Merry Monteleone

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Industry Communications or Media
Occupation Stand Up Philosopher
Location Chicago, United States
Introduction I am a full-time writer, balancing my career while raising three active children (read as complete smart asses that keep me laughing on a constant basis). The blog has evolved over the years, we'll see where it goes from here. Those of you who tuned in to my early blog, remember when it was titled “Mom and More”. I found myself writing a lot about the “more” and less and less about being a mom. My kids probably will make it into the posts. They’re great for comic relief and witty life lessons. Mostly I’ll be talking about the fiction here. So the blog was re-titled “Redemption Road”. That’s a working title for my current WIP, but a pretty heavy theme in my work and life at the moment… especially my writing life. I expect to start a second blog to go with my business website. That one will deal more with freelance and business writing. This one will stay about the fiction.
Interests writing, literature, softball, baseball, The Cubs!!!, Italian - Sicilian culture, cooking, baking, art, kids, kids' interests.
Favorite Movies Blazing Saddles, When Harry Met Sally, Cinema Paridiso, Pirates of the Caribbean
Favorite Music Eclectic - Harry Connick, old Jazz, Rock, Classic Rock, Oldies, Pop, and Country.
Favorite Books To Kill a Mockingbird, Gone with the Wind, The Taming of the Shrew, The Mists of Avalon, The Red Tent, A Seperate Peace, Johnny Tremain, Harry Potter, Little Women, Jo's Boys, A Light in the Forest, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, The Outsiders, That Was Then This is Now, Lottery, Snack books - Bridget Jones, Stephanie Plum series

Why does the taste of pennies remind you of losing a tooth?

Okay, it never did before... but probably because blood tastes metallic... oh, and why the hell are you putting pennies in your mouth?