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THE POISON WE DRINK
by Carol McClain
She has three novels. DWF: Divorced White Female is a laugh-out-loud tale of a woman looking for love online. In Waters of Separation, the tragedy of a physician assistant’s past resurrects when she discovers child slavery in the Ivory Coast. The Poison We Drink explores forgiving the unforgivable.
She has one husband, one daughter and one dog.
Welcome, Carol. If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be? Why?
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
When I was young, the Freedom Riders worked in the South. Desegregation and marches and long-denied liberty was finally being granted to our African-American brothers and sisters. I wanted to be a part of that, but my mother and father wouldn’t let me run off to the South. They claimed I was too young. They said the South was too far away, and I wouldn’t make my curfew if I left.
As an adult teaching AP English Language and Composition, I taught many of King’s essays and speeches. What an orator he was.
He, along with Mother Teresa and Abraham Lincoln are my heroes.
Please describe yourself with three words.
Zany, creative and socially-minded.
What do you enjoy doing for relaxation?
I love working with stained glass. I have my own studio and am currently working on a Tiffany-styled lamp. The light on glass, the texture and the colors delight me. I sell them at craft fairs along with my books.
What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?
My success as a writer, aside from writing engaging stories, hinges on my readers. Word of mouth endorsements help me tremendously. In addition to telling friends, reviews on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and sites like these help enormously.
Please tell us a little about your novel, The Poison We Drink.
How do you forgive the unforgivable?
A drunken accident injures Torie Sullivan, and her life collides with paramedic Adam Benedict who rescues her. She’d made his life miserable when they went to middle school, and those scars still wound Adam. When he discovers she’s homeless, he introduces Torie to his girlfriend Maya Vitale, and their friendship develops.
Despite her idyllic, gentle life, Maya, too, hides dark secrets.
The three friends must face their toxic pasts and learn forgiveness before bitterness poisons them.
Where can readers find you online?
Where can readers purchase The Poison We Drink?
Barnes and Noble
Any parting comment?
Unforgiveness is the poison we drink. Holding grudges only hurts ourselves. Forgiveness heals us. I hope you join Torie, Adam and Maya on their path to redemption.
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How do you forgive, especially when severe hurts are hurled your way?
Carol, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. Carol is offering an eBook copy of The Poison We Drink to one commenter to this blog post.
Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through May 16, 2017 and remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you’re the winner.
The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Upon a Spring Breeze by Kelly Irvin is Susan F. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.
Till next time … keep on smiling.
My latest book has released - With Good Intentions, a novella. Here is the cover, and you can read more about the book here. You can read the first chapter of the book on my website.