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Character Interview—The Adventures of Chloe Ann Parker by Paula Mowery

Welcome to Chloe, the protagonist of The Adventures of Chloe Ann Parker

How about you introduce yourself by providing the basics?

My name is Chloe Ann Parker. I’m in Kindergarten and had to move right in the middle of the year. My momma and daddy don’t seem too worried about it, but I’m not quite sure about a new school, new teacher, new friends, and new neighbors. That’s a lot of news!

Family members?

There’s me, my momma, and my daddy. My daddy is a pastor. He’s the reason we had to move. He’s going to be the preacher at another church. My momma doesn’t work, but she does.

What do you like most about your new school?

I have the bestest teacher named Mrs. Potts. She is like Mary Poppins – super-frogalicious!

Are you a pet person?

I do like animals, especially dogs. I think it would be neat to be a vegetarian when I grow up so I can take care of animals.

List your favorite movie of all time and why.

Even though Mommy says that it is an old movie, I like Mary Poppins. Who wouldn’t like to go on the adventures she goes on? And there’s singing. I like singing.

What’s the craziest thing that’s ever happened to you?

Can you believe that our neighbor, Mrs. Smith, accused me of stealing her dog? Yep, she’s a grumpy bear. She wears a fluffy pink bathrobe in the middle of the day! Momma always says that wearing that kind of clothes is for bed time.

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Chloe Ann Parker is in kindergarten but must move to a new school right in the middle of the year. Not only does she have to get used to a new teacher and make new friends, but she has to try to get along with her grumpy neighbor, Mrs. Smith. Chloe has the opportunity to become a real hero, learn responsibility, and learn some valuable lessons in this kindergarten adventure.

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Paula Mowery

Paula Mowery has always been an avid reader of Christian fiction, especially romances of all sub-genres. She holds a Master of Education and taught English/Language Arts in public school and then came home to educate her own daughter, first through twelfth grades. She teaches at writing conferences such as the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference.

Paula is a published author in Christian fiction. One reviewer stated that her writing “thunders with emotion.” Her novella, Be The Blessing, won the 2014 Selah Award. Her story, The Prayer Shawl, from the book, Legacy and Love, was a finalist in The Carolyn Readers’ Choice Awards from North Texas Romance Writers of America. Her devotions have also been included in several devotional anthologies. Connect with her on her blog, www.paulamowery.blogspot.com.

A bit about how the book came to be:

The TAG blog is where Chloe Ann Parker was born. Her story has appeared in a serialized and somewhat condensed fashion as weekly posts. www.getkidswriting.blogspot.com T. A. G. stands for Tomorrow’s Author Guild. The goal of this program is to encourage the writers of the future. Because lack of purpose can equal lack of motivation, writing lessons are created and taught with the aim of sparking interest in the student and providing a platform in which to practice good writing skills. The writing lessons are created to help alleviate some of the pressure and demands of teachers so that they can accomplish the writing objectives in fresh ways. Through the support of Prism Book Group, the children will have the opportunity to see their work in print and digital forms and available for purchase.

The Adventures of Chloe Ann Parker contains the posts but has been expanded into a short chapter book. The original discussion questions/writing prompts which accompanied those posts are available in the back of the book.

Character Interview from For Our Good by Paula Mowery

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How about you introduce yourself by providing the basics?

I’m Colton Thomas, and I live in Knoxville, Tennessee. I’m a corporate pilot and fly co-pilot with my friend, Marshall. I’m the single guy amid several married couple friends. But that’s okay. I have a motorcycle and a boat that fill my time.

Where were you raised?

Born and bred right here in East Tennessee. In fact, my apartment is just moments from the old home place that my parents still own.

Family?

My parents are out of the country, in Africa, on one of those over fifty missionary stents.

What’s your favorite sport to watch?

Well now, most of the folks raised around here are die-hard Tennessee Vol fans. I guess I’m one of those. I do like to watch the football games. Try not to miss one whether watching on TV or in that loud stadium.

Did you always want to be a corporate pilot?

