Monday, May 13, 2013

Meet author and busy mother, Krista Ames

Hi, Krista. Welcome to Meet the Author Monday. I’m happy to have you join me. Let’s jump right in, shall we?  

I’m all set and ready, Becca. 

Great, can you define yourself fore readers in five words or less?

(hmmm…)  Dedicated mom, wife and author!

Wow, exactly five. LOL. Okay, a little tougher one. Where would your perfect vacation home be located?   

Well I could think and think on that but really I haven’t been to a bunch of places that I would love to live for a while.  One that my hubby and I return to every year, just to get away by ourselves is Mackinac Island and we’ve talked a few times on what it’d be like to have a home there.

Mackinac Island sounds gorgeous, Krista. It is on my list to go sometime soon.  You define yourself as a wife and mother and your favorite place is based on an area you go to with your darling hubby. So you have to tell us about this man. What makes him the best? 

The best part about my man is his constant support & love because I tell ya he puts up with a lot!  This is my second marriage after a really rocky hard first one.  We met and fell in love over the internet of all places.  He has 1 daughter and I have 3 kids and for sure, it’s not easy going from being a single dad with a 4 year old to being married with 4 kids.  He’s been an absolute trooper AND he lets me be a stay at home mom, which also helps my writing career.

Nice. You are a lucky woman. What make writing important to you?

Writing is important to me because it just give me my ‘me’ time to do what I love to do.  It gives me an outlet for all those stories running around in my head.  I may never be rich at it but it’s what I love to do.

What's the best thing a reader/reviewer has ever said about you or your work?

In a review written for my latest release from "Not Now…Mommy’s Reading" and goes like this…  "I have a confession, I read 'Take Me Home Cowboy' about a month ago. You see, I've had the opportunity to work with Krista Ames on different projects over the last several months, she's a hard working mommy just like us, Blu and I really like and respect her. So, as you can imagine I wanted to do a review of her work justice. Sounds like I didn't like it, right? Well, let me tell you I loved Take Me Home Cowboy!”  read the entire review here… 

How sweet. Gotta love it when readers have such a positive reaction to your work. However, you're sounding a little too perfect. Tell me something odd about you so I don't feel inadequate. 

One of the oddest things about me is that I like to square dance ;)

Ha ha, okay that's unusual in today's world. I can picture you in the swirling skirt - sounds like a blast. An odd thing about me is that I crave old-school foods like pork and kraut and other mundane things over really decadent dishes, but I do love Better Than Sex Cake although I am not sure I agree with that label. Is there anything you would put that label on?

I have heard of Better Than Sex Cake, but if I put that label on something, it would have to be the spicy crawfish cream sauce my hubby makes from scratch and puts on baked fish.

Oh, that sounds yummy. My son would love it. You should sweet talk the recipe out of him for me sometime. But first, brace yourself for a quick fire—a fast way to get to know you. Complete the following sentences:

The person I admire most is my mother. 

If I had my druthers, I’d druther have a warm climate to live in than the cold one I currently reside in. 

If I could change one thing about myself, I would be more patient with my kids.

The happiest moments in my life were the days each of my children was born.

Nine out of ten times, I don’t go back to bed in the morning after my kids leave.

Life is too short to settle for second best.

Thanks for stopping in, Krista. It was fun to get to know a bit about you. Readers you can connect with Krista at any of the following places.


Ally Kincaid returns to Freewill, Wyoming, to see her father after a two year absence. Anticipating a quiet family reunion, she finds herself butting heads with her father’s foreman instead. The man’s arrogance and sexy drawl push all her buttons, making her wonder what he’s hiding beneath his cowboy swagger.
Matt Gentry walked away from the past and shies from the future. No ties means no one gets hurt…until the boss’s daughter, a hot, green-eyed blonde, tempts him to break his own rules.
When tragedy strikes, will building tension and pride destroy their growing attraction or show them the way home?


Ally’s attention immediately flew to the newcomer in the room. How could she not? He was gorgeous. Not that she actually wanted to notice.  Ha! Who was she kidding? His hair was still damp where it curled slightly at the neckline of his T-shirt. The short sleeve tee was snug fitting and showed off his pectorals and tanned arm muscles. He grabbed his plate, made his way around the table, and leaned in close. Oh, his scent hit her—clean soap and pure male. Good God.

 "Like what you see, princess?" he murmured.

Startled out of her trance, she stumbled for a quick, snide comment. "You wish, cowboy," she whispered back, and then turned back to her daddy, who was already halfway finished with his meal.

She was not about to let anyone see how rattled the foreman’s presence actually made her. She only hoped she hadn’t already given her odd interest in him away. Ignore him and he won't be any the wiser.  She would be sure to make this trip a short one, or she would be in trouble.
Jesse cleaned his plate and abruptly stood, placed his dishes in the sink, and made to leave the room.

"Looks like you kids get to do the dishes. I’m off to my study." Her dad kissed the top of her head and slapped his foreman on the back, then chuckled as he disappeared through the door.

"That rat!" she said. "He shoveled through his dinner on purpose."

"No worries, princess. I do the dishes every night anyway. You can go do whatever it is you do before bed. I’ll take care of the clean up before I head out to check the horses."

"Oh no you don’t. I won’t let you go running to Daddy tomorrow whining because I didn’t do my share, so I’ll wash. And why are you calling me ‘princess’?"

"It seemed fitting. Would you rather me go back to ma'am?"

"No, I would rather you use my name, thank you."

He only shrugged.  He pushed his place setting aside, rose, and reached for the dessert and plates on the counter.  "Since we'll be working together, how about some dessert before we get busy?"

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  1. Becca I had a blast answering these questions and giggled even more when i came back and read them. Square dancing is definitely odd and oh my gosh I should have sent you a picture to post of me in the swirling skirt lol :) Loved being here today !!!!!

  2. Oh and I did get my hubby to let me share the crawfish recipe.....I'll get it for you. It is so good. He's a seriously awesome cook and makes some great dishes from scratch !!!!

  3. It was nice getting to know you a little Krista. Look forward to reading Take Me Home Cowboy.

  4. Thank you Georgie, it was nice of you to stop by :)

  5. Thanks for joining me, Krista, and I will watch for that recipe. Can't wait although I am not sure where I will get crayfish in this landlocked state, but I will give it my best shot. :-)

  6. Great to get to know you more, Krista! I wish I had the chance to go back to bed after the kids go to school. Well, I guess I do, but I never end up going back to sleep. All the best!

    1. Hi Jessica :) Thanks so much for stopping...i want to go back to bed every day but I rarely do. I can fall asleep any time, I just get mad at myself because I get nothing done if I do sleep.


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