Posts Categorized: Interviews

Apr 10

Romantic Times (RT) Convention Teen Day + Interview with Erica Cameron

Each year, Romantic Times holds a Booklovers convention. This year it’ll be in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Rio Hotel & Casino (only minutes away from the Las Vegas Strip!). One of the highlights of the convention is the annual Book Fair where attendees can meet their favorite authors and get their books signed. I’m so glad RT doesn’t exclude teen readers! On Saturday, April 16th, there will be a Teen Day and teens can participate in workshops and meet their favorite authors. There’s even a Teen Party! If you register early enough, you can get a pretty cool tote filled with some great swag and books (I’m so jealous of those who get a tote!). If you find yourself in the Las Vegas area with some free time, do… Read more »

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Jan 27
Interview: Kate Meader

Interview: Kate Meader

I’m thrilled to welcome Kate Meader to Lit, etc! Today’s the paperback release of Kate’s Hot and Bothered which I reviewed yesterday and I really enjoyed it! Kate’s easily become of my fave to go authors and on top of that (and no it has nothing to do with the fact with both have a master’s in medieval history). You can read an exclusive excerpt of Hot and Bothered here and there’s also a giveaway! Q. Tell me something about Kate Meader other than the standard bio on your website. A lot of people don’t know I have a masters degree in medieval history. I studied medieval nuns and holy women who used their connection to God to discover untrodden paths to empowerment in their community. Medieval nuns were probably… Read more »

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Aug 18
Interview: Mina Vaughn + Giveaway

Interview: Mina Vaughn + Giveaway

Today, I’m excited to welcome Mina Vaughn to Lit, etc! Mina has a new book out, How to Reprimand Your Rock Star and it’s the second book in her DommeNation series. I liked the first book, How to Discipline Your Vampire and am looking forward to spending some time with Reprimand. Also, one copy of Reprimand is up for grabs! Good luck! Q. Tell me something about Mina Vaughn other than the standard bio on your website. I’m a really silly person and I am almost always laughing. I’m incredibly loud, too. I was hanging out with my friends at RT in New Orleans a month ago and E. L. James herself had to clamp her hand over my mouth at times because I was so freaking loud. It was… Read more »

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Aug 12
Interview: Wendy Corsi Staub

Interview: Wendy Corsi Staub

I’m thrilled to welcome Wendy Corsi Staub to Lit, etc! I enjoyed Wendy’s newest release The Perfect Stranger and today she’s here to talk a little about her writing process and her new release. Q. Tell me something about Wendy Corsi Staub other than the standard bio on your website. After my husband and I lost both our moms and his aunt to breast cancer and one of our best friends died suddenly, we realized life is too short to put off the bucket list for retirement years. So we set out on an ongoing 50 state book tour with our sons, hoping to complete it before our firstborn graduated high school. When he did last year, we were only short three. We crossed off another state this summer as… Read more »

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Jul 16
Interview: Lisa Jensen + Giveaway

Interview: Lisa Jensen + Giveaway

I’m thrilled to welcome Lisa Jensen to Lit, etc! Today Lisa is talking about her newest release, Alias Hook (hello Capitan Hook!). I was lucky enough to receive an ARC and liked it (ah Hook’s voice really comes through) and I’m hoping to get my review up soon. In the meantime you can read an exclusive excerpt. I also am giving away a copy of Alias Hook (US only). Just be sure to leave a blog comment letting me know who your favorite pirate is and why! Good luck! Q. Tell me something about Lisa Jensen other than the standard bio on your website. I’ve been a doll-maker, a cartoonist, and I’ve hosted shows on the local TV channel on the rocky road to becoming a published author. Q. What… Read more »

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Apr 18
Interview: Catherine McKenzie + Giveaway

Interview: Catherine McKenzie + Giveaway

I’m thrilled to welcome Catherine McKenzie to Lit, etc! Her current release is Hidden and this is one of those books that you’ll be thinking about for days. In fact, I’m still thinking about it (especially the ending) and dying to talk to someone about it. I’ve reviewed it here. Giveaway details are located at the end of the interview along with a synopsis of Hidden. Good luck! Q. Tell me something about Catherine McKenzie other than the standard bio on your website. I watch a lot of television. Q. What would you say is your interesting writing quirk? I often write in front of the television. I find it helps not overthink what I’m writing. Q. You studied history as an undergraduate. Any plans to write a historical fiction… Read more »

