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What to Read Wednesday

Welcome to What to Read Wednesday!  Thanks everyone for returning, and if it’s your first time, so glad you dropped in.  Today we are featuring one of my awesome critique partners, author Calisa Rhose.  She also happens to be a fellow author with The Wild Rose Press.  She’ll be sharing all the juicy details of her life as well as her debut book HOME.

So excited to have you here Calisa 🙂  In five sentences tell us about you the person and not the author.:)

Hi Christine! Great to be grilled by such an awesome cp! I love my horse and all horses. My husband and I have two Chihuahuas and we just took in a third (an abandoned one) yesterday.  I’m a sucker for tears. My six year old granddaughter lives with us at the moment. And I help hubbs care for his elderly father.

You are a busy lady!  Do you have a favorite word?

I don’t think I have one so I’ll pick one for the sake of argument. Happiness.

Nice choice  🙂  Three things you never leave home without?

My purse, wedding rings, phone.

Have you always wanted to be an author or what made you become an author?

I’ve always been one since I was in sixth grade and I wrote my first book. It was put in my school library.

I know we discussed that already, but I love how both of us experienced the same thing.  It was quite an experience to have my story put into print when I was in the sixth grade then on a shelf in my library.  I was hooked for sure.  What is a typical writing day for you?

Wake at 6 am, get granddaughter off to school at seven. Feed my horse and medicate FIL’s diabetic chihuahua. Take my coffee to the couch with my laptop and check email, surf the web, visit blogs. Then I either edit mss for work or write on my own work until the kid and hubby get home and I begin dinner, family time. After eight I write or do this—write blog posts.

What genre or genres do you write? Do you see yourself trying another one in the future and if so which one?

I write contemporary primarily, but I’ve been working on a paranormal series.

Tell us about your latest release HOME?

HOME is about a Vietnam vet who returns home to find everything different than when he left. Sam’s single ally is a gypsy girl he never paid attention to growing up. Poppy has always been in love with Sam and sees the chance to have him for herself when she sees how the town ostracizes him. Through trust and friendship they find their way to love.

I just love your cover!  Share with us two things you loved about your hero?

Sam’s determination to accept Poppy and his strength to know he’s not ready for the life he was groomed for and walk away.

Your heroine?

Her spunk and her deep devotion to Sam.

Now let’s play LUCKY SEVEN….Pick seven words to describe your book.

Vintage, fun, dark, intense, character driven, unique, strong.

Describe your hero through your heroine’s eyes (and feel free to quote her) 🙂

Sam is afraid of his own shadow since the war but he’s too stubborn to admit it until she forces him to face those fears. But he’s awfully handsome.

What book are you reading now?

Somewhere The Bells Ring by Beth Trissel.

Her book is on my tbr too!  What inspired you to write your latest story?

My latest is a cowboy story prompted by a series the Wild Rose Press will be releasing.

Please tease us with blurb of your book!

With extreme pleasure!

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What could a gypsy and a Vietnam veteran have in common?

BLURB: Silvertown’s outcast, Poppy Tippen, has loved football hero Sam “The Force” Callahan forever. But he never seemed to know she was alive. Now he’s home from the war and she suddenly finds herself comforting him from the demons of “that damn war.” Is his attention merely an escape from the haunting nightmares? Or does she hold the interest of the only man she’s ever truly loved?

Sam Callahan’s only solace from the war nightmares wrecking his life comes in the unlikely form of a gypsy girl with stigmas of her own. He’s known Poppy his entire life, but there’s something different about her now. Something special he desperately wants to hold on to. Can he convince her she’s the only thing he needs to put the past behind him?

What’s your current WIP?

I’m working on the cowboy story I mentioned above and I’m always adding to one or another of the paranormal series. I am also writing a fireman contemporary that was subtly inspired by 9/11.

Tell us what excites you about writing and getting published.

Everything but the revisions and promoting! I’m not good at marketing and always feel I’m falling short of the best I should be doing.

And finally Calisa, where can we find you and your book?

