Wednesday, May 9, 2007

10 little things about Melanie Lynne Hauser

Hola, gorgeous TBB readers!

As celebration for our bitchin’ mothers, we are happy to present our first ever guest blogger and Super Mom, Melanie Lynne Hauser. Melanie has written a fabulous series whose protagonist is, well, a Super Mom. As a big hurrah for her new book, Super Mom Saves the World, we’re going to give away a signed copy of Confessions of Super Mom (check out the *glowing* reviews!), Super Mom refrigerator magnets and a signed box of Swiffer dusters, yay! :D To enter the raffle (no, Trollop, you’re not qualified, geesh) all you have to do is leave a comment on this post and simply tell us why your mom, or being a mom, is fantabulous!

Now, as preview of her super guest blog tomorrow, here are some super facts about Melanie:

1. Favorite comfort food: Peanut butter

2. Weirdest thing you like to eat: French fries with pickle juice squirted on them

3. Favorite TV show and/or favorite movie: Heroes, and Out of Africa

4. If you could wake up tomorrow in the body of someone else currently living, whom would you pick? Tina Fey

5. 3 things you never leave your house without: Cell phone, eye drops, and blotting papers

6. Last movie you watched: Blades of Glory

7. Man (besides hubby/BF) you think is too gorgeous for your peace of mind: The actor who plays Mohinder on Heroes. Grrowwwlll!

8. Book you’re reading right now: Lucy, by Ellen Feldman

9. What one toiletry item could you never live without? Eyelash curler

10. Which famous person, now dead, do you wish you could have seen naked? Gene Kelly!

Melanie released a free ebook this month as a way to thank her lovely readers, a complete novel titled Jumble Pie... a story of two girls, friendship and pie. Click here to learn more and receive a copy!

Now relax, super mommas, get some tea/coffee/tequila and listen as Melanie reads a bit from Confessions of Super Mom. *g*


37 comment(s):

Anonymous malicious strumpet said...

Fantabulous Mommy moments: Well, I'm not a Mom, so I can't share anything wonderful I've done. But I do have a Mom - and she's absolutely wonderful. She's my cheerleader, my support system, my wise mentor. Mom's been a pastor's wife for a good chunk of her life, and now that I'm a pastor (and single), she steps in as my substitute for a pastor's wife - sharing her years of experience, her memories of things she and my fahter went through together in the church, her deeply theoligical advice.

Can't say enough good things about her. Even when she's driving me nuts, I love her to pieces.


5/09/2007 08:42:00 AM  

Blogger Harlot said...

I have to say, Ms. Hauser, french fries with pickle juice on them? :S

MS, that was uber nice, super pastor!

Don't you girls lub Melanie's Wonder Woman pic? *g*

5/09/2007 09:02:00 AM  

Anonymous Shoshana said...

Chana loves the story so far...we're running to the nearest Barnes and buying this book today....

unless there's a good chance we might win this book here?

What are the chances of that happening huh? I've never won anything before. :P

5/09/2007 09:15:00 AM  

Blogger Vicious Trollop said...

Shosh, sit tight, i think we're raffling it by friday. And think of the swiffer dusters!!!! *g*

French fries and pickle juice? Is it unpolite to *cringe* now? LOL

Mrs. Hauser has been extremely gracious with Harlot and I. Thank you for participating in our blog :)

MS, your mom sounds like she always has cookies in the oven!!!!! Maybe she can invite me over for tea? :P

5/09/2007 09:42:00 AM  

Anonymous Lola Lovegood said...

Enjoyed the reading very much. I think I will go buy this for myself for mothers day. I already won a raffle last year so it's only fair that I don't enroll in this one.

Still, will buy the book and best of luck to everyone who's joining the contest! -smile-

5/09/2007 10:49:00 AM  

Anonymous Luci said...

Hey Melanie, congrats on your book :)

Your answers are very interesting: I don't even own an eyelash curler lol. Does that mean your eyelashes are long and luscious?

RE my mum: Well she IS a Supermum Saint. 6 kids (one Downs) and a workaholic never present father. and we all turned out well and successful:) She is very understanding and gives fantastic advice without squeezing it down your throat.

5/09/2007 10:56:00 AM  

Anonymous Diana said...

I only comment when authors are over or in bbc discussions where I've read the book, but I swear I log on every day, and more than once too!

Melanie, your reading from SuperMom was wonderful. Mind if I as what blotting papers are? LMAO What comes to mind is you writing with those old feather pens and having to blot excess ink off or something :/

I am divorced, have 3 children (all born in 2.5 years since I have a set of twins) 2 dogs, 1 cat, a turtle and a fish. I'm sure that adds up to being a supermom LMAO

5/09/2007 11:03:00 AM  

Blogger Isabella said...

Of course my mom is a super mom. I mean she's not perfect but no matter what, whenever I need her, she is there for me.

Congrats on the new book Melanie. I loved the reading. :)

5/09/2007 12:31:00 PM  

Blogger Isabella said...

