Thursday, November 13, 2014

Special Christmas Interview with Author Tia Silverthorne Bach

1. What is your favorite Christmas movie? Is there a reason/tradition behind your pick?

A Christmas Vacation with Chevy Chase. It's been a tradition ever since my husband and I started spending holidays together (mid '90s). It's equal parts funny, heartwarming, and nostalgic. And now my kids are finally old enough to watch it with us. My favorite kid holiday movie is A Christmas Story ("you'll shoot your eye out").

2. If you could kiss anyone under the mistletoe, who would it be??? (Significant others not allowed!)

Hugh Jackman. He's timeless, multi-talented, and gorgeous. I want to kiss him as Wolverine (as long as he keeps his hands to himself) or Leopold (from Kate & Leopold). Not so much from Les Miserables. If he's unavailable, I'll take Chris Pratt from Guardians of the Galaxy. Sexy and funny; that's the way I roll!

3. What was the best, and worst, Christmas you ever had?

I love the holidays to be full of family and friends, and any Christmas with a full house and a full heart is perfect. However, the best Christmas was my oldest daughter's first one. She was seven months old; it was the first time my husband and I experienced the holiday as a mom and dad. The worst: my father had a heart attack a few days before Christmas '08. I was far from home and sick with worry. Thankfully, he recovered, which was the best Christmas present.

4. What is your favorite thing about Christmas?

The spirit of giving, loving, and hoping. It's when we should all be grateful for all the blessings in our life. Plus, I love the lights, sounds, and smells of Christmas.

5. Which character that you've written loves Christmas the most? Worst? Why?

Love this question. Reagan, the heroine in my Tala Prophecy series, would love nothing more than to gather her family--especially since she's newly reunited with her Nana and Papa--for a holiday celebration. Family is everything to her. She just has to save the world first. Rafe, her nemesis and the Devil's spawn, wants to obliterate all that's good in the world, so destroying Christmas would be on the top of his list.

Thanks, Tia!

Where to find Tia:
Tia Silverthorne Bach is an avid reader, sometimes runner, involved wife and mother, and rabid grammar hound in addition to being a multi-genre writer. Her three daughters were born in Chicago, San Diego, and Baltimore; and she feels fortunate to have called many places home. She's the award-winning co-author of Depression Cookies, a coming of age story written with her mother, and the Tala Prophecy series. Book three, Chasing Destiny, is coming soon. Tia's office is wherever her laptop takes her and any place that's conducive to allowing a wild imagination like hers to flourish.

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