Alcoholism

I think we’ve all known someone with a drinking problem. Maybe it’s a friend or relative. Someone very close or more distant.  In Riley’s case in my Mortician’s Daughter series, it’s her dad. She kind of understands.  She knows he misses her mother, who passed away. But dang it! Riley misses her too, and she still needs her dad. He’s already lost several jobs as a mortician. That’s why they’ve had to move so often. But this time, Riley likes Catwalk, Texas and she’s even got a best friend, Kelsey.. And if you’ve ever found a person who will always have your back, you know how hard the thought of losing them can be. And if Riley even has a chance for Hayden to remember her and all that they shared, well, she just has to stay.

So, she’s on the lookout for signs to see if her dad’s drinking is getting worse. He’s not been at work when he said he was—she knows because she’s checked up on him. And she’s found empty liquor bottles hidden in his room. But now, there’s something more…something about her mother. There’s a secret, one that will tear her family apart and change her view of her mother for ever—and she’s about to find out what it is.

Preorder the third and final book in my Mortician’s Daughter series, Three Heartbeats Away. If you do, you can enter my preorder contest by sending a scan or link to your purchase, and email it to cc@cchunterbooks.com. Then, you’ll be entered to win this tote filled with all of these goodies. Preorder Three Heartbeats Away at AmazonBarnes & Noble or Kobo. This contest closes June 18th. (U.S. residents only, please.)

My Love of Ghosts

Ghosts are a recurring theme in my books. I’ve told you about my experiences with them especially as a child, and I guess it’s really stuck with me. That’s probably why I write about them and why I’m drawn to books, movies and TV shows with ghosts. In my C.C.Hunter Mortician’s Daughter series, Riley is challenged to help ghosts solve their final problems or even catch their killer, in order for them to move on. Dealing with all the usual teenage problems, not to mentions her alcoholic dad, is hard enough for Riley without adding ghosts into the mix. In Three Heartbeats Away, the final book in the series, Riley’s problems at home worsen, but she still has to deal with a Bridezilla ghost out for revenge. And to top it off, the guy she’s in love with doesn’t even remember her.  But none of that may matter if she can’t stop the bride’s killer, because she may be the next ghost to crossing over.

There have been a lot of movies with ghosts over the years, so I can’t be the only one that finds them fascinating. Ghostbusters was a movie franchise based on ghosts and demons. And who can forget The Shining? That movie scared the beejeezus out of me. Most ghost movies are horror movies, but not all of them. One of my very favorite movies, ghosts or no ghosts, is Ghost with Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore. Is there a hotter movie scene than the one they have at the potter’s wheel?

Then there are the TV shows. Did you watch Medium?  I loved Ghost Whisperer, and I still watch it sometimes. That series has had a big impact on my books.

Reality shows about ghosts have been on a long time, too. Sometimes I watch shows like Ghost Hunters or Most Haunted. I have to say, since they’re reality shows, they creep me out more than the fictional shows. So I can’t watch them very often. Hubby isn’t a fan of sleeping with the lights on.

What are your favorite ghost movies or TV shows? Is there a new one I should be watching?

Winner!

The winner of last week’s t-shirt giveaway is Cheril Vernon. Email your address and size to my at christie@christie-craig.com and I’ll send you your t-shirt.

Preorder Contest!

Three Heartbeats Away is now up for preorder at AmazonBarnes & Noble or Kobo. So I’m holding a preorder contest and giving away a cool tote bag with a t-shirt, a deck of Three Heartbeats Away playing cards and other amazing swag (promotional stuff). All you have to do is preorder Three Heartbeats Away, then, send a link or a screenshot of your order to me at cc@cchunterbooks.com, and you’ll be entered to win. I’ll be closing this contest on June 18th.(Sorry, but this contest is limited to U.S. residents only.)

Bad A$$ Girls: Do You Have One Living Inside You?

I’m working on my next C.C. Hunter  book, Three Heartbeats Away, and poor Riley finds herself in some tough situations.  She’s having to dig deep and find her inner bad a$$.  Oh, she’s still scared, and she really wishes she didn’t have to be in some of these dangerous situations, but she can’t turn her back on her friends.And when a ghost is certain that her killer is about to grab another victim, she can’t turn her back on that either.  Thankfully, she has a little more help this time.  Not that it makes it any less scary.

