Please welcome J.K. Coi!
1. What is your favorite thing about the colder weather?
Honestly, I think I like the clothes the best. I’m a boots and jackets kind of girl, and I love shopping when all the new Fall styles come out. J But not only that, the leaves are beautiful when they’re changing colors, and I love the crisp feeling in the air when the weather starts to turn cold. It fills me with energy and inspiration, and I like to spend much more time outside in the Fall than I do in the heat of summer—which, alternatively, makes me feel tired and sluggish. Maybe I’m just weird, but that’s the way it goes.
2. What kind of books do you like to curl up with on a cold day?
When I have nothing to do on a cold day but read, I like to cozy up on the couch with a fluffy blanket in front of the fire and read something brand new. It doesn’t really matter what genre, as long as I’m absolutely certain in the author’s ability to give me a satisfying happy ending. Right now I’m holding onto Kelley Armstrong’s Stolen for just that purpose. I loved the first book and I have been looking forward to the second, but I don’t want to read it until I have a chance to read the whole thing front-to-back in as close to one sitting as possible.
3. What is your favorite holiday food?
Christmas cookies! My mother used to make ten to fifteen different kinds of cookies for the holidays. She’d start baking the first weekend of December and everything would go in the freezer until it was time to start entertaining company. You’d think those cookies were the rarest truffles from the way they were rationed, and of course, before I was old enough to reach into the deep freezer I was already sneaking them. Now, I make a bunch of them for my family, and I’m happy to say that they must be good because both my husband and son are famous for stealing them from the freezer throughout the holidays.
4. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
In an effort to help my young son understand that Christmas is about more than just the treats and presents, a few years ago I started taking him with me to the senior’s home in our neighborhood during the holiday weekends. It’s has become one of our favorite parts of Christmas because of the people we’ve met and the stories they have to tell. I love that my son is learning from others who have so much to give, and that perhaps we’re bringing a little something to their holiday as well.
5. Be honest, how much do you decorate for the holidays?
Honestly, I was never really one for decorating, but as my son gets older and Christmas becomes a bigger and bigger deal for him, he gets excited about the decorations, and so we put the lights up on the house and a wreath on the door. The last few years I’ve also taken out the ceramic Christmas village that I inherited and set it up along with the fancy Christmas towels and special dishes for the table. Like I said, I didn’t always do it, but I have to admit now that I do, it makes the season feel a little more special.
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In the excerpt for The Trouble With Destiny on J.K. Coi’s website, what is the hero’s name, and what is he watching on television?
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