Hi everyone! Hope you are all having a great December. We're all so busy! Yesterday was Pete's birthday and there's several more coming up. April must be a busy month 😇. Christmas is right around the corner. We'll be hosting that day starting with an open-house brunch and then on to dinner with family. If you want to see more holiday antics follow me on Facebook www.facebook.com/d.v.stone.author
Today's guest may sound familiar to you. We did a new release spotlight on her book birthday but I wanted to have her back so we could chat. Please help me welcome Avis Adams to the fire.
Avis while I pour us a hot chocolate why don't you get started. Most authors have the “official” biography. Tell our other visitors who you are besides that.
I am a person in constant transition. I’m always trying to reinvent myself, and as I get older, that takes on new meaning, but writing will always be part of who I am. Where I live and who I surround myself with changes, but my besties know who they are and will always have the key to my heart.
What interests besides writing do you enjoy? For instance, what do you read or hobbies you have?
I love to bead. Right now, I’m making beaded bookmarkers for one of my writer’s groups. I have two, and one meets face-to-face. We exchange gifts every year, and my beading box has come out of mothballs, and I’m enjoying an old hobby once again.
My husband is my greatest cheerleader and supporter. Who is your network or support system?
I have two writer’s groups, and my family and friends. Most people who know me know how important writing is to me, and I get a lot of love and encouragement from them all. From my critique groups, I get a lovely combination of “I really this, but I have notes.” (Wink to Carl Lee!)
Who or what books or authors inspire you?
E.B. White, Pat Conroy, Maya Angelou, E.M. Forrester, James Baldwin, just to name a few. I read all genres and love so many writers that it’s hard to choose.
Do you have any fun or outrageous talent?
I’ve been told I’m a talented English teacher, and I really love it. I can’t believe I get paid to teach, and since Covid, this fall was the first quarter in three years that I’ve been in a classroom. I didn’t realize how much I missed, but the students were so responsive and great. It really was wonderful to get back into the class and do something that comes so naturally to me.
What is your neighborhood like? Are there any places you frequent? What makes them unique?
I live on a small farm in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, so it’s not like I can walk out my door and wave to Mr. Rogers. I am on property that has been in my family for several generations. I’m surrounded by relatives, so I get company when I need or want it. I love having the best of both worlds, private time and social time. My Garden is a favorite haunt of mine, and Flaming Geyser Park is five minutes from my house, and I do my morning puppy walks there. I post a morning Facebook weather report every morning from the park.
I used to be a Minnesota farm girl! What is your favorite mug, teacup or T-shirt?
My favorite mug is not microwave-safe. It has line after line of banned or challenged book titles from top to bottom, but they are blacked out. When you pour hot water into the mug, the titles appear. Very clever and satisfying to see them revealed every time I have a cup of tea. Favorite childhood book? Or writing that inspired you to become an author.
Would you rather have unlimited international first-class tickets or never have to pay for food at restaurants?
No contest—unlimited international first-class tickets! I had the opportunity to fly home from London on a business class upgrade, and it had a bed with a comforter and pillow! I slept for over six hours on that flight! It was amazing. Imagine what first class would be like? Oh yeah, baby! First class, all the way!
Where did you get started? What was your first job?
My first job was as a photographer’s assistant when I was a teen. My 4-H leader took photos at big horse shows, and he asked me to go along with him and his wife and help get the horse’s attention for good headshots and run errands. The hardest part for me was not to get too distracted by all the beautiful horses. Yeah. I loved that job.
The Christmas Wish Knotts (Christmas Cookies)
Avis M. Adams
One woman's journey from jilted bride to independent woman who believes, once again, that wishes can come true.
Publication date: December 5, 2022
About the story
Sif is nothing like her namesake--the strong Norse goddess and wife of Thor. She still reels from the trauma of being left at the altar. When Dr. Roger sublets a condo at the Cliff Edge Condos, she is immediately drawn to his dark eyes and warm smile, but how can she trust him after what her ex-fiancé did? She prefers her view of Puget Sound and cat Mr. Martini to the fear of rejection. Her ex-fiancé left her scarred. But can the good doctor heal her wounds?
With the help of the condo HOA president, the Quatre Hens, and Nanc, Sif finds herself surrounded by friends who seem more like enemies to her peace and quiet. But with the magic of Roger's charms, the Christmas season, and her ever-changing cookie recipe, will the Wedding Knotts turned Good Luck Knotts, turned Christmas Wish Knotts bring Sif the miracle she is hoping for?
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More About the Author
Born in Washington where she still resides, Avis M. Adams fosters a deep love for the Puget Sound and the Pacific Northwest. She loves to hike the local and national parks and learning the history of the region. The lush plants and scenery of Western Washington feature heavily in both her poetry and novels.
After earning an MA in English Literature, she began teaching and currently teaches English at a Green River College. She gives readings at local venues and teaches at writing conferences in the Puget Sound area. She writes everyday, has published a book of poems.
This book is one of The Wild Rose Press's CHRISTMAS COOKIES SERIES
A collection of 81 short romantic stories where Christmas Cookies of all types play a role.
12/7/2022 09:56:47 am
Congrats on your new release, Avis!!! Wishing you all the best!
12/7/2022 10:44:44 am
I enjoyed getting to know you, Avis! Your home sounds lovely. Wishing you continued success! I've added your book to my reading list.
12/7/2022 11:38:13 am
Your book sounds delightful, Avis,. The Quatre Hens made me smile. Glad to meet another 4-H-er. That photog. jobs sounds so neat! Wishing you all the best with your new book!
12/7/2022 12:01:14 pm
Loved this chat! You must be a wonderful English teacher - lucky students! And I am awed that you bead. It produces gorgeous work, but I don't even know what kind of magnifying glass I would need! Congratulations on your new release!
12/7/2022 03:32:38 pm
Sometimes I can't help myself 😝
12/7/2022 08:34:11 pm
Avis, I loved your interview...and I look forward to your puppy walk photos every morning. Congratulations on your new book. Looks like you have a winner.
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