Friday, May 15, 2020

Interview Fun With~ Sammi Cee

Next up in our Interview Fun segment is author Sammi Cee! We had a lot of fun with this interview and she's also showing off her amazing new release Jasper's, book one in her Takoda Outreach Center series. Be sure to check it all out!

1.      Would you want to live forever? Only if my bloodline and all of my family and friends lived forever, too. Otherwise, I think it would be a very sad and lonely existence. 

2.      Ice cream for life or cupcakes for life? You can only pick one. Cupcakes! I am a cake girl. However you want to serve it, I’ll eat it. 

3.      Virtue or sin? Ah, one person’s virtue may be another’s sin. I think this one is all a matter of perspective. For example, a vampire who only drinks and drains the blood of criminals is my kind of vamp and would be virtuous. Flipside, if you’re not a fan of the bloodsuckers, you may consider their killing of anyone a sin. See, perspective. 

4.      Fill in the blank. Taylor Swift is memorable, for multiple reasons. One is because of how much one of my younger brothers couldn’t stand her. He complained about her singing the same lines over and over and that every song had one stupid line that she’d stop and speak, which drove him nuts. While that was amusing, the reason he had to deal with it will always be one of my fondest memories of watching my girls grow up. They adored Taylor Swift and played her on repeat in the car and walked around the house singing her songs. They were too adorable to even get mad about the repetition. As they got older, the youngest remained invested and has fun facts galore about Taylor Swift. I think one of her goals in life is to become a vlogging sensation so that she can meet her. 

5.      Why do you think it is we can’t tickle ourselves? Since I had never considered this before, I just tried tickling myself, much to my daughter’s amusement. All I can come up with is I can’t actually go light enough or with enough pressure on my own person for it to work. Or maybe it’s the fact I know exactly what my fingers are going to do??? The desire to Google instead of just answering is almost overwhelming. I always tell my kids, Google knows all. (Scarily enough.)

6.      If the last text was the title of your biography, what would it be? Are you serious right now? Haha...this seems unbelievably accurate. In this instance it’s because my youngest, who is fourteen, has been renting movies like she’ll fade away without renting a movie a day. My kids have been marvelous about staying at home, especially considering they have had a few friends who have been allowed to leave the house, but the movie bug has bit her and she’s driving me crazy. As far as my life goes, yeah, are you serious right now has been a thought on more than one occasion, sometimes multiple times a day. It would be the title in jest though. Life has its ups and downs, but I’ve had a good life with a lot of love and am not complaining at all. 

7.      Favorite childhood TV show? It depends on when in my childhood. At one point, The Smurfs were everything, then ScoobyDoo, but Fantasy Island and Murder, She Wrote are pretty hardcare contenders. 

8.      Where is one place you’d love to be right now? With my parents, siblings, nephews, and niece. Location doesn’t matter in the slightest. We were all supposed to be getting together mid-May for my nephew’s graduation from high school, and I haven’t been “home” in two years so I’m really bummed.

9.      What was the last Halloween costume you wore that was your favorite? The last one I wore that I really loved was for a garden fairy. I’d lost a significant amount of weight and was able to fit back into the teal maid-of-honor dress that I’d worn probably fifteen years before that. I deconstructed a fake flower arrangement to make a crown and the vines and berries to climb my wrists. It was all stuff I had around the house, so it cost me nothing and I felt fantastic. Not that you asked, but if I had to put one together now, I’ve been dying to dress up as Effie Trinket from Hunger Games. Elizabeth Banks is amazing.   

10.  Last book you read? Silvia Violet’s Lucien, which I freaking LOVED! I can’t wait for more!

Takoda Outreach Center Book 1

Jasper’s helpful, mysterious… and homeless. 
The soup kitchen was the only place I’d felt like I belonged in months, but working under the new, renowned chef had me doubting there was truly a place for me anywhere. He was nice enough, but he really didn’t “get” the people he was cooking for or the battles we faced. But my feelings didn’t matter, I had no home and my options were limited.
Caleb’s talented, successful… and clueless. 
I wished I could say I’d pushed to be the main cook at Takoda Outreach Center out of selflessness, but that would be a lie. I knew my parents would never lower themselves to walk into a place like this, and I was counting on that. I was sick of being the perfect son, the celebrated chef—the price was too high, and now I had no social life and no idea who I was. And then I met Jasper, the sweet selfless younger man who opened my eyes to life’s harsher realities.
Just when Jasper thinks he’s found a way to make it through the winter unscathed by the elements, the shelter he’s found is ripped away. When Caleb offers him sanctuary, Jasper accepts the older man’s help.
Will Caleb’s questions about his past send him running back to the streets or has Jasper finally found the place he belongs?
Takoda Outreach Center: When you’re holding hope in the palm of your hand… Deliciously sweet stories of finding your happily ever after where you least expected it.

Author Bio 

Sammi Cee was raised in a family of readers. Summer vacations consisted of a good book while sitting lakeside from as far back as she could remember. After growing up and having her own children, her appreciation of how the written word could transport you on an adventure, bring you to tears, or give you hope, took on a whole new meaning. 
These days Sammi is watching her children develop into fine young ladies while doing the things she enjoys most: drinking coffee, eating chocolate, and writing her own stories. 

1 comment:

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