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Would you risk your life for a child in danger? The clock is ticking…

Friday, May 4th, 2018
  1. J. R. Ferguson, Welcome to my post. Where are you from?

 

I was born and raised in Longview, Texas but have lived in Louisiana for 35 years. Louisiana is home now.

Makes sense. If you could travel to any time in history, when would you visit?

 

If given the opportunity to travel any time in history, I would probably decline. I’m not much of a risk-taker. Maybe that’s why I like for my characters to take risks. I live vicariously through them.

 

Most authors do. If you could have dinner with any of your characters, which ones would it be? What food would you serve?

 

I wouldn’t mind having dinner with Joe Mack Crawford, the main character in my story, The Little Girl in the Bayou. He’s a good old East Texas boy who likes barbecue. Of course, that poses a problem for me since I’m vegetarian.

 

He, he, he. If you could travel anywhere, on earth or off, where would you go?

 

I’d stay on earth, thank you. I’d lease a home on the coast of Maine, pack up hubby, the kids and their spouses and live there for a summer—with option to buy.

 

I’m with you there…Describe your dream writing spot.

 

My dream writing spot is just a dream—a home on the coast of Maine or an apartment in downtown Boston. Realistically, I can write anywhere but the best place I’ve written is the library in Mustang, Oklahoma. That place has excellent vibes!

 

Wow, awesome. How did you find enough commitment to complete your book?

 

I have more unfinished books than finished ones. I wrote The Little Girl in the Bayou about thirty years ago. All these years I’ve tinkered with it, updated it and tried to make it timely. I have a partial novel and another short story featuring Joe Mack Crawford, the main character.

 

Nice. What is the name of your book?

 

My story in Tick Tock: A Stitch in Crime is called The Little Girl in the Bayou. It features Mack Crawford, a Texas construction worker who sticks his neck out to find a missing child.

Interesting…Give us a back blurb of your book.

 

Would you risk your life for a child in danger? The clock is ticking…

 

Chiiiiiiiills…What genre is it?

 

Mystery.

 

My favorite. What kind of research did you do for this book?

 

As the years have passed since I first wrote The Little Girl in the Bayou, I’ve had to continue my research to update the story. I’ve researched Polaroid pictures and videos, adult entertainment stores on I-10 and small Louisiana towns and their problems. Don’t get the impression my story is X-rated. It’s a clean story about a guy who cares.

 

Really? Where can we find your books? 

 

I’ve taken all my books off Amazon for updating but Tick Tock: A Stitch in Crime can be found at the links below. Thanks so much for the interview, Anna.

You are welcome.

Links

Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Tick-Tock-Stitch-Gwen-Gardner/dp/1939844541/

B&N – https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tick-tock-gwen-gardner/1127886068?ean=9781939844545

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38227821-tick-tock

Kobo – https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/tick-tock-a-stitch-in-crime

ITunes – https://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/tick-tock-a-stitch-in-crime/id1341413711?mt=11

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The love they’ve forced themselves to forget is exactly what they need to remember . . .

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
LADY ELEANOR’S SEVENTH SUITOR
The
Sutherlands Series Book 1
by
Anna Bradley
Genre: Historical Romance

 

 Pub Date: 9/5/2017

 

 

 
Two sought-after sisters,
a slew of suitors—and a vow to hold out for true love. How many
proposals will it take to get to “I do”—especially when the
stakes are high . . .

 

There have been six suitors so far, all
vying for the attention—and generous dowry—of the beautiful,
elusive Eleanor Sutherland. What does this woman really want? Who has
what it takes to melt the heart of the so-called Lady Ice? These are
the questions Camden West keeps asking himself. But rather than wait
for answers, Cam takes matters into his own hands . . . for he has a
secret weapon.
Cam knows that Ellie’s sister,
Charlotte, harbors a scandalous secret—one that could bring ruin to
the Sutherland name. If Ellie marries him, Cam promises to keep mum.
But is she willing to sacrifice her own happiness for her sister’s
reputation?
To Ellie’s surprise, it becomes clear
that Cam doesn’t need her money, nor is he interested in her
status. Soon, what begins as a sham engagement transforms into
something deeper, and more passionate, than Ellie could have
imagined. Is it possible that all Cam truly wanted was her? And is
that reason enough to say yes—or is handsome Cam hiding something
else? Even for a lady in love, only the truth will do . . .
Don’t miss the second title in The
Sutherland’s series, coming October 2017!
LADY CHARLOTTE’S FIRST LOVE
Pub Date:
10/3/2017

