Secret Saturday: Fifteen Things You May Not Know About Me

I’ve got Secrets to Reveal!

Okay, so I talk about books a lot…but y’all ask me questions about me. So, I’m going to share with you a fast fifteen things you may not know, everything from my thoughts on the existence of aliens to my guilty pleasures. I’d love it if you’d answer in the comments. Maybe we have something in common!

Do you make your bed? When I’m forced to.

What’s your favorite number? 11. It’s always been lucky for me.

What is your dream job? I have it! I wanted to be an author when I was 18…


If you could, would you go back to school? No. Been there, got my degree. I’m done.

Can you parallel park? I used to be good at it. Now…probably not so much.

Name a job you had which people would be shocked to know: Balloon girl at an amusement park.

Do you think aliens are real? Mathematically, it seems possible, but I’m undecided.

Can you drive a stick shift? Love it!

Guilty Pleasure? Makeup, video games, and YouTube. Now, anyway. Tomorrow? Who knows…

How many U.S. States have you visited? 34

Do you talk to yourself? Probably more than I should, but that’s how I meet the characters in my head.

Do you like doing puzzles? Love them!

Favorite Music? I like so much music. I’m super eclectic about it. The shorter list would be what music I don’t like. Hip hop and Reggae.


Something people are surprised to learn about you? Other than writing, I’m not at all creative. Can’t even sew a button.

First thing you remember you wanted to be growing up? A dancer.

And that’s it. Now you know some secrets about me.

Don’t forget to answer the questions above in the comments so I know some secrets about you, too!

Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than sixty novels. For twenty years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold millions of copies and been published in a dozen languages.

Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and realized that she could have a career publishing the stories spinning in her imagination. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America to pay the bills, her heart has always been with her characters. She’s thrilled that she’s been living her dream as a full-time author for the past nine years.

Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her teenage daughter, and two spoiled tabbies. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.


7 thoughts on “Secret Saturday: Fifteen Things You May Not Know About Me

  1. Kimberley Hellmers says:

    Do you make your bed? Yes. I’m bothered by it all day if I don’t.
    What’s your favorite number? 22. I have no idea why.
    What is your dream job? Author. I’m working on it!
    If you could, would you go back to school? Up until a couple years ago, yes. Not anymore. Turning 50 shut that shit down. Too many other ways to learn what I want to still learn!
    Can you parallel park? Absolutely.
    Name a job you had which people would be shocked to know: I worked for a while in Hollywood with a woman who was the curator for the Edith Head collection. We would transport original costumes to charity events for models to wear. Think Marilyn Monroe, Joan Crawford, Mae West. It was a weird job.
    Do you think aliens are real? Yes, but anything from outer space is technically, alien.
    Can you drive a stick shift? Yes.
    Guilty Pleasure? Oysters, Bananas Foster, and Pinot Noir.
    How many U.S. States have you visited? All but West Virginia. Not sure how I keep missing it!
    Do you talk to yourself? All the time! It’s from being a waitress…and living alone.
    Do you like doing puzzles? Absolutely.
    Favorite Music? Classic Rock – like R&R HOF stuff. U2, Zepplin, Doors. I like newer stuff too, I just don’t know the names of any of it!
    Something people are surprised to learn about you? My age, my weird phobia of the color/flavor Orange, and that I used to play in a rock band in LA in the late 80’s.
    First thing you remember you wanted to be growing up? A rock star.

  2. Louisa says:

    Make bed Yes, Favorite number 16,Dream Job N/A, Go Back to school NO, Parallel Park Use to,Job you had Buger King, Aliens Possibly, Drive a Stick YES, Guilty Pleasure Books, U. S. states visited Most of them,Talk to self Sometimes, Puzzles Yes,Favorite music Barbershop and Country, People are suprised to learn about you N/A, First thing wanted to be when you grow up N/A.

  3. Shirley Long says:

    OK here goes —
    I don’t necessarily make my bed but I do “straighten” the covers so it will be ready at night.
    I have no particular favorite number
    Would NEVER, EVER, EVER go back to school. I’m way too old.
    My husband & I disagree but, I say no to aliens.
    Favorite music is by far country. Only genre where I can understand the words.
    Yep, I do talk to myself. Nobody else will listen 🙂
    Guilty pleasure is reading, reading, reading
    Yes to stick shift. Took my driving test with a stick shift
    Dream job ~~ I’d give my left arm, and probably might right to, if I was gifted enough to be a writer/author

  4. Sandra Walker says:

    Do I make my bed? No I hate it, but I do manage to pull the covers up.
    Fav Music…Everything except Punk, Hip Hop and Polka. I Love Heavy rock and Celtic music.
    What did I wanta to be when I grew up? Who says I’m grown up???
    I am very crafty and LOVE to sew. I could actually show you how to sew on button.
    I LOVE your books too and Many others, Trying to write one myself only because I want to finish something and to see If I actually can. I am not an English major of anything like that, but I know what I like to read, so I write what I like.
    I have way to much tragedy in my like to whine about it, I just life in the moment and don’t worry what other people think of me.

  5. Karen H says:

    I make the bed every morning
    My favorite number is 12
    My dream job would be a chef but working at Barnes and Noble is close.
    No more school for me
    No I can’t parallel park
    I worked at a company that made commercial videotapes, I changed the tapes in the VCR’S
    I’m an agnostic about it, not sure but won’t deny it’s possible
    I never learned to drive a stick shift
    My guilty pleasure is Ink Master
    I’ve visited 21 states
    I do talk to myself and yel at inanimate objects
    I’ve never been a fan of puzzles of any kind
    I can’t choose a favorite of anything because I always depends on my state of mind or mood
    People are usually surprised that I hate cheese! Not allergic, I just can’t see why anyone would eat sour milk on purpose
    I always wanted to be a marine biologist

    Thanks this was fun!

  6. Glenda Dowis says:

    1~Yes I make my bed. But to be honest it’s pretty easy throwing up covers and pilling up pillows.
    2~My favorite number is 13. It’s always been lucky for me too.
    3~I’m working at my dream job but I can’t tell you what that is. You may think I’m a freak… ?
    But other than what I do now, writing is my close second.
    4~At 50 I am back in school. Enjoying every minute. Got the degree and want another.
    5~Yes I can parallel park.
    6~Again my job now would probably shock you…
    7~Yep I believe. It all started with the Xfiles.
    8~I sure can. Miss it sometimes, especially my lil white convertible.
    9~My guilty pleasure is shopping. I buy myself one thing each week just because…
    10~How many states? Honestly I don’t know, I use to do craft shows and travel all over. I honestly can’t remember. Lol
    11~Yes I talk to myself from time to time and sing too. Sometimes even cut a jig, people make fun of me… ☺️
    12~Yes I do puzzles and have fun with them. But not so much lately, I’ve been to busy.
    13~I enjoy all types of music even at my age. But I guess pop would be what’s on my radio station more times than not.
    14~Again that would be my job. Unless you know me I don’t look the part or would anyone suspect. Lol
    15~A history teacher.
    Shayla you will find me on your Instagram. Yes it will tell you my employment. LOL I leave comments from time to time on your profile. You will laugh, trust me..

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