Get your copy of HOME at The Wild Rose Press and on Amazon.

Find Calisa at her website/blog http://calisarhose.wordpress.com

On twitter @Calisa_Rhose and Facebook @Calisa Rhose

She loves to hear from readers so drop her a line at calisa.rhose@gmail.com

Thanks again for chatting with us!  Much success to you and your book and to your future works.  You ROCK girl!

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What to Read Wednesday

If today is your first visit thank you for joining us, and if you’re a repeat offender…I’m so glad you came back.  lol  Welcome to What to Read Wednesday!…the first Wednesday in the new year!    I’m excited to have author Katherine Grey with us today.  So sit back and relax while we learn about Katherine and her book Impetuous.

I’m excited to have you here Katherine.  Please tell us five random things about you the person, not the author. 🙂

I’m 5’11” tall, I have 5 tattoos, I’ve lived in upstate NY my entire life, toast is my favorite food, and large crowds of people make me uncomfortable.

I’m not fond of crowds too much either, and toast is awesome…lol What’s your favorite time of the year?

Summer.  I really love the month of June.  The weather isn’t too hot or cold, there’s not a lot of rain and the flowers are in bloom.

I can’t wait for June…sunshine and flowers…perfect.  What book are you reading now?

I’m reading Animal Magnetism by Jill Shalvis for pleasure and Twitter for Dummies for promotional purposes.  I’m technologically inept and need all the help I can get.

I heard Twitter for Dummies is full of great info 🙂  When did you first consider yourself a writer?  And have you always wanted to be an author?

I didn’t refer to myself as a writer until I was in my early twenties and then only to trusted confidants, but I was always writing stories in notebooks.  I never really thought about trying to get anything published until I met a writer who belonged to a former local RWA chapter.

Describe your writing space.

My writing space is the dining room table.  It’s a big table that seats 8 that my mother bought soon after her wedding in the late 1950’s.  I have room to spread out my notes, research material etc but have to gather everything up when I’m done writing for the day so we can use it for meals.

What genre or genres do you write?

I write historical romance primarily set in the Regency period.  I have an idea for a contemporary series that I’m eager to start after I finish revisions on my latest WIP.

Tell us about your latest release?

My latest release is my only release so far.  Impetuous is set in 1820 London, England and involves an impoverished Spanish Count, Mateo de Montayas, who is searching for a stolen heirloom and bent on vengeance.  Once he arrives in London, he learns his nemesis has died but decides to use the man’s daughter as a means of revenge while he tries to recover the heirloom.

 

I love the premise!  And your cover…I’m speechless…well only for a second…lol.  It’s awesome.  Why this story?  What was your inspiration?

I’m not sure I can answer the first question other than the characters wouldn’t leave me alone.  They were always pushing their way into my thoughts at the most inopportune times.  My inspiration for the story was all the wonderful Regency romances I read by great authors.  They pushed me to make the book the best I could.

What two attributes do you like most about your hero? 

His loyalty to his family and his determination to do what was right regardless of the cost to himself.

Your heroine? 

I admired Teresa’s loyalty to her family as well.  She risks life and limb to protect her father’s reputation and to keep any type of scandal from touching her ailing mother and although it costs her a great deal, I like her willingness to be who she is regardless of how others treat her.

Now let’s play LUCKY SEVEN….Pick seven words to describe your book.

Adventurous, fast paced, surprising, touching, sexy, funny, and it has an unusual twist.  That was harder than I expected it to be.

Lol…Sorry, I bet it was hard just choosing 7 words 🙂  What comes first for you when you are developing a story…plot or characters?

For me, it’s always the characters.  They come to me and urge me to tell their stories.

Please share an excerpt of your book!

Moonlight cast shadows along enormous

bookcases lining the walls. The balcony doors stood

open, the pale silk drapes fluttering in the breeze.


“Well, well, isn’t this a surprise?”


Teresa stiffened at the sound of the deep, husky

voice. She would know that arrogant tone anywhere.

Her heart picked up speed. Slowly, she met his gaze.

