Saturday, May 8, 2010

Interview with Jennifer Hudson Taylor and Book Giveaway

Good morning everyone!! It is a beautiful day here and it is going to get even better:) Today we have with us a new author. Now I am kind of prejudiced but that is okay. Anyone who knows me, knows I love Scotland and Ireland. Anything Highlands:) So, when an author comes along who writes about... guess where... the Highlands!! I am going to love it!!!
Anyways, I have an interview with her below and she has offered to give one of my blog readers a copy of her book, Highland Blessings. So please, read through the interview and then make sure you find out how to enter the giveaway.


Where did you get the idea for this book?

Highland Blessings was born from my imagination, but I believe watching Braveheart helped me mold it into the highland story it became.

How long did it take you to write it?

I began writing it around 1998. I converted it to Christian fiction in 2006. During that time I wrote several other novels, but I would go back and revise Highland Blessings here and there.

Do you have a designated writing time or do you just write when the mood hits?

I write whenever I can squeeze in the time. I prefer to write when the mood hits, but I’m always working my full-time job or too tired after work, so I end up forcing myself to push through it. I’m praying for the day I can stay home and write and work in blocks of scheduled time rather than here, there and everywhere.

What is your favorite hobby?

Genealogy research. I love trying to figure out who my ancestors were and how our family came to be, how they played a part of history. I even get story ideas from my genealogy research.

Do you have an author you look up to? And if so, who?

I don’t know Francine Rivers, but her novel, Redeeming Love, is awesome. I really believe the Holy Spirit was guiding her when she wrote that novel.

What place would you love to go to for vacation?

That’s easy---Scotland!!!! I’d love to go there. I dream about it. I pray about it. I think about it.

That would be my answer too!! I love Scotland!

What 2 people would you love to meet? Historical or living:)

I’d like to meet Mary the mother of Jesus and Deborah, the prophetess of Israel. As a mother, I can identify with the pain Mary must have endured, the questions she must have had, and the confusion. I’ve been compared to Deborah the prophetess and I’d like to know if I’m anything like her.

What event do you wish you had seen?

I would have liked to attend an historical ball as it would have been in the 1800’s, maybe during a London season.

Thank you so much for being here Jennifer!
Readers, you can connect with her on her website, or through Facebook!

Now, for those of you who want to win a copy of her book, Highland Blessings, please read on.
Mandatory Entry-Leave a comment with your favorite place to go for vacation. Would it be overseas? Maybe even Scotland:) That will be your first entry. Please don't just say, enter me.


Extra Entries- 1.Become a follower of mine. If you already are a follower, please tell me.
2.Tweet about this giveaway once a day. Please leave a comment with your Tweet link.
3. Blog about it.
4.Do anything else to get this giveaway out there:) Just come back and tell me about it.

42 comments:

Karen Lange said...

Good interview, thanks so much for sharing it.
The book sounds wonderful. Right now, my favorite vacation spot is Jackson Hole, WY, but I am open to exploring and finding other favorites:) Scotland is a definite possibility!

I am a follower.
Happy weekend,
Karen
klange61(at)hotmail(dot)com

Wendy said...

My favorite place is Peru but I would love to go to Scotland and Australia.
I am a follower too.
wsmarple/at/gmail/dot/com

Carla Gade said...

Nice interview. I'd love to go to Scotland, perhaps I can in Jennifer's book!

I'm now a follower of your blog.

Blessings,
Carla

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Ashley said...

I'm a follower. Great interview!

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Lindsay @ Just My Blog said...

I would love to win this! My favorite vacation spot I think would be Colorado. I've been once and it was breathtakingly beautiful!

Julia M. Reffner said...

I would love to go to the Holy Land someday and see all the sites written about in the Bible.

I'm a follower.

julesreffner(at)gmail(dot)com

Elise said...

I would love to go to texas...heard about all the cute cowboys there..haha.
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Elise said...

I am a follower(Elise).
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Casey said...

I a follower and would love to read this book. Thank you for the chance!

Email in profile.

Barb said...

