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Friday, February 23, 2018

BOOK CLUB FRIDAY--INTERVIEW WITH JOHNNY DECKER, HERO OF ROBIN DEETER'S CHANCE CITY SERIES

Today we sit down to talk with Johnny Decker, hero of Robin Deeter’s Chance City series.

What was your life like before your author started pulling your strings?
It was both good and bad.  My ma and I were always close, but my father wasn’t a nice man.  We were always happiest when he wasn’t home. They were killed in a tornado and I was alone for a while until Robin brought me to Chance City.

What’s the one trait you like most about yourself?
My loyalty to my family and friends.

What do you like least about yourself?
I’m always in a rush, and that sometimes gets me in trouble.

What is the strangest thing your author has had you do or had happen to you?
Be contacted by a spirit who disappeared when she went behind some bushes to relieve herself.

Do you argue with your author? If so, what do you argue about?
We argue about lots of stuff. What I’m gonna do next or how I’m gonna handle something.

What is your greatest fear?
Losing the people I love.

What makes you happy?
It sounds boring, but I love being with my family and running my woodworking business. I’m a pretty simple fella and that’s all I need to be happy.

If you could rewrite a part of your story, what would it be? Why?
My mother’s death. I miss her and wish she were still alive. She’d have loved Chance City and meeting our other family.

Of the other characters in your book, which one bugs you the most? Why?
I’m not real fond of Hector Ruiz. He sometimes works for my cousin Cy, who is a detective. There’s just something about him that rubs me the wrong way.

Of the other characters in your book, which one would you love to trade places with? Why?
Honestly, I’m really happy being me. I love my friends, but I don’t want their lives. 

Tell us a little something about your author. Where can readers find her website/blog? 
I argue with Robin (so do the other characters) because she wants to put out the best stories possible for all you readers. If she didn’t care, she wouldn’t fight with us so much. You can visit her website, to find a list of all her books and links to her social media sites, too.

What's next for you? 
Well, I’m working on finding a wife, so hopefully I’ll find Mrs. Decker soon since my story, A Very Decker Christmas is coming out soon. Thanks for visiting with me a little while. I really enjoyed it and I look forward to “seeing” you all again.

A Very Decker Christmas
Chance City series, Book 7

Johnny Decker has been searching for a bride for two years but has struck out at every turn. What is he doing wrong? He's a decent, kind man, with a thriving business and a home in which any woman would be proud to live. None of that has helped him snag the next Mrs. Decker, though, and he despairs of finding her. Can some assistance from an unlikely source bring him the happiness he craves? Will the magic of the Christmas season come to his aid or is he doomed to a solitary life?

6 comments:

Rose Hale said...

Thank you so much for the insight! Johnnie, sounds so AMAZING. The way Robin builds her characters from the base up is what gives her stories so much heart.

R.L. Deeter said...

Thanks so much, Rose! I'm so glad you enjoy all the people in my head. LOL

Angela Adams said...

Johnnie needs to believe that good things happen at Christmas (smile!).

Robin Deeter said...

He still has hope. It's been a long road.

Linda Ragland said...

Thank you for giving us more information on Johnnie. He needs to start believing in himself.That good things will come his way.

Robin Deeter said...

Agreed! You're very welcome. :)