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Zoom Interview with Author Carol McClain and a Giveaway

By Deena Adams

What a pleasure to interview author, Carol McClain and learn about her life and writing. I hope you enjoy the conversation and will consider subscribing to her newsletter and purchasing her books.

Be sure to scroll to the end of this post to find out how you could win a copy of her book, The Perils of Cheryl.

Join the conversation. Which part of Carol’s interview did you enjoy most? Do you like reading stories about real life issues women face and how they overcome obstacles through Christ?

For a chance to win a free copy of Carol’s book, The Perils of Cheryl, comment on this post by Tuesday, February 2. Be sure to provide your email address. Winner will be notified on February 3.

Check out this Zoom interview with author, Carol McClain to learn about her writing and how you could win a copy of her book, The Perils of Cheryl.

The Perils of Cheryl by Carol McClain

Click the book cover for purchase link.

Only a man can save her—any man so long as he’s hot

Sassy, desperate, and ditched by her husband, Cheryl Chandler realizes only one thing will redeem her from her ex-husband’s betrayal. A man.

Finding love in rural New York proves a daunting challenge. With a shallow gene pool and a crazy family, she wants someone willing to accept her quirky teens whose eccentricities range from New Age ideologies, to OCD, to religious fanaticism, and a toddler—her husband’s parting gift. 

What man would love her and accept them? (Or could she hide the kids?)

Her children, and mother, have the solution. Online dating.

Here she meets two men. Religious fanatic Tarrant charms her, but he’s so pious, he actually likes to go to church and loves to study his Bible. Mysterious Carleton is everything her desperation desires, witty, knowledgeable, and handsome. How does a woman choose among a crazy family or a need for unadulterated love or the draw of faith? She certainly can’t decide without a hefty dose of humor.

McClain is the award-winning author of four novels, including The New York Yankee on Stinking Creek, first-place winner of The Dragonfly Book Award for best novel.

McClain writes novels about the redemption of the unredeemable. Even her most serious works are laced with humor. She is a consummate encourager, and no matter what your faith might look like, you will find compassion, humor and wisdom in her complexly layered, but ultimately readable work.

She is a past president of ACFW Knoxville and its current treasurer/secretary. She facilitates Postmark Writers, an offshoot of the LaFollette Art Group. She teaches online courses and is a clinical supervisor for WGU.

In addition to the above, she’s served on the Board of Connections to Recovery, an organization dedicated to keeping addicts sober. She’s mentored recovering addicts, and at one time, had been a foster mother–the complexity and difficulty of that calling proved she was better off writing about it than performing it. (Is there nothing she can’t do?)

Aside from writing, she’s a skilled stained-glass artist and a budding potter. She lives in Tennessee with her husband, kitties, and Springer spaniel, and soon will own a passel of Nigerian Dwarf goats.

Connect with Carol: Website / Facebook / Amazon / Twitter / Instagram

If you enjoyed this interview, please share on social media.

Did you miss last week’s interview with Deb Gorman? Find it here.

As a Jesus girl for more than thirty years, Deena Adams understands how important hope is to daily life, which fuels her passion to inspire others through hope-filled fiction based on true to life stories. She is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency and is a multi-award-winning writer, an active ACFW member, and ACFW Virginia president. Connect with Deena through her website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


  • Colleen K Snyder

    Love these interviews. Love getting to know more about what makes people (writers especially) tick! Thanks for providing this wonderful “venue” to learn and grow.

  • Tilmer Wright Jr

    Thank you for posting this interview! Carol is an incredible writer. The Perils of Cheryl is an excellent book. I have read it. (You can see my review on Amazon and Goodreads.) This interview is a great chance for more people to get to know about Carol and her work.

  • Lynn Moore

    Deena….what a delightful interview…. thanks for sharing!
    Carol….. looks like the “penny” you charged your parents paid off! 🖊 And…..thank you so much for your enthusiasm & support for teachers snd children!

    Keep on writing! 📚
    Lynn Moore

  • Carol

    Thank you, all.
    It took me a while to find the comment section. My head’s usually buried in a plot somewhere.
    You all have encouraged me.

  • Teresa+Moyer

    Yes that is true, free books are good too but I like to support the author through purchasing. Books are my weakness and I want them ALL lol.

  • Deena Adams

    Thanks for watching, Teresa! I know what you mean about not being able to buy every book you’d like to read. There are so many! At least when you comment here, you have a chance to win a copy!

  • Teresa+Moyer

    Thank you for another great interview. I subscribed to her on her website. I added this book to my list to buy. I wish I could just buy every book as soon as I see them but with limited income that is just not possible. But it is on my list in Amazon 🙂 I love getting to know all the new to me authors you have interviewed.