I don’t know why, but I’m enjoying writing these spunky female roles.  I guess writing them kind of feels like I’m reaching deep to find my own inner bad a$$. To look at me, you wouldn’t think I had one hanging out in my soul.  Let’s face it, I’m not even five feet tall.  I’m more of a conflict avoider.  Yet, when someone is trying to take advantage of me or just do me wrong, it’s like my inner B with an itch comes clawing out.

My husband says, “My wife’s an angel.Accidentally run over her, and she’ll tell you not to worry about it.  But do her dirty on-purpose and you’d better run.  Run fast, because she’s going to come get you.  And unfortunately, I have proven him right several times.

There was the time the unruly teen of my neighbor slashed our car tire.  I just thought we’d had a flat until another neighbor told me her husband had caught this boy doing it to his truck and he had gone and spoken to his mom.  My heart kind of went out to the kid’s mom.  And honestly, I wasn’t expecting her to do anything except maybe have the boy apologize.  But when I went to talk to her, she yelled and screamed at me, called me names for accusing her son of such a terrible act.  I explained I’d spoken with our other neighbor who had caught her boy doing that same thing, but she didn’t back down and even slammed her door in my face.  It suddenly made me realize that maybe the one I needed to feel sorry for was the kid.

I didn’t go straight home that night, I knocked on doors up and down my street and found eight other neighbors who’d also discovered their tires flat the night before.

So I decided to have a neighborhood party.  And the guest of honor was the police.  And when the unruly teen’s mom went unruly on that officer, let’s just say justice was served.

Another time my inner bad a$$ took over was less than a year ago.  I was driving to see a friend and an SUV sideswiped me, tore up my side mirror and slammed me into a curb so hard it busted my front tire.

Accidents happen right?  But this SUV didn’t stop.

And neither did I.

Did you know you can drive on the rim of your car?  Did you know if you chase someone with a busted tire, laying on your horn the whole way, they eventually will pull over?  I know it wasn’t smart, the hit and run driver could have had a gun.  But she didn’t.  She claimed she was just scared.  And . . . her insurance paid to repair my mirror, my bad rim, and for a new tire.

 

So I’m kind of pulling out my inner tough girl, to help with a few plot points in Three Heartbeats Away.  Not only is Riley standing up for herself and others, but I have three other plots in the making that are about females who, when backed in the corner, don’t stay there.

What’s kind of strange is that I think it’s something in the air right now.  Or maybe even a result of the Me-Too movement, but I’m seeing a lot of kick-butt female roles on TV and in the movies.  Has anyone watched HANNA the movie or the series? I loved it and wish I had a few of her moves.

So, do you have inner bad a$$ inside of you?   Have you stood up for yourself or friend and gotten justice?

Giveaway!!!

One person who leaves a comment will win a C.C. Hunter t-shirt.(Sorry, this giveaway is for U.S. residents only. If you’re reading this on Goodreads, you must leave a comment on my actual blog to enter.)

Preorder Contest!!

Three Heartbeats Away is now up for preorder at Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Kobo. So I’m holding a preorder contest and giving away a cool tote bag with a t-shirt, a deck of Three Heartbeats Away playing cards and other amazing swag (promotional stuff). All you have to do is preorder Three Heartbeats Away, then, send a link or a screenshot of your order to me at cc@cchunterbooks.com, and you’ll be entered to win. I’ll be closing this contest on June 18th.(Sorry, but this contest is limited to U.S. residents only.)

Three Heartbeats Away Contest!!

June 18th, Three Heartbeats Away, the final book in my Mortician’s Daughter series will be released. I can’t wait for you to read it! I’m so excited to share the rest of Riley’s story with you. And I don’t want you miss a minute of it. There’s so much going on.  With Ghost, boyfriend, parent issues happening all at once, she’s got her plate full.

The dead carry their secrets with them…

At least until they end up at Riley Smith’s door.  Her latest spectral visitor is a murdered bride with a need for revenge, and not necessarily for the person who killed her.  Never mind that killer is about to strike again.  Riley’s determined to help, but is missing Hayden, the hot, ghostly boy who’s always had her back.

Living, breathing Hayden is awake, which means his spirit isn’t around to flirt with Riley anymore.  Worse yet, the “real” Hayden doesn’t remember her. Their connection had been so strong.  Did his feelings for Riley just disappear into the ether?

As Riley gets closer to finding the bride’s killer, other secrets are revealed: secrets that change everything Riley thought she knew about her parents.  But before she can completely unravel the mystery of her past, Riley will need to escape the murderer that threatens her future.

