Sunday Coffee Time Chat with Author Christine Cunningham

Welcome to Sunday morning Coffee Chat time!

Today’s guest is Christine Cunningham!

Good morning my friends and readers!? I have a great friend visiting with me today! I’ve known Christine for several years and have worked with her on the World Literary Cafe for almost as long. It is a true pleasure to have her here today! Before we get started with her interview, take a few moments to check out her personal greeting!

SE: I told you she was a sweetie!

CC: Good morning Stacy and viewers! Get your cup and let?s have a chat!

SE: As always we have to know, Coffee or Tea?

CC: I am absolutely a tea drinker, but I?m not pretentious about it.

SE: Lol… I don’t think you could ever be described as pretentious Christine!? Why don’t you take a moment and tell the readers a little bit about yourself.

CC: The trade which pays for my writing is pharmacy. It was the best investment in my future I have made to date and it provides me a daily interaction which helps me to mold characters. It also gives me permission to be a covert creeper. I listen to conversations and watch mannerisms around me to make the dialogue and actions in my books realistic.

SE: I love how you put that, a covert creeper. I do that so often! So, readers know you’re an author and it seems like you have a job, tell us about it.

CC: If I?m not writing, working, or being a creeper, I love to volunteer in my community or watch the local comedians perform. The older I get the more important it is to me to feel grounded and connected to my community. I?ve recently taken up running and I?m very excited to discover trails, nature, and to connect with new people.

SE: I wish I could run, but I have never been a runner. Let’s find out some personal things, what’s your favorite color?

CC: If I were to select one color from the rainbow it would have to say blue, no green, no orange, uh let?s just say blue-green-orange. The colors blue and green make me feel calm, but when I?m feeling my oats I wear orange.

SE: Feeling your oats!? hahahahaha… You are so funny! Okay ? and I know you are a little dare devil! I?ve heard your stories of sky diving and such. What is the most daring thing you have ever done?

CC: When it comes to physically daring things I don?t bat an eye. I?ve raced my car (legitimately, not on the street), went white water rafting, bungee jumped off a bridge, tandem sky dived, earned a black belt in two different martial arts, performed stand-up comedy, earned my motorcycle endorsement, and bought a house by myself, but when it comes to the mushy love stuff I feel like a shrinking violet. The most daring thing I did recently was ask a guy if he wanted to go out. He said yes and it?s a story in the making right now.

SE: You know, I knew about some of those things, but not ALL of that! WOW! You put me to shame little lady! Now that have shared a little about you personally, let’s talk about your writing.? Do you have a set routine or do you write when the mood strikes?

CC: I wait for my muse to sneak up and attack. This doesn?t always work well for constant sleeping or a steady social calendar, but it?s worth it. I?ve tried to force writing in the past, but when I read over it to edit, I always end up scraping it because it feels unauthentic and technically speaking blah. I like to listen to Christmas music when I write. I think that?s because the first book in the series, First Snow, is set during the holiday season, and I listened to Christmas music then. Christmas music makes me think of love, family, and romantic adventures.

SE: Okay, now I’ve heard of people listening to music, I always do, but I’ve never heard of anyone listening to Christmas music year round to inspire writing. That’s pretty cool. What book are we talking about today, and is it part of a series or a stand alone novel?

CC: My most recent book is Cinnamon Summer. It?s a part of a small town romance series in the town Willow Reed. It?s definitely one of my favorites.? I wanted to write a book about a woman who has to sacrifice big time for the family she loves and almost loses her way in her desire to regain her sense of self. It?s a sweet romance which will make you feel warm and fuzzy with the perfect happily ever after.

SE: I personally love your Willow Reed series, it is soft and sweet! Do you have any upcoming projects in the works or other books that have been published ? Tell us about them?

CC: I?m working on the final book in the Willow Reed series called Autumn Wish. It?s about woman named Nell who isn?t so sure she wants to get married to her fianc?. He?s a great man, but she?s overwhelmed with the fact she will be the guardian of two children who are not her own. I?m thinking of creating a kind of alternate world where she wakes up one day and isn?t engaged to her fianc?, but her sassy sister is. It would be a fun story to write and that motivates me to write.

SE: Oh, I love that concept!!! I can’t wait to see it! Christine – thank you so much for coming to visit with us today!? I’ve loved having you here!

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The 12 Days of Christmas E-Book Giveaway – FINAL DAY

Welcome to Day 12 of our 12 Days of Christmas E-book Giveaway!

Thank you so much for following along since December 13th, when we started the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway. We hope that you have enjoyed our author’s memories and thoughts and took a few moments to check out their books.

It is with great pleasure that we wish all of you a very Happy Holidays!!!

Below is a complete list of e-books that are included in the Giveaway! The Giveaway ends at midnight tonight and ONE lucky winner will be announced tomorrow here on our blog.

The winner will be contacted on December 25th and asked what format they wish to receive their books in for Kindle, Nook or E-Pub Reader. Files will be send directly to the winner from the authors.