He wore the mask and clothes of black as he had

done in their previous encounter.

 

He released her with an impudent grin.

 

Eager to put space between them, she crossed

the room and stood with her arms folded on the back

of a chair. “What are you doing here? This is too

much to be a coincidence.”

 

“I agree. Why do you always seem to appear

where I am?”

 

“Me?” She gestured to herself in outrage. “I am a

guest here. I have been a guest at every occasion

that we’ve had the misfortune to meet.”

 

“But why are you here and not in the ballroom

with the others?” He moved toward her, gliding

across the room like a shadow. “Perhaps, you were

searching for me, eh?”

 

“And perhaps I took a knock in the cradle when

I was a child,” Teresa snapped. “Do you think me

completely addle-brained? Why would I be searching

for you when I didn’t know you would appear like

some wraith out of the mist?” Anger drained away

her normal reserve around members of the opposite

sex. She moved closer and stabbed him in the chest

with her finger. “If I knew you’d be here, in this

house, I wouldn’t have come within a day’s journey

of it.”

 

He grabbed her hand as she poked him again.

“And why is that?”

 

“Because,” she nearly shouted, “you cut up my

peace. I can’t concentrate on my studies. I’ve become

completely muddle-headed. I even mislaid my

notebook. I never mislay my notebook.” Her mouth

snapped shut as she realized what she’d said.

 

He pulled her closer, laying a finger against her

lips. “Then perhaps,” he whispered, lowering his

head, “I have come in search of you.”

 

He brushed his mouth over hers, a light touch

that hinted at things to come. Teresa pushed at his

chest. Propriety ruled her head for the moment but

for how much longer?

Great excerpt Katherine.  What was the hardest part of this story to write?

The hardest part was explaining why the heirloom meant so much to Mateo and his family and writing what happened to it.

The easiest?

The easiest was the last 3 chapters.  I had those written long before the rest of the story.  It’s the only thing I’ve ever written out of sequence.

What do you have in the works for 2012?

I have a novella entitled The Muse coming out in 2012.  It revolves around a secondary character from Impetuous.  I also hope to have revisions of my current WIP completed and the entire manuscript sent to my editor by the end of January so I’m hoping I’ll have another sale before 2012 is over.

Fingers crossed for you!  Sounds like 2012 will be an exciting year for you.  What’s something you discovered in your journey to publication that surprised you the most?

That it’s really hard to stop tweaking things here and there and pronounce the manuscript finished.  Having a deadline helps keep me from changing a word here and there only to change it back again in a later revision.  Once I start doing that, I know it’s done.

And finally Katherine, where can we find you and your book(s)?

You can find me at my blog or on Facebook. 

Blog: http://katherinegrey.blogspot.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Katherine-Grey/265375626827267?sk=wall

You can find my books at the following places:

The Wild Rose Press: http://www.thewildrosepress.com/index.php?main_page=index&manufacturers_id=905&zenid=db620686c91c17f56d2def7e6c42cc68

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Impetuous-ebook/dp/B005J7K52M/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/impetuous-katherine-grey/1105052736?ean=2940013040984&itm=4&usri=impetuous#CustomerReviews

Thank you so much for chatting with us today Katherine!  I know we’ll be hearing more about you and your books in the near future!  And to everyone else HAPPY READING!!!!

 

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What to Read Wednesday

Welcome to WHAT TO READ WEDNESDAY!

Today we’re all in for a wonderful treat.  I’d like to welcome Carolyn Arnold.

Hi Carolyn.  Thank you so much for visiting today!  I’m so excited to learn about your newest release.  From the teasers I’ve read, it sounds like it’ll be a wonderful book and something that will prove to be a thought-provoking read.

Before we get started, can you please share a little bit about yourself so we can get to know you?

I have been faithfully committed to the writing craft for the past four plus years.  As a teenager I used to write, but things in life changed and my passion for writing was pushed to the background.

I was born in Picton, Ontario in 1976 and am married to my best friend.  I love dogs, and have two beagles who are my children.  As some people phrase it, I’m a furry baby momma.

