Happy Tuesday, y’all!
I’m excited about the day because I have a bunch of back-to-school activities to do with my kiddos. One kid gets to go to his school, find his locker (and drop off the insane amount of school supplies), and his classrooms. There’s always that relief when he knows where he has to go.
The other, well, he get’s to stay home while I go meet his teacher and find out the expectations for the school year. He’ll get to drop off his school supplies and meet his teacher tomorrow. All in all, it’ll be that hectic moment before they go back to school and enter our fall routine.
Which means my brain is scrambled and it took me forever to figure out a blog post idea. Full disclosure, I didn’t come up with the idea but the awesome Jaycee Weaver did. Thanks again, Jaycee!
So what’s the idea, well, talking with the ladies of Freedom Lake. My Freedom Lake series (all 3 books are up for giveaways in the Back-to-School giveaway) is one of my favorites. There’s just something about this group of friends that touches my heart. So let’s get started!
Toni: Welcome, ladies! Thank you so much for agreeing to speak to me.
Michelle: Of course. We’re glad to talk to the readers so they can get to know us, and hopefully read our stories. Right? *Michelle glances at her two best friends.
*Michelle nudges Jo*
Jo: Happy to help.
Toni: Fantastic! How about you tell the readers a little about yourself. Oh and please go in book order.
*Jo straightens, placing her boot clad feet on the ground.* Jo: Guess that means I’ll go first. Let’s see. I’m a carpenter, middle child, and recently married.
Toni: And you Michelle?
Michelle: *she grins* I’m an attorney and I love bringing justice to families. Of course now that I live in Freedom Lake again, I see a wider range of clients now. I’m recently engaged. *flashes wedding ring* And loving life. God is good.
Chloe: All the time.
Toni, Jo, Michelle, and Chloe: God is good.
Toni: That leaves you, Chloe.
Chloe: Well since everyone is leading with profession, I’m an interior designer. I’ve recently inherited some extra family members I knew nothing about. It’s a little unnerving but God is helping me process.
Jo: Jump right into our problems why don’t you.
Chloe: Jo, you know that’s what the readers want to hear. If they don’t know our struggles, how will they ever relate?
Jo: True. *she frowns* It’s just so hard, talking about them. *she leans forward* Listen, Toni, you could simply share the blurb of our stories and leave it at that.
Toni: Of course I could. But one, that would be a boring blog post. Two, it still doesn’t give a lot a way.
Jo: Fine. My problems all stem with family. Everyone has family drama, but if you’re like me, then you have drama with your mother, but seem to be the only sibling willing to step up to the plate. Throw in an archnemesis.
Toni: Who you reconciled with.
*Jo blushes, but forges on.* Jo: health issues, a change of heart regarding God, and that’s my story in a nut shell.
Michelle: And what a story. It was so sweet watching the romance between her and Evan bloom.
Toni: But what about you, Michelle? Your story had its ups and downs as well.
*Michelle runs a hand over her sleek bob* Michelle: That’s certainly true. My childhood sweetheart moved back to town with his two adorable twins. I couldn’t help but fall in love with them and I tried my best not to fall for him because I knew my secret would kill any love between us.
Toni: But your relationship with God developed through it all.
Michelle: It certainly did. I can see now why Chloe has been quoting the Bible all these years. It’s not so annoying when you get it. *she grins sheepishly*
*Chloe chuckles* Chloe: Of course it can be annoying when a bombshell drops in your life. Suddenly you realize just how easy life has been and maybe those verses don’t hold as much weight as you wanted them to.
Toni: Or maybe it’s just that grief can be so very overwhelming.
Chloe: So true. I may not have grieved a death, but I certainly was grieving. I can see through it all, I knew God was with me. Mentally speaking of course. I just had to get my hurts and heart on the same track.
Toni: I hear ya. Trials are no joke.
Chloe: But so necessary. I learned so much about myself and about God through it. And I gained family and a new love. *she smiles softly*
Toni: So none of you are mad about what I put you through?
Jo: Oh I’m still peeved, but I get it.
Michelle: It was a necessary evil.
Toni: Thank you, ladies. I really appreciate you taking the time to chat with us all. Chloe’s story, Finally Accepted, is on sale for $1.99 today. Readers, do you have any question for the ladies? If so, drop them in the comments so they can respond. Oh and I hinted at a #giveaway. One reader who comments by August 23rd, 3pm EDT, will have a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card.