Penny Watson is an author of quirky fiction, reviewer of romance novels, and lover of dachshunds, plants, and beards. (Not necessarily in that order).
She lives outside of Boston with one fly-fishing crazed husband, two lively Filipino kids, and a wiener dog.
1. You wear many different hats, which one is your favorite?
I do wear a lot of different hats. Visors. Babushkas. A winter hat that makes me look like Adrian from the original Rocky movie. And of course my gorgeous tiara.
As far as my professional hats, I love them all! Writing my stories is a kick, reviewing novels is fun, and I love chatting about promotion and social media to writers’ groups. It’s all good!
2. A little Bulldog told me you like hairy men. How long have you had this obsession and how did it start?
I blame my hairy men obsession on Pa Ingalls from Little House on the Prairie (the book, not the TV show). Remember him? He had a big, bushy beard. In fact, the first time I watched the television show with Michael Landon, I yelled “Oh no! Why doesn’t Pa have a beard?” Hee hee. That seriously peeved me off.
3. Does Marcus Anderson, your Lumberjack In Love, wear boxers or briefs?
He wears boxer briefs. There’s a fun scene in the book where Ami discovers this fine fact. :^)
4. What do you find sexy about flannel shirts?
Flannel is soft, warm, cuddly and snuggly. Just like a big hairy, muscular teddy bear of a lumberjack.
Lumberjack + Flannel Shirt = Heaven On Earth!
(If the flannel shirt is plaid, then it’s even better)
5. We make a lot of concoctions in the Spell Room and you are notorious for creating special libations. Did you bring a special little drinky poo for moi?
In honor of my LUMBERJACK IN LOVE book, here’s a recipe for JACK ME OFF (a cocktail). Hee hee!
JACK ME OFF
1 and ½ oz. Applejack brandy
½ oz. Midori melon liqueur
3 oz.7-Up or Sprite
Put brandy, melon liqueur and ice into a shaker and shake it up good, baby! Then strain into a glass and add the soda. You could serve it with small twigs as stirrers if you’d like. Enjoy!
Thanks so much, Liberty, for the fun interview!
Penny is graciously giving away a copy of her new book Lumberjack In Love. A wonderful book which will lift your spirits on a gray day and make you laugh. Just tell us who has the best beard you have ever seen. The contest is open until October 15th.
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