I’m a furry baby momma too, as well as a mom to the furless variety 🙂  Since 2011 is winding down, did you set any goals for yourself that you accomplished?  Any that are still a WIP?

When I started this year, I had no idea I was going to go the self-publishing route.  In fact if you asked me in January I would have told you I’m still holding out for traditional.  But again, things in life changed.

I had an agent interested in my debut novel TIES THAT BIND, but they requested a change I didn’t agree with.  I’m blessed to have a terrific online network and thought I’d try the self-pub route.  I haven’t regretted that decision at all.

In fact, I plan on self-publishing all my novels.

As for a current WIP, I’ve been doing a lot of edits recently trying to get a couple books ready for launch.  ELEVEN which just released this month, and the second in the Madison Knight series JUSTIFIED is set to release in December.  I’ve written a few words in a new novel and will commit to the project in the New Year.

I have met several other self-pubbed authors and they’ve all be wonderful…a great network of people.  Now back to some serious issues.  lol 

 

Chocolate or Vanilla?

Vanilla.

Favorite season of the year and why?

Winter, and for one reason, the snow is so beautiful to watch coming down from inside a warm house. LOL

You’ve got that right!  Lol  What genre(s) do you write?

Mystery, thriller and suspense.  I have also written one Romantic Suspense and have ideas for other romance novels but my heart’s into writing M/T/S right now.

Where do you write?

In my office.

Would you say you research before you write or while you’re writing?

A combination actually.  I like to have a bit of foreknowledge – saves time in the editing process later on.  I’ve read the advice to mark places where research is needed in a manuscript with an asterisk (*) and go back after you’ve finished the first draft to do your research.  I have found this advice to be wise.  It allows me to keep the flow of the story without getting sidetracked with research.

I love the fact that your title ELEVEN released on 11/11/11…I just had to comment!

Thank you 🙂  Honestly the book, the title and that date was the final push I needed to choose the self-publishing route.  Traditionally it never would have been turned around that quickly.

Tell us about your latest release.

Brandon Fisher always wanted to be FBI, and at the age of twenty-eight has made Special Agent.  Transferred from his hometown of Sarasota, Florida to Quantico, Virginia he is teamed up under the lead of Veteran Special Agent Jack Harper of the Behavioural Analysis Unit.  With a temper normally close to the surface, Brandon has to learn to keep it under control because Jack tests his limits at every possible moment.  And with the first case taking them to Salt Lick, Kentucky and the discovery of underground burial chambers, Brandon must confront one of his greatest fears – claustrophobia.

Here’s the book blurb:

Eleven Rooms. Ten Bodies. One Empty Grave.

Brandon Fisher never expected this when he signed up as a Special Agent for the FBI. Working in the shadow of Supervisory Special Agent Jack Harper of the Behavioral Analysis Unit his career seemed set.  But when the team is called to a small rural town where the remains of ten victims are found in an underground bunker, buried in an unusual way, Brandon knows he’ll never return to his normal life.

With one empty grave, and the case touching close to home, he fears he’s become the target of a psychotic serial killer who wants to make him number eleven.  Only thing is, everything Brandon thinks he knows is far from the truth.

If you have a minute, you can watch the book trailer for ELEVEN and have 11 seconds leftover.  Here’s the link.

What character in your story do you identify with the most and why?

In ELEVEN, that’s a hard question to answer, or in any of my novels for that matter.  They all have characteristics that pull from human emotions, and they all have justifications for their actions and thought patterns.

What was the easiest part of writing this book?  The hardest?

I would have to say the easiest part was getting into Brandon’s mind. 

The hardest was allowing myself to push past the dark elements in the book – the multiple murders and torture.

Would you share an excerpt of your book with us?

I have a few but they contain spoilers.  However, here is one passage I’m rather proud of.  It follows the discovery of the room where the victims were killed:

An ominous silence enveloped the room as if we were all absorbed in contemplating our mortality.  The human reaction to death and uncertainty, of wanting to know but not wanting the answers, of sympathy for those lost yet relief that it wasn’t us.