So you can now preorder Three Heartbeats Away at Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Kobo. Get Three Heartbeats Away delivered to your inbox or doorstep on release day!

Once you place your preorder, send me a link or a screen shot of your order to cc@cchunterbooks.com, and you’ll be entered to win this cool tote filled with a t-shirt, a deck of Three Heartbeats Away playing cards and all this other amazing swag (promotional stuff).

Do you preorder books? Do you prefer to wait until they come out to order them? Do you tend to buy them in a brick and mortar bookstore or online?

My Texas Home

I grew up in Alabama, but I moved around a bit as an adult. I lived in Venezuela for a few years.  Then I moved to California, where I met and married a Texan.  And when you marry a Texan, he always brings you home. We’ve lived in the Lone Star State ever since. Heck, I’ve lived in Texas longer than anyplace else. My kids are here, my granddaughter’s here, my friends are here and I plan to stay here. So, I guess I’m a Texan by now.

When I write, I set my books in Texas. Why? Texas has a strong culture and loads of traditions that enrich my stories. In my Shadow Falls series, I set Shadow Falls Camp in the Hill Country, the area known for its beauty and wild flowers. It was the perfect back drop for Kylie, Della, Miranda and their paranormal friends. In my Christie Craig, Texas Justice series, Texas is perfect for sexy cowboy cops with baggage.

Texas almost becomes another character in my books. There are other states and cities that have that kind of presence. Think of New York City, New Orleans and Boston. Can you think of other cities or states that have their own distinct personality?

Winner!

The winner of last week’s giveaway is Marcie Jordan. Congratulations! Email your t-shirt size and postal address to me a christie@christie-craig.com, and I’ll send you your t-shirt.

Don’t Forget my Preorder Contest!!

Don’t forget! Three Heartbeats Away is now up for preorder at AmazonBarnes & Noble or Kobo. So I’m holding another preorder contest and I’m giving away a cool tote bag with a t-shirt, a deck of Three Heartbeats Away playing cards and other amazing swag (promotional stuff). All you have to do is preorder Three Heartbeats Away, then, send a link or a screenshot of your order to me at cc@cchunterbooks.com, and you’ll be entered to win. I’ll be closing this contest on June 18th. (Sorry, but this contest is limited to U.S. residents only.) 

Three Heatbeats Away Giveaway!

I’ve been getting loads of emails lately asking when the third book in my C.C. Hunter Mortician’s Daughter series will be out. I’m excited to announce Three Heartbeats Away will be released on June 18th.

In Three Heartbeats Away, Riley really finds herself in deep doodoo. She’s trying to deal with her latest ghost, a real bridezilla that has a bad habit of throwing knives. Not to mention she has another killer on the loose and her dad’s drinking problem has hit an all time low. And remember the crazy lunch lady? Well, Riley finally finds out why she’s been stalking her. As things get really hairy, Riley runs away from home and SOMEONE ends up getting shot! Don’t forget Hayden, the hot boy who looked out for her, but now can’t remember her and acts as if his heart belongs to Brandy. Will Riley walk away and let Brandy have him?  Or will she fight for what she believes is real? Will she have to hunt down a killer alone and face these dangers solo or is Hayden’s memory coming back?

The dead carry their secrets with them…

At least until they end up at Riley Smith’s door.  Her latest spectral visitor is a murdered bride with a need for revenge, and not necessarily for the person who killed her.  Never mind that killer is about to strike again.  Riley’s determined to help, but is missing Hayden, the hot, ghostly boy who’s always had her back.

Living, breathing Hayden is awake, which means his spirit isn’t around to flirt with Riley anymore.  Worse yet, the “real” Hayden doesn’t remember her. Their connection had been so strong.  Did his feelings for Riley just disappear into the ether?

As Riley gets closer to finding the bride’s killer, other secrets are revealed: secrets that change everything Riley thought she knew about her parents.  But before she can completely unravel the mystery of her past, Riley will need to escape the murderer that threatens her future.

Contest!!

Three Heartbeats Away is now up for preorder at Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Kobo. So I’m holding another preorder contest and I’m giving away a cool tote bag with a t-shirt, a deck of Three Heartbeats Away playing cards and other amazing swag (promotional stuff). All you have to do is preorder Three Heartbeats Away, then, send a link or a screenshot of your order to me at cc@cchunterbooks.com, and you’ll be entered to win. I’ll be closing this contest on June 18th. (Sorry, but this contest is limited to U.S. residents only.) 

