Ok, not quite. But for a brief moment the other day, I tasted publicity. It goes like this. I was happily tweeting one day not so long ago when @3GuysRantRadio asked me if I get out to L.A. much. Thinking the question more than a little random, I responded with a negative and a query behind his motive. His response was to ask me whether I would be interested in doing a phone interview. Again, and more than a little confused now, I tweeted “why?” His response this time: the #rantingwaitress.
That’s me, I suppose. Roughly five years ago, I was folding laundry, which included several black aprons. I had recently found employment in my profession and was finally able to hang up my black uniform and non-slip shoes, hopefully forever. And yet this black apron taunted me with memories causing symptoms akin to PTSD (not really, but I’m a writer and I like to add drama.) Anyway, I imagined burning it as my sister had burned her uniform shirt when she departed the food service industry not long after she had entered it. This sounded like such a good idea I began to plot how to best go about fulfilling my pyromaniac urges. I hadn’t gotten very far in my planning when I was struck with a single line running through my head: Never burn your apron.
In a fit of creative inspiration I pounded out this memoir/rant, which in effect helped to cleanse the fryer grease from my soul as much as it was a writing exercise to get the flow going. Then some years later, this year to be exact, I decided I liked it, my family seemed to think it was pretty amusing, so I made a blog and slapped it up. Through some self-promotion, I somehow ended up landing an interview on a radio show.
So with wine in hand, I had a great convo with the people down at 3 Guys Rant Radio about the service industry and philosophies on tipping. I even got to plug my untitled, future novel that has to be completed. Sweetness! Actually, my book does have a title, but it’s a working one and I won’t be willing to share it until I complete the first draft by December. Since my deadline is looming, I should probably stop babbling about my brief foray into literary stardom, or non-stardom, whatever you want to go with, and get writing my book. Chapter…
K.M. Randall writes fantasy and paranormal for both a general and young adult audience. Her debut novel, an epic fantasy called Fractured Dream, launched in June 2014, and her second book, The Reaper's Daughter, launched May 2015. Randall also published Fairytale Lost, a prequel to Fractured Dream, as an exclusive on Wattpad. She blogs about dreams, female heroines, and activism and its relevancy to the literary and fictional world. And when in the season, sometimes she just likes to talk about Halloween. She is currently hard at work on the second book in the Dreamer Saga series, Shattered World.