Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Interview With Robin LeeHatcher and Book Giveaway!!




Readers, today we have with us, Robin Lee Hatcher, author of the new book, Matter of Character. I have read many of her books and i really enjoyed them. So it was a real pleasure to be able to interview her. There is also a blessing for one of my blog readers, as she has offered to give one of you a copy of the new book!!

How long have you known you wanted to be an author?
I was a teller of stories and a compulsive scribbler from an early age, but it wasn't until I was 29 that I began writing my first novel and realized this was what I wanted to do from then on.


When a reader gets done with your book, what do you want them to come away with?
I want them to be satisfied but to also wish the book hadn't ended because they don't want to let go of the characters just yet.


Can you tell me a little bit about your book?
Here's the back cover blurb for A MATTER OF CHARACTER which I think says it best:

It's 1918, and Daphne McKinley, heiress to a small fortune, has found contentment in the town of Bethlehem Springs. But Daphne has a secret. A series of dime novels loosely based on local lore and featuring a nefarious villain known as Rawhide Rick has enjoyed modest popularity among readers. Nobody in Bethlehem Springs knows the man behind the stories … except Daphne. When newspaperman Joshua Crawford comes to town searching for the man who sullied the good name of his grandfather, Daphne finds herself at a crossroads, reassessing the power of her words, re-thinking how best to honor her gifts, and reconsidering what she wants out of life.


Is there a place you have always wanted to visit? A vacation spot, historical monument, overseas, etc?
I've always wanted to take four to six weeks (or longer) and visit the countries of my origin: Sweden, Ireland, and England. That would be my dream working vacation. I say working because if I made such a trip, I would definitely be researching like crazy.


If you could have dinner with 2 people, who would they be?
You didn't say living or dead, so I'll choose one of each. My first choice would be Abraham Lincoln, the president I most admire. And then, just for fun, Carrie Underwood, my favorite winner of American Idol.


What one event would you love to be at? Historical or future?
Wow! That's a hard one to answer. Historically, I could start a list that would never end. I think I'll go with something biblical and choose to be among the shepherds when the angels announced the birth of Jesus and the shepherds went to go see God's miracle for themselves.


Do you have a favorite hobby?
Mostly, I play with my dog Poppet, but I don't think she counts as a hobby. She's more like a kid. Besides reading and watching movies, I enjoy knitting and I'm getting back into painting with acrylics, something I did a lot of many years ago.


Is there something about you most people wouldn't know?
I'm such an open book, probably not. If someone wants to find out more about me, they can learn most everything on my web site (http://www.robinleehatcher.com) and my blog (http://robinlee.typepad.com).


Do you have any suggestions for the aspiring writer?
The two most important things an aspiring writer can do is read, read, read (everything!) and write, write, write (if you write one page per day, you'll have a 365 page novel at the end of one year).

Any last thoughts for your readers?
I'm hard at work on my next historical romance (which will mostly likely release in the fall of 2011). No title to share yet, so that will have to satisfy for now.


And how can they connect with you?
Readers can contact me through my web site (mentioned above), and they can also find me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Robin-Lee-Hatcher-Novelist/48662178098?ref=mf

Thank you soo much, Robin!! It was a blessing!

READERS, MANDATORY ENTRY-Tell me in a comment if you have read any of Robin's previous novels. If you don't do this, then the extra entries will not be counted.

Extra entries- 1.Be a follower of mine. Please let me know you are. I can't go through each person and see if they follow.
2.Sign up for my RSS feed. If you have already done so, please let me know.
3.Sign up for Robin's newsletter. It is on her website.
4.Enter Robin's contest:)
5.Tweet about this giveaway. Can be done once a day. Please leave the link in the comment.
6.Blog about it or any other way to get this giveaway out:) Just let me know.

This giveaway will end 6/9. Winner chosen through Random.org. They will have 48 hours to respond before another winner will be chosen. Thanks everyone!!

61 comments:

Book Reviews said...

I haven't read any of Robin's books but I sure would like to. This one sounds very interesting! Thanks for the chance.

rse at valornet dot com

Book Reviews said...

I am also a subscriber, Thanks!

rse at valornet dot com

Book Reviews said...

I entered Robin's contest as well!

rse at valornet dot com

Sandee61 said...

I'm a follower (Google). I enjoyed Robin's book, "A Vote of Confidence" and would love to read, "Matter of Character". Please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you! I enjoyed the interview too.

Blessings,
Sandee61

Muzzley56[at]aol[dot]com

Wendy said...

I have read almost all of Robin's books and love them!
I am a follower and have signed up for the rss feed.
I also get Robin's newsletter.

runner10 said...

I have never read Robin's books.
I am a follower.
I visited Robin's site. Very nice.

Katie G. said...

I have never read any of this author's books, but they look great! I would love to win this one!

Thanks~

katiegalyean [@] yahoo [.] com

Katie G. said...

I am a follower!

Katie G. said...

I get Robin's newsletter now!

katiegalyean [@] yahoo [.] com

Janet said...

I have read many of Robin's books and love every one of them! This series is really awesome and I can't wait to read this 3rd one!! I'm a follower of yours, here. And I've been a subscriber to Robin's site, blogs, newsletters for a while now. Thanks!!
Great interview, too!
Janet
janet@janetstreasures.com

Katy said...

I haven't read any of Robin's books but am looking forward to picking one up!

I'm a follower (Katy).

I'm subscribed to your feed in Google Reader.

I entered her contest!

Tweet: http://twitter.com/afewmorepages/status/15276031659

:) srfbluemama[at]gmail[dot]com

Jan Marie said...

I first read one of Robin's books in November of 2000. Since that time, I have read several others, some of them more than once because they are good enough to read again and still enjoy.