Giveaway!!

Leave a comment below to be entered to win this awesome C.C. Hunter t-shirt. (Sorry, but this contest is limited to U.S. residents only. If you’re reading this on Goodreads, you must leave your comment on my actual blog to be entered to win.)

Interview With Christie

I recently did an interview for For the Love of Kid Lit with Jennifer Mary G, and I thought you might enjoy it.

  1. In Another Life has already received such great reviews on Goodreads. Do you read reviews? Do fans ever give you ideas for new stories?

 I do read reviews. Most of the time with one eye closed and a promise to myself that I won’t take the bad ones personally. I know most writers prefer not to read them because some are . . . mean spirited. I tell myself that books are like ice cream and not everyone likes the flavor of books I write.  I can accept that.

Fans do occasionally offer ideas. But I find most ideas need to be organically grown from my own experiences and emotions for me to feel passionate about it.

2. Your recent YA novels meld serious life-circumstances (such as organ donation and adoption) with traditional teen themes of school, family, and romance — and then to make things even more interesting, you infuse mystery and suspense! How do you juggle all of these threads? Do you outline your novels or do you just free-write?

I didn’t start out writing YA.  In fact, I didn’t plan on it.  An editor had read my humorous romantic suspense novels and asked if I would try writing a paranormal YA series. However, because I wasn’t a YA reader at the time, I had to do a crash course.

I bought about sixteen books and I read and analyzed them. Then I did a long stroll down memory lane back to my teenage years. I learned the things that concerned me, pained me, and inspired me were the same elements I found in the books:  romance, friendships, parents, self-discovery, self-esteem, and the need for independence. I knew I had to have those elements in my stories.

Some of my books are paranormal, like the Shadow Falls series and The Mortician’s Daughter series.  On top of the life-issues themes, I try to find plots with a wow factor. i.e. Girl gets a heart transplant, but it comes with the donors memories.  Girl, adopted at three, learns she may have been kidnapped and not given away. Daughter of a mortician’s can see and speak to the spirits her dad works on and they want her to fix their last problems. As for the suspense and mystery, call me an adrenaline junkie, but I love what a little danger brings to a story.

I’m not a plotter. I love discovering the story as I write. Yes, I know my wow factor and I have some of the plot points, but if I knew everything, writing would be boring. I see writing as sort of like weaving. The themes/elements are threads. If woven in one scene is the suspense and parental issues of the story, I know I need to pull in the threads of romance and friendship into an upcoming scene.

3. On your website bio I learned that you sold your first book in 1994, but then didn’t sell another until 2007! I imagine that can be extremely daunting. What gave you the motivation to keep going as a writer? Did you have an agent during those quiet years?

What’s even more disheartening is I started writing in 1984.  So it took me ten years to sell my first book and thirteen more years to sell my second.  That said, I sold four books at once when I sold my second. And In Another Life is my 43rd book if you count my novellas and non-fiction books. So I am not what you would call an overnight success.

I have received over 3000 rejections.  Was it daunting?  Yes, but you have to understand that I’m dyslexic. Nothing came easy for me. And maybe because of this, I was willing to fail and try again.  Now, those rejections are not just from novels.  When I couldn’t sell my second book in 1994, I started writing for magazines. I wrote travel articles, fillers, essays, profile pieces, and columns. I wrote approximately three pieces a week and if it came back rejected, I’d try to improve it then I’d send it right back out. It took a while before my freelance work took off, but a sale here and there kept me motivated.  Eventually, I was selling to the bigger magazines. I put the novel writing on back burner and focused on my freelance career.  In 2000, my daughter graduated from college and I told my husband I was going to start writing novels again.  It took six years for me to sell, but during that time, I wrote eight completed novels and five proposals.  And I sold all but five.

Winner!!

Amanda Perez, you won my C.C. Hunter t-shirt giveaway.  Congratulations! Please email me at christie@christie-craig.com with your t-shirt size and postal address.

 

In Another Life List

With the release of In Another Life, I’ve been very busy doing a blog tour. One of my favorite stops was at Jean the Book Nerd, where this was previously published on March 20th. I thought I’d share it with you.

