Monday, December 02, 2013

Christmas Questions - Brenda Rothert

Bound :

College senior Kate Camden has learned to adapt - to her last year of school, to the promise of motherhood, to the fact that she’s doing it all alone. But just when she’s learned to adjust, heartache threatens to break her apart.

Pro hockey player Jason “Ryke” Ryker has it all: adoring fans, a promising career, and a beautiful wife. But when his seemingly perfect life is shaken by tragedy, he’s left questioning whether having it all is ever more than an illusion.

When circumstance brings Kate and Ryke together, they discover they don’t have to hurt alone. Bound by a grief that haunts them both, they must rely on one another to survive heartbreak. But that grief is more powerful than they realize, and the tie that binds them together may ultimately tear them apart.

What is your favourite Christmas Memory?
Opening a Janet Jackson cassette tape my single dad bought me for Christmas when I was in Sixth Grade and being really impressed he’d chosen it without me even asking for it.
Best Gift you have received?
Reaching a point where I no longer had to work on Christmas Eve or Christmas and could just be with my family.
Best Gift you have given?
Last year I gave my husband a coffee mug shaped like a toilet that he loved. He’s hard to buy for so that was big for me!
Do you have any Christmas Horror Stories?
Fortunately, no!
Any Christmas traditions?
My husband and our three boys always have cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning. We also open the gifts one at a time so everyone can see what they are.
Favourite Christmas movie?
Does Bridget Jones count? I’m picturing Mark Darcy in his sweater right now.
Where is the Elf on a shelf?
Don’t have one.
Favourite Christmas food?
The French Onion soup my grandma makes on Christmas Eve.

This or That :
Angels or Elves? Angels
Snow flurries or Ice storms? Snow flurries
Egg Nog or Cocoa? Cocoa
Fuzzy Socks or Slippers? Fuzzy socks
Naughty or Nice? Naughty
White lights or Multi-coloured? Multi-coloured
Real or Fake? Real
Garland or Tinsel? Garland
Hot or Cold? Hot
Chocolate chip or Sugar? Chocolate chip
Star or Angel? Star
Skis or Snowboard? Neither
Peppermint or Rainbow? Rainbow
Curves or Straight? Curves

Brenda Rothert began her writing career as a daily print journalist and was on deadline most every weekday for ten years. She released her first novel in March and now has a total of five available.

The challenge of tackling the unexpected in her writing keeps Brenda up late most nights. She lives in Central Illinois with her husband and three sons, who are always understanding about having cereal or pizza for dinner when a writing deadline is in sight.

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