Where did you get your inspiration for this story?

I love the show “Criminal Minds”, and was also inspired by my favorite authors David Baldacci and Sandra Brown, wanted to write something “darker” than I normally would.

As far as where the inspiration actually came from, there’s this small rundown house on the outskirts of the city where I live.  It’s been abandoned for years and it just got my imagination going.

What are you working on now?

Right now, I’m working on the final edit round of JUSTIFIED, the second in Madison Knight series.  It’s set to release the beginning of December.

Where do you hope to see your writing career in three years?

Ideally, I would love to see it supporting me as a living.  I derive such pleasure from writing and it is only increased by knowing people are reading and enjoying my work.

And finally, Carolyn, where can we find you?

Amazon Author Page

Website

Blog

Twitter  @Carolyn_Arnold


Facebook page 
Goodreads

Email

Thank you for stopping by Carolyn.  It’s been great learning a bit more about you and your books.  Can’t wait to read them all, but especially Eleven.  Just your book trailer alone had me hooked. 

And thank you everyone for joining us.  Happy Reading!!!

 

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What to Read Wednesday

Welcome to WHAT TO READ WEDNESDAY!

Each Wednesday I will feature a different author and they will share a bit with us about themselves and one of their books.  So let’s get started.

Today I’d like to welcome Callie Hutton.

Hi Callie, I’m excited to have you here and congrats on your new release!  You’re actually a busy lady and have a Historical releasing today titled A RUN FOR LOVE and then on December 1st you have another historical coming out titled A WIFE BY CHRISTMAS.

And just a little plug here, at the end of this interview, find out how you have 3 chances to win a digital copy of either A RUN FOR LOVE or A WIFE BY CHRISTMAS.

Before you tell us about your new book, can you tell today’s readers a bit about yourself?

I live in Oklahoma with my husband and two children – well hardly children, since they’re 19 and 21. We have two dogs and a new kitten. I’ve been writing for years, but only last summer decided to write a romance novel, something I’d been telling myself for years I would do.

Coffee or tea?

Depends. Mostly coffee, but I’ve been known to enjoy a spot of tea from time to time.

A good book or a good movie?  Why?

A good book, although I do enjoy movies. I don’t like sitting still for long periods of time, and when I’m reading, I usually hop up and down every couple of chapters. Other people in the movies don’t generally appreciate that.  Strange.

I can certainly understand the need to stay seated.  Lol  Tell us your favorite type of book to read and why?

Romance. I love happy endings. My favorite type of romance is humorous. I mostly read historical, but I read contemporary every once in a while when something appeals to me.

Nothing like a romance that gives you a chuckle.  What genres do you write in?

Historical romance—usually western. I have one contemporary novella due to be released next year with The Wild Rose Press.

If you could’ve written any book, which book would you choose and why?

Gone With the Wind. I loved Scarlett. Although that didn’t have a happy ending. But I’ve read it seventeen times.

I’ve never read the book, but loved the movie.  Does that count…lol.  Is there something you do as a ritual when writing?  For instance do you need to wear a pair of lucky socks, drink a certain beverage, have certain music playing?

Nope. I write anywhere I can carry my laptop.

Finish this sentence for me….If I had to sum up what A Run For Love is about…

I would say it’s about never giving up on someone you love.

Why a A Run For Love?  Where did your inspiration for this story come from?

I was a History major in college, hence my love of historical romance. A Run For Love begins with the Oklahoma Territory Land Run in 1889.  I had not heard the story of the land run until I moved to Oklahoma. It totally fascinated me, and I just had to write a love story surrounding it.

Can you tell us two things you love about your hero?

I love his strength of character and his tenacity.

Your heroine?

I love how independent she is, but learns by the end of the story to rely on others when she needs to.

If your book was made into a movie, which actor would you choose to play your hero?

Jake Gyllenhaal

Your heroine?

Emma Watson

Will you share an excerpt of A Run For Love with us?

