Posts Tagged: interview

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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Feb 15
2014 Book Blogger Love-a-Thon Interview Swap with Always Lost in Books

2014 Book Blogger Love-a-Thon Interview Swap with Always Lost in Books

Book Blogger Love-a-Thon is a two day event hosted by Alexa from Alexa Loves Books and Kate from Tales of Books and Bands. Today, I’m interviewing fellow blogger friend Francine from Always Lost in Books. I first met Francine this past summer during the Summer Lovin’ read-a-thon and since then it’s been awesome getting to know her better. As part of Book Blogger Love-a-thon, participants were assigned interview partners and we were paired up. There wasn’t a set number of required questions and we agreed upon 10 that would cover a variety of topics. I loved getting to know her better and I hope you do too! 1. Tell me something about yourself other than the bio you have on your blog . I love The Lord of the Rings… 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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Oct 24
Interview: LynDee Walker

Interview: LynDee Walker

I’m thrilled to welcome LynDee Walker back to Lit, etc! I first interviewed her in June about Front Page Fatality and she’s here to talk a bit about Buried Leads (reviewed here) and her upcoming novella “Dateline Memphis” which is part of the Heartache Motel anthology (December 2013). Q. Hi LynDee, welcome back to Lit, etc! As you know, the first question I ask authors is to tell me something about themselves that isn’t on their standard bio / website. Since I asked that question last time, are there any occupational hazards to being an author? Thank you so much for having me! I love this blog and am so excited to be here! Other than too much time in front of the computer, I can’t think of any. Well,… Read more »

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Sep 30
Interview: Daniel Kalla + Giveaway

Interview: Daniel Kalla + Giveaway

I’m really excited to welcome Daniel Kalla today to Literary, etc! His book, Rising Sun, Falling Shadow is already available. If you’re a fan of historical fiction or the Second World War then this a MUST read for you. Walk…no make that run to your nearest book retailer and purchase it. I can’t stress enough how much I enjoyed this book. I reviewed it here. Giveaway details are located at the end of the interview along with a synopsis of Rising Sun, Falling Shadow (US/CAN only). Q. Tell me something about Daniel Kalla other than the standard bio on your website. I have never lived in a house without a dog. Our current pet is Lola, an adorable six-year-old black lab who can charm you with a glance and will… Read more »

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