My dream is to return to Scotland again. I fell in love with the country during my vacation of a few years ago. the land reached far into my soul.

bstilwell12 at comcast dot net

Barb said...

I am a current follower on Google Connect.

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Barb said...

I tweeted about this:
http://twitter.com/pine1211/status/13630991262

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Barb said...

I posted it on Facebook also:

http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/profile.php?id=1244358958&v=wall&

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Hope said...

I'd like to go to Germany or England!
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Hope said...

Blog follower!
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misskallie2000 said...

I have been to England and Scotland and would love to go to Ireland.


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misskallie2000 said...

I am a follower


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K said...

I would definitely like to go to New Zealand!!

I have become a follower! :)

Thanks for the opportunity to win this amazing book!
Kim
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Edna said...

I would love to win this book

I follow on google

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Jennifer Hudson Taylor said...

Thanks everyone for stopping by!

Charity, Thank you for hosting me! It was great to be on your blog.

Gale said...

Well, my favorite place to go on vacation is California because it's home (though I live in Texas now) ...the place I'd like to visit most that I never have is South Korea. Had a roommate in college from there. Looks beautiful!

ecarian at yahoo dot com

By the way, I would love to blog about this in my low comment giveaway section (since it has under 50 comments) but I organize by end date and I don't know when it ends. Leave a comment saying when it ended there and I'll add it!

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grannyc said...

Would love to win this book.

Esther Y.M. said...

I would love to win a copy. and my fav destination for a vacation will the the Holy Land...Israel...I pray I could go there soon.

Any other island vacation would be good to get away from all human interaction and just be me, my bible, my laptop, and my worship cd's.

Please enter me...I am already your follower and I have shared this link on my FB a/c - Esther Yogini Manickavasgar

thanx. God bless.

estherym[at]yahoo[dot]com

Julie said...

I would love to go to Ireland and Australia :)

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Julie said...

I follow your blog as jelaws5

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Linda said...

I am a new follower. I loved the interview - I am also a genealogist!
annarudow at gmail dot com

Linda said...

Forgot to say any Mountains are my favorite destination.
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Nanbon44 said...

I love the mountains so that would be my ideal vacation spot, I little cabin in the mountain by a mountain stream

Susan said...

My favorite vacation would be going to every courthouse my ancestors have lived in and getting their wills and other information. Yep, I love family history too!

rsmstahley @ adelphia dot net

Susan said...

I tweeted about the giveaway

http://twitter.com/rsmstahley/status/13893855355

rsmstahley @ adelphia dot net

Jennifer Hudson Taylor said...

Thanks, everyone for stopping by! You all have some great ideas for getaway vacations. Hope you enjoy Highland Blessings!

Susan said...

Daily tweet http://twitter.com/rsmstahley/status/13941137435

rsmstahley @ adelphia dot net

Susan said...

Daily tweet
http://twitter.com/rsmstahley/status/13979292913

Fresh Start Academy said...

My favorite vacation spot is Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida
I am a Disney Fanatic
Jenn

Fresh Start Academy said...

I became a follower
please stop by and become a follower of me also I have some giveaways going on as well
Jenn

Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

I am a follower,

Bill ;-)

billsmith2003 (at) gmail (dot) com

Hope you'll check out my book giveaway:
http://drbillsbookbazaar.blogspot.com/2010/05/book-giveaway-dead-or-alive.html
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Renee said...

I would love to vacation in Australia, but my current favorite place to vacation is Myrtle Beach!
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bookwurm70 said...

There are so many great places to go on vacation. I do really want to go back to Scotland. I've been to the lowlands, but not the highlands. I think one of my favorite places to go is Turkey. Please enter me.

Gail
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Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

Thank you. I am a follower,

Bill ;-)

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Hope you'll check out my book giveaway:
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Sandee61 said...

Hi...being of Scotch-Irish heritage, with alittle German Dutch thrown in, I'd have to say I'd love to go to either Scotland or Ireland. I love books about both countries, and others as well. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you!

Blessings,
Sandee61

Muzzley56[at]aol[dot]com

Sandee61 said...

I'm a Google follower!

Blessings,
Sandee61

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