Q&A with Randi M. Sherman and Book Spotlight for THE TRUTH ABOUT CAROLINE
When I heard the title to Randi M. Sherman's latest novel, THE TRUTH ABOUT CAROLINE, I jumped at the chance to be part of the blog tour!
Honesty has always presented a problem for Caroline.
Manipulating situations and navigating around blunders and deceptions have become second nature to Caroline. She could justify every lie she has ever told, and any truth she ever stretched. Honesty and revealing secrets would only keep her from moving forward with her life. What good would it do anyhow?
Even all of those bad financial decisions, flawed relationships and questionable life choices seem like child’s play compared to being arrested for the solicitation of her husband’s murder, and what follows. Could someone figure out Caroline? And what would happen if someone did?
Q&A with Randi M. Sherman
What is the best dish you can cook?
Deconstructed eggplant parmesan
Can you fake any accents?
Yup - when I write, I often write accents into my books - and spell them phonetically - so I have to practice them out loud to figure out how they sound and how they might be spelled. My favorite - is Italian.
You wouldn't be caught dead, where?
A Justin Bieber concert
Do you have any hidden talents?
Many, but if I told you I'd have to kill you.
What do you have in your pockets?
Change from buying coffee
Most hated chore on the household chore list?
I don't know why - but it's emptying the dishwasher. I'd rather load dirty dishes in with the clean ones and run it all over again, than empty the thing
Which bad habit drives you crazy?
Gum chewing - drives me nuts especially when audio is involved.
Name one thing you consider yourself to be very good at.
Laughing and making other people laugh
Name one thing you totally suck at.
Being pushed around
What was least favorite job that you had?
Oh where do I start - any job where the word "methodology" is used.
What is on your bedside table?
A lamp, a clock and a bottle of Advil, and a coaster - because Im not allowed to put a glass directly on the wood. Rules are rules.
If you could play any instrument, which would you play?
Alcohol or coffee?
Are you a morning or night person?
Definitely a morning person.
Name a singer you can't stand the sound of.
Mariah Carey - mostly because she has been so overplayed
Name one thing you remember about your high school prom.
I should have worn a strapless bra.
What wa s the last thing you watched on TV?
What was the last photo you took on your phone?
I took a picture of Minnie, my 14 year old Chihuahua, who has one eye, she's deaf, has no teeth, her tongue hangs out and she is 5 full pounds of attitude. Shh - she doesn't know.
What's your favorite holiday?
Which one has the most carbohydrates?
When was the last time you fired a gun?
With an eye for detail, an ear for well-tuned dialogue and an incredible grasp of the obvious, all honed while performing stand-up comedy in Los Angeles and improvisational theater in San Francisco, Sherman adds just enough bawdiness to deliver character-driven contemporary novels that will have the reader laughing, thinking and even connecting with the characters in her books.
Writing has been a part of Randi’s life since she was a teenager, one hundred and fifty thousand years ago. But being pragmatic and realizing that she preferred having an income, living indoors and eating regularly, she reluctantly put her dreams on hold and entered the corporate world, yet never left behind her sense of humor and creative storytelling ability, skills which were not always appreciated during budget and strategy meetings.
Now, after living indoors for a while and eating regularly, albeit too much, Randi has picked up her pen again and her third novel, THE TRUTH ABOUT CAROLINE is here. It is the continuation to her second novel CAROLINE STARTS OVER (2014). Randi's first book PAULA TAKES A RISK was released in 2012. Look for Randi's next novel THE LOBBY, Spring-ish 2016.
Randi lives in the California wine country. She would never claim to have a genius IQ, the body of a super model. However, she can spell “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.” Randi maintains a trim, well-toned body that is cleverly concealed beneath twenty pounds of soft protective layering and she has the appetite of a bird (vulture).
Things that Randi cannot live without: people to laugh with, her car horn, a gym membership where there are chubby women who break into a sweat while putting on a jog bra, wine, waist capes, and her wife, Carol.
Randi can live without: mean-spirited people, liver, left-overs, communal dressing rooms, tight underwear, and people who point.
Randi is five-foot-seven.