Truth Or Dare (12/6)

Truth or Dare is a weekly meme invented by Jenna Does Books. Each week she gives you the choice between a Truth or a Dare. For the brave ones, you are allowed to do both!

TRUTH: If you could kiss any fictional character, who would you kiss?

DARE: Interview a blogger or author. (One question should include the word “MONKEY”.)

Once again I've chosen dare, because they are so much more fun. I was very lucky this week, as somehow 2 awesome authors agreed to the interview.

First up is Jennifer Rush!

1: What is your favourite holiday and why?
A hard question. Hmm...I love Halloween mostly because of the costumes, and the decorations. 

2: What is the one thing you've always wanted for Christmas but never gotten?
A Ford Mustang :D

3: If you could give a stuffed monkey to one of your characters who would it be?
Cas. He's appreciate it more than any of them! He's a goof like that.

4: Do you make resolutions at New Year? And maybe share one?
I have in the past, but I suck at keeping them. Usually they're about staying more organized, exercising more, etc. Nothing exciting! 

About Jennifer Rush
Jennifer Rush lives in a little town on the shoreline of Lake Michigan with her husband and two children. She grew up wanting to be an Egyptologist, but realized she hated the desert and declared herself a writer instead. She won her first writing award in the fourth grade (a Mickey Mouse pencil was the prize) and has been crafting stories ever since. In her free time, she likes to read, Photoshop, and consume large amounts of caffeine.

Her debut YA, ALTERED, released January 2013 from Little, Brown. The sequel to Altered, ERASED, releases January 7, 2014.

And now the lovely Donna Kauffman!

1: What is your favourite Christmas tradition?
A favorite holiday tradition is going out in the evenings and looking at  the Christmas light displays in and around our area. My dad did this with me and my three sisters, and I did with my two sons, who will now go on to do it with their children. Many great memories from those car rides, both as a child and with my children.

2: If you could give a stuffed monkey to one of your characters, who would you give it to?
Well, I can honestly say I've never been asked this one before! I would give the stuffed monkey to little Miss Lilly Westlake from my Cupcake Club series book, BABYCAKES. As with the endangered sea turtles in that story, Lilly has a fondness for animals in need. I'm sure she would give Mr. Monkey a very good home!

3: What is your favourite cupcake?
My favorite was the recipe that won the national cupcake contest we held in conjunction with Cupcake Club book #3, SWEET STUFF. The Sweet Peach Tea cupcakes suited the series really well, and have surprisingly complex and super yummy flavors. Second runner up would be the Red Velvet cupcakes from Book #1, SUGAR RUSH. (And those recipes are in the backs of their respective books!)

4: Do you make resolutions at New Year? And maybe share one with us?
I do make resolutions! I just leased my dream home in the Blue Ridge mountains, so my New Years resolution this holiday season is to actually have everything unpacked by the end of the year. Seeing all the packing boxes piling up, I'm not sure how successful I'll be!

About Donna Kauffman
USA Today bestselling author of the Cupcake Club Romance series (and brand new Bachelors of Blueberry Cove series!), DONNA KAUFFMAN has seen her books reviewed in venues ranging from Kirkus Reviews and Library Journal to Entertainment Weekly and Cosmopolitan. She lives just outside of DC in the lovely Virginia countryside, where she is presently trying to makeover her newly empty nest into something that doesn’t have to accommodate piles of sports equipment falling out of her coat closet (okay, out of every closet...and under every bed....), size 13 cleats and sweaty uniforms cluttering her foyer (and stairwell, and laundry room, and...), and a kitchen that should have come with a traffic light. And a pantry monitor. (Anyone with a clever idea on how to repurpose lacrosse sticks into matching reading lamps, she’s all ears!) When she’s not stripping paint, varnishing an old auction house find, or trying to avoid bodily injury with her latest power tool purchase, she loves to hear from readers!

What is your favourite Christmas tradition?

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  1. Way to work monkey into the interviews. Very subtle. ;)

    My favorite Christmas tradition is to walk around this one part of two that is always decorated to the fullest with my family. It is such a cute area and it makes for really nice Christmas photos.

    1. Who needs subtlety :)

      That sounds fun. I like doing the Christmas markets and sometimes they even have an ice rink.