Happy December! What an action packed time is is for so many people. Today we're celebrating my DH, Peter's birthday with friends. His birthday is actually December 6th which is St. Nicholas Day. It must be where he gets his love of all things Christmas. We'll be going out to dinner tonight at a local restaurant with friends and then off to the Christmas Light Show at Skyland's Ballpark. All of us will pile in the pickup including Hali. I'll have a thermos of hot chocolate, some warm blankets and bells to ring as we drive around the field. Here's the link for what I'm talking about skylandsstadium.com/lightshow But before all that happens I've got a sit down with today's lovely guest and I can't wait for you to meet her. So the fire is lit, the cups are filled and we want you to be part of the conversation.
Katy, thank you for joining me at the fire today. Here's a cuppa for you. How about we start with who you are.
I am a wife, mom, author, youth group leader, Team Lead of the Account Administration department where I work (think endless spreadsheets), and Napper Extraordinaire. My husband is quite impressed with my ability to instantly snooze whenever I’m not otherwise occupied—if the car ride is over ten minutes, you can expect I’ll be taking advantage of some shut-eye. Unless I’m driving, of course! When I’m not writing, working, or sleeping, I typically find a trail to walk or a yummy recipe to bake.
Lucky you, I am definitely not a napper unless I'm sick. I'll feel tired kick back to "rest my eyes" as my mother used to say and then bam! I'm back up. Writing can be a lone ranger kind of thing. Who do you surround yourself with when you need support?
My mom, sister and husband are my biggest supporters. They’ve each read all my books, even though my husband is typically not a big reader. My mom, sister, and even my brother often read my manuscripts in advance to offer advice, encouragement, and to help me finetune that elusive perfect book blurb. One of my special talents (other than the nap thing) is that I can type over 100 words per minute. It comes in handy during my day job and my writing stints, so it’s a useful talent to have!
Seriously! 100 wpm! Stand back everyone the keyboard is on fire. I'm glad your family is so supportive. What do you like to do when your not wearying out your laptop?
I love to travel with my family, and I recently took a road trip from Wisconsin to South Dakota with my husband and our two sons. We saw all sorts of parks and landmarks along the way. One day, we also drove out to Devil’s Tower in Wyoming, which was pretty spectacular. Spending time with my family is one of my favorite things. My boys are 13 and 10, so it won’t be long before they don’t want to spend that much time with Mom and Dad (sniff sniff).
It's amazing how quickly they grow. My grands are shooting up and I have no idea how my son got so old. After all, like Jack Benny, I'm only 39. (watch out for the lightening strike). Katy, wear do you hang your hat? What's your neighborhood like?
I live in a suburb of Milwaukee, in a quiet subdivision not far from the city life, so it’s the best of both worlds. A Crumbl Cookie shop recently opened in the town square, and I’d be lying if I said I haven’t been there at least a half dozen times already. Talk about a guilty pleasure! Maybe my next book should feature a bakery owner so I can write off these cookie purchases as a business expense—market research, am I right?
I like how you think. I'd rather have a cookie than cake or pie. Let's have some fun.
If they made a movie about your life, what would the title be, and who would play you?
Movie title = Why Did I Come In Here Again? Actress = Claire Danes
Favorite childhood book?
Probably The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. Such a touching and timeless story.
Other than that 100 wpm thing, what weird talent do you have?
I have an uncanny ability to forget about laundry mid-load. Without fail, I put a load of laundry in the wash and hours later (sometimes more, usually late at night), I remember I have to change it to the dryer. Good thing my husband has a better memory than me, as he’s often the one to change the load I started!
If you could eat anything in the world right now, what would it be?
Hot. Fudge. Always and forever.
Worst household chore?
Scrubbing the bathtub. Also, dusting because two seconds later, everything is dusty again!
Would you rather have unlimited international first-class tickets or never have to pay for food at restaurants?
I love eating out, so definitely free food! Free travel would rock too, but I still couldn’t afford the food and lodging for most international trips, so I’ll stick with my free meals 😊 How do I make this happen please?
Do you play board games? What games do you like?
I LOVE me some board games! Primarily logic or word games, like Code Names, Scrabble, Taboo, and Blokus.
We'll have to put together a game night next time I'm in Wisconsin. I have an aunt in Madison. You'll have to teach me Blokus thought. Now I know it's a busy time but before you leave us can you share a bit about your newest book and where we can find you?
Katy shares a gorgeous picture of Devil's Tower from her trip. Anyone else keep thinking Close Encounters Of The Third Kind?
Wrong Turn Christmas
Can a Christmas in crisis be saved by one wrong turn?
A peek inside
April is desperate to eliminate her dad’s cancer bills so her family can enjoy the holidays. But, on her way to get legal assistance, she ends up at the wrong house. There, she finds a warm and caring soul… but a boyfriend won’t solve her family’s financial issues.
Jake is surprised to find a beautiful woman on his doorstep asking for help. It’s a case of mistaken identity, but after spending just a little time with April, he knows they are perfect for each other—even if she does have bad taste in football teams. Except April is facing an uphill battle, and he believes he has nothing of real value to offer. Or does he?
One wrong turn might just end up turning a Christmas crisis into a Christmas miracle.
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