Annoyance stalled her steps when she saw the man from the woods yesterday washing dishes in the creek. With the hundreds of people getting ready for the race at noon, the only empty space remained next to him. Tori knelt and wet her washcloth, averting her gaze. Her heart thudded, hoping he wouldn’t notice her.

 “Still here, are you?”

She clenched her jaw at the sound of that voice. He stood over her, a grin on his face. Now that she saw him without shadows, it irritated her when her heart sped up.

Lord save me from another handsome face and charming smile.

“Yes, I’m still here.” Her voice rose. “And I plan to spend tonight camped on my own lot.”

 “Easy honey, I’m not the enemy.” He put his hands up in surrender.

 “Don’t call me honey!”

 “Sorry.”  His smile contradicted his apology.  “A woman alone dragging a wagon and a passel of kids will most likely spend the night right outside Arkansas City pushing on her horse’s rump.”

This man had all the nerve in the world. “I will get my lot in town, sir. And I will make a life for myself and my family. Believe it or not, I’ll even do it without anyone’s help.” She raised one eyebrow and flicked her fingers at him. “Now I’ll thank you to leave me in peace and mind your own business.” She turned back and mumbled, “And your manners.” She splashed her face with such vigor that water went up her nose, causing her to cough and choke.

I love his humor and she sounds like a strong heroine.  What was the easiest part of your book to write?

The Ladies League for Decency march.

The hardest?

The Land Run. It was important to get all the historical facts correct.

What’s the best advice you received on your journey to publication?

Write, write, write. Read, read, read.

Great advice.  What can we expect next from Callie Hutton?

A sequel to A Run For Love, featuring Ellie Henderson (the youngest niece, all grown up). A Wife By Christmas will be released from Soul Mate Publishing on December 1st.

Can you share an excerpt with us for A Wife By Christmas?

            High School Principal Max Colbert needs to get rid of that pesky History teacher, Ellie Henderson. Getting her married off is the perfect solution, except everyone he introduces her to doesn’t seem right.

            In 1906 Guthrie, Oklahoma, History teacher, Ellie Henderson, has been a thorn in High School Principal Max Colbert’s side ever since he took over three months ago. When she’s not flying by his office, late for her class, with books and papers jumbled in her arms, she’s attending Suffragettes meetings against his orders.

            Because of her family connections, he can’t fire her, but he can certainly find someone to marry her, and keep her busy in the kitchen. And far away from his school. Max soon finds that what seemed like a good idea can turn into disaster when Miss Ellie Henderson is involved. The woman is a master at getting into trouble.

            With the Christmas season in full swing, he has many opportunities to introduce her to prospective husbands. However, the uncomfortable feeling is growing that no one is worthy of the minx…

I have to tell you that both of your covers are G O R G E O U S !!!

And finally Callie, where can we find you and your books? My website www.calliehutton.com. And Soul Mate Publishing.  Hope to see you there!

Click here to view the beautiful book trailer for A Run For Love!  You’ll love it 🙂

As promised above, Callie is giving away one download of either A RUN FOR LOVE  on Friday November 25th, or A WIFE BY CHRISTMAS on it’s release date of December 1st to one lucky winner.

All you need to do is leave a comment with your email address either here, on Callie’s blog or Calisa Rhose’s blog where Callie kicked off her tour yesterday.  Leave one comment on any blog and you’re entered one time, but if you visit all three blogs and comment on each one, you’ll be entered for three chances to WIN!!!

Callie will announce the winner on Friday, November 25th on each blog!  GOOD LUCK!

 

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Six Sentence Sunday 11/20/2011

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Welcome to Six Sentence Sunday!  Thanks for taking the time to visit.  I love reading comments, so please let me know what you think of my snippet.  Each week I will post another six from a work in progress or a finished manuscript.  All you have to do is read and enjoy.  That’s it!

