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Author Interview

What inspired you to write Cupcakes & Crumbs?

A premade cover from Marisa-Rose from Cover Me Darling inspired me to write this took. One look and I fell in love with it! The only problem? I didn’t have a story to go with the cover. I started brainstorming and came up with what a loose plot about a small town cupcake shop and a group of friends. I thought I could make it work, so I messaged the cover designer and asked if she could make four more covers to match the premade, and she said yes, so I bought it.

If you could sum the book up in one sentence, what would you say?

This is a story about friends who lost touch over the years, but reunite and realize they are stronger together than apart.

What challenged you about writing this story?

I’ve only written two points of view in my sweet romances. Women’s Fiction is a new genre for me so I decided to try writing multiple POVs—six total—and I found that challenging at first. It got easier as I got into the story more.

Which character do you most relate to and why?

Oh, this is a tough question. I can see bits and pieces of me in each. If I had to pick one, I would say Nell because she’s a hard worker and a caretaker, always looking out for others and trying to help as best she can in any situation.

What do you hope readers will take with them after they’ve read it?

I hope readers will feel like they made new friends they want to know them better, want to eat a cupcake, and plan a visit to Berry Lake, Washington.

What is something about you that is unique or we may not know?

I enjoy baking, but I take pride in my fudge. I won a blue ribbon at the Arizona State Fair when I was in my early twenties. I just wish I could find the recipe. It’s somewhere in the house, but I can’t remember where!

Cupcakes & Crumbs
(Berry Lake Cupcake Posse #1)
By Melissa McClone
Women's Fiction
Paperback & ebook, 237 Pages
November 17, 2020 by Cardinal Press, LLC

After life takes five women on different paths, a death brings them home. But friendship might not be enough to keep them together.

When Bria Landon and her estranged father each inherit fifty percent of a small-town cupcake shop, her dad hires her worst enemy, and first love, to turn the place into a soulless franchise…or sell it.

To save her aunt’s legacy, Bria needs the help of people who love the bakery as much as she does—her old friends who worked there fifteen years ago. Except each woman is dealing with her own problem:

Juliet, who's trying to prove she’s more than a trophy wife; Missy, a widow who fears losing the job she loves; Nell, who's meddling mother won't stop playing matchmaker; and Selena, a life coach who excels at fixing everyone else's lives…but hasn't a clue what's missing in her own.

Each woman wants to believe their friendship can overcome anything. But as the Berry Lake Cupcake Posse reunite to save their beloved cupcake shop, they soon discover the undertaking will bring more trouble than they expected.

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About the Author

USA TODAY bestselling author Melissa McClone writes heartwarming women’s fiction and sweet contemporary romance novels for Cardinal Press, Tule Publishing Group, and Harlequin Books. When she’s not writing relatable characters and sigh-worthy happy endings, she spends rainy Pacific Northwest reading from her Kindle’s ever-growing TBR, napping, and decorating her Happy Planner. Melissa lives in Washington state with her husband, three children, a Norwegian Elkhound, and three cats who think they rule the house. They do!

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Tour Giveaway

A Cupcakes & Crumbs Prize Pack, which includes:
A $10 Amazon gift card, cupcake makeup bag set, cupcake charm, cupcake socks, set of magnetic clips, lip gloss, key chain, sticker, swag pack, and bookmark (US only)

Ends November 25, 2020


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