Thank you again – Be safe – hug your loved ones – and allow your heart to dream!



For your last chances to enter – Please click this link!

Drawing ends at midnight and will be announced on December 25th. Winner will received on e-book copy of the above books directly from the authors in the format they choose, Nook, Kindle or E-Reader.


The 12 Days of Christmas with Author Christine Cunningham

Welcome to Day 6 of our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Today we have Author Christine Cunningham with us.

From Christine:

I love the holidays, especially during the winter months. Everyone is either searching for the right gift to surprise a loved one or going out of their way to make the holiday cheerful for complete strangers in need. The holidays were a stressful time for me in the past because I could not or would not see all the fun and joy around me. I preferred to sulk in my loneliness and bah-humbug anyone who tried to give me a different perspective. The last few years I have shed the grumpy act and have donned the cheerful expectancy of a child. Now there’s a chance for magic to happen everyday! I wish the same for my other scrooges out there. Let the season melt your heart and give what you want to receive. You will find yourself surrounded by those you love and those who love you!

Books by Christine Cunningham:

Eternal Beginning:

Life is hard, right? Each day is filled with people who are stopping you from living how you want to live.

What if that’s not true? What if the ogre in your life is you?

Eternal Beginning is an introduction to the law of attraction in concise, vivid prose. Learn why emotions are key communications. Discover the power you wield to live a passionate life. Follow me under the moss-laden arch to your magnificent destiny.

Thirty-Day Guide to Apply Eternal Beginning:

This book is designed to take you through a thirty-day guide to apply the lessons within the book, Eternal Beginning. Each day is divided by a quote from Eternal Beginning, the lesson to apply, a paragraph to motivate, and finally, an action step that will cement the lesson in place.

First Snow (Willow Reed)

Penelope Brown, a small-town baker, has longed for a family to call her own. Hasan Schaefer, a new resident of Willow Reed, begins every week with a visit to the bakery where Penelope works. It isn’t too long before Hasan wants to satisfy more than his sweet tooth.

After a horrible blind date, Penelope fears she?ll never meet Mr. Right, but fate has other plans. An accidental romantic kiss compels Hasan to reveal his feelings for Penelope and life is just about perfect until Hasan admits that he doesn’t want children.

Spring Argyle (Willow Reed)

JACOB HAYES is the proud new owner of Willow Reeds only bookstore, The Bibliorest. LIZ ROBERTS, a pharmacy technician and crochet nut, is the woman of his dreams. Unfortunately, Liz has relegated Jacob to the ?just friends? category.

Can Jacob win Liz over by being there after her boyfriend betrays her trust, or is he forever doomed to hover at the edge of happiness?

Cinnamon Summer (Willow Reed)

Loneliness can make you desperate.

Her father’s ailing health forces Camille and her son, Peter to move from the city lights of Chicago to the moonlight of small-town, Willow Reed. Nothing is familiar and nothing feels like home. Her new job in the town’s bakery is harder than she expected and the strange chemistry between Camille and her boss, ?mile is confusing to say the least. A surprising email from her ex-husband makes her feel all the anxiety and loneliness she?s been trying to suppress.

Will the upcoming nuptials for Camille’s ex-husband push her into the arms of the wrong man?

Five Fables, Volume 1

Christine Cunningham is spinning a few tales, five to be exact, ranging from the whimsical to the twisted.

1. Sweetest Release: Sometimes the world conspires against you when all you need is a bathroom.
2. Tic-Tac-Toe: Can a boy protect his mother and sister from the shadow in the yard?
3. Happy Birthday: You will never want to sing the song Happy Birthday to a child again.
4. Story Shopping: Things go awry when an author has no story to write.
5. Tarantula: Saving your best friend from your mother isn’t easy to do.

Five Fables, Volume 2

Christine Cunningham is spinning a few tales, five to be exact, on that elusive thing called love. Why read one good story when you could read five?

1. A Different Perspective: Is it possible to find love in a retirement center?
2. Backwards: This is what you do when you know the best of life is behind you.
3. Our Day: Waiting in the airport has never been so painfully sweet.
4. Something Blue: Something old, something new, something borrowed and something’s wrong.
5. Love or Money: What would you rather have an abundance of in your life, love or money?

Five Fables, Volume 3

Christine Cunningham is spinning a few tales again, five to be exact about the twists we never see coming.

1. Crazy Brain: Be careful what you wish for.
2. Last Day on Earth: Danny asks what would you do if it were your last day on Earth and gets a deadly answer.
3. Touch of Fear: There’s nothing there, or is there?.
4. Three times for Sabrina: Movie watching is one of the better ways to honor a friends memory.
5. Wet Umbrella: Leonard’s dream comes true when he gets to share his umbrella at the bus stop.


Barnes & Noble Links

Eternal Beginnings

First Snow

The following TWO books are part of the 12 Days of Christmas E-book Giveaway:

Spring Argyle & Cinnamon Summer


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