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20 Qs with C.C. Gevry, Author of A Christmas Kindness


C.C Gevry is a children’s author from Western Massachusetts. She is a member of SCBWI. A Christmas Kindness is her first book with 4RV Publishing. Ms. Gevry is married with two young children and a son who is married.

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  1. Are you a morning writer or a night writer? Usually night, but I can write in the morning if I have to.
  2. Do you outline or are you a pantster? It depends. For books under 20,000 words I am a pantster. Anything larger than that, I sketch some type of outline.
  3. Which comes first – plot or character? Character comes first. I find plotting hard; but if I have a character in mind, I can see him or her in certain situations.
  4. Noise or quiet when working on your manuscript? Quiet. I don’t even want to hear the ticking of a clock or the cats walking by my office.
  5. Favorite TV show? Classic show: Little House on the Prairie. Current show: Cedar Cove.
  6. Favorite type of music? Hip-hop.
  7. Favorite craft besides writing? Cooking and gardening.
  8. Do you play a musical instrument? Tried to learn the piano once. Having the left and right hands doing different things was hard enough. As soon as I tried to add in the feet, I was lost.
  9. Single or married? Married to a great guy who doesn’t give me too much guff when the kitchen floor is dirty almost to the point of being sticky because I have a writing or editing deadline.
  10. Children or no? One son and two girls. They are my source of inspiration.
  11. Pets? Three cats we adore.
  12. Favorite place to write? My office.
  13. Favorite restaurant? The Thai Room, Miller’s on the Waterfront, or Big Al’s on the Outer Banks in North Carolina.
  14. Do you work outside the home? No. I’ve worked from home since 2007.
  15. What was the name of the last movie you saw? The Hunger Games.
  16. Favorite outdoor activity? Gardening.
  17. Pet peeve? People who don’t follow the rules. I won’t even go out an “In” door.
  18. Your goal in life? To enjoy every moment.
  19. Your most exciting moment? The birth of my kids; though our wedding day is a close second.
  20. The love of your life? God.

About the book:A Christmas Kindness cover small - PROMO

Eight-year-old Robert is eager to share his wish list with Santa at the mall on Christmas Eve. When he meets Glenn, who has only one request for Santa, Robert is confused over what he should do. Can he cast aside what he wants and ask Santa to bring his new friend a special gift?

Purchase from 4RV Publishing.

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20 Qs with Mike Hartner, author of ‘I, Walter’

Mike HartnerMike Hartner is a father, son, author, patriot, geek (ret), and husband. His love of all things genealogical led him to writing, and writing has now led him to fiction and a large epic saga. He lives in Vancouver, BC with his wife and son. His latest book is the historical romance, I, Walter. Visit his website at

20 questions

  1. Are you a morning writer or a night writer? Night
  2. Do you outline or are you a pantster? Panster
  3. Which comes first – plot or character? Character
  4. Noise or quiet when working on your manuscript? Quiet
  5. Favorite TV show? Night Court
  6. Favorite type of music? Classical when writing, Rock when Not
  7. Favorite craft besides writing? Cooking
  8. Do you play a musical instrument? N
  9. Single or married? Married
  10. Children or no? 1 child
  11. Pets? Didn’t  I just say one child?
  12. Favorite place to write? Bedroom or office
  13. Favorite restaurant? Duo’s on Maui
  14. Do you work outside the home? Only on HOMEwork
  15. What was the name of the last movie you saw? Top Gun. On video.
  16. Favorite outdoor activity? Biking
  17. Pet peeve? People who think they’re above the law
  18. Your goal in life? To enjoy my family
  19. Your most exciting moment? Marriage, Son’s Birth, Book’s release
  20. The love of your life? My wife

About the Book:

I, WalterThis is the life story of Walter Crofter, an English commoner who ran from home at the age of 11.  After two years living on the street, he ended up on a Merchant Mariners boat in the service of the Crown.

On his first voyage, he rescued a girl from pirates.  A very important girl, who stole his heart before she was returned to her home.

This is the story of his life.  What adventures he had at sea; what took him off the waters, and what happened to him as he lived his life and stayed true to his character.

Purchase your copy at AMAZON.

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