08 December 2011


Welcome, everyone, to my first Friday Five, Three, One. This 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.

And now...

My debut guest for the Friday Five, Three, One is LK Hunsaker, whose new book, Moondrops & Thistles, is out today. LK, thanks for being my test subject...er guest.


  1. Favorite word: This week? Absolutely! (It changes often.)
  2. First thing you do in the morning: Get dressed; writer-dressed, not going out dressed. Sweats, tee, slippers. I get up and go right to work so I dress for it first thing.
  3. Favorite song to dance to: That changes often, too. Recently, I Like It by Enrique Inglesia and Dynamite by Taio Cruz. I know, you asked for one, but these two are current obsessions.
  4. What constitutes a crime against nature: Wow, hard question. I’d say it’s when we thumb what we know is right and decent in favor of temporary satisfaction and fleeting pleasure, resulting in unnecessary pain and destruction.
  5. Favorite destination: Water! Beach, ocean, lake ... a nice swimming pool. I adore Italy and Scotland and would gladly go back any time. But, I also like being home and am always glad to return.
  1. What book is on your nightstand? Evergreen by Belva Plain, a recommendation from a friend
  2. What would your mother say about today’s underwear choice? Ha! She’d probably say I should find something cuter.
  3. What scares you most? The possibility of losing a child. I can’t imagine anything worse. My kids are my center.

Using these four words, write a sentence: Scream. Hangover. Sweat. Blog.

No need to scream at me; I’ll sweat it out and get my blog post written despite the nasty word hangover I already have from the twenty-thousand I wrote yesterday.

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

Daws is a stalwart soldier entrenched in his work.
Deanna is a fiery spirit on a mission.

Love. Honor.


Moondrops & Thistles

Website: http://www.lkhunsaker.com
Blog: http://lkhunsaker.blogspot.com
Moondrops on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MoondropsAndThistles

LK, I love the name of your book. What inspired it?


LK Hunsaker said...

Good morning, Keena! Thanks for letting me play here today. :-)

The novel's title was a play of its related book, Off The Moon, plus an Abraham Lincoln quote:

"Die when I may, let it be said by those who knew me best that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow."

It's such a lovely sentiment about taking the hard things in life and turning them into a positive, especially since even amateur gardeners know that thistle is likely to keep coming back and you have to be on constant vigil to protect the flower you grow in its place.

Moondrops is explained in the story and I won't say here. The title refers to the characters.

Keena Kincaid said...

LK, I love that quote. I may have to post it somewhere in my office.

And it's not like I needed another reason to read your book, but now I'm really anxious to dive into it.

TC said...

I've been seein Victoria's Secret commercials on TV Ms. LK. I think they'd have quite a nice collection of "cute" underwear! ;~)

LK Hunsaker said...

Keena, there are so many Lincoln quotes I'd love to stick up here and there. :-)

TC, LOL! Yes, but see.. you need to look like one of those girls for it to actually look like that. *shrug*

Liz said...

What a lovey quotation. Would that Lincoln, looking at us now, would see an overflowing garden with no thistle in sight.

Unknown said...

KEENA--I am totally impressed with your new format. If only I could think of something unique for interviews...lord knows we need something. Jane Richardson has a great one...and now you have come up with a winner. Be prepared to be swamped!
LK--Of course, you have great answers. I wouldn't expect anything less of you. I enjoyed this so much...quick, easy to read,informative, to the point...and just plain fun.
Best wishes and much luck with your Moondrops and Thistles. And Loraince, your cover is first class, the best I've seen in a long time. You have a wonderful gift with your art.

Maggie Toussaint said...

Loraine, I believe you must be part artist because your covers are so artist I could study them for hours. I enjoyed the questions Keena asked and your responses - feel like I learned new stuff about you, which is always great.

Wishing you the best with Moondrops and Thistles.


LK Hunsaker said...

Liz, I will hope with you that he does.

Celia and Maggie, thank you! I was an art minor in college. Glad that it shows. :-)

LK Hunsaker said...

I forgot to announce my ebook contest here but I did on my advertising, so.. congrats Maggie! You won M&T shorter and spicier. :-)