April W Gardner resides in Georgia with her USAF husband and two sweet kiddos. She is the author of the historical romance series, the Creek Country Saga, as well as the children’s adventure series, the Channel Islands Resistance. She is the founder and senior editor of the fun literary website, Clash of the Titles. In her free time, April enjoys reading, organizing, and DIY. In no particular order, she dreams of owning a horse, visiting all the national parks, and speaking Italian.
Hi Eddie and All!
Thanks for having me today. I adore meeting and chatting with new readers, so I’ll be around if anyone want so to ask a question or leave a comment.
Of all the jobs in the world, which would you actually pay to do?
The one I’m already doing! I’m an inspirational writer and so far, I have yet to make a profit. Call me crazy, but, outside of being a mother, nothing beats it.
Of all your favorite foods, which would you find most difficult to give up for the rest of your life?
Chocolate! (I’m a woman. Did you really think I’d answer any other way?) The mere mention of the word makes my eyes roll and my mouth to water. If you want to rocket to the top of my Favorite Fans list (yes, I have one!), send me a bag of snack sized Mr. Goodbars.
If you could be any character in your book, which would it be?
Wow. Tough question. I love each one of my characters, even the scoundrel Major Collins (hey, Jesus loves sinners, too!), but they all go through some really rough stuff. The 1816 American wilderness was not an easy place to live. But if I had to choose, I’d say Isum. He’s a minor character, but makes you smile every time he make an appearance. Isum is young slave with a bubbly talkative personality, a positive outlook on life, and a lifetime of possibilities ahead.
What annually televised sporting event is an absolute must-see for you?
The Highland Games. Have you seen those guys chucking logs? Who could miss that? Makes me want to write a Highland Romance next. Just kidding.
What’s your all-time favorite TV commercial jingle?
More saving. More doing. That’s the power of The Home Depot.
I guess it’s not technically a jingle since it’s not set to music, but it runs through my head All. The. Time. And I don’t even like the place! I’m a Lowe’s gal.
If you could add one month to the calendar year, inserting it between two existing months, where would you put the extra days?
I wouldn’t add a new one. I’d just extend the best one—April! It’s my month, so I can do whatever I want with it. You’ve heard of birthdays? I have a birthmonth. Aren’t I special? That’s about the time of year my husband wants to crawl into a hole.
Everyone has a book in their head they want to write. What’s yours about and supposing you wrote it one day, what would you call it?
I’d call it Warring Spirits, and oh yeah! I already wrote it. Here’s what it’s about:
In 1816 Georgia, escaped slaves control the land just beyond the American border in Las Floridas. Lost somewhere between white and black worlds, Milly follows hope to the only place that can offer her refuge. The first, sweet taste of freedom convinces Milly that surrender is not an option. Death would be more welcome.
Major Phillip Bailey has orders to subdue the uprising and return the runaways to their masters. Forced to fight alongside Creek warriors—the same who etched the scars into his mind and flesh—Phillip primes himself for battle. But inside, a war already rages—return for the woman he thought lost to him or concede her to the enemy she loves; follow orders or follow his heart.
If you could have any book instantly memorized—cover to cover—which would you choose?
The Bible. Imagine the lives the Lord could use me to reach if I had a better grasp on Scripture.
The year is almost up. What the best place you visited in 2011?
Why, Eddie Snipes’ blog, of course. We dyslexics gotta stick together. J Thanks for having me, Eddie! It’s been a blast.
I’m suspect that you may have found a little more excitement that my blog, but hey, slydexics are teople poo – and you’re right. We gotta stick together. Kind of like velcro and glue. Or is it paper and jelly? Something like that. Thanks for sharing your story on my blog. If readers want to connect with April, go to http://www.aprilwgardner.com/