I have a little something different for you today, folks. The originally scheduled author was unable to participate, so author Donna Schlachter graciously volunteered to fill in (thank you!). But I sent you the wrong questions and didn’t realize it until she returned them.
But that’s okay! We’re going to be flexible. We’re going to shift focus, and today’s going to be all about READING! (It’s always a great day to talk about books.) So thank you readers for rolling with Donna and me for a little something different before the holidays.
Thank you so much for helping me out! What was your favorite picture book as a child? What did you love about it? I loved Robert Louis Stevenson’s A Child’s Garden of Verse. It was poems about birds, and trees, and plants. And playing with tin soldiers on his counterpane (bedspread).
What was your favorite chapter book? What did you love about it? Black Beauty by Anna Sewell. It had horses, and it really brought the horse to the forefront as a character.
Where’s the most unusual place you’ve read a book? Sitting on the deck of a cruise ship. That was unusual for me, given that it was my first—and only so far—cruise.
If you could visit any fictional place, where would you go? Why? Cabot Cove, Maine. I’d like to know why that town is the center of the universe for small-town murders.
If you could turn any of your books into a movie, which would you pick? Who would you cast as the main characters? I’d love to see my first cozy mystery series made into a television series because I think viewers would love the notion of a forensic accountant solving mysteries. I’m really excited about this series because an audiobook producer has committed to turning it into audiobooks.
Who’s your favorite author? Why? Agatha Christie, because she’s the queen of cozy mysteries. She created such diverse characters, figured out interesting ways to kill people, and knew how to hook the reader.
Share five books from your TBR (to be read) pile. The Ghost and Mrs. McClure by Alice Kimberly; No Bones About It by Donna Huston Murray; Canine Crimes II edited by Cynthia Manson; Destiny’s Road by Larry Niven; and The Doorstep Girls by Valerie Wood. And these are 5 of about 100 books. I swore to myself I wouldn’t buy another book this year until I worked my way through all of my TBR pile, And now it’s November. (Sigh) Looks like another year of not buying books. Right. Like that worked this year. 😉
Thank you so much for sticking with me today. I’d love to offer a free copy of A Mommy By Christmas to one lucky person. Leave a comment, and we’ll draw for one prize, an e-book copy of the book. Please remember to cleverly disguise your email address so the bots don’t find you. For example: donna AT livebytheword DOT com
A community care center, a calico cat, and Christmas—can a single middle-aged woman bring a town together in time to celebrate the King’s birthday? Can a widowed father find a reason to join in? And can the pair see God at work in their lives?
A hybrid author, Donna writes squeaky clean historical and contemporary suspense. She has been published more than 50 times in books; is a member of several writers groups; facilitates a critique group; teaches writing classes; ghostwrites; edits; and judges in writing contests. She loves history and research, traveling extensively for both, and is an avid oil painter.