(Sabotaged Christmas, Book 1: (finalist in the Book Excellence Contest in Fiction), and
Knight in Shining Apron, Book 2.
Let's welcome these two that are featured in their own book!
Me: Caroline, let's start with you. Why do you want to be known as Caro instead of your full name--Caroline?
Caroline: Because it's much too prestigious for me. I'm not a beauty like Starli Cameron (Peterman-Blair) or sweet and gentle like Toni DeLuca-Douglas, both are my very best friends. I'm just me, freckles, big mouth and undistinguished hair. I talk too much when I'm nervous and ask too many questions. I often speak my mind, to my own detriment. But I do love my business Undiscovered Treasures and I love God.
Andy: Don't believe her. Let ME describe her: she's a talented playwright and seeing some success with her meaningful comedy plays. As she said, she co-owns Undiscovered Treasures, which is a thriving antique/collectibles and a little junk thrown in for full measure-business. She's a marvelous Youth Leader, and the young people adore her. She might not always have "dress sense," but she has a big smile and beautiful, expressive eyes. She's loyal to her friends, is caring and works hard for the underdogs of the town, and most everyone feels safe to confide in her. Most of all she's a faithful christian. She deserves to be called Caroline.
Me: Wow, that's some recommendation, Andy. Why did you decide to be an artist?
Andy: I didn't actually decide in the normal way. I've always known I loved creating and thought at one time I might become a teacher, then later a designer. But as time went on, I came to accept that my true love was painting--in oils. From then on, I haven't looked back.
Caroline: He's really good, too!
Me: I can imagine. Can either of you explain to us what mystery is going on in your book?
Andy and Caroline speak together, then laugh. Andy speaks: Someone is stealing my paintings. Three of them, in fact. And one of a special painting I did was destroyed--slashed.
Me: Can't you tell us who it is?
Caroline and Andy exchange amused glances, then Caroline speaks: Absolutely not. If you want to know, you'll have to read the book! :)
Me: That sounds like some good advice. Now, one final question: I heard you both love the rain. Why?
Andy, laughing: I'll tell you what. The first one who gives the closest answer as to why we both love the rain, I'll coax our author to send you a kindle copy of the book. How does that sound?
Caroline: Come on, Andy, give them another hint.
Andy: Okay, but just one word.
Caroline: Romantic city.
Andy: Hey, that's more than one word!
Caroline, smirking: I know. I want someone to guess the answer! Oh, by the way, I hope whoever wins enjoys the book so much, they write a review. Authors love that!
Me, laughing at them: Thank you, Andy, Caroline.
There you have it, Readers. Whoever can guess the answer to their question: rain, romantic city, and why they love the words, gets a free kindle copy of Undiscovered Threasures!
Thanks for joining us today!