Yes! Since Marshall and I were in school together, we always talked about learning to fly and then somehow doing it together. My mother wasn’t too crazy about it. I learned to fly an airplane before I could legally drive a car.

What do you like most about being a pilot?

What’s not to like? Flying for the doctor we fly for, we get the opportunity to travel many different places. We’ve even flown overseas. I rather like the speed. I detest traveling to any long distances in a car. The scenery is great, and we’ve met so many interesting people.

What attracts you first to a woman?

Now, I’d be lying if I said anything but her physical appearance. But I must say that I would like to meet someone with some depth and independence. I mean, to meet a woman who isn’t so clingy and needy would be a welcomed surprise.

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Charlie Jarvis is haunted by loss that fuels her desire to rid the world of drug traffickers. When her next assignment takes her back to her hometown, she has to confront her painful past. She has no interest in a relationship since God seems to kill everyone she loves.

Colton Thomas appreciates material things and the status of being a corporate pilot. When someone approaches him to deliver a package for a large sum of money that could wipe out his debts, temptation knocks loud on his door even as his partner, Marshall, slams it shut. Meeting Charlie challenges his non-committal stance with women. As he considers who he has become and the kind of man he would want to be for Charlie, he confronts his own shallow lifestyle and the fear that he would never be able to help her heal her wounds.

As Charlie pursues the man causing young boys to die of overdoses, she struggles with the secrets she keeps from Colton. With people around them shining the light of God and encouraging their courtship, both Charlie and Colton have to face hard truths about life, death, love, and faith. And maybe find a fresh start for them both.

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They stood in the shade of the hangar, yet the summer heat caused beads of sweat on his brow. His shirt stuck to his back. He longed for fall, which was just around the corner.

Suddenly, goosebumps crawled up his arms like an arctic blast had blown through the stuffy hangar. Sensing a presence, he turned around. A man approached, dressed all in black. His face was hard and serious. He sauntered up to Colton. His appearance darkened the atmosphere in the hangar and caused a shiver to travel down Colton’s spine.

Marshall moved to Colton’s side and straightened to his full stature. “Can we help you, sir?”

“Yes, I believe you can. I have a parcel that needs to go to Florida, and I understand that’s where you are headed.” The man kept his voice low yet bold. As he spoke, his gaze darted around the hangar.

Colton started to inquire about the package, but Marshall cut him off. “I’m sorry, we can’t help you.”

“Don’t answer too soon.” His lip curled into a smirk and he whipped a briefcase around, using one arm as a tabletop to perch it on. He flipped the latches, and inched the top up.

Colton’s breath caught and he bit back a gasp. The case overflowed with money. Thick stacks of bills.

“There is twenty-five thousand here. When you arrive in Florida, just leave the plane unlocked. You will find another case with another twenty-five in it. That’s all.”

“No, sir. We can’t do that.” Marshall stood stone-still with his eyes trained on the man.

The man clicked the briefcase shut and walked off as quickly as he had appeared.

Colton stood looking after him with his mouth hanging open. He snapped out of his daze and spun around. Finally he found his voice. “I’ve never seen that kind of money before in my life. To think—fifty thousand dollars!”

“It’s not worth ruining your life.” Marshall turned back to his preparation tasks.

“What do you mean?”

Paula Mowery

Paula Mowery is a published author, acquisitions editor, and speaker. Her first two published works were The Blessing Seer and Be The Blessing from Pelican Book Group. Both are women’s fiction, and their themes have been the topics of speaking engagements. Be The Blessing won the Selah Award in 2014 in the novella category. In November of 2013, her first romance released in the anthology, Brave New Century, from Prism Book Group. This book went to number five on Amazon’s bestseller category, historical Christian romance. Legacy and Love was her first solo romance and was a finalist in the Carolyn Readers Choice Awards in 2015.

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You can follow Paula at www.facebook.com/pages/Paula-Mowery/175869562589187. Learn more about Paula at her blog at www.paulamowery.blogspot.com or enjoy her monthly columns on www.christianonlinemagazine.com. You can also check out her blog for Christian writers at www.ccwcu.blogspot.com