The Sale of Woodhouse Glass by K.J. Watters – Spotlight and Giveaway

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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000038_00063]“Touching and intelligent, The Sale of Woodhouse Glass isn’t your ordinary romance. Kali Woodhouse is a widowed mother-of-two who spends her days running her deceased husband’s business, Woodhouse Glass, and flirting with the town police officer, who is exactly right for her in every way. He’s certainly a better choice than the bad-boy, screw-up she’s known since childhood, and who just so happens to need a job and has the necessary skills for Woodhouse Glass.

“No, this isn’t the generic storyline you’ve seen before with flat characters who play their roles according to the formula. Watters eschews cliche and instead tells a touching story about love, loss, family, and finding happiness again after tragedy.”

-Author of “Someone Else’s Fairytale” E.M. Tippetts

Enjoy an excerpt:

“Hey, look at you in street clothes…You look tall. I mean good. You look good. Although not very detective-ish.” She’d blurted out her first thought to keep from staring, and she immediately regretted it. Hoping to come off as playful rather than unfiltered, she paired her words with a gentle tap to his shoulder with the back of her hand.

Parker chuckled, his broad smile and perfect teeth reinforcing the magazine-worthy image. “Well, thanks, but that was supposed to be my line. You look pretty good yourself. Beautiful, actually.” He paused long enough for her to blush. “Are you all ready?”

“Yep. I forgot how quickly I can get myself ready when it’s just me. You have no idea how much work it is to leave the house with kids. Getting everyone in shoes that match and fit seems like it should be easy, but I’m not kidding when I say that it takes half of our morning every single day.”

Please stop talking, she begged herself, turning to lock her door and trying to collect her thoughts—or at least shut her mouth.

“Huh. That’s probably why my sister-in-law keeps her kids’ shoes in the car. She and my brother have two kids about the same ages as yours. Two boys.” Parker led her to the silver SUV in the driveway and opened the passenger door. As he walked around to the driver’s side, Kali focused intently on buckling her seatbelt, an exercise in appearing to be a normal, stable, person.

“I was wondering if I was going to get to ride in a police cruiser tonight, but I guess I won’t get to cross that one off my bucket list.” Kali heard her voice again, nervously jabbering against her will.

Parker didn’t seem to mind following her rambling conversation. “I don’t drive it home. But I could probably arrange a ride if it means that much to you. A bucket list item is a big deal.”

“Well, maybe my list is too long. It also has ‘grow a prize-winning pumpkin,’ ‘fold a thousand paper cranes,’ and ‘catch a seagull.’” Luckily, Kali’s imagination kept pace with her mouth.

“I might need to rethink my list. I’m really not sure how I could have overlooked those.”

About the Author:MediaKit_AuthorPhoto_TheSaleOfWoodhouseGlassK.J. Watters is the author of The Sale of Woodhouse Glass, a solitary journalistic article, and a large number of unfinished manuscripts.

She has an underutilized degree in Communications, selected for its minimal math requirements. She married her math tutor who is now a CPA in southern Oregon.

Her hobbies currently include reading, writing, and watching beginner level gymnastics, ballet, and soccer practices. When she isn’t writing or being a mom, she also teaches high school conflict resolution classes part-time.

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Comments

  1. Emily Smith says:

    What authors inspired you to start writing? (I also live in Oregon, isn’t it beautiful?)

    • KJ Watters says:

      Well, I’ve felt like a writer since I was a kid, so Anne of Green Gables (yes, the fictional character, so by extension LM Montgomery) probably was an influence.

      Yes, Oregon is beautiful! Thanks for your question!

  2. Thanks for hosting!

  3. I like the way the dialogue unfolds in your excerpt. What kinds of writing techniques do you use to make your dialogue sound so genuine?

    I’ve known a few writers who will sit in public places and eavesdrop on other people’s conversations in order to get a better feel for how people talk to each other.

    • KJ Watters says:

      Thank you for the compliment! Haha, I don’t have any eavesdropping techniques. Writing dialogue comes pretty easily to me. I love the freedom to ignore normal writing conventions and just sound natural. I fly through writing those exchanges with little thought. I hate contrived sounding conversions so if think it might be cringe-worthy, I cut it. Now, if I could just be as smooth in real life dialogue as I an in writing, that would be great. 😉

  4. Sounds like a great read!

  5. I’m a little confused. Is Parker the same as the bad boy or is there a love triangle in the story?

  6. What form of public transportation do you prefer? (air, boat, train, bus, car, etc.)

    • KJ Watters says:

      Not boat! I’ve recently decided that I am not a boat person. I like flying because it means I’m going somewhere fun. Although, once upon a time I thought I had developed a fear of flying, because I was getting so anxious before fights…then I flew by myself and was totally fine. It turned out that I was just afraid of flying with my young children. 😉

  7. Jennifer Rote says:

    I enjoyed the excerpt.

  8. Do you ever suffer from writer’s block and, if so, how do you overcome it?

    • KJ Watters says:

      Different ways different times. For me, I never know how to start again at a new scene. Once I’m into it, it’s comes easily, but I can sit and stare at a chapter break for longer than it takes to write one. Sometimes I just start writing. It might be worthless and get deleted later, but if it got me going then it served a purpose. Other times I just stop writing and wait to feel the itch to write again. Thanks for the question!

  9. KJ Watters says:

    Thanks so much for hosting!

  10. kim amundsen says:

    I enjoyed the excerpt very much.

  11. I really enjoyed the dialogue, both interior and spoken. Thanks for the introduction L&S.

  12. Rita Wray says:

    I liked the excerpt, thank you.

  13. Great post – I enjoyed reading the excerpt!

  14. I didn’t really get a feel of the book from the blurb, but I LOVED the excerpt. I am definitely intrigued now.

    • KJ WAtters says:

      Thanks, I hope you give it a try! It’s definitely tricky to try to convey a story in such a short space, especially when the dynamics of the relationships and key players change over the arc of the story.

  15. Eva Millien says:

    I enjoyed the excerpt, sounds a great book, thanks for sharing!

  16. Becky Richardson says:

    What genre do you enjoy?

  17. I am looking forward to reading more about this book. Thank you.

  18. loved the excerpt

  19. I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you for sharing!

  20. Patrick Siu says:

    I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

  21. Thanks for the giveaway!

  22. What a great excerpt. Thanks for sharing

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