Reasons to Read In Another Life

Because you’ll learn:

  1. Accidentally body slamming a hot guy and making him spill something special.
  2. A vague memory can be the key to unlocking the secrets of your past.
  3. A good best friend can help get you through just about anything.
  4. Your destiny is determined by DNA, but by your choices.
  5. When a dad’s superhero status is tarnished, his little girl’s heart is broken.
  6. Parents aren’t perfect, but some deserve a second chance.
  7. If we let it, our past can prevent us from having the future we deserve.
  8. Divorce can be as hard on the children as is it on the couple.
  9. When your dog barks at the window, someone who means you harm might be peering in.
  10. Being accused of attempted murder isn’t any fun.

In Another Life is available now at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-MillionIndie Books and Powells.

Giveaway!!!

I’m giving away a new C.C. Hunter t-shirt to one person who leaves a comment about In Another Life. (Sorry, but this giveaway is for U.S. residents only. If you’re reading this on Goodreads, you must leave a comment on my blog to be entered to win.)

Winner!

The winner of my In Another Life pre-order contest in Karen Lindsay. Karen, you’ve won an Ancestry DNA kit. Please email me a cc@cchunterbookscom with your address and I’ll send it to you. Congratulations!

What’s in a Name?

I’ve had fans ask me where I get the names for my characters in my books. Well, that depends…it’s kind of like asking where I get the ideas for my stories. Like my ideas for my books, I get my character names from all sorts of places. Sometimes I hear a name on TV or in a movie and I just like the way it sounds, the image it projects. Other times a baby name book can come in handy. And then there’s always the Internet. You can look up popular names, unusual names, even names by ethnicity. Did you know the top three names for babies born in 2019 in the U.S. are Olivia, Emma and Eva for girls and Noah, Liam and Elijah for boys?

So where did I get the name Cash, the hero in my book In Another Life that releases TODAY?  My nine-year-old granddaughter.  She was talking about a boy in her school, and his name was Cash.  For some reason that name created a character who had tons of back story and secrets. I’ll even admit that because my hero’s father is a con man, I could see him naming his son Cash.  So tell me, does a character’s name create an impression of a person?  Do we name our children because a name fits who we think our children will grow up to be?  Do you like your name?

What are reviewers saying about In Another Life?

I’m so excited! My C.C. Hunter young adult novel In Another Life releases today. You can find it at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-MillionIndie Books and Powells. Her are just a few things the reviews are saying about it.

“It’s fast paced and holds your attention. You can whip through this book in a few days.”—Saturday Niter Reader  https://tinyurl.com/y4xkqvu2

“The story, from beginning to end, is captivity and the characters are one with whom I identified and empathized.”—Macsbooks https://tinyurl.com/y4qpw84e

“I cannot remember the last time I read a book in a single day, but IN ANOTHER LIFE was a page-turner.”—Do You Dog-Ear https://tinyurl.com/y293lqqq

“IN ANOTHER LIFE was an exciting and intriguing young adult thriller that had me devouring pages until the very end.”—A Dream Within a Dream https://tinyurl.com/yxrn8gng

“I will recommend this book to any mystery/thriller action book lover if you also like a little bit of YA romance mixed with suspense and build-up tension, then you won’t want to miss reading IN ANOTHER LIFE!—The Cozy Corner https://tinyurl.com/yxzhdwdk

“I will tell you that I devoured this read. It was so good and I couldn’t even put this book down.”—Cecily’s Book Reviews about IN ANOTHER LIFE https://tinyurl.com/yy2s8vsf

Winner!!!

The winner of last week’s giveaway of a tote filled with cool stuff is Christiana. Please email your postal address to christie@christie-craig.com and I’ll send you your prize.

 

Past Do-Overs Giveaway!!

Last week, I told you about an embarrassing incident in my life and how I wish I could go back and change it. I also promised you another thing I would have liked to change in my past in this week’s blog. So, here is the second thing I would change if I could.

  • I’d have stood up to that school bully a lot sooner than I did.

She made my life miserable for over a year.  It was something that left a few scars on me and dinged my self-confidence.  I think because it did leave some lingering hurt, I use this in my books a lot. In In Another Life, there’s a guy, Paul, who is a bully. He tries to intimidate my hero, Cash, as well as Chloe.  Both Chloe and Cash stand up to him.   Cash even puts a camera in his car and video tapes the guy to show he’s the one who keyed his Jeep.  But there’s something that Cash realizes.  Bullies are generally bullies because of some issue going on in their own lives.  It doesn’t make it right, but Cash decides to cut this guy a little break.


“What the hell is your boyfriend up to?” A voice says behind me.

I swing around.  A very angry Paul is storming toward me.  Cash told me he was sending the video, so I know what this is about.  “I’m pretty sure he explained it in his text,” I say and I know that, too, because I helped him write it.

