Guest blog: Malissa Chapin--Comment for Free Book
Welcome to Christina's Corner, Malissa! Please tell us a little about yourself.
Thank you! I live in Oshkosh, Wi and something they may notice is that I like to laugh.
Tell us about your book--
The Road Home
Sometimes your past catches up with you. Sometimes you confront your past.
When a life of tragedy leaves Audra March with a desperate desire for acceptance, she blurs the line between right and wrong. She runs from her tainted past and creates a new identity in a small Wisconsin town.
When she discovers a vintage recipe box, her search for the owner takes Audra across the country and sets her on a collision course with the truth. With the help of an Appalachian preacher and the long-buried deception of an elderly woman, Audra learns the value of honesty and trust. For the first time, she finds hope for her future.
But when her carefully crafted identity is at risk, her resolve is tested. Will she run again? Or will she confront the consequences of her past?
Share one thing that you found difficult or challenging about writing this book.
I started it as a single story, but in the middle of it, I decided to add the historical story. This added a lot of work for me because I had to match up dates and information. I had to work on the chapters merging well. I’ve promised not to do this to myself again!
Share an excerpt--
Miss Ollie served Cadence a generous plate, but her stomach groaned from the treats she ate all afternoon. She took several small bites of the breaded fried meat and tasted onion and a hint of garlic. “This meat is delicious, Miss Ollie. What kind?” Cadence asked.
Cadence set her fork on the table, and food rolled in her stomach. She struggled with a gracious reply or at least a non-Yankee comment. "Uh….whistle pig?"
John Riley nudged her knee under the table. His eyes twinkled, and he grinned. "Miss Ollie's messin' with ya. Aren't you, Miss Ollie? You wouldn't serve ground hog to a first-time visitor?"
Ollie laughed, “Ok, ok…..country fried steak.”
Ask the blog reader a quirky question or two. READERS: Answer below to be entered in the drawing for a copy of the book. Also, feel free to just update us on how things are going with you. :)
What’s the best road trip memory you have?
What’s the quirkiest food you’ve eaten? Have you tried whistle pig?
Share your social media and buy links!
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/malissachapin_writer/
Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/malissachapin/_saved/
Here's a universal link for my book. Hope your readers enjoy!
Also, I'd like to add that I am donating 10% of my 1st month's
profits to Isaiah 117 House, an organization that helps children entering
the foster care system.
Have a wonderful week! Malissa Chapin
Thank you so much for joining us--and we wish you well on your writing journey! By the way, I am in love with your book cover!