Today's agenda includes a stop at Jessica Greyson's blog for an author interview and a giveaway. It's been a while since I've pulled Violets Are Blue out of the woodworks, but if you haven't had the chance to read it and are interested, you won't want to miss this. I'm joining thirteen other authors in a special book lovers' giveaway, just in time for Valentine's Day! One lucky reader will have the opportunity to win fourteen books, including my Violets Are Blue. (I've had my eye on a few of these titles for some time, and the fact that the sponsors can't enter is a bit frustrating.) For all the nitty-gritty information, click here, but make haste! The giveaway closes on February 14th.
I mentioned above that there is also an interview involved. As a means of introducing her readers to the authors of these books, Jessica has opened up the floor for fourteen different authors share their respective thoughts on friendship and romance in literature. Some of Jessica's questions made me think deeper and some were just plain fun. I also spoke a bit more openly about some of my books, and I'm hopeful the disclosures will interest you. ^.^
a small sampling
What do you love about writing?
The opportunity to capture a bit of humanity in all its beauty, conflict, and toil on paper. I love tracing the hand of God through history and then weaving it into my own tales. I write stories about great men and I write stories about small men, but no matter the character or setting, my favorite part is painting that certain something in the hearts of all mankind that yearns toward their Maker.
Who is your favorite book couple ever?
I have too many favorites. If the homeschooling community has made Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy a cliche and therefore an implied answer, I’ll add Sir Percy and Marguerite Blakeney from The Scarlet Pimpernel. If you have not read the book, please do so at once, as it is little short of phenomenal.
What is your favorite “first meeting” between a story couple?
Barring Elizabeth and Darcy again (of course), that would be Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe. Cracked slate, candy heart, and all.
click here to read the rest of the interview at Jessica's blog! (and don't forget to read the other author interviews, too!)
P. S. Keep your eyes out for a guest post and a very special book review, both of which will be going up later this week.