I’m so excited to welcome Gail Sattler as my final Meet-and-Greet guest of 2012! (I’ve got something fun up my sleeve for the holidays…Author interviews will return in January. :)) I first discovered Gail’s writing when I read her book, The Narrow Path. It was such a fun read, and her newest release sounds just as fun. Any book that coins the term “gnomegnapping” is a winner in my mind. (To learn more about this famous garden gnome, keep reading below.)
Gail Sattler lives in Vancouver BC, where you don’t have to shovel rain, with her husband, three sons, two dogs, and a lizard, who is quite cuddly for a reptile. When she’s not busy writing, Gail is an active musician playing piano for the worship team at her church, electric bass for a local jazz band, and upright acoustic bass for a community orchestra. When she’s not reading, Gail loves to sit back with a hot coffee and a good book written by someone else. Please visit Gail’s website at www.gailsattler.com.
Welcome, Gail! Let’s get to the questions, shall we?
Opener Question: What seven words best describe you?
Happy, Busy, Musician, Leader, Animal-lover (I hyphenated that, so it only counts as one word), Writer, Busy
1) Grand Canyon or Niagara Falls?
Niagara Falls – the Canadian side!!!!
2) Slave away in the kitchen or Call for take-out?
Take out. What kind of question is that?
3) On the go or Take it slow?
On the go, life doesn’t sit still, so neither do I.
4) Apple cider or Hot chocolate?
Depends, is it winter or summer?
5) Shopaholic or Shop-a-phobic?
Shop-a phobic. Give me eBay to a crushing mall trip any day!
6) Nat King Cole or Frederic Chopin?
I can’t answer that. I love all kinds of music except country and rap. Chopin is actually my least favorite composer, I prefer my music more planted in theory. I adore Bach and Schubert. Or if feeling more active, Gershwin. For jazz, give me a great bass line, and I’m there.
7) Creamy mashed potatoes or Sweet potato casserole?
Sweet potato casserole. Or sweet potato anything.
Fun answers, Gail! As a fellow jazz fan, I’m with you on a good bass line. And I had to laugh at your take-out answer. Surely some people like to slave away in the kitchen, right? 🙂 As for eBay, my husband is the king of finding vacation deals. I pat him on the back, say “Nice work, honey,” and start packing the suitcases. 🙂
Thanks so much for being here! I loved getting to know you.
Take the Trophy & Run
Craft store owner Amber Weathersby wants to be a member of the Bloomfield garden club but has never received the blessing of a green thumb, and even Stan, her best friend, can only offer limited help. She’s only a member because her semi-famous garden gnome, Gnorman, holds the prized trophy each year in the Spring Fling contest’s winning garden.
But this year, instead of being the life of the party, her little star is gnomegnapped, and worse, the club’s irreplaceable trophy has gone missing with him. While Amber is chasing the gnome around town trying to win the trophy, Stan is chasing Amber, trying to win her heart.
Blog Readers: Let’s talk…Are you an eBay shopper? What’s the most unique item you’ve ever bid on? Any fun deals to share?