If I comment twice would that give me a better chance of winning? :P

5/09/2007 12:33:00 PM  

Blogger Polly King said...

My mom is the greatest mom in the world. She means the world to me. She is selfless, patient, understanding and a wonderful mother and wife.

Hello Melanie. I love your picture and your reading! You should do the reading on your audiobook ;)

5/09/2007 01:04:00 PM  

Blogger Polly King said...

Isabella, no cheating! Although, technically, if the BBs will consider, this second post is my second entry. LOL

5/09/2007 01:09:00 PM  

Blogger Vanessa said...

Hi Melanie. Congrats on the success of your books. :) BBs, I love the pic! My mom is my best friend. She has helped me through a lot of things. When I got stupid and got pregnant too young, she never left my side. I got her unflinching support. She taught me a lot of things, from the simplest to the important ones and I will pass them to my daughter because those advices never lead me wrong.

5/09/2007 01:36:00 PM  

Blogger Rachel said...

If I could become half as good a mother as my mom, I'd have achieved more than I ever thought I could. She is the best.

Hi Melanie. Your book looks good and yes I would love to get that copy and swiffer dusters. lol

5/09/2007 02:23:00 PM  

Blogger Jolie said...

Melanie I love your video. You read very clearly and it makes me want to know what happens next.

Of course my mom is fantabulous. I won't enumerate everything I love about her because I won't be able to stop. She simply rocks and she's the strong force that keeps our family close. It doesn't hurt too that she makes the best angel hair pasta marinara!

5/09/2007 02:41:00 PM  

Anonymous Tuleca said...

Lurker delurking. Nothing like the mention of free books and great authors to get me out from behind the bush.

My mom and I fight like cats and dogs, mind you I'm 28 and I moved away from home after college 6 years ago. Still, she's the first person I call when I have good news and when I need comfort and love. Mother's, can't live with them can't live without them ROTFL

5/09/2007 03:13:00 PM  

Anonymous Tuleca said...

Lurker delurking. Nothing like the mention of free books and great authors to get me out from behind the bush.

My mom and I fight like cats and dogs, mind you I'm 28 and I moved away from home after college 6 years ago. Still, she's the first person I call when I have good news and when I need comfort and love. Mother's, can't live with them can't live without them ROTFL

5/09/2007 03:13:00 PM  

Anonymous Ollenska said...

Melanie, I love peanut butter too but not so much of french fries with pickle juice lol. And Mohinder is such a hottie!

Without my mom, I'll be lost. She is really super mummy.


5/09/2007 03:19:00 PM  

Blogger Ladybug said...

Melanie, your reading was great. I believe that's the first time I've seen an author do a reading in a video.

My momma, she is the example from which I draw to raise my precious daughters. Without her, I couldn't do it.

5/09/2007 04:16:00 PM  

Anonymous Lindsey said...

Melanie, I love that reading! "I swiffered and swiffered..."

What is so wonderful about being a mom? Seeing my kids smile and hear them laugh, watching them grow...
the feeling that such beautiful creatures came from me will never get old.

5/09/2007 04:47:00 PM  

Blogger Shoshana said...

Does she have audio of the book? She's such an engaging reader!

We're holding off on buying the book in case I win it.

I haven't tried fries and pickle juice, but maybe it's good....we'll have to see. I don't even own a pickle. I tend to throw them away because they're pickly!

5/09/2007 05:26:00 PM  

Blogger Harlot said...

Shosh, I don't think Melanie has audiobooks. I mean, i don't see anything on line. In any case i'll ask her. Well, i believe she'll visit us tomorrow or maybe later. Anyway, i totally agree. She should have audiobooks and she should do the reading herself. :D

5/09/2007 05:39:00 PM  

Blogger Kailana said...

Me and my mother have our moments. We just went on a trip for 6 days together, and I had fun, but she has been annoying since we got back. I suppose she has to be a mom sometimes!

I also agree on the audiobooks.

5/09/2007 06:30:00 PM  

Blogger Jolie said...

Ohhhh me thinks the audio book idea is excellent!

5/09/2007 06:47:00 PM  

Anonymous tinkerbell said...

Out of Africa is one of my favorite movies. Who wouldn't fall in love with Dennis?

My preteen has been very challenging lately. The other night I was in the kitchen, she came out of nowhere and hugged me and told me that she loved her mommy. A little thing like that makes up for everything.

5/09/2007 07:29:00 PM  

Anonymous malicious strumpet said...

HA! Trollop - I find it hilarious that you think my Mom is a tea and cookie lady. :D Let me explain: my Mom's one tough broad. ;) She used to teach kids who were awaiting sentencing in the juvenile court system. NO ONE messes with her. Many people are afraid of her (me included at times!). She got a buzz cut when she retired and I think it's awesome because it suites her tough broad personality. But she is a tremendous support and since retiring last May, she's taken to baking Hello Dollies for me. So that's kind of tea-and-cookie-like, isn't it? :D


5/09/2007 07:35:00 PM  

Anonymous ~Cassie~ said...

