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The Sunshine Blogger Award: An interview with Sharon Claus, From the upcoming book The Secrets of the Clock, Book One of the Daughters of Time Series
I was asked to write a blog concerning an interview with a character from one of my books. So I am proud to introduce you all to Sharon Claus, the wife of Santa Claus, who is featured in my new book that will be released later this year. Her sisters are also featured in the book, Essie Bunny who is married to Easter Bunny and Hannah Horseman who is married to Headless Horseman.

1. Tell me about yourself and your world

I’m a normal person who lives in the ordinary world with an extraordinary man. My husband, Santa, and I live at the North Pole with our elves. We are all one big happy family in our workshop facility and condos. Martha the elf and I are in charge of cooking for everyone. I also open letters written to Santa and help him keep track of who’s naughty and who’s nice.

2. What would you change about yourself if you could? What would keep?

There’s only one thing I would change about myself. I have panic attacks whenever I leave my home. That’s why you don’t always see much of me. Otherwise, I’m a nice person who loves everyone. I love Santa, the elves, and my life at the North Pole. I wouldn’t change that at all.

3. Describe your favorite activity.

I love to bake! It’s my therapy and brings me a lot of joy. When people enjoy my cooking, it gives me great pleasure, and I want to do it more. Santa and the elves appreciate my cooking.

4. If you could write your own story, how would you change it?

I wish I could have settled the differences between my sisters, Essie Bunny and Hannah Horseman, a long time ago. Why did we have to be mad at each other for so long? It all started when Hannah married Headless Horseman. Twinkling stars, what a mess that turned out to be! I would rewrite that part of the story.

5. What is the one person you can always depend on to be there for you?

Santa! He’s my rock, and I love him dearly for it. We have a son, Sam, who is away at college. He would come if I needed him, but he’s getting on with his life and we’re happy about that. The elves are always here for me. They’re my family too.

6. Who most annoys you?

Non believers. The magic of Christmas is real, and I’m sad for those who don’t experience it. We should all hold on to that little piece of childhood and keep it inside our hearts.

7. Who do you have to protect?

I must protect our mission to bring happiness to children all over the world. It’s vital that Santa complete his journey each Christmas eve. Could you imagine a year without Christmas? No, that’s our most important mission and we protect it all we can. But never forget the reason for the season.

8. What motivates you to get up in the morning?

My love for the elves and Santa. They are hungry and it’s my job to get them fed so they can work in the toy shop. Most of all, it comes down to my love for children. It’s because of them, we work hard every year to spread happiness across the world.

9. If you could sit down with coffee with your author, what would you talk about?

I’d ask her what’s taking so long to finish my story. She’s been working on it for over a year. I’d tell her to get in gear and get it done. Then I’d ask her what her favorite kind of cookies are, and what does she want for Christmas. She’s one the nice list, you know.

10. What is your favorite color and define who you are?

Red. Can you guess why? Santa’s favorite color is red so I try to dress in what he likes. It keeps the twinkle in his eye. I love red and forest green and white and all the colors of Christmas because it’s what my life is about. But occasionally, I’d like to wear a blue dress for a change.

Thanks for that great interview, Sharon. We’re all excited to see more of you in the book.

Now, I nominate Jeanette Anderson and Carol Green to interview people from their books. Here is a list of questions your character should answer:

1. Tell me about yourself and your world.
2. What do you like about yourself? What would you change if you could?
3. What was your most stressful moment?
4. What makes you happiest?
5. If you could write your own story, how would you change it?
6. Who is your closest friend?
7. Who most annoys you?
8. Who or what must you protect?
9. If you had lunch with your author, what would you tell her?
10. What do you see in your future?

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