Today, I am thrilled to have the most accomplished author I know personally…Caryl McAdoo! She’s been on both ends of the publishing spectrum and everything in between. Having been contracted with Simon&Schuster, she’s also published with a small press, as well as Indie published. I take every opportunity to learn from her!!
I never read an author’s questions and answers until I get ready to post them, and I thoroughly enjoyed Caryl’s. I know you will, too!
Thank you, Caryl for taking part in Five on Friday! :+)
With eleven titles released by five publishers, Caryl McAdoo now enjoys being a ‘Simon & Schuster’ author with her historical Christian romance VOW UNBROKEN set in 1832 Texas. In September 2014, book two HEARTS STOLEN set in 1844 debuted. It features Levi (teen from VOW) as its hero Texas Ranger. The novelist also edits, paints, and writes new songs. In 2008, she and her high school sweetheart-husband Ron moved from the DFW area—home for fifty-five years—to the woods of Red River County. Caryl counts four children and fourteen grandsugars life’s biggest blessings believing all good things come from God. She hopes that her books will minister His love, mercy, and grace to all their readers. Caryl and Ron live in Clarksville, the county seat, in the far northeast corner of the Lone Star State.
Caryl’s Five on Friday questions and answers:
What is the most romantic thing a man has ever done for you? Have you put it in a book?
My husband Ron, my best friend since we were sixteen (48 years ago), got me a rock for my anniversary. To anyone else, it probably looked like an ordinary rock, and I suppose it truly was, but he made it so special. He carved a heart on it. And inside the universal symbol for love, he carved Ron + Caryl! He gave it to me on an anniversary when dollars were as tight welded bolt. I thought he did good!
Do you remember your first kiss? Care to elaborate?
My first kiss came on New Year’s Eve (I wonder how many got their first kiss on that stroke of midnight excuse to kiss it up) at the Starlite Roller Rink on Harry Hines Boulevard when I was twelve. Oh, dear. That was too young! J Hmph, didn’t think so back then! The boy—I can’t even remember his name—came skating a lot and I thought he was a dreamboat.
If you could snap your fingers and make anything happen, what would it be and why?
Now Ann, I know that this is supposed to be some syrupy answer about peace on earth, and if I got more than one snap—actually, you didn’t limit me—I would snap for world peace. I would snap again for abortion to be forever banned. But being totally honest, I would also snap for a house keeper/cook combination to work at my house for the rest of my days. I’d surely enjoy that!
Where were you when JFK was shot?
In the eighth grade at Crockett Junior High in Irving, Texas. In Speech. We were having to give presentations and the announcement was made during my talk. They dismissed school and I stayed home for the next few days.
What is one of your favorite quotes?
“Only God writes in stone, the rest of us re-write.” I love it. I went to Google to see who said it and they said “I” did! Ah ha ha ha ha And speaking of laughing – YOU make me laugh with your awesome quick wit, Ann Everett. I giggle all the way through your books!
Above are just two of Caryl’s beautiful book covers. She has more!!! See and purchase all of Caryl’s books here: