Posted at Apr 7, 2014 2:50 pm
My entire writing career is thanks (and with much gratitude) to the birth of Avon Impulse and my amazing editor, Amanda Bergeron, who hung onto my first manuscript until Avon Impulse was born. So starting today and for the next three weeks I wanted to have a little fun and celebrate with some giveaways.
Each Monday (April 7, 14, 21, 2014) I will feature an interview with the hero and heroine of my Sugar Shack books. The interviews will be conducted by the one and only (some say, thank God) Letty Silverthorne. For those of you who’ve not yet met Letty, she is the quintessential pastry queen of Deer Lick, Montana, and the mother of Kate, Dean, and Kelly Silverthorne.
And, she’s kind of . . . dead. But that hasn’t stopped her from popping in and meddling in her children’s lives just one more time. Okay, maybe a couple more times. Well, how about there’s no end in sight to her mischief. For those of you familiar with Letty and her adventures, I hope you’ll be happy to see her (sort of) again.
Each Friday (April 11, 18, 25, 2014) the prize of a complete 3 book set of signed Sugar Shack books and a $10.00 gift card for either Amazon or Barnes and Noble will be awarded to a random commenter for that week’s interview on my website blog (www.candisterry.com).
So without further ado, let’s get things started off with Letty’s interview with Kate Silverthorne and Matt Ryan from Second Chance at the Sugar Shack.
Letty: Let’s get this party started!
Kate: Mom. Seriously? It’s been a long time since you . . . you know.
KS: Yeah. And yet you’re still wearing your overalls and plaid shirt?
LS: Eh. They offered me a robe. I figured with a daughter who was previously a celebrity stylist the white sheet ensemble would end up on Fashion Police. Plus there was that whole flying around and people looking up your skirt thing.
LS: Enough about me. Let’s talk about you two. So . . . what did you think when you first saw each other after ten long years?
KS: (smiles) I thought he looked hot.
MR: First thing? (cocks head) Probably murder.
MR: Look, Hollywood, your tennis shoes left skid marks on the blacktop when you bailed on me.
KS: I didn’t bail on you!
MR: (shrugs) Whatever.
LS: Okay, okay. Let’s get down to business.
MR: I’m willing to get down.
LS: Heaven help me. (looks skyward) So you two were a couple all through high school and even after graduation before someone who shall remain nameless jumped ship. Matt, what was the one thing you missed the most about Kate during those ten years apart?
KS: Really Ryan? Is it always about sex with you?
MR: No. It’s always about sex with you.
LS: I’d cover my ears but I don’t think it would help. Back to the question please.
MR: Honestly? I missed having my best friend to talk to.
MR: And the sex.
LS: Okay, moving on before you go crazy on me. This one is for Kate. When you bailed on Matt, he often came into the Sugar Shack for a soft shoulder and a piece of pie. What’s his favorite pie?
KS: Is this entire interview going to be about giving me a hard time?
MR: I’d be happy to give you a hard time.
KS: If I didn’t know how well you do that, I’d be appalled.
MR: Sugar, you’d be smiling.
LS: Pie, people! We’re talking about pie! Now can we please get back to the question?
KS: His favorite? Hmmm. Besides the obvious? (smirks) How about strawberry?
MR: (makes a buzzer sound) Guess again.
KS: How about you enlighten me?
MR: Peach. Because it reminds me of—
LS: Oh, dear Lord. This is payback for all the times I meddled in your life, isn’t it?
KS: I don’t know what you’re talking about.
MR: There’s always an uncertainty about things like that. And you did meddle. A lot.
LS: Can we get at least one valid question answered? Please?
MR: I’ve got one for you, Letty. Were you behind all those outlandish, intrusive, and preposterous dating incidents that occurred while I was looking for a wife—or at least someone who wasn’t Kate?
LS: Sorry folks, looks like that’s about all the time we have for today. Check back next week when I get to interview my beautiful baby boy, the very talented NFL quarterback, Dean Silverthorne, and lovely kindergarten teacher, Emma Hart.
KS: You really shouldn’t play favorites, Mom. It could scar the rest of your children for life.
LS: Eh, probably too late for that. (waves) See you next week everyone!
Candis here again. Wow. That was . . . interesting. Okay, readers, to enter my Week 1 Avon Impulse Birthday Party Giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment about why you love contemporary romance or leave a question for Letty. Maybe you can even leave one for her to ask Dean or Emma. J
Winners for each week will be chose on designated Fridays at 7:00 pm EST.
Giveaway is open to U.S., Canadian, and International residents. If you live on the moon, sorry, I can’t afford postage.
So that’s it, my favorite peeps. Go forth and please, please, please, either leave a comment about why you love contemporary romance or leave a question for Letty. Next week she’ll be chatting with Dean and Emma from Any Given Christmas. 😀