Friday, January 4, 2013

We chat with Cherie Marshall from 'Not a Whisper'

Today is the first in a series of interviews with some of the main characters featured in The Klondike Mystery series. The first book is "Not a Whisper" which is due out at Amazon and Smashwords soon.

Good morning, Cherie, thanks for stopping by to chat with us.

Hi, nice to meet you. I understand you interviewed my Aunt Pansy yesterday.

Yes we did. She's quite the character. Would you tell us a little about yourself?

Well, I'm 32 and single although I was engaged once. I was born in Prescott, Arizona and went to college in Tucson. I'm an aspiring journalist but have to admit to doing more waitress work than writing.

Well that's pretty concise. So what brought you to Klondike?

My Aunt Pansy had a heart attack. My cousin Rose couldn't get enough leave to come home to stay with her and my cousin Donald was wrapped up in his growing antiques business. It was an easy decision for me. No real reason to stay in Tucson so I volunteered to come help.

That's so nice. How does Klondike compare with Tucson?

There is no comparison. Tucson is a good sized city, arid climate, quite warm in the summer. No matter what you need, you can find it there. Klondike is a tiny little town nestled in the middle of the Allegheny National Forest. It's at least fifteen miles to the closest gas station and closer to twenty for groceries or anything else. It's more humid here and my skin is loving that. The summer weather has been gorgeous but I can't say about the winters. I've heard they can be pretty severe.

So you don't plan to stay in Klondike?

No, as soon as Aunt Pansy is ready, I'll be heading back to Tucson.

Um, what about this new love interest we heard about?

[sigh] I really don't know what will happen after I leave the area.

What do you do in your spare time, both here and in Tucson?

That's an easy one. I love the outdoors and hiking. Sedona is one of my favorite hiking areas in Arizona but I have grown to love hiking here in the National Forest. Of course I'm always looking for a good book to read.

What has been your favorite part of visiting the Klondike area?

The people, I love the people. So friendly and helpful, so kind and caring. Of course they all seem to have their own little quirks but I love that, too. As a writer I enjoy people watching. I am really going to miss all my new friends. The KBs, the Klondike Breakfast club folks, well, I wish I could bring them all with me. They give me hope that there is life after sixty. Like my Aunt Pansy. She refuses to yield to her age and I love it.

Our time has run out but thank you for answering out questions. I know our readers are growing to love the Klondike area as much as you have. Any last words?

Cherish your family. You never know how much time you will have with them. So tell those close to you how much you love them, tell them every chance you get.

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