Around The Fire welcomes fellow Wild Rose Press Author Darlene Fredette and celebrates her new release!
Hello, All. It's been a chilly week for many of you including those of us below the Mason/Dixson line. For those of you who aren't familiar, the line. Historically, it came to be seen as demarcating the North from the South in the U.S. It was surveyed between 1763 and 1767 by Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon in the resolution of a border dispute involving Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Delaware in Colonial America. Okay, that's your bit of trivia for today so if it comes up on one of my favorite shows, Jeopardy, you know and can buzz in. Today's guest and I have become better acquainted over the past months via Zoom. We enjoy a tiny group where we discuss all things writing and life. Feeling isolated? Reach out to some folks with some of the same but also different thoughts and ideas and invite them to join you. With todays technology a lively group of friends is only a click away. Now onto Darlene who comes to us from far above that line...
Who you are other than your bio? What interests besides writing do you enjoy?
Wife, mother, dog mom, author, and artist. I’ve rediscovered my love of painting. I follow a sea glass artist who tried an acrylic paint pour and I’ve been hooked ever since.Do you have any fun or outrageous talent?
I can do a pretty good British accent, lol.Jolly good! We'll do the rest of the interview with a Brit's accent. What is your neighborhood like?
I live in a quiet neighborhood in the City of Lakes. The area received the nickname due to its many lakes. There are countless woodsy parks, which are great for walking the dog. I live in one of two sister cities, separated by a large harbour with tons of history.
If they made a movie about your life, what would the title be, and who would play you?
My life isn’t been that interesting to make a movie, but I’d jump at the chance to have one of my books written into a movie. Redford Falls makes a great setting!
Do you have a particular object like a piece of jewelry or a keepsake of some sort? Can you tell us what makes it special to you?
I wear a silver cross necklace with two diamonds my daughter gave me, and a gold ring with three clusters of diamonds shaped into flowers that my husband gave me on my fortieth birthday.They both sound lovely. What is your favorite mug or teacup?
Last year for my birthday, my husband bought me glass cups with two layers. I have a cup of hot chocolate every evening, so the cups get lots of use.Years ago, there was a commercial that talked about a “Kodak Moment.” It’s a moment in time you catch in a picture. One you never want to forget. What is yours?
Looking for a Christmas tree with my father. It was our yearly tradition and every time a catch the scent of a fir tree, it reminds me of those long-ago days.Did you ever win something?
Many years ago, I won a contest on the radio. You had to guess the name of the song in the first three notes. I was the first caller with the answer ‘Angie’ by the Rolling Stones. I won a Revlon kit of women’s beauty supplies.
My husband, Pete, has a talent like that. He can name the song in the first notes. What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book? Each book is usually already mapped out in my head. I then research various professions or places on the internet. Research time varies. I might be in the middle of a scene and go check to find a few interesting facts or to make sure I have right colouring of a particular animal in the story.
Darlene, thanks so much for sharing my fire. Before you head out will you share something of your new release and where to find more information about it and you?
Finding Home Again
Book 5 of 5: A Redford Falls Novel
Released today February 07, 2022 by The Wild Rose Press
A missing dog, a potential poisoning, and a suspicious death. Will Jordan and Logan find their happy-ever-after before another mysterious accident occurs?
Caretaker of a historical home, Jordan McKenzie, promised to keep a secret, but doing so gets harder by the minute, especially when an innocent kiss misses its intended target. Entangled in a web of mysterious mishaps, she discovers a surprising family connection. Is putting her trust in her boss' handsome nephew a risk worth taking?
Chef, Logan Crane, returns to Redford Falls hoping to claim an inheritance to open a restaurant, but he side-lines his plan after meeting Jordan. When past secrets intermingle with a present attraction, will Logan open his heart to the possibility of a future in Redford Falls…and with Jordan?
A look inside...
“That kiss was meant for your cheek. You moved.” Jordan pulled on her helmet then waved a hand for Miska to jump into his seat. She tossed Logan his helmet. “You weren’t supposed to kiss me.”
“A beautiful woman plants one on me and I’m not to respond?” He stepped beside her and ran a finger down her cheek. “Unfortunately, I can’t tell your boyfriend our outing was strictly platonic anymore. Because I kissed his girl, and I liked it.”
Blushing, Jordan nudged her shoulder against his before getting into her ATV and driving away.
Logan shouldn’t have kissed her—and he shouldn’t have flirted. But dang it, he truly enjoyed both—and given the opportunity, he would do both again.
More about the author
Darlene resides on the Atlantic Coast of Canada where the summers are too short, and the winters are too long. An avid reader since childhood, Darlene loved to develop the many stories coming to life in her head. She writes sweet contemporary romances with a focus on plot-driven page-turners. When not working on her next book, she can be found with her husband, her daughter, and her yellow Labrador. Darlene’s favourite pastimes are reading, painting, and taking summer daytrips to the Valley to soak in the small-town feel.
Universal Purchase Link: http://darlenefredette.blogspot.com/2021/04/my-books-purchase-links.html
Author Web Site: http://darlenefredette.blogspot.com/
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Darlene-Fredette/e/B005NAF660/
Finding Home Again Book Trailer: https://youtu.be/2_STxHh37A4
2/7/2022 10:18:19 am
Thank you so much, Donna, for a the spotlight and interview. It's been a blast doing the interview in a British accent. Tons of fun!
D. V. Stone
2/7/2022 11:51:26 am
I was quite gob-smacked to have a chin-wag with you, luv.
2/7/2022 10:57:06 am
Excellent accents! And an enjoyable post. :-)
2/7/2022 11:52:25 am
Thanks, Liz. Appreciate your stopping by. D. V.
2/8/2022 10:04:34 am
Thank you, Liz! :)
2/7/2022 11:30:09 am
Congrats on your new release! Sounds like a wonderful book
2/8/2022 10:05:15 am
Thank you for stopping by Pamela!
2/7/2022 11:30:13 am
Delightful interview ladies. And enjoyable excerpt. Congratulations on the release, Darlene,
2/7/2022 11:54:06 am
Hi, Barbara. Thanks for stopping by the fire.
2/8/2022 10:05:59 am
Hi Barbara, I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the excerpt. Thank you for stopping by!
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