Since starting Six Sentence Sunday I’ve been posting from Some Like it in Handcuffs which is being released on March 23, 2012 by The Wild Rose Press…but I’ve decided to put that story away until it’s closer to release date and will now post from my current wip, Some Like it on the Run, which features Derek Kennedy, brother to Sunny, the heroine from Some Like it in Handcuffs.  (whew, that was a confusing to say…lol)

Quick set up…Sunny has called her brother Derek to help one of her friends who’s in trouble and also just happens to be his one time girlfriend.  The girl that got away…

He pounded the steering with his fist as he rounded the last curve inside the parking ramp.  His heart thudded against his ribs as he spotted Sunny’s late night emergency.

Kelly Hartford stood leaning against her notice-me red car.  Her trademark blood red lipsticked mouth puckered and she blew a pink bubble which covered the lower half of her face.  Their gazes met and held over the curved edge of the billowy bubble.  Some things never changed, like Kelly’s love of bubble gum along with the tower high stilettos strapped to her feet, which caused her legs to stretch to the moon and then some.

I hope you enjoyed these six.  For more great previews from other authors please click on SIX SENTENCE SUNDAY. Or join next week with six of your own. 🙂

Happy Reading!

 

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Friday Fun Facts

Hi and welcome to Friday Fun Facts!  Come play along and learn something new about me, and I’ll learn something new about you.

Each Friday I will post a question (something fun, maybe a bit quirky, it’s Friday after all) and include my answer.  You can join the fun and post your own answer by clicking the comment button below!

Since we’re in the midst of November…Turkey Month, I have continued to gear my questions and comments with the Thanksgiving theme!  YUM!

Every year about this time family and friends are in the middle of making traveling plans, organizing menus and looking forward to spending time relaxing with those special to them.

To me Thanksgiving isn’t just about spending time with family and friends…football (if that’s your thing), food, laughs, maybe a day off from work and a nap after dinner if you’re lucky…lol…but a time of reflection.

A time to look back over the last 12 months…good or bad.

Even if you’ve had a rough year and have had more down times than up, I truly believe everyone has had something special happen in their lives in the last twelve months.  An event to celebrate…either professionally or personally, maybe a new friendship, an addition to the family, a chance to change careers or advance in a current one….oh there are so many possibilities!

For me, top priority is always that I’m thankful for my friends and family, their health and mine and for all that we have.  But I have another more selfish thing to be thankful for…

I’m thankful for all the new friends I’ve met from following a path that I’ve wanted to take for years.  Ever since I was small I wrote, as I grew I won some awards and always had the thought that someday I’d like to write a book.  A romance book preferably.  But life gets busy and dreams get pushed aside.  After awhile and a few more conversations beginning with “I wish I could…” my sister nudged me along and suggested that I should ‘go for it’.  So I am!  And I’m thankful for the opportunity, but…

On my journey I’ve met some wonderful people and have made some amazing friendships…all over the internet basically.

So, to all of you wonderful people that I have met along the way.  That I’ve laughed with, and those that have helped me laugh at myself.  To the special people that have encouraged me when I’ve wanted to give up.  To my wonderful cp’s, the other authors I’ve met through various avenues of social media and all the readers who’ve taken the time to share with all the writers out there their thoughts and comments about their work…I just want to say—

THANK YOU!

I can’t express how thankful I am to have met each and every one of you.  My hope is that as we all continue to learn, grow and travel on our writing journey, that we also continue to support and help each other.  This is an awesome community.

Okay, so I know this was a bit more serious than my normal FFF, but I just had to thank all of you and this is the perfect month to do it.

Which brings me to….Drum roll please!   Today’s Friday Fun Facts question…

As mentioned above we are all thankful for those ‘normal’ things like family, friends everyone’s health…but what is something else in your life that you’re thankful for?  Big or small, selfish or not…old or new…

Can’t wait to hear your comments!

 

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Interview at Rachel Brimble’s blog

Hi Everyone!

Today I’m being interviewed by Rachel Brimble on her amazing blog.  She’s another awesome author with The Wild Rose Press!  Hope to see you there 🙂

For easy driving directions, please click here.

Have a great day and Happy Reading 🙂

Christine

 

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