Monday, March 23, 2015

Would you rather with Charlene Carr

Please welcome Charlene Carr, author of Skinny Me.

Charlene Carr is a lover of words. Pursuing this life-long obsession, she studied literature in university, attaining both a BA and MA in English. Still craving more, she went on to earn a degree in Journalism. After travelling the globe for several years and working as a freelance writer, editor, and facilitator Charlene decided the time had come to focus exclusively on her true love-novel writing. She's loving every minute of it ... well, almost every minute. Some days her characters fight to have the story their way. (And they're almost always right!) Charlene's first series, A NEW START, is Women's Fiction full of thought, heart, and a heap of hope! Charlene lives in St. John's, Newfoundland and loves exploring the amazing coastline of her harbour town, dancing up a storm, and using her husband as a guinea pig for the healthy, yummy recipes she creates!

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Would You Rather with Charlene Carr

Chips, chocolate or cheese?

Oh my, all things I love ... though I don't think I could live without cheese!

Bridget Jones, Becky Bloomwood or Carrie Bradshaw?

Hmm, think I'll have to go with Bridget Jones.

Wine, beer or vodka?

Though I rarely have it, I do enjoy a nice glass of wine!

Camping or spa vacation?

Camping for sure, but I'd love to follow it up with a mini-spa day to smooth out all those overworked muscles!

Water or mountains?

Mountains by the water ... I'd love to live in Vancouver, where I could get both! St. John's is a nice second option. :)

Zombies or vampires?

Not too interested in either, though I did find Spike from Buffy pretty hot!

Dogs or cats?

Definitely dogs. I grew up beside this evil Siamese cat-pretty much turned me off.

Coke or Pepsi?

Neither ... unless with rum, then Coke.

Coffee or tea?

Tea a thousand times tea. I have a bit of an obsession - I bet a survey of my tea cupboard would reveal seventeen different kinds right now!

Dine out or take away?

Dine out! No dishes or garbage to take care of? Yes, please!

High heels, sneakers or flip flops?


Physical Book or ebook?

Physical, though I read both.

Paperback or Hardcover?

Paperback - easier to curl up in bed with.

Pen or pencil?


Mad Men, Downton Abbey or Breaking Bad?

Breaking Bad for sure - in love with the character development. (Never actually seen Downton Abbey).

Drama or comedy?

Dramatic comedy. (Yes, I've noticed I have a bit of a problem with picking just one option!)

Twilight or Hunger Games?

Hunger Games. I love what a strong and complex character Katniss is!

Lipstick, lipgloss or chapstick?

Gloss. I like me some shine!

Facebook or Twiter?


Plot your entire novel or fly by the seat of your pants?

I like the idea of flying by the seat of my pants, and although it has worked for me it's also created some serious roadblocks. In my most recent book, By What We Love, I had a loose outline (basically major plot points). I think that'll be my method from now on. Much smoother process but still allows a lot of creativity as I write!

Skinny Me

Jennifer Carpenter dreams of being a different person – A person with confidence, a person with beauty, a person who weighs a heck of a lot less. 

At twenty-seven, her world falls apart. She’s out of work, her mother has died, her estranged brother is in a coma and, despite good qualifications, each and every job interview ends in another rejection. Marked by the teasing, taunts, and fat jokes that defined her childhood, Jennifer blames her current lack of success on her ever-growing waist band. 

In need of a change, Jennifer puts her dream of ‘skinny’ above all else. Obsessed with this mission, she devotes her life to becoming the ideal version of herself even if it means becoming alienated from the only people who love her. Determined to lose the weight she believes is ruining her life, Jennifer finds herself in danger of losing so much more.

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1 comment:

  1. Skinny Me, Where There is Life or By What We Love? hmmm....I loved Skinny Me, but then again, I loved travelling with Autumn and becoming familiar with so many places in the world in Where There is Life, but Eloise in By What We Love - Wow, she really surprised me! How do I choose? I think I will take a glass of white wine and read all three again. :)



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