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Parker FairchildParker Fairchild<div class="ExternalClass3E8A0B1840A94247BD42189DC9E70B26"><h2><a href="https://phoenix.overdrive.com/phoenix-phoenixpl/content/media/5898863" target="_blank"><em>​</em><em>Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship</em> by Parker Fairchild</a></h2><p><a href="https://phoenix.overdrive.com/phoenix-phoenixpl/content/media/5898863" target="_blank"></a></p><p><a href="https://phoenix.overdrive.com/phoenix-phoenixpl/content/media/5898863" target="_blank"></a>​<span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Parker Fairchild is a social media copywriter, a freelance writer with multiple writing credits, and a model. A Virginia native, she and her husband have their own shipboard romance as they met on a cruise ship tender in Maui, and as her mom is fond of saying, "they haven't stopped talking since." When she's not busy playing with words, she loves spending time with her husband and family in Arizona where she now resides.</span></p><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><br></span></p><h3><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"></span>Q + A</h3><p>​​</p><div><div><h4><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">What inspired you to write this book?</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></h4><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Serendipity. I’ll explain.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span><br>  <br><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">I wrote the outline for this novel while on a Caribbean cruise some years ago. Upon returning home, I put it aside for a large work project. Then, on a cruise to Hawaii, I met my husband-to-be, Jason, on a tender going into Maui. This chance meeting was love at first sight.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> <br> <br><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">I’d just finished writing a memoir for a client when the COVID pandemic hit. At the same time, my mom had just finished reading a book that she loved written by an author who was new to her. While reading more about her, my mom discovered that this author owned a publishing company—5 Prince Publishing. Further investigation revealed that they were looking for Christmas submissions.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">  </span> <br> <br><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Since we were in quarantine, my mom suggested that I use this time and complete one of my unfinished books that lived on my computer. Because those early days of COVID were difficult and sad for the entire world, she suggested I finish my Christmas book, which would help to cheer us up, and submit it to 5 Prince Publishing, which was seeking holiday novels.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> </span> <br> <br><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">So, with my new hubby as inspiration for my hero, I dove in, and as they say, the rest is history and serendipity all the way. Thank you, Princess Cruises, for playing host to Jason’s and my grand romance; you truly are “The Love Boat.”</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span> <br> <br><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Come, and sail along with Olivia and Jace on the </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Serendipity</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> and celebrate their love story as it unfolds in<em> Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship</em>.</span> <br> <br></div><p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"></span></p><p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"></span></p></div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"></span></p><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"></span></p><div><p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"></span></p><p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"></span></p><p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"></span></p><div><h4><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">What attracted you to this genre: romance, mystery, non-fiction, etc.?</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></h4><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Not all of the novels I have written or have outlined on my computer are romantic comedies. <em>Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship</em> evolved from an inspiration I had on a Caribbean cruise, and then I literally married this to my other real-life experience of meeting my husband—love at first sight style—on a Hawaiian cruise. Setting the book during the holiday season was festive, fun, and reflective of my love of this time of the year.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span><br><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> </span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span><br></div></div><div><div><h4><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">What book are you currently reading?</span> </h4><em></em><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><em>What Happened to the Bennetts?</em> by Lisa Scottoline</span> <br><br></div><h4>A<span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">re you writing anything now? If so, when will it come out?</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></h4></div><div><div><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">I’m working on the sequel to <em>Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship</em>, which is the second book in <em>The Perfect Pairings Series</em>.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span><br> <h4><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">If you weren't a writer, what would you do?</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></h4></div><div><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">When I was a child, I wanted to be a lawyer; that’s all I remember ever wanting to do. Once in college, my goal was to be a lawyer in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG), but due to my asthma, I was </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">ineligible to join the military.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span><br><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> </span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span><br></div></div><div><h4><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Do you use your local library?  If so, which library is it?</span></h4>Saguaro Library<br></div><p>​<br></p><br></div>

 

 

 

 

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