Yogurt, Canada and Tennessee Walking Horses, ftw!

When I was asked by Tule Publishing to host a leg on CJ Carmichael’s blog tour for her new book, Good Together, I thought, hey, why the heck not? Especially since this gives me the opportunity to meet new writers, readers, and ask nosy questions!

Yes, in order to visit planetpooks, CJ had to answer a couple of nosy questions, and one that allowed her to redeem herself if necessary, and talk about her book [which is a special .99 sale on Amazon for the next three days]. Let’s see how it went:

1) CJ, what is always in your refrigerator?

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CJ Carmichael has published over 35 novels and has twice been nominated for a RITA award. She likes to write stories about romance, family and intrigue, usually in small town or rural settings. When it’s time to take a break from the computer, she heads to the Rocky Mountains near her home in Calgary where she lives with her partner Michael and their cat, Penny. If you’d like to learn more about her books, check out her website: http://cjcarmichael.com.

One thing I try to keep in my fridge is plain low-fat yogurt. It isn’t easy though.Since Mike retired he often does the shopping and whenever I put plain low-fat yogurt on the shopping list, Mike groans. He does his best. But he’s come home with: vanilla yogurt, sweetened yogurt, artifically sweetened yogurt…and only rarely, plain, low-fat yogurt. It’s not totally his fault. Even I have trouble finding the stuff in the sea of yogurt products. It seems to be a conspiracy in the dairy industry. Let’s make it really hard to find this product!

2) What was your most embarrassing moment as a writer?

My most embarrassing moment as a writer? Well, I am really mortified when factual errors crop into my stories. Many years ago I wrote about my characters traveling over the big Confederation bridge that connects Prince Edward Island to Nova Scotia. The only problem was–the bridge connects to New Brunswick, not Nova Scotia. Given that they are different provinces in Canada this was a pretty big error!

3) What’s the favorite thing you learned writing GOOD TOGETHER?

Every book I write requires research of some sort or another. For Good Together, Mike and I visited a Tennessee Walking Horse outfit by Big Arm Montana. I loved seeing the horses in action and getting a tour from Rick Weis–a true expert on the breed. His barn was lined with blue and red ribbons!

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Now, about her book, Good Together.

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GOOD TOGETHER
The Carrigans of The Circle C Novels
By C. J.Carmichael

Mattie, the eldest of Marietta’s Carrigan girls, married rodeo cowboy, Wes Bishop, right out of high school and raised twin daughters. A happy life, she thought, but now that she’s in her late thirties and their daughters have left for college, her husband has become strangely distant.

Then one night Wes comes home late from a rodeo—with a stranger’s key in his pocket. He won’t talk, but she knows something is wrong.

When her worst fears are confirmed, the hits keep coming. It seems her husband is determined to destroy everything she loves in this world. Thankfully she still has her sisters, and her home on The Circle C Ranch. But more and more she thinks, not of her roots in Marietta, but of her kind, dependable neighbour, Nat Diamond. Over the years Nat has been a constant in her life, but only as a friend. Is it possible the two of them could become more? But if Nat really does have romantic feelings for her—as she suspects—why does he keep pulling away?

Is there something he needs to tell her?

As I said, Good Together is available at a bargain .99 price right now, so check it out!

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4 Comments

  1. Denise
    Mar 11, 2014

    This is so cool! I think I’m the reason y’all met!

    Love you both!

  2. Janine
    Mar 11, 2014

    This was a fun and interesting interview.

  3. Deb Salonen
    Mar 11, 2014

    CJ, a bridge is small potatoes compared with mixing up a college sports team in Kansas. I think half the population (female readers, at least) wrote to give me an irate “For shame.”
    When this book was re-released a few years ago, I begged my editor to fix my mistake. KSU is now right. (I think.)

    And I have trouble finding plain yogurt, too. Definitely a conspiracy.

    Love the book so far!

    Deb

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