Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Are You Nora Roberts? Why Yes, Yes I Am!



Here's a funny story from my trip to Kauai. While walking through the jungle, a nice woman asked me what I do for a living. I told her I write romance novels. She got all excited and said "Are you Nora Roberts?"

Hee heeeeeee.......

At the time, I was hot and sweaty with a wicked bad sunburn, a Life Is Good visor, my hair was big and frizzy and flying all over the place, and I had my Keens on covered with dirt, mud, and sand.

(Please look at the above photo and laugh your arse off).

On the other hand, I don't think anyone has actually seen me and Nora in the same room at the same time.....

Could be possible!








Hmmmm.....not sure. There is a striking similarity, to be sure.

It's the eyes!


Feeling like a NYT bestseller,
Penelope

16 comments:

anny cook said...

Amazing, isn't it? So glad you had a great time!

Brie said...

At least she didn't ask if you were EL James ;-)

Penelope said...

Anny....it's uncanny, I tell you! ;^)

Penelope said...

Brie....HAAAAAA!!!!! Funny, that's funny. I would imagine since EL James is so freakin' rich that she would have some strapping young lads carry her through the jungle. ;^)

Julia Barrett said...

It's the hair, gotta be the hair... I'd make the same mistake for sure. You really weren't wearing a pant suit in the jungle? You're positive?

Penelope said...

Haaaa.....no, Julia. No pant suit. No pointy-toed high heel pumps. (Actually, I have never in my life worn a pair of pointy high heel pumps, not even on my own wedding day!). No make-up. I had that whole bedraggled 46 year old soccer mom-in-the-jungle thing going on. Super polished and professional looking, I'm sure! Ha! Bring it on, Nora!

Amber Skyze said...

I knew it! I knew when I met you at NEC you were hiding your true identity.
You had to fly all the way to Hawaii to be discovered. ;)

Tasha B. said...

Why did some random person in the jungle ask you what you did for a living? I would have told her I'm a professional beach bum. :p

Penelope said...

Yes, Amber....that's why I was wearing the tiara. Trying to hide my Nora Robert-ness. Hee hee!

Penelope said...

Tasha--I was with an adventure group--we went kayaking, then hiked in the jungle to see some cool waterfalls. As we were swash-buckling through the jungle, we started to chat. We had a librarian, elementary school teacher, doctor, etc....and romance author. Nora, evidently. ;^)

Tom Stronach said...

and did you take the tiara with you to Hawaii (hey I got it out that time - Hawaii, yes!)

I have no idea who Nora Roberts is but I'll bet her soul is nowhere as good, or as saucy as yours.... and no two people could ever have hair like what you got

xxxx

Penelope said...

Tom....Oops! I forgot to take my tiara to Hawaii. It would have clashed with my seashell lei anyway.

I've been working on a new hair-do since I got home. I'm mixing teeny little braids into my big huge hair---sort of a Mad Max look. I likey! :^)

Blodeuedd said...

Lol, could be could be :)

Penelope said...

Blodeuedd--I know. We look like identical twins, don't we? ;^)

Nina Pierce said...

Okay, I totally could have been that person in the jungle asking that question. I wouldn't know a famous person if they stepped on my toes. Did you at least tell them you were rich like her? I mean ... you are a romance writer. ;)

Penelope said...

Nina....I told her my pen name and she was very interested in hearing about my books....Santa Claus, lumberjacks and weenie dogs. I have a good eclectic mix!