Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Character Interview with Britt Bowen from Covering Home by Heidi McCahan

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Covering HomeCovering Home
Heidi McCahan
Adult Inspirational Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 310 Pages
January 18th 2015 by Snug Corner Cove Press

On assignment in Japan, television personality turned sportscaster Britt Bowen is determined to land an interview with the most reclusive pitcher in baseball and prove she can succeed in a demanding profession. A relationship with a self-absorbed professional athlete is the last thing Britt needs. 

Shunning all media attention, former All-Star pitcher Caleb Scott is focused on rebuilding his career in Japan, far from his past and the horrible tragedy that nearly ruined him. Then he meets Britt, who is everything he vowed to avoid. 

But it doesn’t take long before Caleb is battling his attraction toward Britt. While she works to uncover his secrets, she can’t deny she’s drawn to his wounded soul. At a crossroads, Caleb must decide if he can break free from his past mistakes and give love another chance. And Britt must choose between advancing her career … or falling in love.


Heroine Interview: Britt Bowen from Covering Home

What’s your favorite book?

I don’t have much time to read anything for fun during baseball season, but the last book I read that really stuck with me was The Help by Kathryn Stockett.

On a date, would you prefer an adrenaline-fueled adventure or a romantic candlelit dinner?

Oh, tough question. I love the adrenaline rush of a new adventure. But since it’s a date, I’d enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner.

What kind of drink do you order at Starbucks?

Venti skinny vanilla latte

If you could invite three people to dinner, living or dead, who would you choose?

Oh, wow. Only three? There are so many people I’d love to interview. My mother, because she died the day I was born. Obviously, we’d have a lot to talk about. Jane Chastain, because she was a pioneer for women in sports broadcasting. She must have some incredible stories and I’d love to say thank you for blazing a trail for those who followed her. Eric Liddell, the Scottish Olympic athlete, whose life story is portrayed in Chariots of Fire.

When you book a vacation, do you go to the beach or the mountains?

The beach! I’m a California girl.

Which baseball stadium is your favorite?

I think I’ve seen them all at this point, at least in the United States. I’m still partial to AT&T Park in San Francisco.

Tell us something unique about you.

I was the co-host of a morning talk show in San Francisco before I switched to sports broadcasting for professional baseball.

Do you have a quote that inspires you?

I have many. Here’s one I’ve focused on lately: “Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.”
-Ephesians 4:29.

My mouth can get me in trouble sometimes and this is a reminder to watch what I say, both professionally and personally.

What’s the best gift you could ever receive?

A long, relaxing weekend at the beach, preferably Santa Cruz or Monterey, California.

Heidi McCahanHeidi McCahan is a Pacific Northwest girl at heart. She spent her formative years in Alaska, where her unique upbringing, coupled with Alaska's breathtaking scenery, fueled her active imagination and loosely inspired her debut novel, Unraveled

Heidi graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Sports Medicine from Whitworth University and a Master's Degree in Athletic Training from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. After a brief career as a Certified Athletic Trainer, Heidi married her husband, Steve. They currently live in North Carolina with their three boys. 

When Heidi isn't stepping on Legos, chauffeuring the boys around suburbia or watching one of their many sporting events, she loves to read and write heartwarming romance.

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