Monday, November 5, 2012

{My Indie Monday} Jenn Cooksey + Giveaway


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This weeks featured Indie Author is

Jenn Cooksey

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Jenn Cooksey is a Southern California girl born and bred, and proudly boasts being a member of Grossmont High School's alumni.
She currently resides in the 7th Ring of Hell (aka; Arizona) with her husband (whom she married on a dare while in Las Vegas), their three daughters, and more pets than she has the patience to count.
Aside from her husband and one cat, everyone living under the Cooksey's roof is female. She's sure her husband will be not only be awarded sainthood when he kicks the bucket, but that Jesus will welcome him into heaven with a beer and a congratulatory high-five.
She also believes that Bacon should be capitalized. Always.

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Shark Bait Cover ThumbnailPreviously homeschooled Camie Ramsey is being shoved into the shark-infested waters of public high school, where even helium filled, penguin bespeckled arm floaties likely won’t help keep her inexperienced, fifteen-year old head above water in that rip current of hormones and emotions.
Camie’s worldly wisdom might be severely lacking (i.e., the closest she’s come to being kissed was sitting too close to the TV whilst Jake Ryan leaned in to give Samantha that fateful 16th birthday kiss), but she does understand her only hope for survival is if she’s thrown some kind of “social” life preserver before she sinks like a freaking rock. However, what will her fate be when she endeavors to flag down the only lifeguard on duty, the enormously popular and ridiculously beautiful Tristan Daniels? The most sought after and virtually most unattainable guy in school who not only makes Camie’s heart flatline on a recurring basis, he’s also the one guy who seemingly doesn’t know she exists.
Feeling like an inept piece of chum that could ultimately be swallowed by Jaws, can Camie get Tristan to rescue her from floundering in the treacherous deep, or is she destined to be Shark Bait?

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What’s In My Purse...?

Okay, so when I was given the choice of listing what was in my purse or on my desk, I honestly thought going with my purse would be boring. I mean I have some EPIC crap on my do you know anyone who has a dead woman’s passport sitting next to a box of dehydrated Bacon chowder on their desk? Right?! That’s what I thought too, but I’m lazy and I didn’t feel like trekking up the stairs to go look at my desk to see what other treasures were there, so I opted for dumping out my purse. Now, I’m not including everything, because really, car/house keys aren’t all that exciting and neither is my wallet or checkbook, however, the contents of my purse made me giggle when I realized what a freak I am so I’ll share some of what I seem to be unable to leave home without.

- 15 receipts from the grocery store. Yes, I counted them, and that doesn’t include the various other receipts from places like Target, Wal Mart, and Home Depot.

- A plastic Avon hairbrush that was literally sold to my mother some time in the early ‘60s or maybe even the late ‘50s. They just don’t make things like they used to...

- Counting my phone, I carry 3 iPods with me. Don’t ask. I obviously have issues and am clearly a Mac whore.

- 6 fortunes from Chinese fortune cookies. And I only keep the ones I really like. They even have their own special zipper pocket in my purse in which I keep them.

- 3 Sharpie markers. Yes, I’m also a Sharpie whore. Sue me.

- 1 ancient and smooshed peanut butter/chocolate granola bar that I stuck in my purse when I went to the Twilight marathon and midnight premiere of Breaking Dawn part 1. Yeah, math it out...part 2 is coming out in two weeks. o.O

- A ziplock baggie of pumpkin seeds. They’re from this past Halloween though, and not from like 9 years ago. Although after finding the granola bar, that really wouldn’t surprise me...

- 1 bottle of Excedrin. I get migraines on a fairly routine basis and if I’m out of my prescription, I have to pop Excedrin like it’s Pez.

- 1 tube of Chap Stick. I am NEVER without Chap Stick. If I were to somehow find myself without it, the world would literally stop turning and I would die. True story.

- 1 tin of Ice Breakers mints. Like Chap Stick, I have to have mints with me, but, I wouldn’t cease to exist if I were to run out of them—I’d just be grumpy until I bought more.

- 2 lighters. Despite being a flake and a girl, I’m a good boy scout and can always be counted on at birthday parties to provide fire when it’s time to light the candles. I mean after all, I am a descendant of Sugh Smith, Neanderthal extraordinaire, so producing fire is sort of a genetic thing...

- 1 guitar pick from a friend’s ‘80s cover band called Way Cool Jr. that I got from one of their shows I went to a year or so ago. They’re flippin’ awesome and do covers of all the great hair and glam rock bands.

- And finally, 1 plastic shark that my husband stole for me from a bar we got drunk at shortly after I published Shark Bait. It’s come in handy served as several minutes of entertainment while I was at the DMV waiting for my daughter to get her driver’s permit. I held it up and positioned it as if it was biting people in the ass, took pictures and texted them to friends. Come’s the DMV, I couldn’t drink so what else was I gonna do to pass the time?

So that’s it! Amazing what you can learn about somebody simply by knowing what they lug around with them all day, huh? And yeah, it’ll probably all get tossed back into my purse because I’m too lazy to decide what I can probably live without to make my purse lighter. Mmhmm...even that granola bar, because as chance would have it, I happen to be going to the marathon and midnight premiere or Breaking Dawn part 2 in a couple weeks...

Thanks so much to Me, My Shelf, & I for hosting me today on My Indie Monday, it was truly a blast and a pleasure, and I hope you all enjoyed sneaking a peek into my purse and getting to know me a little more!!

Keep reading and rocking!!!



P.S. If anyone doesn’t believe that I keep all that crap with me in addition to the typical purse-type’s the pictorial proof!!


Not sure why the iPod Touch and my iPhone aren’t set to the same time, but whatever. I still wouldn’t be on time for stuff even if they were both right...


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  1. Replies
    1. Hey Andrea, guess what song is on all three of those iPods!! LOL

      Love you, chick!! :-*


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