I’m thrilled to sit down on this lovely Saturday morning and answer a few questions about my latest book, A Family Like Hannah’s.
Where did you get the idea for this novel?
The heroine, Hannah James, was introduced in my second Seasons of Alaska book, A Case for Forgiveness. In that story, Hannah is recovering from the accident that ended her professional skiing career and trying to figure out what she wants to do with the rest of her life. She’s suffered so much and has tried so hard (and so cheerfully) to overcome it all, she just had to have her own story!
What is your favorite scene?
This book has a lot of fun scenes. (At least they were fun for me to write.) I’ll go with the one where Hannah tries to “save” the hero, Tate, from a potentially humiliating karaoke-like moment at the Cozy Caribou on New Year's Eve. She ends up embarrassing herself instead.
In looking at the cover, if you could add a caption, what would it say?
I’m going to borrow a quote from someone else for this one: “The family you come from isn't as important as the family you're going to have.”
~ Ring Lardner
~ Ring Lardner
What does this book mean to you in a personal way?
I love to ski. I think I was about seven or eight when I learned, and I don’t remember ever not knowing how. Some of my best childhood memories involve skiing with my family. Now, I’m creating memories with a new generation of kids by teaching my nephews to ski. It means the world to me to be able to share this with them the same way my dad and mom, aunts and uncles, siblings and cousins shared it with me.
|Skiing through the years! (Upper left - that's me in the front with the blue ski pants. Upper right - me and my nephew, 2016. Lower right - me circa 1980-something. Lower left - me on the right with my best pal, 2016.)|
What do you plan to work on next?
I am currently working on book five for Heartwarming. It’s about two members of the Coast Guard – a rescue swimmer and a pilot. The setting is here in the Pacific Northwest. Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love living here, so I find it an absolute treat having it as a backdrop.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Happy Valentine’s Day & President’s Day & Family Day weekend!
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