CF: West Virginia just has this “way” about it where it’s a part of who people are here. It feels like its own person, not just a place. It’s a unique blend of small-town life with “big city” dreams and ideals. I can have the small-town feel I wanted for this series but also bring in elements of bigger city life.
Kathy: People have been saving pictures and recording family histories for centuries. How did you discover scrapbooking?
CF: I attended a class taught by a Creative Memories consultant. I loved how it combined storytelling and photographs.
Kathy: I engage in several forms of paper arts, primarily cardmaking. Although I'm not a scrapbooker I know we use many of the same techniques. What's your favorite scrapbooking technique?
CF: Right now, I like inking edges to give dimension to embellishments.
Kathy: What first drew you to cozy mysteries?
CF: Since I was in elementary school, I read mysteries. I liked books where justice prevailed and found I loved the mix of seriousness and humor that’s in cozy mysteries.
Kathy: Do you write in any other genres?
CF: I also write inspirational romantic suspense.
Kathy: Tell us about your series.
CF: Instead of finding adventure when she joined the military, Faith Hunter found a con man and returned home carrying a secret which could destroy her family. Knowing how it feels to be wrongly accused of a crime, and how much one person can make a difference, Faith feels obligated to help others in the same position.
Kathy: Do you have a favorite character? If so, who and why?
CF: I can’t pick a favorite character. It’s too hard and I’m afraid the others might stop “talking” to me if I say I like someone more.
Kathy: Did you have a specific inspiration for your series?
CF: For this series, it’s the hobby of scrapbooking and West Virignia.
Kathy: What made you decide to publish your work?
CF: Since I was in high school, I wanted to be a published author. Writing is a part of me, and to me part of writing is getting published so others might read my book(s).
Kathy: If you could have a dinner party and invite 4 authors, living or dead, in any genre, who would you invite?
CF: Edgar Allan Poe, Jane Austen, Agatha Christie, and Arthur Conan Doyle
Kathy: What are you currently reading?
CF: Right now, I’m actually between books. I just finished one and am having a hard time finding one that “fits”. When I’m working on a cozy I try to read something different. Though, I am kind of reading the Passporter Disney Cruise book. I’m working on a scrapbook album for a trip and looking up the names of some of the dishes we tried (as I have pictures of the food).
Kathy: Will you share any of your hobbies or interests with us?
CF: Scrapbooking, photography, quilting, and I recently discovered I enjoy making diecuts with the Cricut and it’s slowly becoming an actual hobby. I have a collection of “cuts” in a drawer waiting to be added to a page or card.
Kathy: Name 4 items you always have in your fridge or pantry.
CF: Milk. Cheese. Yogurt. Jelly.
Kathy: Do you have plans for future books either in your current series or a new series?
CF: I’m writing the third book, Embellished to Death, in the Faith Hunter Scrap This mystery series, and have a few chapters and brief notes for another series I’d like to write.
Kathy: What's your favorite thing about being an author?
CF: Meeting readers.
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