I am excited to announce that Author Cherime MacFarlane is one of eight authors participating in Cycle 2 of the Chandler County multi-author Romantic Suspense Series. Cherime's book is entitled, Missing Alaska and will be released October 26th 2017.
Meet Gentry Louise Dane!
Chandler County Chronicles staff writer, Anderson Matthews interviewed Gentry. Here's what Gentry had to say!
AM: Hey there, Ms. Dane. How are you? I'm Andy Matthews from the Chandler County Chronicles. Thanks for agreeing to interview with me. Do you mind if I call you Gentry? No? Great. Feel free to call me Andy.
Let’s start with your name. It’s so unusual and has a nice ring to it. What’s the story behind it? Chronicle readers will want to know.
GLD: My Mom was a fan of Bobby Gentry. Momma played Ode to Billie Jo until the record broke.
AM: Interesting. (Andy chuckles). Can you tell us something about yourself?
GLD: I’m the youngest of the Danes. Mostly I keep house for Daddy.
AM: What do you like about living in Chandler County? (By the way, this is off the record—feel free to let me know what you don’t like about living in Chandler County? Trust me, there are days when I’m ready to pack my bags and head back to New Jersey. (Andy laughs.)
GLD: We’re closer to Chandlerville than to Bourbonville. I like spending time in the library in Chandlerville. The internet lets you see things you never would otherwise. That is off the record. Daddy wouldn’t like it if he found out I have an email account. But you can say I’ve never been anywhere else but Chandler County. I would like to travel one of these days.
AM: Interesting. I'll make a note about that 'off the record' comment. I like to travel so I can understand why you'd want to do so. What’s your favorite part about being a character in this book? Another off the record, question—excuse me, but do you plan to attend any of the County’s Birthday Celebration events?
GLD: I don’t rightly know what I’m going to be doing. Daddy doesn’t let me do a lot of stuff. He rides herd on me more than I like. Being a character in the book gives me an opportunity to experience things I didn’t think I ever would.
AM: What’s your favorite motto or expression?
GLD. Don't take anything for granted.
AM: Hmmm...interesting. Do you get along with any of the other characters in the book? If so, please tell me 'who' and why, if you don't mind.
GLD: Russ is interesting. I can’t believe he up and pulled out of school and drove through Canada to the US. The Sheriff, well we get along because I know a couple of things about him.
And as far as why...Russ can get me away from here and I’m ready to leave. The Sheriff, he’s fair. Guess that’s all you can expect from the law.
AM: Hmmm...interesting. Here's a toughie. Who's your hero (*shero)
GLD: Heavens! I’m not sure how to answer that. I’ve never really given it a lot of thought. Maybe Danni, the mechanic. She owns her own business and can do what she likes.
AM: Thank you. Just a couple more. What's your prized possession?
GLD: Momma's Bible.
AM: Andy winks and adds, ‘Another off the record question, ‘Hey Lou, how about a cup of coffee with me? You got time?’
GLD: Gotta be going. Daddy doesn’t like it when I’m gone too long.
Thank you Gentry. It was so nice to chat with you. Look for my article in the Chronicles under 'Meet Chandler County Residents'
Release Date: October 26th 2017
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
"I came to Alaska kicking and screaming in 1976, and I never want to leave. I cut firewood on shares for money to get through the winter. I swore I would not live above the Alaska Range because it was too cold there and wound up in the Copper River Basin where it got just a cold as Fairbanks.My second husband, a Scot from Glasgow, was the love of my life. When I write Scots dialect, I experienced hearing it from my in-laws. Each time my husband got on the phone to Scotland after five seconds, I could hardly understand a word. I was my second husband's chief mechanic's helper and roadie.I live in a cabin which is slowly being surrounded by the city and wish I were further out. My two cats and Husky-Collie mix dog are happy in our little slice of heaven called Alaska. In the silence of winter dreams of people and places provide a rich pool of ideas to explore."
As a reporter for the Copper Valley Views, Ms. MacFarlane received a letter of commendation from the Copper River Native Association for fair and balanced reporting. Additionally, she won the Hardest Working Author Award from Author Classified.
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Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Cherime-MacFarlane/e/B00EP24SZW
Key Words: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, Interracial