10 – 4 Tuesday

12 Mar

Welcome to 10 – 4 Tuesday!  This is a forum where I’ll feature an author  who will answer 10 questions about their book and a few personal things and then 4 questions for fun 🙂  So let’s get started.

Today I’d like to introduce you to author Charliann Roberts!  I meet Charliann on facebook and we became fast friends through many late night chats. She’s an awesome lady. Today she’ll be sharing her 10, followed by her 4 and then an excerpt of her book Love on the Horizon. 🙂

Also, please check out the SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT regarding Charliann’s latest release at the end of today’s post…you won’t want to miss it!

Hi Charliann, thanks for joining me for 10 – 4  Tuesday…I hope you’re ready for some fun 🙂

First the 10:

To start out, tell us a bit about yourself.

Hi there! I was born and raised in Minnesota where my Northern Woods novels take place. I have lived in Santa Monica, CA and currently reside in Arizona with my long-time sweetheart. We have a sheltie and a corgi, the two smallest herding dogs (although Chase and Kristi do believe they’re actually our children).

What genre(s) do you write?

I enjoy writing romantic suspense and I’m currently working on my third novel.

CardShare your blurb from and on a sidenote, because I’m a huge cover junkie…let me just tell you that your cover is gorgeous. Love the lightening and the colors).

The Colburn Stables Ranch had always been a large part of Nick Colburn’s life. As a quarter horse breeder and trainer, he cared deeply for his employees, and considered each one of them as part of his family. When tragedy would strike, he was always there to help in any way he could.

Nick’s best ranch hand, Jake, seems inconsolable after his wife divorces him, and now he’s going abroad to meet a mail-order bride. When Jake returns with a beautiful wife, everyone is pleased for him and he feels as though he’s won the lottery. However, both Jake and Nick soon discover the mail-order bride isn’t quite what she seems.

Nick, his wife and son soon find themselves faced with one mishap after another, until what every parent fears, disaster strikes…

A Northern Woods Novel

What’s your favorite part about the writing process?

Being able to work in my pajamas.

How do you go about choosing your characters’ names?

Character names usually just pop into my head. I look them up to make sure the first and last name is from the same country. It would look a bit odd if a first name was German and the last name American, unless of course it was a woman who married an American.

How did you come up with the idea for LOVE ON THE HORIZON?

Many people requested a book about Nick after they loved that sexy rancher in The Sunny Side of the Mountain.

What makes Love on the Horizon different from other books in the same genre?

Because I’m the author, of course.

LOL…nice one Charliann 🙂 What was the most surprising discovery for you about becoming a published author?

That I was able to become a published author.

In your own words, tell us about one of your favorite scenes from this book.

Nope, sorry.  Can’t tell – if I told you that, you’d be able to solve the special ending without reading it!

Oooh…nice way to get my curiosity up. What’s your current WIP?

I’m working on my third novel, Mountain Ridge, which should be out by the end of the year.

Now the 4:

You’re stuck in a day that will repeat over and over, like the movie GROUNDHOG DAY. Which day would you pick to relive?

         The day my sweetheart and I ran into each other after 22 years apart.

Very romantic Charliann 🙂 Finish this sentence:  I’d run 100 miles in a bikini, eat worms, and do dishes by hand for a year if I never had to:

I’d never be able to run 100 miles in a bikini, I don’t wear one. I refuse to eat worms no matter what, and I already wash the dishes by hand. 🙂

You get to have a book a day sent to you for the rest of your life…do you want your reads sent in eBook format for your ereader or do you want it in print – paperback or hardcover?

Kindle, but only if I’m able to choose which books would be sent to me!

Before you’re born on this earth, you are given the option to pick your parents and the country you’d live in. Who would you choose and where would you live?

A loving, caring family in America who could afford to live in Hawaii!

Thanks for playing along Charliann…I had a great time and enjoyed your answers. Before we wave bye-bye..please share an excerpt from LOVE ON THE HORIZON and any special links you’d like to share.


“I guess we were the lucky ones, Art. We’d better get over to see if we can be of any help at the neighboring ranches, but first I’m going over to pick Nicky up from school. I don’t want Bess driving, in case any trees have fallen in the roadway, or power lines down.”

