Thursday, February 28, 2013

Baked Alaska by Josi Kilpack: Character Interview


Character Interview with Sadie
 the main character in Baked Alaska
Where do you dream of traveling to and why?
Actually, I've about had my fill of travel for awhile. I would love to 'travel' home and stay there for a bit. It's always been my favorite place and as much as I enjoy seeing the world, there's nothing quite like sleeping in your own bed and cooking on your own stovetop. I would love to spend time at home and have some of the friends I've met on my recent adventures come visit me there. That would be wonderful.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? 
A mom and a teacher. I got to be both. I'm as surprised as anyone else how much has happened in addition to those two things. Life certainly hasn't slowed down for me in recent years, that's for sure.
Do you play any sports?
Does running for my life count? I try to keep in shape, but it seems that the races I run are never of my choosing.
What do you do to unwind and relax?
I cook. I eat. I take food to other people and if I'm lucky they invite me to stay and chat for a little while. I have become accustomed` to cuddling with a certain police detective, but we don't want to get into that kind of talk too much, do we?
What would we find under your bed?
Absolutely nothing!  I take great pride in a clean house and I learned a long time ago that if you're resorting to storing things under the bed, you have too much stuff.
What makes you happy?
Good food, good friends, knowing the people I love are safe and happy. 
If I came to visit early in the morning would you impress me as being more like a chirpy bird or a grumpy bear?
Oh, I do like mornings. And I love breakfast. If you came over, I'd make up some blueberry muffins and maybe a green smoothy, that way you get 
What one word best describes you?
I would say, determined. My boyfriend Pete would say impatient. My daughter would say ridiculous. My son would say adventurous. I suppose it's up to who you ask.

Baked Alaska by Josi S. Kilpack

An Alaskan cruise is the setting for amateur detective Sadie Hoffmillers latest adventure. Sadie plans to spend time relaxing with her two grown children, Breanna and Shawn, and her boyfriend, Pete, while enjoying the luxury and cuisine of an elegant cruise ship and helping to plan her daughters upcoming wedding. But even as the crew prepares to leave port, Sadie has suspicions about the voyage ahead and the relationship between her normally easygoing son and a mysterious female passenger he obviously knows but refuses to discuss. When the woman is discovered unconscious during the second night at sea, Sadies apprehension escalates. Over the last few years, Sadie has developed an extreme dislike for secrets and it would seem her son is keeping one from her. *Includes eight new mouthwatering recipes, tested and approved by the official bakers of Sadies Virtual Test Kitchen.

Praise for Baked Alaska

Josi Kilpack has done it again. You would think that all these events that occur in Sadie's life wouldn't be natural, but Josi Kilpack has a way of making you believe that it just "happens" and it is normal. I have grown to love Sadie's character, even if she is a busybody, you can't help but cheer for her as she attempts to solve a mystery or crime. One of my favorite series. :)

~Goodreads Reviewer Lacey McNeill

Author Josi S. Kilpack

Josi S. Kilpack grew up hating to read until she was thirteen and her mother handed her a copy of The Witch of Blackbird Pond. From that day forward, she read everything she could get her hands on and credits her writing “education” to the many novels she has “studied” since then. She began her first novel in 1998 and hasn’t stopped since. Her seventh novel, Sheep’s Clothing, won the 2007 Whitney Award for Mystery/Suspense, and Lemon Tart, her ninth novel, was a 2009 Whitney Award Finalist. Josi was the Best in State winner in literature for 2012 and currently has two books (Banana Split and Tres Leches Cupcakes) as finalists in the 2012 Whitney awards.

Josi currently lives in Willard, Utah, with her family.

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