Tara West

YA paranormal/fantasy and New Adult author

Selfish People SUCK!


Spring Break has been hectic as loads of people have flooded San Antonio theme parks and other touristy sites. My family opted save $$$ and stay in town and enjoy SeaWorld this week. What a nightmare. People everywhere crowded the theme park. I noticed that the bigger the crowds, the more the mob mentality: Pushing to get ahead of line, stealing parking spaces, etc… Luckily, I came prepared to drown out the world with my Kindle. I got a lot of reading done while waiting for the kids to ride the little Shamu coaster and play on the playground.

I was lucky enough to find the only available chair during the long wait for one of the kiddy rides. After about five minutes of reading, an elderly woman with a cain approached the line of occupied chairs. There was nowhere for her to sit, and none of the twenty or so people offered her their spot. I stood an insisted she take my spot, but not before loudly claiming that it was a shame no one else had also offered. Rather than respond, everyone looked away, pretending to be engrossed in being lazy and selfish.

(Insert loads of swear words.)

Hey, Texans, what happened to your Southern hospitality? I hope everyone else in the other 49 states is treating their elderly and disabled better than the folks at the San Antonio SeaWorld. What pissed me off the most was the dad sitting by his teen son. Way to show your kid how to respect the elderly. You’re a top-notch role-model.

* * *

In other, more happy news, TODAY and tomorrow, my friends in The Eclective are giving away their newest book,  The Celtic Collection, just in time for St. Pat’s. They are also giving away a FREE Celtic tshirt to one lucky winner. Find out more about the book and the shirt HERE.

David Gaugrahn is offering 30 discounted books on his site. Just .99 all weekend. My buddy, Shéa MacLeod, is offering her Dragon Warrior novel for just .99. Have I mentioned how much I LOVE dragons??? This book has some mature content, so not suitable for young readers.

And by the way, I finished the book that I was reading at SeaWorld, The Sable City by M. Edward McNally. It is by far the BEST fantasy that I’ve ever read, full of dragons, wizards, goblins, demons, etc. It’s got some gore and may not be recommended for young readers. I hope one day this book becomes a movie. I’ve downloaded the sequel and can’t wait for some more long lines so I can read that as well.

Covers in this post done by my fellow artist and friend, Jack Wallen.


Author: tarawestauthor

A former Texas high school teacher, Tara enjoyed coaching her writing team and even the hectic deadlines that came with running the school publications. After taking a break to raise her baby girl, Tara now works from home as a cover artist. In her spare time, Tara loves to read, exercise and spend time with her family and friends. She contributes the cover art for her own novels and has designed covers for over 500 other books. She’d love for you to visit her at www.tarawest.com where you can check out her Whispers series and sample her artwork.

4 thoughts on “Selfish People SUCK!

  1. I think rude-ness is the new polite. I’m sorry you experienced this. 😦

    And I have to agree, Ed’s work is probably the finest fantasy I’ve read as well.

  2. Some people could use a good swift kick up the backside. Sounds like that father is one of those people.

    And thanks for the SO. 🙂 Everything’s better with dragons!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s