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?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!
Now, about her book, Good Together.
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!