Thursday, December 25, 2014

Special Feature: Get To Know The Blogger Behind Sapphyria's Book Reviews


WHO IS SAPPHYRIA?

I thought I would shake things up a bit on the blog and do what I haven't done yet...

Write about me.

I'm not vain or feel the need to become super popular, however, I thought maybe my readers might like to know who the person is behind Sapphyria's Book Reviews, Saph's Steamy Books, and Sapphyria's Book Promotions.

First and foremost - I love to read.

Actually, I don't just love to read - I need books like I need air - books are my life force. Okay, maybe I'm over-exaggerating just a tad .... but seriously, books are as important to me as oxygen; I need them to live.

I can thank my grandmother for my obsession with Nancy Drew and those meddling friends of hers. Oh wait, that's a Scooby Doo line but that's okay - I dig the dog with a serious case of the munchies, too. If you've read my "About Me" on my social media platforms you'll notice that Nancy Drew is is a prominent part of who I am. I own almost the entire hardcover collection of Nancy Drew books. Some are originals, others are not. I also have most of the Nancy Drew Files paperback books. I've read all of the hardcovers and paperbacks that I own at least a dozen times or more each. I did a lot of reading as a child.

Next, I'd like to discuss my blog's name with you. I have a lot of people ask me "Why Sapphyria?" Well, it's sort of a complicated story but I'll do my best to not confuse you.  

Part One of the story: My birthday is in September and the birthstone is sapphire.  I love sapphires and dark blue is my favorite color.  

Part Two of the story:  I met my husband in 2007 (- yay for Myspace) and moved in with him after a short 1 1/2 month courtship (we've been married for 5 years now).  His addiction to World of Warcraft (WoW) was really never an issue but it also helps that instead of getting upset about it - I decided to go with the old saying "If you can't beam 'em, join 'em."  In 2008, I created my very first WoW character, a Blood Elf Hunter named ---- Sapphyria - who just happens to have a kick butt sidekick named Orange Crush (after my beloved late kitty cat).  So, yes...I'm a gamer girl.

Part Three of the story:  I decided that I wanted to try my hand at running a blog.  I didn't really want people to know who I am so I decided to name my blog after my WoW character.  Plus, it's unique enough of a name to maybe stick with readers, authors, and others.  That is how my blogs and promotions company were born.

Lastly, here are some facts about me:

I am in my late 30's (unlike others, I don't care if people know how old I am).

I am married, have one stepdaughter, one dog, and 6 cats (4 cats belong to friends - we are cat sitting for them for an unidentified amount of time).

I work full time outside of my home as a senior administrative secretary.

I have been attending college since 2007.  In 2010, I transferred from a small University to a major midwestern University.  I am working on a dual major Bachelor of Science degree in Organization Administration and Psychology.

I design and create jewelry that I sell primarily on eBay.  I do have a page on this blog that showcases a few pieces - one day I'll add more to it but for now eBay is my main outlet,  I don't just sell my jewelry on eBay, I also sell other items I come across.

I create press releases for a virtual book tour company actually located in my home state, not far from where I grew up.  It's a small world, I tell you!

In September 2014, I also became a Promotions Specialist (publicist) for Musa Publishing, LLC.

So there you have it.  A bit about the person behind the blog!

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