Guest Blogger: Another Four Things You Never Knew About Me by Kemberlee Shortland



Every now and again, I like to play the Four Things You Never Knew About Me. I play this every few years to see what’s changed since I last played.

The first time I played was in September 2006. Then I played Four More Things You Never Knew About Me in October 2012. Now it’s May 2015. Let’s see what’s changed.

The answers are in no particular order, other than they came to me in that order.

Another four jobs you’ve had in your life:

  1. Sergeant with a local Junior Sheriff program (the Explorers handled security, traffic direction, and information services during major local events, and we taught kids about working for the local police services)
  2. Bakery clerk (my main evening task was preparing slabs of butter for the croissants made on the night shift)
  3. Stock clerk in a ladies clothing store
  4. Babysitter

Another four TV shows you love to watch:

  1. Ghost Adventures
  2. Bones
  3. Fire Fly
  4. Streets of San Francisco (guilty pleasure)

Another four movies you could watch over and over again:

  1. Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet
  2. Star Wars (the original)
  3. Saturday Night Fever
  4. Serenity

Another four books you could read over and over again:

  1. Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  2. The Black Lyon by Jude Deveraux
  3. Dream Man by Linda Howard
  4. Fear Nothing by Dean Koontz

Another four CDs you could listen to over and over again:

  1. James Bay
  2. Jack Savoretti
  3. Hang Massive
  4. Kool and the Gang 😉

Another four places you have lived:

  1. Seaside, CA
  2. Pacific Grove, CA
  3. Drogheda, Ireland
  4. Douglas, Ireland

Another four places you’ve been on vacation:

  1. Amsterdam
  2. Yosemite, CA
  3. Sonora, CA
  4. Napa Valley, CA

Another four places you’d like to go on vacation:

  1. Yellowstone National Park
  2. Sweden
  3. Iceland
  4. Lugo, Spain

Another four websites you visit daily:

  1. Tirgearr Publishing
  2. The
  4. Amazon

Another four of your favorite foods:

  1. Chicken enchiladas
  2. Mac and cheese
  3. Schnecken
  4. Apples

Another four places you’d rather be right now:

  1. Curled up on the sofa with knitting and watching TV
  2. Playing with our dogs in a sunny place
  3. At the cinema watching an epic movie
  4. Back in sunny California with family

I hope you had fun with this. I did, though it’s hard to just pick four of anything, isn’t it?! Probably why I do this list every few years!

So, what are your four favorites?

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Kemberlee Shortland

Book and Bio

One Night in Dublin

City Nights series, #9

Erotic Romance

Novella length

Tirgearr Publishing

One Night in Dublin by Kemberlee ShortlandBlurb:

At her mother’s prompting (nagging) about grandchildren, Sive wonders if it really is time to settle down. She’s just finishing college so she should be thinking about her future. But is she ready to settle down? Is she ready for kids? And more importantly, which of the three men she’s been seeing does she want to spend the rest of her life with? Sive has a choice to make, and only 24 hours in which to make it.



We all make them. From the moment we wake up, it’s: “do I get out of bed now or hit the snooze button . . . again?” “shall I wear this outfit to work or that one?” “tea and toast or grab something on the way?”

It’s all mundane bullshit. They’re all choices we make on the fly without even realizing we’re making them.

Think about it. What choices do you make when you’re not thinking about them? Like going home from work. You get on the train, find a seat and wait for your stop. But when you get there, you wonder how the hell you got there because you don’t remember making the journey.

What I’m trying to say is that we often go on auto-pilot and just do what needs doing without any real thought, because there are usually more pressing things to think about—the important things. Or seemingly so. Like, what movie to see, what restaurant to eat in, where to go on holidays . . . and for some girls, this pair of sensible shoes on sale or another pair not on sale but immensely sexier?

For me, today, my choices aren’t so mundane, and they’ll require a lot of conscious thought. I have an important decision to make. One that could change my life forever, pardon the cliché.

They—whoever ‘they’ are—say there is someone for everyone, that we all have a ‘type’ of person we’re attracted to. I’m still figuring it all out . . . exploring to see what is my type . . . that someone just for me. And it doesn’t help that my mum’s voice is in the back of my head, asking . . . i.e. nagging (yes, I just said i.e.) . . . when I’m going to settle down and give her grandkids.

First, let me say this: I’m not a slut. I’m not loose, I don’t carelessly sleep around, and I don’t do one-night stands. I just love men and all of their vast differences.

What can I say about my boys that every other woman out there doesn’t already know about men? Charmers, every one of them. But they all give me something I need.

Tonight I need to decide what, or who, I need the most—Fitzy, Moss, or Sully.

Kemberlee Shortland authorBio:

Kemberlee Shortland is a native Northern Californian who grew up in a community founded by artists and writers, including John Steinbeck, George Sterling, and Jack London. It’s no wonder she’s loved telling stories since she was very young. Kemberlee completed her first novel at 21 and hasn’t looked back. In 1997, she left the employ of Clint Eastwood to live in Ireland for six months. It was there she met the man she would marry, and permanently relocated to live in Ireland. While always writing, Kemberlee earned her keep as a travel consultant and writing travel articles about Ireland. In 2005, she saw her first romance sell, and to date, she has nine published romances. When not writing, Kemberlee enjoys spending time with her two Border Collies, who feature on the cover of A Piece of My Heart, and also knitting, gardening, photography, music, travel, and tacos! Kemberlee enjoys hearing from her readers.

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One Response to Guest Blogger: Another Four Things You Never Knew About Me by Kemberlee Shortland

  1. Thanks so much for hosting me today. I’d love to chat with anyone who has questions, comments, or just wants to talk about Ireland.