Social Butterfly, Who Me?
Throughout my life thus far, I’ve been accused of being a chatterbox and social butterfly. I’ve even been told that one day, I will talk out all of my senses. I’ve denied time and again, debating that I do not talk any more than the next guy – or gal for that fact. I like to believe that I am rather shy and could fade into any crowd without being noticed. I was so wrong, and I can finally admit it.
It’s confession time. My name is Janice G. Ross and I am a social butterfly. I am now able to come to terms with the fact that I love to talk, I love to meet people and I love to learn about others. I will take my confession a step further and say that I love socializing so much, it might be the reason I am a writer. Think about it. I get to create a range of interesting characters and have conversations with them any time I want. (Side note: for anyone reading this post, that thinks I need to be committed, I don’t. I just wanted to point out that it is perfectly normal for an author/writer to be have conversations with their characters.) Nevertheless, socializing, even when there is no one to socialize with, it is okay when you consider the broad picture.
If you are curious about my social butterfly status, I invite you to take a listen to some of my podcasts. I currently had a BlogTalkRadio show called Cultural Cocktails. My shows consist of live chats with an array of authors from different genres, locations and backgrounds. I started the show because I love to socialize, speak with other authors and help promote their work. Here is the link:
Janice Ross was born in Guyana, South America and migrated to the USA in 1980. Although her citizenship certificate now reads the United States of America, she considers herself a citizen of the world. Sure she has not physically been around the world and back, but she’s travelled in her mind and dreams.
Janice is an author. She enjoys writing about social issues and personal experiences. Janice’s debut release was entitled Damaged Girls. She uses the three books in that series to detail the effects of different forms of abuse, discussing issues that are known to be taboo. Her next release, Jumping Ship, is a dedication to her country of birth and an introductory novella to the Island Hopping Series – due out in 2014. It’s poised to be a colorful and emotional experience of life, love and family. As of present, she is also a contributor to a short story collection – Just Between Us, Inspiring Stories by Women. And lastly, Loving Nate is a novella about the realities of losing one’s self to love.
Janice enjoys reading. And is drawn to stories with distinct characters that she can love or hate, characters she can form alliances with or characters that she can swear off and despise. She is also weak for a good cultural tale, preferably in the form of historical fiction. Janice loves to be taken off guard by clever language and settings.
Janice is also a devout supporter and promoter of other authors through social media. She hosts a weekly show, Cultural Cocktails, on the largest social radio network, Blog Talk Radio.