#ProjectPurseDump - Week 9 - Confessions of a Purse Junkie by Linda Joyce (@LJWriter) - #WritersLife

As a fellow purse junkie, I can't help but be curious about what another poor. afflicted soul carries around all day. Given, the point of a purse is not always its function, but rummaging around another person's belongings is intriguing nonetheless. Without further ado...

Confessions of a Purse Junkie

by Linda Joyce

Hello. My name is Linda Joyce, and I’m a purse junkie. I have purses in different shapes and sizes. Purses made of different materials. If there’s a support group for purse junkies like me, one that provides inside tips about the best sales, then sign me up. But don’t think for a minute that I have any intention of kicking this habit.

I do want to clarify. While I am a purse junkie, I’m not a purse snob. I offer you a view of my Jam Bag as supporting evidence. It’s colorful. Has style. Notice the silver grommets and the black handles. And shows off my signature sign—Fleur de Lis. It’s ecofriendly, made from recycled bottles.  

So what do I jam in my jam bag?

  1. Japanese key chain with my key fob, reward cards, and red change purse carrying three, dollar coins inside. 
  2. Hairbrush – this is insurance. I carry it so I’ll never need it.
  3. Turquoise wallet housing credit cards, stamps, miniature diploma from the University of Florida, and a few single dollar bills. It’s also big enough to hold my phone inside when I need to Grab-n-Go.
  4. Leather case hiding an imported German fountain pen.
  5. Pen—one of the first I got for SWAG
  6. Lipstick – PÜR Moonlit Pearl
  7. Business cards- name, address, rank, and no serial number.
  8. Hand wipes from the casino in Biloxi. I came home $60 in the good and put it in the bank.
  9. Kleenex
  10. Mints – SWAG I carry around. Never know when I might meet a new reader.
  11. Notebook—covert operations recorded to be used as secondary characters in a story.
  12. Bookmarks for Her Heart’s Desire. On the flip side, the books in the Fleur de Lis series. 

About Linda Joyce

Linda Joyce is an award-winning contemporary romance author born on Christmas Eve. Her Louisiana family’s roots run deep, and they’re intertwined with her Japanese heritage. Her vagabond childhood afforded her a variety of travel opportunities. Now she lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and their three dogs: General Beauregard, Gentleman Jack, and Masterpiece Renoir.

Linda penned her first manuscript while living in Japan as a U.S. Air Force dependent. Her classmates lined up at recess to read her latest pages. During high school in Florida, a literary magazine published her poetry. In college, she worked on the school’s newspaper as a reporter and learned layout and design.

A graduate of the University of Florida, Linda holds a Bachelor of Science in Management. She worked in corporate America, earned the Senior Claims Law Associate professional designation, and completed Six Sigma Green Belt training.

Linda is a self-professed foodie and has the kitchen of her dreams. She enjoys painting when she can fit it in. She and her husband, Don, love college football. They frequently go RVing, and at last count, they’ve traveled to twenty-one states with “the boys.”

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Globetrotter, lover of languages, and romance author, Tara Quan has an addiction for crafting tales with a pinch of spice and a smidgen of kink. Inspired by her travels, she enjoys tossing her kick-ass heroines and alpha males into exotic contemporary locales, fantasy worlds, and post-apocalyptic futures. Visit Tara at www.taraquan.com