Me and my Mom always fight. I guess that's part of growing up as an only child particularly when your mother is your best friend. I had a tonsillectomy last year, a very minor operation right? But my Mom, she was so nervous. I told her she should stop worrying that everything will be fine. She cried and told me she couldn't live without me. I know she's a bit of a mess and others consider her immature but she's my Mom and no one can replace her.

Ms Hauser, I love your reading. If I win, I'll get the book, the swiffer and magnets will go to my Mom!

5/09/2007 07:46:00 PM  

Blogger kinky courtesan said...

My mom is my hero. She has 4 daughters. She grew up in Minneapolis area.... Then she married a farmer and moved to a town of about 2000 people. BIG CHANGE.... I'm the youngest and my dad died in a car accident at the end of our driveway when i was three. I don't remember a lot but my oldest sister was only 11. That has to be hard. She never through anyone could love an overweight middle aged widow with 4 young girls. Well she did find someone, which i'm really happy for. My older sisters were terrible. One tried to sneak boys in the house all the time, one would say they were spending nights at friends house and then be missing all night. I guess I am prolly the worst one. If she didn't like a boyfriend, she never really said anything, but we always knew. Well I had a boyfriend who was really supportive until my depression got intense, i was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, and ADD. He had cheated on me and we broke up but remained friends. He ended up assaulting me, and I turned to my mom. I've been working through everything and turned to self-mutilation. My mom was really the one who helped me through everything. I don't know how she did it. She would drop everything and come stay with me (living three hours away). Now one sister is dating a guy with children. They are living with my parents because my sister is going back to school and they can't afford a house, so she has a 4 year old running around her house every other week. She is helping three of us pay tuitions, just had two daughters get married, and one just graduated law school. I think that she is amazing. We all turned out pretty well i think and she has put up with a lot. I'm now 20 years old and life is looking a little brighter. Thanks for making me appreciate my mom a little more today Book Bitches....

5/09/2007 11:47:00 PM  

Blogger Di said...

Being a Mom is great when you give up on being Super Mom and just focus on blogging...leave me alone kids...mommy is blogging! Sorry...I don't have time to listen to your incredibly stupefyingly boring rehash of "so he was like" and "then she was like"...because I still have to blog about what you did yesterday!

5/10/2007 12:45:00 AM  

Blogger Young at Heart in San Diego said...

First, let me say that I love this book! And the swiffer, I bow before it. So please, let me win! My mom was the greatest, she was my hero, however, she passed away 10 years ago. I miss her every day. Being a mom has made my life sometimes unbearable, but always delightful. My son will graduate from a university next month, and I'm already dreading the day when my daughter goes away to college. The best part is that they take the time to tell me how much they appreciate me and they notice how hard I have to work as a single mom to keep things comfortable for us.

5/10/2007 12:59:00 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

My own Mum has passed on ... she died rather young, so I'll just say that my vote goes to malicious strumpet's Mother instead ... LMAO at the duelling images of cookie baking pastor's wife and juvenile worker Mum who has a close hair cut and is very scary. Does she wear boots too? Way to go!

5/10/2007 01:34:00 AM  

Blogger Lollie Rose said...

Peanut butter, yum.

There is no harder job in the world than being a mom. But there are precious moments that make it all worth it. Like, seeing in your daughter's eyes that you are the most magical thing on earth because you can flip pancakes in the air. Silly things like that.

5/10/2007 09:47:00 AM  

Blogger Danielle De Barbarac said...

My mom gives me the best advice. She is always there when I need her, and even when I don't want her around she's there to support me. LOL. I love the reading, Melanie.

5/10/2007 02:38:00 PM  

Blogger Lorelei said...

I saw this yesterday but didn't get the chance to comment. I think the reading was wonderful.

Me and my mom never see eye to eye. But whenever I need someone to talk to, she is the first one I'll call. There were times I knew she thought I made the wrong decision, but no matter what, she stood by my side.

5/10/2007 03:23:00 PM  

Blogger Jordis said...

I loved the reading and I agree on the audio books. Ms. Hauser I hope you'll have the audio books. :)

My mom, she is the greatest. Of all that I am and all that I have done, the one thing I am most proud of is that I am her daughter.

5/10/2007 03:39:00 PM  

Blogger Petra said...

I forgot to give my entry! Anyway, I never thought I'd be a mom, but being one is the most rewarding experience of my life.

P.S. Melanie your reading was excellent. I agree on the audio book suggestion. Or do you have them already?

5/10/2007 05:42:00 PM  

Blogger Petra said...

Ok, after reading what Lola said, I feel shameless. LOL! I too already won last year so I shouldn't enter this raffle. *clunk in the head*

5/10/2007 06:27:00 PM  

Blogger Isabella said...

Ms Hauser, I agree on the audiobooks too!

5/10/2007 06:42:00 PM