Interview with Caryl McAdoo and a Giveaway!

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Hello reader friends! I’m delighted to have Caryl McAdoo on the blog again today. She is such a delight to talk to! Please join me in welcoming her as part of the Celebrate Lit Book Tour for Coercion at the Cow Palance!

About the Book

Interview with Caryl McAdoo and a Giveaway!Coercion At The Cow Palace
on January 12, 2022
Genres: Fiction / Christian / Historical, Fiction / Christian / Romance / Historical, Historical

There’s more than a hundred witnesses in the room, but no one sees who shot the newspaper reporter. If not for an offhanded bet, Morgan and Charity would never have gotten involved; he’s not one to let a friend down. The truth of who and why DeeDee’s big engagement is wrecked might never be known if they hadn’t, and it still may not be if the Lowells can’t get the right man elected governor of Texas. Crooked civil servants and politicians who think they’re above the law thwart their every effort. It’s a historic mystery wrapped in redemption, love, politics, and coercion at the Cow Palace.


Interview with Caryl

Hi Caryl and welcome back! I’m so happy to have you visiting again today!

Hey, Jessica! Thank you for inviting me to your blog today and for sharing my new release COERCION at the Cow Palace! I’m really enjoying the new Cross Timbers Mystery series.

Let’s get right to the questions. What’s your go-to bible verse during times of difficulty?

To tell the truth, I haven’t many difficulties in my latter years. Or… maybe I have and just don’t count the situations as difficulties because I know God is on the throne, in control, and that He has whatever is going on. To choose a Scripture though, I’ll say 1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

I love that verse! If you could have dinner with any fictional character, who would it be and why?

I would want to have say Henry Buckmeyer. He is the patriarch of my Texas Romance Family Saga, the hero in book one, father and honorary father in book two, and grandfather in the rest of the series. In the “Texas Companion Books” that has stories of ancestors and descendants of the original characters, he is a great-grandfather!

In the Family Saga, I wept as I typed when he passed in 1885 and broke down again trying to read it at our writers’ group. I was simply delighted to bring him back as a visitor in 1866 to Dallas where he showed as a character witness for the man who’d been murdered in DUPLICITY at The Lowell House. He is in the second mystery book as well SKULLDUGGERY in the Sulphur River Bottoms!     

If we were to peek at your nightstand/coffee table/counter/kitchen table, what interesting things would we find?

Nightstand? I keep Burt’s Bees lip balm, a back scratcher, and there’s a small (two inch or less) ceramic squirrel perched in the lamp base.

On my Kitchen counter? I recently brought out a green glass cake platter, and I stack all sorts of fruit on it with some grapes hanging down! In October, we just started having fruit smoothies for supper a couple of times a week, and this kept it all easy to reach and looks like a magazine picture!

On my table . . . Almost always there’s a Quirkle game because Ron and I play it at every meal. We keep all the scores for each game to see who wins the month—then the year! We’re both quite competitive) So all those score sheets are there. Also my Apple Cider Vinegar and the enhanced water flavor squirt bottle lives there so I can whip me up a quick drink from a glass of iced water
I don’t have a coffee table. 😊

It’s time for a fun girls’ weekend, and you can only invite authors to attend. Who would you pick and why?

Heather Blanton because she lives so far away in North Carolina, and I never get to see her. Karen Witemeyer and Shannon Vannatter because I write regularly on their blog posts Petticoats & Pistols and Inkslingers, respectively, and we’re good friends who rarely get together! Danni Roan is a traveling friend who’s visited The Peaceable (my home) a couple of times, and it’s always good to see her. Oh, and Amy Lillard just has to come. She’ll keep us all in stitches! I know I am no doubt forgetting to invite many wonderful author friends I love!

Great choices! What are you working on next?

The next book I hope to release is THEN JUDGMENT, a Biblical fiction that covers the three days Jesus did NOT spend in the tomb! Ron and I love digging into the scriptures and seeing what new morsels Holy Spirit will reveal to us. Our stories in this genre adhere strictly to His story, but it will probably be very different from anything you’ve ever though or heard! Still, though, it sticks like Gorilla glue to the Holy Word we love!

That sounds so interesting. Thank you so much for chatting with me today Caryl!

Thank you again for the invitation to spend a little time with you and your readers today, Jessica! You are a blessing!

About the Author

Award-winning author Caryl McAdoo prays her story brings God glory, and her best-selling stories—over sixty published—delight Christian readers around the world. The prolific writer also enjoys singing the new songs the Lord gives her; you may listen at YouTube. Sharing four children and twenty-one grandsugars (three are greats), Caryl and Ron, her high-school-sweetheart-husband of fifty-three years, live in the woods south of Clarksville, seat of Red River County in far Northeast Texas. The McAdoos wait expectantly for God to open the next door.

Blog Tour

Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, February 4

For Him and My Family, February 5

Texas Book-aholic, February 6

Through the Fire Blogs, February 7 (Author Interview)

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, February 7

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, February 8

Inklings and notions, February 9

Locks, Hooks and Books, February 10

Adventures of a Travelers Wife, February 10 (Author Interview)

deb’s Book Review, February 11

Connie’s History Classroom, February 12

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, February 13 (Spotlight)

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, February 14

A Baker’s Perspective, February 15 (Author Interview)

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, February 16

Pause for Tales, February 17


To celebrate her tour, Caryl is giving away the grand prize of a $25 Amazon gift card!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

9 responses to “Interview with Caryl McAdoo and a Giveaway!

  1. Lori Smanski

    This has been fun getting to know a little more about Caryl. Thanks for sharing today

  2. Roxanne C.

    This is a fun Interview, and I enjoyed getting a peek into Caryl’s home. The green cake platter is not a surprise, but the Quirkie game was.

  3. Beatrice LaRocca

    Thank you for sharing the author interview and book details, this sounds like a wonderful story, a must read for me

  4. Eva Millien

    Congratulations on of Coercion at the Cow Palace, Caryl, Great interview and I enjoyed following the tour and learning about your book, which sounds like a wonderful romance for me to read! Good luck with your book and I hope the tour was a success! Thanks for sharing it with me and have an excellent weekend!