A Hode Podge about Me

I am new to blogging but I've been a part of this whole blogging community for a while. I'm what you'd call a unicorn -I'm a blog buddy who checks all my fav blogs on a regular basis but I never leave comments or tweets. But hey, like unicorns, I'm not mythical, I do exist . . . I'm just the blog buddy in hiding ;-P ***Update, the unicorn has come out of hiding.
I started this blog to plug my chick lit novel - Confessions of a Call Center Gal (which will be out in mid March 2011) and to share my other passions - books, food, fashion, decor, oh a whole hodge podge.
Being a first time author, I'm just a small fish fry in this vast ocean, and it's up to me to do the brunt of the legwork. Forgive the parlance, but a book doesn't sell itself. So if you enjoy my book, please spread the word.
First off, here's a little bit about me. I am a HUGE dog lover. I was the kid who went around my neighborhood feeding scraps to stray dogs. And now I'm the big kid who is the owner of three pooches (Milo's from a farm, Lola and Chloe are both shelter dogs). What does 3 pooches entail? 3x the love and 3x the doggie doo doo to pick up. I still get all tearful every time I watch Animal Cops, and I'm a big champion of the Moon Bear Rescue group, headed by the Animals Asia foundation.
I'm a voracious reader and my one guilty passion is chick lit. Fav authors include Sophie Kinsella, Marian Keyes, Emily Giffin, Helen Fielding, (among many others) and the one who started it all - Jane Austen. In my blog, I plan on reviewing books that I love, some on chick lit novels, others on mainstream novels that I've enjoyed. I'll also share some dishy recipes, and review Anthro and J.Crew stuff - clothes, shoes and decor. But I'll have to say, I'm an Anthro girl at heart. I'm married to Anthro, I'm engaged to J.Crew, and Target, AE and Forever 21 are my cheap flings.  
This blog is titled Confessions of a Call Center Gal 'coz I've worked in a call center for almost a decade. Oh I know, it's a tragedy. After I graduated with my journalism degree, I served as Copy Editor at Desktop Journal. Then I went on to do technical writing for a software company in Cali. When I wanted to settle down and start a family, I started working at a call center for a major bank, in their software support department. The hours at the call center are flexible and it allows me to be a stay at home mom, and still bring in some bacon (albeit very, very lean bacon). My two little girls and three pooches still have their mommy around most of the time, and at the end of the day, that's all that matters to me.


  1. I'm a huge chick lit fanatic. Can't wait to read your novel

  2. I work in a call center in the Phillipines and stumbled upon your blog. Is your book about a Filipino chick? Anyways, I'm looking forward to reading it.

  3. Hi Marie,
    It's set in a call center in the US, but if you enjoy chick lit or if you work in customer service or a in call center, I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

  4. OMG!!!!!!!!! We could be twins!!!!!!! I love animals and I've read every book from all the authors you named!!!! Plus, I looooove Anthro clothes. Congrats on your book deal, I can't wait to read it! : )

  5. Thanks C-Dub. Thanks for your kind wishes. I'm glad I've got a twin out there in the Anthro blogosphere :)

  6. Just found your blog... where will your book be sold? I tried searching on google but it just directed me back to your blog.

  7. Hi ScamperingScotties,
    It won't be out till Jan 2011, and it'll be sold on amazon, barnes and nobles.com and all the major online sites. Thanks 4 visiting. :)