29 December 2011

Five Facts...Three Questions...One sentence

Happy Friday! Did you have a good Christmas? Mine was relaxing and filled with way too much food. In other words, a perfect holiday!

Today's guest on Friday Five...Three...One is Margo Hoornstra, a mother, author, grandmother, resident of the upper Midwest and my fellow author in The Class of 1985 series from The Wild Rose Press. She's here to talk about herself and her new Class of '85 book, To Be or Not.

OK, Margo, take it away...

  1. Favorite word: Snuggle. It’s a universal term for closeness and love at all age levels.
  2. First thing you do in the morning: Brew coffee. Drink coffee. And please don’t speak to me until I do.
  3. Favorite song to dance to: Head and Shoulders; Knees and Toes with my grandchildren.
  4. What constitutes a crime against nature: Abuse of an animal by someone they trust.
  5. Favorite destination: Anywhere on the water. Boating, swimming. Sunbathing, not so much.

  1. What book is on your nightstand? Not as romantic, but how about on my iPad? A Holiday to Remember a progressive contemporary romance written by several talented ladies of The Roses of Prose. www.rosesofprose.blogspot.com
  2. What would your mother say about today’s underwear choice? Whatever happened to good old fashioned white?
  3. What scares you most? Losing someone in my family.


Using these four words, write a sentence: Skeleton. Chocolate.  Spa. Files.

Fresh from a two hour workout at the spa, I scoured some computer files for my latest work in progress and allowed myself nibbles of the chocolate skeleton left over from Halloween.

Feel free to give us a teaser about your new book and information where to find you online.

Blurb: To Be, Or Not
Barry Carlson had it all, a successful career in professional baseball and the adoration of any woman he wanted. Except one. Forced to retire in his prime, Barry returns to his hometown of Summerville, New York to coach the Minor League Hornets.

Twenty years ago, Barry broke through Amanda Marsh’s trust issues. He melted her ice, won her love, then walked away without a backward glance to survey the wreckage. Now Amanda is the head of public relations for the Hornets and happily single—until Barry slides back into her life.

Still reluctant to trust, Amanda gives Barry another chance. But the announcement of their twenty-fifth high school reunion leads to an asinine bet between Barry and his old buddies, and threatens to ruin their newfound relationship. As scandals of the past and present converge, can Barry and Amanda get beyond their differences to find their second chance at love?

To learn more about Margo, visit one or all of these sites:
Blog:     www.margohoornstra.blogspot.com

Friday Five...Three...One... is a chance for guest bloggers to share a bit about themselves in a fun format of Five Facts, Three Questions and One Sentence. If you'd like to be a guest on Friday Five, Three, One drop me an email.


Margo Hoornstra said...


Thanks for having me here today. It's nice to be among friends.

Patricia Kiyono said...

Great interview! I love your random facts. And I love the premise of your book. Second chance at love stories are always great.

Keena Kincaid said...

Hi, Margo. Thanks so much for visiting me for Friday Five. Make yourself at home. One question: What did happen to good, old-fashioned white underwear?

Patricia Kiyono said...

Keena, I tried to send a message to you through your link, but it came back "undeliverable" - how can I contact you about a guest blog?


Keena Kincaid said...
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Keena Kincaid said...

I fixed the email link. It should work now.

Margo Hoornstra said...


Keena was the smart one who came up with the questions. All I needed to do was supply the answers. :)

Margo Hoornstra said...


The white underwear? My husband has some.

Thanks again for having me here. Glad I could introduce you to Ms. Kiyono.

Jannine Gallant said...

Oh God, I just checked and they're white. I must be old.

Everyone at Roses of Prose appreciates your comments, Margo. Final chapter by moi is up tomorrow and we'll be posting the whole thing for free in PDF on our websites soon.

I finished To Be, Or Not over the holidays. Ladies, this is a GREAT feel good story. Congrats on another winner, Margo!

Margo Hoornstra said...


Not old, let's say traditional. :)

The final chapter tomorrow? Whatever am I going to do with my mornings now?

So glad you liked To Be, Or Not. To be honest, when I sent in the original proposal way back when, I had no idea what the story would become. I am rather proud of the result.

When do we do another series? Soon, I hope.

Sharon Buchbinder, Romance Author said...

What a fun interview and great excerpt! Nice job, Keena & Margo!

Hugs and happy new year!


Jana Richards said...

Fun interview ladies. And Margo, I am so with you about the coffee. Don't talk to me in the morning until I've had some!


Margo Hoornstra said...


Hugs and happy new year to you too!

It was a fun interview to do. I enjoyed it myself.

Thanks, Keena!

Margo Hoornstra said...


Thanks for stopping by.

Coffee, the most important meal of the day. :) (My daughter even gave me a nightshirt with those words on it.)

Lucy Naylor Kubash said...

Hi Margo, I'm late to the game. Too much New Year partying...NOT! Enjoyed the blog and especially agree with your answer to what is a crime against nature. So true.

LK Hunsaker said...

Margo, I'm with you on the coffee, too! And I look forward to getting back into those kid songs in a few years when I have grandchildren (with any luck, in a few years!)