I am a follower of your blog as of today's date - thought I already was but didn't find my name listed. I am already a subscriber to Robin's newsletter and have also already entered her contest.

Terrific interview. I would love to win Robin's new book! Thanks!

janmarien(at)embarqmail(dot)com

Little Tesoro said...

I have not read any of Robin's books but this one looks great!

lisa.2713 at gmail dot com

Little Tesoro said...

I am a follower of your blog.

lotus82 said...

I love Robin...I have read "The Story Jar", "Beyond the Shadows' and so,so many more of her wonderfully inspiring books.

~Steph
soklad@hotmail.com

lotus82 said...

I follow you on GFC

~Steph
soklad@hotmail.com

lotus82 said...

I also subscribe RRS thru Google.

~Steph'
soklad@hotmail.com

Mystica said...

I havent read any of his books but would like to.

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Mystica said...

I follow on GFC

mystica123athotmaildotcom

Nora St. Laurent said...

Oh, I forgot to tell you I became a follower!!

Blessings

Nora :D
Finding Hope Through Fiction
www.psalm516.blogspot.com

Nora St. Laurent said...

Oh, I just noticed that my first comment didn't register. I wanted to thank you for the interview. I LOVE Robin's books. This one looks great.

Thanks for entering my name.

Nora :D
Finding Hope Through Fiction
www.psalm516.blogspot.com
norafindinghope@gmail.com

Jo said...

I haven't read any of Robin's books but from how this one sounds, I definitely want to read them.

Blessings,
Jo
ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

Vickie McDonough said...

I just became a follower.

Vickie

fictionfan1[at]cox[dot]net

Vickie McDonough said...

I've read Robin's books "A Vote of Confidence" and "Fit to be Tied" and loved them. I'm glad to know you're writing more historicals!!

I entered Robin's contest.

fictionfan1[at]cox[dot]net

MomLovesDeals said...

I have not read any of her other books.

MomLovesDeals said...

I am a follower.

MomLovesDeals said...

I entered her contest.

Carole said...

I love Robin's books and enjoyed this interview. Thank you for the chance to win A Matter of Character, Charity.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Carole said...

Follower of this blog

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Carole said...

Signed up for RSS feed

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Carole said...

I already receive Robin's newsletter.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Carole said...

I've also entered Robin's contest.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Deborah said...

Just discovered your blog. It is very cute! I have not read any of Robins books yet, but I have a few on my shelf TBR. I guess I better get busy.
Please enter me in the contest to win her new one, it sounds so good. Thanks!
dleathers36(at)yahoo(dot)com

Deborah said...

I am a follower not also!

Deborah said...

And I entered Robin's contest!

Deborah M said...

Don't enter me, but I've just given this book away on my blog at deborahsbutterflyjourney.blogspot.com. It was a wonderful book and I know your winner will enjoy reading it.
Deborah M.

Linnette R Mullin said...

Hello! Please enter me.
I am a follower.
I receive Robin's newsletter.
I signed up for her contest.
I blogged about it here: http://linnettesnewsletter.blogspot.com/.
And I read every Robin Lee Hatcher book I can get my hands on.
I'm also a Facebook friend and fan of Robin's.

karenk said...

i have read several of Robin's books...and have enjoyed them all :)

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Marci J said...

Yes I have read a few- I'd love to read her newest.
june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

Marci J said...

entered her contest
june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

Carol Naomi Wong said...

I have never read any of Robin's book but the story line sounds very interesting.

I am a GFC Follower of this blog,
I subscribed to Robin's newsletter.

CarolNWong@aol.com

Judylynn said...

I have read The Victory Club. I loved it!

seizethebookblog(at)gmail(dot)com

Judylynn said...

I am a follower.

seizethebookblog(at)gmail(dot)com

Judylynn said...

I have entered Robin's contest.

seizethebookblog(at)gmail(dot)com

bluerose_shelnut said...

I haven't read any of Robin's books, but I would like to! Please enter me. Thanks!
bluerose_shelnut(at)yahoo(dot)com

bluerose_shelnut said...

I'm a follower.
bluerose_shelnut(at)yahoo(dot)com

misskallie2000 said...

I have not read any of Robin's books but have added her on my new author list and her book on my wish list.

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

misskallie2000 said...

I follow via google

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

misskallie2000 said...

follow via twitter(@misskallie2000

tweet
misskallie2000 http://giveawaygal.blogspot.com/2010/06/interview-with-robin-leehatcher-and.html#comments
less than 10 seconds ago via web

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

holdenj said...

Robin's name seems so familiar, I'm surprised I haven't read any of her books. This looks great, thanks for the chance to win.
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

Esther Y.M. said...

Hi,

I haven't read any of Robin's books yet, but then again I am new to CF and would love to read her book.

Please enter me into the contest.

estherym[at]yahoo[dot]com

Esther Y.M. said...

I am a follower.

estherym[at]yahoo[dot]com

Esther Y.M. said...

I just tweeted about this giveaway

http://twitter.com/estherym

estherym[at]yahoo[dot]com

Cait Braxton said...

Thank you for including me in the contest. Would love to win one of Robin's books.

Cait
caitbraxton@gmail.com

Nancye said...

I haven't read any of Robin's books yet.

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Nancye said...

Follower

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Nancye said...

Subscribe via RSS

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Nancye said...

I signed up for Robin's newsletter

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Nancye said...

I entered Robin's contest (I hope I win! :)

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Nancye said...

Tweet! Tweet!
@NancyeDavis

http://twitter.com/NancyeDavis/status/15808823407

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Charity said...

And the winner was Linnette Mullin.
Random.org actually picked another winner first but they had no contact information at all. PLEASE!! Please put your email in the comment. Or at least have it in your profile. Thanks!!

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