“He’s trying to mess up my chances at a football scholarship, isn’t he?”  He gets in my face.

I take a step back.  “Get the hell away from her.” I hear Cash, and he’s running toward us.

“What are you trying to pull?” Paul yells at Cash.

“Not a damn thing.  Read the damn text.  Now get lost,” he says.

I see Cash’s fist held tight at his side.  His expression is rock hard. Anger tightens his face.  He looks ready to fight. 

“What are you going to do?  Take it to the coach?” Paul says.

Cash takes my arm.  “Come on.” I start walking with him.

Paul bolts in front of us and takes a defensive stance.  Cash releases me and grabs Paul by his shirt and slams him into a car.  “Listen to me.  I know your father is a piece of shit.  I had one like that, too.  I’m giving you a break, but it wouldn’t take much to change my mind.  Now get the hell away from me!  And stop trying to be like your damn father!  Got it?”

 

In The Mortician’s Daughter series, One Foot In the Grave, Riley had a huge issue with a couple of mean girls.  Riley even ends up being hit and even gets a black eye.  In the second book these girls are still up to no good. I love the scene when Riley finds her spunk and uses her smarts to teach the bully a lesson.


I grab my cardboard pizza and am heading to Kelsey in the back when I’m smacked in the face with a bread roll, which drops on top of my pizza. Laughter echoes. I look around for the guilty person, but there’s really no point. It’s not like I’m going ape-shit on anyone’s ass.

I’m the one who hates conflict.

Then I see the table that’s laughing the hardest. It’s Jamie, Jacob’s ex, who has it out for me, and her minions. Candace, Jamie’s friend, waves at me. Yeah, she’s the one who picked on me the first week of school and caused a scuffle that led to me getting a black eye.

I don’t know what happens, but suddenly the idea of going ape-shit on someone is sounding better and better. I square my shoulders and head straight to her table.

I should be afraid. I should be smarter and turn around. But all I feel is anger.

I stop right behind Candace, who is looking over her shoulder at me, sneering. “Did you give her the book?” Jamie asks.

So that’s who put the book in my locker?  I feel my face get hotter. “I think you lost this.” I hold up the roll and then drop it. It plops in her bowl of chicken soup.

Okay, I know this doesn’t qualify as going ape-shit on anyone, but at least I’m not slinking away. I’m turning to leave when I hear, “Freak. Does your dad get it on with the dead women in his funeral home?”

I swing around. Everyone at the table goes silent. Everyone’s holding their breath to see what I’ll do.

Honestly, I’m kind of waiting too.

Oh, I know what I want to do. I want to hit her. I’ve never ever wanted to hit anyone before. Until now. But my gut says that’s what she wants. I swallow air and try to roll back my emotions. To reevaluate. Refrain from acting. Rethink my position.

I’m not going to hit her. Not going to give her what she wants. But I’m not just walking away, either. I’m going to outsmart her. I lean down, get close to her ear, just to show her I’m not afraid. Then I whisper, “Disrespecting the dead is dangerous. Be careful.” I’m impressed at the spookiness level in my tone. “Be very, very careful.”

She laughs, but when I pull back I see it in her eyes. Fear. I think I even smell it on her. Then again, that might just be her chicken soup.

Yeah, I know I’ve probably upped my freak level, but with only three months left of school, it might be worth it.


So what about you?  Did you ever have to deal with a bully?

Giveaway!!

Leave a comment and one person is going to win one of my new tote bags with some SWAG (promotional items) in it. (This giveaway is limited to U. S. residents only.)

Winner!!

The winner of last week’s giveaway of a tote filled with swag is April. Congratulations! Please email me at Christie@christie-craig.com with your postal address, and I’ll send you your prize.

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Reserve your spot in the adventure here: http://wonderquestevent.com/christie.

I know there’s a lot going on in your life. Let’s make 2019 your best year yet by helping you get moving on your project!

Also, remember that March 26th is the release of my C.C. Hunter YA In Another Life.  And because my new release is about discovering who you really are, I’m giving away an ancestry DNA kit.  All you have to do is pre-order In Another Life now at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-MillionIndie Books and Powells. Then if you send a link or a screenshot of your order to me at cc@cchunterbooks.com, you’ll be entered to win. I’ll be closing this contest on March 25th.  (Sorry, but this contest is limited to U.S. residents only.)

Hope to you see at the Wonder Quest Event.  Let’s get creative!