Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Interview with Victoria Pitts Caine, Author of Cotton!

Hi! V. Joy Palmer here! Since we are all friends here, you guys can call me Joy. ; ) And since we are all friends, one of my favorite things to do is talk with my friends, family, the teens I mentor, and everyone else at coffee shops/bookstores. Books and yummy drinks are the perfect combination, after all. So, consider this our virtual coffee shop. I’ll wait a second for you to get your warm drink and a fuzzy blanket before we chat with today’s guest. ;-)

We are chatting with Victoria Pitts Caine, author of Cotton!

Victoria Pitts Caine is a native Californian and lives in the central portion of the state. Her varied interests include genealogy and exotic gemstone collecting both of which she’s incorporated into her novels.

The author has received recognition in both fiction and nonfiction from: Enduring Romance top 10 picks, William Saroyan Writing Conference, Byline Magazine, Writer’s Journal Magazine, Holt International Children’s Services Magazine, and The Southern California Genealogical Society. Her first novel, Alvarado Gold, was published in 2007 followed by three more as well as novellas and short stories in anthologies.

Victoria is a former staff technician in air pollution control. She is the mother of two daughters. Now retired from the work force, Victoria and her husband enjoy travel, cooking, and are self-appointed “foodies”.

Connect with Vicki Pitts Caine on her website, blog, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon Author Page, or shoot her an email!

 Interview ~

First things first, would you order coffee, tea, or hot chocolate in our virtual coffee shop? Something else altogether? This is possibly the most important question... No pressure or anything. ;-)

Definitely coffee.

Whew! LOL! On to our second most important question: if you could order anything in the world to eat, what would it be?

Probably Korean Barbeque – Bulgogi. Followed closely by chocolate cake.

I always seem to ask this question when I'm hungry, LOL! Sounds delicious! Where is your favorite place to write, and why is that your favorite place?

My office/spare bedroom. It’s usually quiet and it is the only space in the house that belongs to only me.

Those spaces are sacred! Do you have an odd habit that is only explained by your bookish, writer tendencies?

Keeping things in the right order. I always write my books from beginning to end before I go back and edit. I never write a scene or even dialogue to use “somewhere” in the book. It keeps my thinking in a straight line. I apply that elsewhere, too. 

LOL! I can relate; I'm very particular about everything being in its place! What inspired you to write Cotton?

I’ve always wanted to go to Savannah, the setting of my latest release. I was able to do a little exploring researching the city via the internet.

That's so cool! I love to travel to new-to-me locations in a story! What led you to write in this genre?

I wanted to write clean adventure that I would like to read myself. The historical aspect and the romance were encouraged by a mentor teacher. 

Write what you want to read - yes! That motto leads to so many creative stories. What message do you hope to convey to your readers?

In this particular book, I’d hope readers understand there’s a pull from our past that we can’t deny and sometimes returning home is where we really need to be. 

That's wonderful! Home holds a special place in a person's heart. Can you tell us a little about your next project?

 I’m working on a cozy mystery set in the California foothills just a few miles from my home.

Love cozy mysteries! They are so much fun! Do you have a favorite Bible verse or story that inspires you on a soul level?

 Ecclesiastics 3:1 - To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. 

That's a powerful verse! What are you currently reading? Inquiring minds - mine - want to know. :-)

The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner.

I'll have to check it out! 

Thank you so much for chatting with us, Victoria!

Check out Victoria Pitts Caine's latest release!

Running from a life of poverty, 16 year old Cotton Ramsey escapes the Savannah River bottomland to New York. Twenty years later, she has changed her name and runs a large pharmaceutical company, which belonged to the family of her late husband. When Beau Simpson, her first love, arrives to deliver the news of her daddy’s untimely death, the life she struggled to leave behind calls her home.

Available on Amazon!

Cotton is on sale for $.99 on Wednesday, November 28th through Thursday, November 29th!

Thanks for stopping by, my writerly, bookish friends! <3 See you next time!


V. Joy Palmer 

V. Joy Palmer is the author of Love, Lace, and Minor Alterations and a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. She is also an avid blogger and co-founder of Snack Time Devotions. In her spare time, Joy is an unprofessional chocolate connoisseur/binger, and she loves acting crazy and drinking coffee with the teens she mentors. When Joy isn’t urging the elves that live in her computer to write, she’s hanging out with her husband, their adorable baby girl, and their socially awkward pets.

Connect with Joy on her website, personal blogdevotional blogFacebookTwitter, and Instagram!


Victoria Pitts-Caine said...

Thanks for having me, Joy!

Anita Klumpers said...

Fun interview! I'm looking forward to that cozy mystery, Victoria.
Now, for some reason I'm hankering after coffee and a slice of chocolate cake.
I wonder why? ;)

Lisa Lickel said...

It's on my Kindle! Looking forward to reading in quiet moments.

Victoria Pitts-Caine said...

Thanks, Anita and Lisa. Hope you enjoy the book, and the coffee and cake. :)

DiAne Gates said...

I finished Cotton a few days ago and loved it. Didn't hurt I grew up a few miles from Savannah, Georgia, and was familiar with the food, the places, and the attitudes. This is a five star read, folks. I've read several other books by Vicki Caine...all great reads. Joy, thanks for having Vicki on the Diamond Mine this week. She's one of my favorites, hope y'all will pick up Cotton...I'm guessing she'll fast become one of your favorites too.

V. Joy Palmer said...

Thank YOU, Victoria! It was my pleasure! :-)

V. Joy Palmer said...

Thanks for stopping by, Anita! I think Victoria's interview is the perfect excuse for some coffee and chocolate cake! The perfect pair! LOL! <3

V. Joy Palmer said...

Yay, Lisa! Hope you enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by!

V. Joy Palmer said...

Thank you so much for connecting us, DiAne! <3