Thank you again for donating a book for the "Literary Stuffings" giveaway. Can you tell us more about the book you donated?

Revealing Eden (Save The Pearls Part One) is a Young Adult
Fantasy/Sci-fi/Adventure/Romance novel?the genres are as blended as the family guests at my Thanksgiving table.
In a post-apocalyptic world where resistance to an overheated environment defines class and beauty, Eden Newman?s white skin brands her as a member of the lowest social class, the weak and ugly Pearls. Doomed unless she mates soon, Eden hopes a Coal from the dark-skinned ruling class will save her. But when she unwittingly compromises her father?s secret biological experiment, perhaps mankind?s only hope, Eden is cast out?into the last patch of rainforest and into the arms of a powerful beast-man she believes is her enemy, despite her overwhelming attraction to him. To survive, Eden must change?but only if she can redefine her ideas of beauty?and of love. Along the way, she receives some beautiful insight from her virtually adopted aunt Emily Dickinson.

This time of year is usually a warm and happy time with friends and family, how do you usually spend Thanksgiving every year?

In the mornings we drop off food and canned goods at the convention
center for the annual dinner for the homeless. Then we have a dinner at home with family and friends. It?s warm, simple, and sweet.

What's your favorite thing about Thanksgiving?

For me, the best thing about Thanksgiving is sharing with those I love, and embracing gratitude. Before we eat our turkey dinner, each of us takes a moment to say aloud what we are grateful for, and I?m always touched by how lucky we are to have each other.

Food is always one of the biggest things about this time of year, do you have a favorite desert or even a recipe you'd like to share with us?

I'm a lousy cook, but I do make a mean pecan pie. As intuitive as the writing process is for me, I feel more at ease with the precision of baking than the ?art of cooking.? Every year, I chop pecans and mix with dark karo syrup and lots of sugar, eggs and a bit of vanilla?it never fails to please!

After eating all that food and settling in for the evening what do you do with the time that's left before bed?

At the table we often play word games after we eat. Later, when the tryptophan from the turkey kicks in, making us sleepy, we watch a favorite movie. Last year we saw: Gone With The Wind. I have always loved Margaret Mitchell?s novel, and I have to admit, the way in which Eden and Bramford romantically spar in Revealing Eden is not too different from the classic misunderstandings between Scarlett and Rhett!

Is there any other information you'd care to share with us about your books that are out now or any upcoming novels?

Please visit www.SaveThePearls.com, and watch the videos in which ?Eden Newman? talks about her life and fears and hopes. It?s not too hard to imagine that one day our world may end up like hers, too harsh to support our holiday tradition.

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