Friday, October 21, 2016

Interview With Caroline Gibson and Andy Carrington...from Undiscovered Treasures

I'm thrilled to introduce these two protagonists from the third book in the Appleton, West Virginia Romantic Mystery series: Undiscovered Treasures.
(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! 


Besides being an active participant of many writing groups, Carole is an award winning author and enjoys mentoring beginning writers. She loves to weave suspense, tough topics, romance and whimsy into her books, and is always on the lookout for outstanding titles and catchy ideas. She and her husband reside in SE Ohio but have ministered and counseled nationally and internationally. Together, they enjoy their grandsons, traveling, gardening, good food, the simple life, and did she mention their grandsons? 



  1. I have never been to Paris but it is considered a very romantic city and it also has a lot of rain during each season. It also has a lot of art galleries and struggling artists!
    Thanks for sharing this fun interview with Caro and Andy.

  2. This sounds like a delightful book. And I also think it's walking in the rain in Paris.