Tuesday, January 8, 2013

TBR welcomes Candy Ann Little

TBR: Welcome to TBR, Candy. Will you share a little bit about yourself?
Candy: I live in Michigan but I grew up in Ohio. I am a housewife and mother of two wonderful adult children. Although my daughter is 18 she is still in school and my son - who just turned 21 - still lives with us. So even though they are grown my house is not empty. We also have a foreign exchange student from Germany so I now have 2 teenage daughters. Besides reading and writing I love to cook and bake. I’m also pretty crafty and like doing centerpieces and flower arrangements.

TBR: Tell us about your latest release and where it's available.
Candy: My latest book is Unforgiving Ghosts. It’s only available on Amazon right now. 

TBR: Please tantalize us with a story blurb or excerpt.
Candy: Trying to deal with grief, Megan Black leaves her small farm in Illinois and moves to the quaint city of Santa Barbara, California. As she struggles with the memories of her past, she soon learns that you can't run away from your problems. In fact, she’s just found more trouble! The tall and handsome, Steven Peterson is causing conflict in her heart. Can Megan find peace in God and faith to choose the right path? Or will chasing ghosts cause an unforgiving heart that only leads to destruction? 

As the son of a billionaire, Steven Peterson is used to getting what he wants – usually without even trying. So he find it intriguing when the new cook for his family does everything she can to avoid him. However, his intrigue quickly turns into love. But Megan is hesitant to fall for a playboy. Can he prove that he’s a changed man and earn her trust? Will his true character shine through the shallowness when their love is tested?

TBR: What inspired you to write about the theme?
Candy: When I was pregnant with my third child, I ended up losing her. The night before I went into labor she died. The nurse suggested I start a journal to cope with my grief. After 2 years I decided to turn my writing into a fiction novel, so I wrote a fictional account of what I went through.

TBR: Are you a plotter or pantser?
Candy: I guess some of both.

TBR: How do you develop your characters?
Candy: I believe God gives the vision of the story and characters and I just write what plays in my head.

TBR: Any tips or tricks for world building you’d care to share?
Candy: I have never invited a world. I use real places and research them.

TBR: Do you have a favorite quote you’d like to share?
Candy: “A little love lasts a lifetime,” by me!!

TBR: Did any music inspire your book? Do you have a playlist?
Candy: No. I have trouble focusing when songs are playing. However, I use songs in my stories.

TBR: Which of your characters would you most/least like to invite to dinner, and why?
Candy: I’d most like to have dinner with Megan because she is the most like me. I wouldn’t want to have dinner with Tiffany as I might slap her!!

TBR: While creating your books, what was one of the most surprising things you learned?
Candy: Since Unforgiving Ghosts was my first novel I was shocked to realize I could write a book at all.

TBR: What's next for you?
Candy: I’m working a general mystery, Murder of An Oil Heiress. It should be out by Dec. I’m also trying to write a sequel to The Unwilling Bride and book 2 of Death By Broken Heart (mystery novella.) I also have plans for a second book to Unforgiving Ghosts called Unforgiving Past. 

TBR: Any other published works?
Candy: Yes. The Unwilling Bride was my first Christian, historical romance. Death By Broken Heart is my general, mystery novella.

TBR: What’s the most challenging aspect of writing? Most rewarding?
Candy: Right now it’s actually writing the stories in my head. I can’t seem to get them out of my head and unto my computer. Most rewarding is finishing the novel.

TBR: What’s the most interesting comment you have received about your books?
Candy: When a reader thanked me for sharing my God given talent.

TBR: Who are some of your favorite authors and books? What are you reading now?
Candy: My favorite genre is historical romances and Kathleen E. Woodiwiss is my favorite author. I also like Teresa Mederios, Allison Leigh and Sandra Steffen. I recently finished a wonderful Christian novel, Devotion by Mariann Evans.

TBR: Where can readers find you on the web?
Candy: Blog site: http://candylittle.wordpress.com/
TBR: Is there anything you’d like to ask our readers?
Candy: Not that I can think of. But I would like to wish you and everyone a wonderful and blessed New Year!!

TBR: Readers, Candy will give away a Kindle version of Unforgiving Ghosts to one lucky commenter. She'll pick a winner on Tuesday, Jan. 16 and announce the winner here. Be sure to leave your email address so she can contact you.

Thanks for visiting TBR, Candy. All the best to you.


  1. Thanks so much for hosting me, Cate!!


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