Josi Kilpack tagged me for this meme. I am supposed to list four things about me, one of which is a lie. I should tell you now that I'm not a very good liar, which is rather ironic since I used to work for the Central Intelligence Agency. (Yes, I really did work there. This isn't one of the four things I'm listing about myself.)
Okay, here is goes:
1. On the way to my uncle's house several years ago, I was invited to stop and visit the home of actor Bill Murray. My kids and I drove up for the day and hung out with Bill's family on his New York estate.
2. While living in Venezuela, I was stopped by the local authorities and nearly deported ... to Columbia. The authorities thought I had illegally entered the country from Columbia and that I was a native Spanish speaker. When I started speaking in rapid English, they thought it was just a ploy to convince them I was a legal resident. Only when a friend showed up with my U.S. passport did they finally let me go.
3. I joined the Mormon church because I didn't like Coca-cola...sort of. I was at a party and I didn't want a coke, but that was all they had. Then some of my Mormon friends said they couldn't drink coke because they were Mormon. I piped in and said that I was Mormon too so I could drink something else. My friends blackmailed me into going to church with them since I had said I was the same religion as them. A couple of years later I ended up getting baptized.
4. Like all former and current employees of the Central Intelligence Agency, I had to sign a lifelong secrecy agreement. Because of this, all of my novels have been reviewed by the Central Intelligence Agency before publication to make sure I didn't inadvertently give away any classified information.
Now that I've given you my list of things about me, which of these isn't true? I'll give you the answers next week. As for who I'm going to tag, I choose Michele Paige Holmes, Tristi Pinkston, and Stephanie Humphreys.