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Q: What are two of your all-time favorite movies, ever, period?
Cerella – The Last of the Mohicans and The Patriot.
Loree – Secondhand Lions and Sound of Music.
Q: Were you a super-student?
Cerella – I was homeschooled, and while I wouldn’t call myself a “super-student”, the independence and flexibility of homeschooling instilled a passion for learning in me. So there were certain topics that I invested myself in wholly because learning was a joy. English and history were my outstanding subjects while math was my ongoing struggle!
Loree – Despite the fact that I blasted through homework like a tornado and read ‘classic novel’ assignments so fast that my mom used me like an oscillating fan, I earned mostly As and Bs. Mostly….
Q: Of all the books/stories you’ve written, which is your favorite character?
Cerella – Sheesh, this is like picking a favorite child! I’m not sure I could narrow down one all-time favorite, but I often develop crushes on my secondary characters such as Dmitri from Love Finds You in Hershey, Pennsylvania and Cole from Gentle Persuasion (who earned his own story in The Paris Connection!)
Loree – Dusty Parker, the Harley-riding, tattooed, earringed, ponytailed youth pastor hero in A Man of Honor. <sigh>
Cerella – There are SO MANY I could name, but I think I’ll say Darcy from Pride and Prejudice. After all this time, he’s still a hero most women admire because of his ability to change his views because of his love for one woman. (sigh!)
Loree – Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird. Sorry to be redundant, but…<sigh>.
Q: Are you athletic?
Cerella – I could probably be a contender in a pizza eating competition. Does that count?
Loree – Well, 15 years after releasing a bowling ball behind me, my name and photo still hangs near the stinky shoes cubbies at Titan Lanes. I scored 400+ on the golf course once. And another time, when a pal said “Bet you couldn’t hit the side of a barn with a basketball!), it cost me lunch at McDonald’s. So no. The truth is, I’m probably the least athletic person on Earth.
Q: Has anyone ever caught you watching Tom and Jerry cartoons?
Cerella – Not since I was nine. Now, Chip and Dale are another story…
Loree – Nope. But that’s only because they’re on at the same time as The Road Runner.
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Cerella – My favorite season is autumn, however, my name is Latin meaning “of the spring” so I have a certain affinity for the season thanks to that personal connection!
Loree – Mother’s Day and my birthday are days apart, so yeah, it is!
Q: What’s the title of your next Heartwarming release?
Cerella – Harper’s Wish, the first book in my new “Findlay Roads” series.
Loree – Sweet Mountain Rancher, #2 in the “Those Marshall Boys” series.
Both books are releasing this September and are available for pre-order now for Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook! (More pre-order links are coming soon!)
Q: Do you have a favorite “springy” recipe (and will you share it with us)?
We always have recipes!
One lucky commenter on this post will be entered to win this adorable 2" bookworm created by Heartwarming fan, Steph Ringle! Enter by commenting below. (Winner chosen in random drawing at midnight, EST, on April 10, 2015 and announced in the comment section on April 11, 2015.)
Catch up with us next month with another edition of We Talk to Ourselves...a Lot!
Cerella Sechrist lives in York, Pennsylvania with two precocious pugs, Darcy and Charlotte, named after Jane Austen literary characters. She has won various competitions and a scholarship for her writing, which include devotionals, full-length plays, and novels. She divides her time between working in the office of her family’s construction business and as a barista to support her reading habit and coffee addiction. Her novels exhibit her love for both the written word and food in fiction. You can find her online at her website www.cerellasechrist.com where she pens “Literary Fare: Fiction & Food”, a blog for readers.