PM , darkreader said...

Hey Kate,
I am one of your biggest fans. I love the Chanku. I am really looking forward to your new book Demonfire.
Awesome interview.

On October 3, 2009 at 1:40 AM , Kate Douglas said...

Thanks, darkreader! So glad you're enjoying the series, because I really love writing it!

On October 4, 2009 at 11:58 AM , Mo said...

Enjoyed your interview. I always learn something new about you when you do them. Mo

On October 6, 2009 at 2:02 AM , Kate Douglas said...

Hey Mo...if you're trying to scare me, it worked! LOL...sure hope I'm keeping my story straight...