From spirited young woman to
reckless widow, the beautiful Marchioness of Hadley remains a force
to be reckoned with. But beneath her antics lies a broken heart . . .
Since her
husband’s tragic death, Lady Charlotte Hadley has embarked on a
path of careless behavior and dangerous hijinks from which no one can
divert her . . . until suddenly, her first—and only—true love
reenters her world. Their fiery romance was so scandalous Charlotte
had no choice but to marry another, more suitable man. Surely now
they are both free to pick up where they left off . . .
Julian West has returned to London a
hero after making a name for himself in battle at Waterloo. Every
woman is vying for his attention—except the one who stole his
heart. No matter, Julian has other obligations. But when Charlotte’s
sister, Eleanor, charges him with protecting the widow from ruin,
what ensues is another kind of battle—one that leads a chase from
London’s bars and brothels to the finest country estate as Julian
and Charlotte untangle a host of secrets, regrets, and
misunderstandings. For could it be that the love they’ve forced
themselves to forget is exactly what they need to remember? . . .
Don’t miss the third title in The
Sutherland’s series, coming November 2017!
TWELFTH NIGHT WITH THE EARL
Pub Date:
10/3/2017

When a headstrong beauty
clashes with the man she once loved, she’s determined that the
spirit of Christmas will open his mind, heal his heart, and perhaps
give them a reason to celebrate—for many seasons to come . . .
As far as Ethan Fortescue is concerned,
his family’s seat in Cornwall is only a source of torment, one that
he’s managed to avoid for two years. Now that he’s the Earl of
Devon however, he can close the door on his haunted past by locking
up the cursed place for good. But upon arriving at Cleves Court, he
is shocked to find the house aglow with Christmas celebrations,
filled with music and laughter. And right at the center of the
holiday madness is the infuriating—and eternally tempting—Theodosia
Sheridan . . .
Thea has always loved the town of
Cleves, especially at the holidays. As a girl, she also loved Ethan
with all her heart. It’s painful to see how his brother’s tragic
death has embittered him. Still, she will do anything to make sure
the town thrives—even if it means going to battle with Ethan to
save Cleves Court. Now she has only until Twelfth Night to make a
Christmas miracle happen—by proving that his childhood home can be
a source of love and wonder. But before long, she finds herself
wondering if she’s trying to save the house—or its handsome
master…
Anna Bradley is the author of
The Sutherland Scandals novels. A Maine native, she now lives near
Portland, OR, where people are delightful and weird and love to read.
She teaches writing and lives with her husband, two children, a
variety of spoiled pets, and shelves full of books. Visit her website
at annabradley.net.
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No one at Puddling-on-the-Wold ever expected to see Sarah Marchmain enter through its doors

Friday, July 7th, 2017
SEDUCING MR. SYKES
by
Maggie Robinson
Genre: Historical Romance

 

Pub
Date: 6/20/17

 

 

In Maggie Robinson’s sparkling new
series, the quaint village in Gloucestershire is where the wayward
sons and daughters of Great Britain’s finest families come for some
R&R—and good old-fashioned “rehab.” But sometimes they find
much more…
No one at Puddling-on-the-Wold ever
expected to see Sarah Marchmain enter through its doors. But after
the legendary Lady’s eleventh-hour rejection of the man she was
slated to marry, she was sent here to restore her reputation . . .
and change her mind. It amused Sadie that her father, a duke, would
use the last of his funds to lock her up in this fancy facility—she
couldn’t be happier to be away from her loathsome family and have
some time to herself. The last thing she needs is more romantic
distraction…
As a local baronet’s son, Tristan
Sykes is all too familiar with the spoiled, socialite residents of
the Puddling Rehabilitation Foundation—no matter how real their
problems may be. But all that changes when he encounters Sadie, a
brave and brazen beauty who wants nothing more than to escape the
life that’s been prescribed for her. If only Tristan could find a
way to convince the Puddling powers-that-be that Sadie is unfit for
release, he’d have a chance to explore the intense attraction that
simmers between them—and prove himself fit to make her his bride…
Maggie Robinson didn’t know she
wanted to write until she woke up in the middle of the night once
really annoyed with her husband. Instead of smothering him with a
pillow, she decided to get up and write—to create the perfect
man—at least on a computer screen. Only to discover that fictional
males can be just as resistant to direction as her husband. The
upside is that she’s finally using her English degree and is still
married to her original, imperfect hero. Since she’s imperfect,
too, that makes them a perfect match. Until her midnight keyboarding,
she had been a teacher, librarian, newspaper reporter, administrative
assistant to two non-profits, community volunteer, and mother of four
in seven different states. Now Maggie can call herself a romance
writer in Maine. There’s nothing she likes better than writing
about people who make mistakes, but don’t let the mistakes make
them.
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Children Christmas stories and more

Monday, December 1st, 2014
  • Cheryl Johnson author and artist is visiting my blog.

    Cheryl, how long have you been writing?

    I’ve been creating stories and drawing since I was about ten years old so most of my life. I’m 59 now, and next month I’ll be 60! Still can hardly believe that! I was born in Portland, Maine but grew up in Gorham, Maine. My mom was a third grade school teacher. I wrote my very first books that I published last fall when she was alive,and she used them in her class room. I redid the illustrations digitally but Mom would recognize the pictures.

     How nice. Do you know the idea is good enough to write a book about it? 
    As for knowing if my idea is good enough for a book, not quite sure how to answer that.I get lots of ideas every day that I know I can turn into really great stories. I’m a little overwhelmed (more…)