Cherry Adair in Person!

Who doesn’t love Cherry Adair books?  She’s an incredible writer, the prolific author of over 32 bestselling, suspenseful action adventures.  In print interviews, she’s fun — but in person?  Well, this firecracker is hysterically funny, will keep you on your toes, and is absolutely not to be  missed.

Cherry sat down with me a few months ago to tell me a little about her books, her life, and how she got both her wonderful Montana accent and a life coach named Murgatroyd.  Remember to leave a comment below to be entered to win a copy of Ice Cold!

Hope you enjoy her as much as I do!

So, today’s question is do you have a secret person, real or imaginary who gives you that boost — or should I say kick you know where — when you need one?

  Thanks Cherry for stopping by!  Don’t forget everyone, to leave a comment below. One lucky commenter will win a digital copy of Cherry’s newest, hottest release in the T-FLAC series, Ice Cold! (See the trailer Here.)  So make sure you’re entered by commenting!  Cherry will be stopping by today and tomorrow to answer questions, too!

About Diana Belchase

I am an author, who won the Golden Heart for my suspense novel Spy in the Mirror and was a Golden Heart finalist, once again, for my second novel, Spy in the Harem. I am also a triple Daphne Du Maurier Award for Mystery and Suspense Finalist for three other books. Please follow me at my website: DianaBelchase.com, or friend/follow me on facebook and twitter. I blog on KissandThrill.com. See you there!

Posted on December 4, 2012, in Author Interview, Diana Belchase and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 38 Comments.

  1. This book sounds good. Cherry is a new author for me.
    My kids give me that kick. They make me be a better person, make good choices, and go to work everyday.

  2. Chris, Cherry is fantastic, and I know you are going to love her books. She has an amazing and tantalizing voice!

    I’m with you, my kids are the biggest touchstone in my life, and I have no idea where I’d be without them.

    Diana, this was a wonderful interview, and such a delight to see you laugh.

    Cherry, wow, we are so thrilled to have you! Thanks so much for being our guest, and for so many hours of wonderful shooting, chasing, and hot monkey sex!

  3. Great interview, ladies! Cherry, you were one of the first RS authors I started reading, and I always enjoy your blend of action/adventure/wild monkey sex. Thanks for joining us today!

  4. The book does sound good. I’ve not read any Cherry Adair yet.

    • Any one of them is a good starting place, Sarah, and she’s just hysterical in person! I became in instant fan last summer.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  5. What a wonderful interview, Diana. It was fun to see you laughing. Despite, my good friend, Jerrie Alexander, who’s first book The Green Eyed Doll releases Dec. 7, telling me I should read you, Cherry, I haven’t. That is a mistake I will rectify ASAP! Love your accent, and your great sense of humor. How in the world do you keep your casts of characters straight?
    I’ve heard you’ll be coming to the NTRWA Texas Two-Step Conference in 2014. Very exciting. I look forward to listening to more of your delightful accent and learning from you.

    • Hi Marsha! Thanks for coming by! Cherry will be by this afternoon, to respond to commenters. I’ve never had a chance to attend one of her workshops, but I’ve heard from friends they are terrific.

      I went to college in Denton and was born and raised in Ft. Worth, so I get back to that area to visit now and then. I may look into the NTRWA conference.

      • That would be wonderful, Carey. We alternate years with DARA, usually the end of March/first of April. We started this a couple of years ago when we realized we were pulling from the same people and we could do a better conference with more time to prepare. It helped people with financing for us to share dates. It was tough the first year going from a conference in November to the very next March, but we have some super members and pulled it off. By the way, I loved your FIRST DO NO EVIL.

  6. Loved the trailer, action packed thriller. Where did you get your knowledge to write stories full espionage? Great interview.

    • I always wonder the same thing! How does she get the info to write like an insider? Cherry takes us into another world, as if she owns the place. Amazing job. Makes me wonder if she has a double life.

  7. Great interview, Diana. Thanks for joining us, Cherry!

    Cherry, you were at the first writer’s conference I ever attended and taught the first workshop I went to. I was terrified, but you had us all laughing, which helped with my nerves. 🙂

  8. This was a great fun interview! If you haven’t read Ice Cold yet, I highly recommend it and all of Cherry’s books. She has such “hot” guys in them, they are worth reading over and over. And Cherry’s accent definitely is not Texas! Love you, Cherry!

