Since my book inspired by my childhood celebrity crush released yesterday, I thought I would ask some authors to share their own childhood celeb crushes! First, we meet author Angela Schroeder.
When I was asked to come on here and discuss childhood crushes in anticipation of Krysten’s next release I was excited. I have been waiting for this book to come out, Krysten’s books are something that my daughter and I share a love for. Looking back on my childhood it seemed like I always had a crush on someone. It all started when I was about five and I had a crush on the teenage boy who worked at the restaurant that my mom worked at. I recall everyone calling me a little flirt. Then it progressed from there. My brother’s friends, classmates, even a friend’s uncle. But since I know that Cecily’s crush is a celebrity I thought I would share about my celebrity crush.
It all started when Buffy the Vampire Slayer debuted. That first episode had me hooked on David Boreanaz. I saw him as a tall, handsome, brooding man with eyes that you could get lost in. I was certain that he was my soul mate. All we had to do was come face to face and we would know that we were meant to be together. This was a time in my life when I had just been diagnosed with depression, anxiety disorder, and panic attacks. Back before there was a lot of information on it. Nobody knew how to deal with it, teachers didn’t know how to handle things when I had a panic attack in class. Friends did their best to be there for me but it was something that people didn’t know about. Whereas today, you can find information about it everywhere and people openly talk about it. During this time I felt like I didn’t connect with a lot of people. So I connected with David (or rather the David I imagined based on his character and the few interviews that were in the teen magazines).
I imagined him to be someone who would understand what was going on in my life. He would know what to do if I had a panic attack so this crush went on. I even wrote to him. I never sent him letters! Every diary entry started out with Dearest David. I would pour my heart and soul out to him. Tell him everything that bothered me, share my hopes and dreams. I was able to reveal my biggest fears in the safest way, in letters to him. Letters that I knew nobody would ever read. It helped me to not feel so alone. It helped me through a difficult time in my life. For that I am thankful for childhood crushes.
That crush lasted for about two seasons of the show. Then it faded. I have had many crushes since then. Boys from school, actors, singers, coworkers, friends of my brothers, and even a doctor I know. But that crush in early high school was special because it helped me. I will always fondly recall my crush on David Boreanaz.
I would love to hear about your childhood crushes. Is there one that sticks out when someone asks you who you had a crush on when you were younger?
Angela Schroeder is a Conveyor of stories, mother of 3, drinker of tea, gatherer of books, adorer of winter. She was born and raised in Iowa in a river town known for its pearl buttons. Having four siblings she never lacked for someone to play with, as she grew older she found herself pulled into books and writing more and more.
Her parents are her heroes, her siblings her confidants and tormentors and her children are a wonderful blessing. Church is important to her children and her. They enjoy the friendships they've made with the people there.
Writing has always been a passion. Her first experience was in fifth grade when she went to a one day writing conference. After that she knew it was something she wanted to pursue.
Find Angela here
Amazon author page amazon.com/author/angelaschroeder
Author of the Landry's True Colors Series, the Cecily Taylor Series, the Star Series, and Dating the It Guy.