25 Random Facts About Me and …

25 Random Facts About Me and …

(I did this on Facebook sometime ago, so I suppose I shouldn’t post this on WordPress — but just in case some people like lists, here’s mine)

 

1) First book I wrote, “Sally The Snow Girl” (second grade):

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2) The first kiss I got: He had braces in is mouth (I had them too). BUT he also had Oreo cookies in his mouth. Not good.

3) No really — the kiss was awful.

4) I was a Communication major at UCLA. I had good grades, but not honors. Lisa (also Communication) went to a party (we were all wearing robes for graduation). Almost everyone else had special robes on. Lisa and I realized that we were the dumbest ones in Communication.

(Kassie said, “Hello! You graduated from UCLA – you are smart!!” … Okay.)

5) I watch the “Real World” on MTV, Season 1. (1993 or 1994 I think)
I loved it, so I mailed my form for the next one (in L.A.) to MTV.
I had to write and tape (thank you Steve C.), why I should be in it.
Sadly, I didn’t make it. Oh well.

6) I’m good friends with U2 … Then I woke up, and it was only a dream — I don’t no them. 😦

7) Does someone know U2? If so, please let me know.

8) My hair: I did have it longer, but the hair lady said “You don’t have the face for long hair”.
So I finally gave in, and now I have the same hair again.

9) June 5, 2000: Had a great time seeing a concert, Elliott Smith

10) June 6/7 2000, I had a stroke: Couldn’t walk at all; couldn’t speak at all; couldn’t read or write at all … AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

11) Hospital: Good people; bad food.

12) First words I said: Someone was telling a joke, but someone else was also butting in. So I said,
“BUTT OUT!”

13) Writing: The first word I wrote was “rav” (ravioli).

14) June 7, 2000, I was in a wheel-chair.
I finally walked … alone, September 3, 2000.
😀

15) I still have a brace on my right leg, so I couldn’t wear my shoes (the brace can’t fit in my shoes). I gave the shoes to other friends and also donated them.

16) Maybe someday I will not have to wear the brace. So I’ll call the people who have my shoes and say “I WANT THE SHOES BACK!!”
😉

17) If I don’t turn my head right, it is NOT because I don’t like you; but now I can not see on the right.
BUT …

18) Now I have special glasses with prisms (right eye). So I can see much more … so now I have my license back! Beep Beep!

19) When driving, I use my left leg. So the brake is on the right, and the gas is on the left.

20) I liked wine, but now I don’t have the taste for it. So I have ice cream instead.

21) My family are all good or great cooks; I’m the only one who is not as good.

22) Please hold, your call is important …………………. Please hold, your call is important …………………… Please hold, your call is important …………………… Please hold, your call is important ……………………

(Note after: I was almost out of thinks to say, so I put this at number 22)

23) Yea for President Barack Obama!!!!!! (Note: I wrote this when President Obama was still the president)

24) Hopefully I will finish my book soon …

25) Yea, I’m done.
(Not done with my book, only the list.)

 

UPDATE: My book is done of course 🙂  Check it out:

https://maureentwomey.wordpress.com/befor-afdre-and-after/

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WRITERS’ CONFERENCE & BOOK EXPO, 2017! ~ #RRBC

Source: WRITERS’ CONFERENCE & BOOK EXPO, 2017! ~ #RRBC

Welcome!!!
“Last year’s conference proved that RRBC is home to some of the greatest writers and most knowledgeable authors and avid readers from around the world! We are all coming together again, to fellowship (Gather), have fun (Enjoy) and become enlightened! (Learn!). This year’s theme is: When you know better, you produce better and in our year of BETTER at RRBC, this quote hits the nail right on the head! Newbie authors, seasoned authors, and readers of all stages and interests, in one arena…teaching, learning and growing! What an amazing opportunity to be part of an event such as this! …”

See more … 🙂

https://rrbcwritersconferencebookexpo17.wordpress.com

 

… Welcome to the 2017 Sessions!

*Avoiding Plagiarism

*Book Marketing 2.0 (Beyond Social Media)

*Book Marketing via Social Media

*Crafting Believable Scenes

*Creating Well-Developed Characters

*Grammarly and Why You Need It

*How To Keep Your Blog Buzzing & Busy!

*How To Show and Not Tell

*Media Kit Creation

*Most Effective Writing Tools for Authors

*No Time To Write? What You Should Be Doing Until Your Next Big Release to Stay Relevant

*Taking Your Author Platform to the Next Level

*The “Other” Publishing Options (besides Amazon & Createspace)

*The Effectiveness of Blog Tours and How To Make Yours A Success

*Writing Accurate Fiction

*Writing Outside the Box (*NEW!*)

*2016 Conference Bundle – All Sessions

*BONUS FREE SESSION!

https://rrbcwritersconferencebookexpo17.wordpress.com/contact/

 

“An inspirational book”

Before, Afdre, and After (My stroke . . . oh what fun)

“An inspirational book”

By the Speech-Language Pathologist/Instructor,
City College of San Francisco

Davies 8

“Maureen is an amazing writer whose heartfelt and humorous book tells the story of her stroke and the long road of rehabilitation and recovery.

As a speech therapist, who teaches communication classes to stroke survivors, I found Maureen’s book captured the feelings and struggle that so many individuals experience in their recovery. In our stroke-communication class we read and discussed her book together, and Maureen’s voice and message resonated with everyone.

It is very fortunate for us that Maureen decided that this was the story she would write a book about! This book is a great tool for stroke survivors and is an inspiration to all who read it.”

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Praise for Before, Afdre, and After

https://maureentwomey.wordpress.com/praise-for-before-afdre-and-after/

A #WRITING CONFERENCE YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS! #RRBC

Watch Nonnie Write!

Authors, how much time do you spend trying to market your books while scouring the web for any and all information you can find on writing?  Well, if you’re like many of the authors I know,  you spend more time than you’d like anyone to know about.

This is not an easy business we’re in, but, it is one that our souls call us to be apart of.  Yes, for those of us who are born with the gift of the talent of writing, and for those of us who spend the time trying to hone our skills in the craft, we HAVE to do this…our spirit will not allow us to rest unless we are writing.  I penned the quote below to describe my own urgency to write:

 “How I know I’m a writer:  When I sleep, I wake to write;  when I dream, I rouse to write;  when…

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RRBC RAVE WAVES BlogTalkRadio

“SPOTLIGHT HONORS” with Maureen Twomey

Hey! That’s me!  😉

 

“If you need some inspiration today – my high school and UCLA (and fellow Sproul Hall front desker!) friend Maureen E. Twomey gave a great interview this morning about her post-stoke experience, which she documented in her own book. She never lost her sense of humor during the whole ordeal, which is saying something!” – Tanya Appuhn Crates

 

“She rambles a bit, but listen two her anyway.” – Maureen Twomey

😉

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ravereviewsbookclub/2017/05/25/rrbc-rave-waves-blogtalkradio-spotlight-honors-with-maureen-twomey

Before, Afdre, and After …

Before, Afdre, and After (My stroke . . . oh what fun)

2017 PW Before,

“When Maureen Twomey was only thirty-three years old, she experienced a massive stroke-one that took away her ability to read, write, walk, and even speak (AAAAAAAHHH!!). Well, she wasn’t about to go down without a fight …

In Before, Afdre and After, Twomey offers a sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes comical, and ultimately inspiring glimpse at what it is to lose everything when you’re supposed to be in the prime of your life-and what it takes to get it back, piece by tiny piece.”

 

“What’s so funny and inspiring about a stroke? Now I know..”

(Read more here):

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