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Jan 31
Interview: Marci Jefferson + Giveaway

Interview: Marci Jefferson + Giveaway

Today’s our stop on the Girl on the Golden Coin blog tour and I’m thrilled to welcome Marci Jefferson to Lit, etc! Her debut novel, Girl on the Golden Coin, will be released on February 11th and ah I loved this book so much! I’ve reviewed it here . Giveaway details are located at the end of the interview along with a synopsis of Girl on the Golden Coin. I loved this book so much that in addition to the copy being offered by St. Martin’s Press, I’m giving away an additional copy. Please note: the copy being given away by me is open international as long as The Book Depository ships to where you live (check here), you’re 18 or older and void where prohibited by law. Good luck!… Read more »

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Jan 27
Interview: Jamie Baywood

Interview: Jamie Baywood

I’m excited to welcome Jamie Baywood to Lit, etc! Jamie wrote a memoir about her time in New Zealand and if you’ve ever traveled or lived abroad, I’m sure you can easily connect with Jamie’s experiences. Q. Tell me something about Jamie Baywood other than the standard bio on Goodreads. For the past three years, I’ve been disassembling and reassembling my life by moving to different countries. I’ve lived in five countries now; America, American Samoa, New Zealand, Scotland and now England. It was always my dream to live abroad when I was growing up in California. I had bad dating experiences in California and read in a New Zealand tour book that the country’s population at 100,000 fewer men than women. I wanted to have some me time and… Read more »

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Dec 01
Interview: Sylvain Reynard + Giveaway

Interview: Sylvain Reynard + Giveaway

I’m honored to welcome Sylvian Reynard to Lit, etc! I adored Gabriel’s Inferno when I first read it and really enjoyed Gabriel’s Rapture. I’m really excited to share the interview and hopefully you’ll enjoy getting to know SR a little more. The info for the tour wide giveaway is located below the interview, but I’m also giving away a print copy of your choice: Gabriel’s Inferno, Gabriel’s Rapture, or Gabriel’s Redemption and it’s international as long as The Book Depository ships to where you live. Just leave a comment telling me who would play you in a film of your life. Q. Hello and welcome to Lit, etc! I’m thrilled to have you and it feels as a graduation of sorts (I was a member of the Professor’s Graduate seminar)…. Read more »

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Nov 22
Interview: Cara Connelly + Giveaway

Interview: Cara Connelly + Giveaway

I’m really excited to welcome Cara Connelly to Literary, etc as part of the “The Wedding Date” blog tour! You can read an exclusive excerpt here. The giveaway is located at the end of the interview along with the link to follow the blog tour. Q. Tell me something about Cara Connelly other than the standard bio on your website. I grew up in a very rural area and went to the same school with the same kids from kindergarten through graduation, which gave me have a deep fondness and appreciation for small town life. But I also love cities, and while most people relish a getaway to the countryside, my favorite vacations have taken me to Paris, Rome, Venice, London, Vienna, Dublin, Los Angeles, Austin, San Francisco, Washington… And… Read more »

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Nov 19
Interview: Jennifer Laam

Interview: Jennifer Laam

I’m thrilled to welcome Jennifer Laam to Lit, etc! I really enjoyed her debuted novel, The Secret Daughter of the Tsar (reviewed here). Q. Tell me something about Jennifer Laam other than the standard bio on your website. I just learned the line dance that goes along with “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5. I am ridiculously proud of myself! Q. What would you say is your interesting writing quirk? It may be more “annoying” than “interesting.” I second guess myself and rewrite and rewrite. Ultimately, I think it improves my work, but in the moment it’s vexing. Q. Historical fiction focuses on the lives people lived and imagining what their life was like. What type of responsibility do you feel you owe them when writing about them? This is… Read more »

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Nov 18
Interview: Bill Smith

Interview: Bill Smith

Today’s our stop on the Christmas at the Homeplace blog tour and I’m honored to welcome Bill Smith to Literary, etc! If you’re interested in genealogy, you’ll want to read this interview because he gives us a few tips on where to start. Q. Tell me something about Bill Smith other than the standard bio on your website. Very family oriented and a teacher. My wife and I have been married 54 years. Our three daughters are our best friends. Two very young grandchildren: boy is approaching 10, girl just turned 6. All of our travel is now to visit family in Texas and Utah. I was a professor for 15 years. Earned my PhD after I was 50, but now realize I’d been primarily a teacher in most of… Read more »

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