Nick pulled up in front of the Pinewood Elementary School and looked around. Everything seemed to be in place and there appeared to be no damage. Relieved, he opened the door of his truck and jumped out. He found no sign of a storm coming through here whatsoever. This area only received a light amount of rainfall. He smiled in relief, and walked into the school. When he entered the office, the receptionist glanced up from her paperwork.

“Mr. Colburn, what are you doing here?”

“I came to pick up my son.”

“But he left an hour ago.”

“What do you mean he left? You must be mistaken. My son is Nicky Colburn.”

She shifted uneasily and straightened some papers on her desk. “A woman was here fifty to sixty minutes ago. She said the storm had damaged your ranch, that she was related to your wife – her cousin I believe, and you asked her to pick Nicky up from school.”

He glared at her. “What did she look like?” he asked, as he tried to discipline the tone of his voice, now fully alarmed. “Mariah has no cousins.”


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23 responses to “10 – 4 Tuesday

  1. margeryscott

    March 12, 2013 at 8:34 am

    Fun post, ladies. If you get those parents, can I be your sister? I want to live in Hawaii, too.

    • ChristineWarner

      March 12, 2013 at 9:01 am

      Glad you enjoyed the interview Margery…and I’m with you…if Charliann gets those parents who live in Hawaii..I’ll be the 3rd sister. lol

  2. Kristina Knight

    March 12, 2013 at 8:49 am

    fun interview, ladies! Charliann, I’m with you on the Hawaii thing…and love that cover – very pretty!

    • ChristineWarner

      March 12, 2013 at 9:02 am

      Thanks for coming by Kristi…looks like you’ll be the 4th sister! lol

  3. Jenna Jaxon

    March 12, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Great interview, Ladies! I’m not one for warm climates, so I’d visit you all in Hawaii. LOL I’ll be downloading this book on Friday! It sounds really special. And yes, the cover is gorgeous!

    • ChristineWarner

      March 12, 2013 at 2:19 pm

      Thanks for coming by Jenna….glad I helped you find a new author!

  4. D'Ann Lindun

    March 12, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Good interview! I wouldn’t wear a bikini or eat worms either!

    • ChristineWarner

      March 12, 2013 at 2:19 pm

      LOL…I probably wouldn’t either….! Thanks for coming by.

  5. Jennifer Lowery

    March 12, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Great interview! No bikinis for me, lol! And I love working in my PJ’s too 🙂 Loved the excerpt!

    • ChristineWarner

      March 12, 2013 at 2:20 pm

      Working in your PJ’s is the best part about writing…or at least one of the best parts 🙂 So glad you dropped in…thanks Jennifer.

  6. Cait

    March 12, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Ah what a lovely groundhog day! Great interview and excerpt, Charliann — good luck with it. Love the cover too!

  7. ChristineWarner

    March 12, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Hey All, I just wanted to let you know that Charliann has stopped by and tried to reply to everyone’s comments, but for some reason she’s unable to get her comments to post. She’s sorry and bummed that she can’t chat with everyone.

  8. kballauthor

    March 12, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Charliann is a wonderful writer

    • ChristineWarner

      March 12, 2013 at 6:18 pm

      That she is! I really enjoyed her 1st book 🙂

  9. Sharon Cullen

    March 12, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    Beautiful cover! I love the lightning too.

    • ChristineWarner

      March 12, 2013 at 6:18 pm

      We’re all cover junkies aren’t we? LOL Thanks for coming by Sharon.

  10. jerridrennen

    March 12, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Hello, Charliann! I’m originally from Minnesota as well. Loved your answers. You excerpt was scary for any parent.

  11. Calisa Rhose

    March 12, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    I love the cover and this series sounds very good, Charliann. Congrats and lots of good luck!

    *waves to Christine*

    • ChristineWarner

      March 13, 2013 at 8:23 am

      Hi Calisa…so glad you dropped in. I’ve read the 1st book in the series and it was terrific….hope you get the chance to read Charliann’s work 🙂

  12. Ally Broadfield

    March 12, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Fabulous excerpt! I marked my calender to download a copy on Friday.

    • ChristineWarner

      March 13, 2013 at 8:24 am

      Awesome Ally…so glad you came by 🙂 HAPPY READING!


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