  9. Yes, I do have a friend that keeps me on the straight path. Can’t wait to read Ice Cold!

  10. Great interview, Diana. I was lucky enough to “win” some time with Cherry at the RT Conference…she and Murgatrode give great advice! Thanks you, Cherry. So glad you’re visiting Kiss and Thrill. My kick in the rear comes from readers out there who are snapping their fingers at me to get my next book written so they can read it…something like an irritated Greek Chorus of voracious readers 🙂 Rolynn

    • A Greek chorus of voracious readers–how awesome 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, Rolynn!

    • Thanks for stopping by, Rolynn!

      An irritated Greek Chorus…nice decription of butt-kickers! I would think an editor would act as my personal firing squad to stop procrastinating. Since I have none…well, let’s just say I’m very good at thinking up activities to keep me far from my stories. Even cleaning the house, and that’s saying something!

  11. Cherry, I love your idea of Murgatroyd! In my house a typical dinner conversation usually includes encouraging the kids to think about their future selves when making real time decisions (ie, you don’t feel like studying for exams, but your future self would really appreciate the good grades.). Of course, I’m so busy focusing on my kids future selves that I’m neglecting my own. Maybe if I gave my future self a name, I’d be more invested in helping her out too 🙂 Hmmm, perhaps something pronounced with a French accent like Vivienne or Genevieve…

    Great interview! All the laughter is a bright spot in my day.

  12. Loved this interview Diana and Cherry! I was there for your talk this past summer at the RWA Golden Network retreat and I can’t tell you how much your story touched me and how much hope it gave me. Thank you for your fabulous books and heartbreaking honesty. That’s why you’re my favorite author!

  13. Welcome Cherry, so thrilled to have you back! Diana told us you’re traveling today and will stop by when you can and we really appreciate it!

    What’s down the road for you in 2013-14? (Besides the NTRWA conference?) Book releases scheduled? Workshops? Do you do booksignings across America?

    Diana, I have no person, real or imaginary to help boost me towards my goals so if anyone is interested send a resume! 🙂

    I know from the TGN workshop that Cherry is a great motivator! And a bundle of energy, wow.

  14. Haven’t read Cherry yet, but she’s on my list, so winning this would be a great start! For me it’s not a person, but a song. “You Never Walk Alone” from Carousel. The Michael Ball version really kept me going when I was battlling breast cancer eleven years ago.

    • WOW, Sue, what an uplifting post! Congratulations on your 11 years of health. Carey Baldwin (one of the hosts here) has an anthology “Three Weddings and a Murder” and all proceeds go to Breast Cancer.

      Check back Thurs when we post the winner for ICE COLD. Good luck!

  15. I’m linguistically confused– grew up attending an American school in British colony in Asia, spent time in Canada, attended university in good old ‘Missourah’, currently in graduate school in New England, and sit beside an Irishman & a bloke educated at Oxford– so I love (and am very attuned to) accents. My amalgamation of accents is endlessly amusing to friends & coworkers, but since what we perceive we sound like and what we actually sound like are completely different (which is why Cherry doesn’t think she has an accent– knowing several South Africans, I’d say it’s SA-light :P), the only time I notice I’m combining a quintessential British word with a Canadian ‘eh’ is when someone plays back a recording of me speaking. Then I’m like “wow, was that English? I sound like I’m not sure I know where I’m from…” 😀

    Cherry is hilarious and her books are legend– I have them all except ICE COLD! (Albeit, admittedly, I haven’t finished getting up-to-date with T-FLAC yet). Can I go work for the Cutter boys? I’m a scuba diver, and if they wait 4 months to hire me, I’ll also have a doctorate, haha.

    I don’t have a (real or fake) Jewish grandmother life coach, but my Krav Maga instructor definitely gives me kick in the arse when I’m absolutely convinced I can’t throw another punch. It’s often a literal kick, too!

    • Hilarious post, Cris (oh yeah, you’re the Krav Maga Cris!) I imagine your instructor would instill quite a bit of ‘motivation’ in you!

    • What a neat background you have, Cris! I love accents and language too. Having lived all over the country and overseas, I always thought it’d be fun to have one of those language specialists try to guess my background.

      I really enjoy learning the local expressions and colloquialisms in each new place, though many of them are spreading thanks to the Internet and other media.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  16. I loved this interview with Cherry! and I love Cherry’s accent! I think it is cute! LOL (this coming from a born southern bell! LOL) Thanks for sharing this!

    • Debbi, I’m green with envy. I always wanted a southern belle accent, but I’m stuck with my Chicago-born accent, seasoned by a few years of WV, topped off by Southern CT via swamp yankee parents. Now after years in the Potomac swamp, I’m sure I don’t have an accent at all 😉 Thanks for stopping by, Debbi!

  17. Sounds great. Thanks for sharing!!

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