When I have visitors I usually leave my dog in another room. She’s fanatical about guarding the house and does everything she can to prevent anyone getting through the front door. She can be a little intimidating. Today, though, my dog is with me and my guest M.S. Kaye, lying on the settee between us, feeling sorry for herself. She’s been very ill with an infection, and although she’s well on the road to recovery, she’s as meek as a lamb.
Thanks for having me as a guest, Helena!
Where do you live, Melissa? Just outside Jacksonville, FL
Hope you’re not feeling the cold in northern England today!
Where is your favourite place in the world? I’ve always wanted to go to Köln (Cologne), Germany and tour the Kölner Dome (a huge Gothic church)
That’s a great choice. I love visiting Germany. The cathedral in Dresden is also magnificent. It’s one of my favourite cities in the world.
Being a writer is a great job. What’s the worst job you’ve ever had? Actually, I just left it. The job wasn’t bad (administrative); it was a few of the people who were toxic.
Isn’t that always the way :( I’m glad you’ve managed to leave
What book do you wish you’d written? Jane Eyre
Another great choice! And if you love the Brontës, you might like to check out my previous post about the Parsonage.
What’s your favourite song? Winter by Vivaldi
If you could meet anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would it be and what would you say to them? Charlotte Brontë. I doubt I’d say much of anything; I’d just bask in her awesomeness.
What’s your happiest childhood memory? Every Christmas morning. My mom had a way of making it special, and not because of the presents.
It can be a magical time for children. I’m glad Christmas is full of happy memories for you!
If you had to marry a fictional character, from film, television, or books, who would it be? Either Edward Rochester or Mr. Darcy
There’s nothing like the strong, brooding hero :)
What’s the most important lesson life has taught you? Keep going and don’t worry so damn much. Everything will work out in the end.
And finally, please tell us about your latest book, where we can find it, and where we can find your blog/website
Her first and also her Once.
Jonathan is studying to become a priest. He is three days from taking vows. He will not be a priest.
Rebecca’s major is pre-law. She is supposed to take over her father’s law firm. She will not be lawyer.
Their paths cross at exactly the right moment, when each most needs to hear what the other has to say. Jonathan’s structured life is turned sideways, but Rebecca also helps him learn how to forgive himself. It was self-defense, not murder.
Rebecca finds the strength to stand up to her father, to be the real her. If Jonathan likes her writing, it must be worth pursuing.
They must each struggle to forge a new path without each other’s comfort and strength, with only memories of the one day that changed everything.
M. S. Kaye is a 4th degree black belt and certified instructor of Songahm Taekwondo. A transplant from Ohio, she resides with her husband Corey in Jacksonville, FL, where she does her best not to melt in the sun.
Contact M. S. Kaye at: www.BooksByMSK.com /www.Facebook.com/BooksByMSK / Twitter: @mskosciuszko / https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7222522.M_S_Kaye
Thanks for coming to visit, Melissa. It’s been great getting to know you. I’m impressed by the Taekwondo skills! And congratulations on the release of Once – a most intriguing story!
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