Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Interview with Anita Higman PLUS Giveaway!!

Hi everyone, Today I have one author from a co-authored novel. Tomorrow I will feature the other author from this interesting book. I am sure you will enjoy reading these and finding out more about them as well as the novel they both wrote. And...Anita has offered to give away 2 copies of this book, Love Finds You Under the Mistletoe. So read ahead:)


Thank you for being with us today, Anita!

How long have you known you wanted to be an author?
Growing up I dreamed of being a writer. When I was very young (I don’t remember my age) I started working on a novel about a man from Mars who wanted to go to college in New York. I never finished that novel, but it left an impression on me. I knew deep down that writing was my dream, even though I didn’t get around to fulfilling it until I was in my thirties.

When a reader gets done with your book, what do you want them to come away with?
I would love for them to be inspired, challenged, and entertained. If I accomplished even one of those things I would feel my writing time wasn’t wasted.

Can you tell me a little bit about your book?
Once Upon a Christmas Eve is my contemporary novella within the 2-in-1 book, Love Finds You Under the Mistletoe. Here’s a short blurb of my story:

Hollie Goodnight's store has just been voted best Christmas shop in America. All the new publicity draws flamboyant novelist Van Keaton to the cozy town of Noel, Missouri, demanding to write Hollie’s story—a dramatic tale of misfortune and triumph. She is swept up in his world of beautiful words and fanciful interludes. . .until Owen Quigly, her lifelong best friend, launches a plan to win her back.

Is there a place you have always wanted to visit? A vacation spot, historical monument, overseas, etc.?
I have been to northern France, but I have always longed to visit the South of France. My husband and I hope to make that dream come true sometime this year.

If you could have dinner with 2 people, who would they be?
Josh Groban, because his music inspires me, and Leif Enger, because I love the way he writes.

What one event would you love to be at? Historical or future?
It would be amazing to attend the Academy Awards rather than just watching them on television.

Do you have a favorite hobby?
I love planting trees and watching them grow. I also enjoy decorating everything in sight.

Is there something about you most people wouldn’t know?
I love licorice ice cream, but it’s a rare find.

Do you have any suggestions for the aspiring writer?
Read, write, and never ever give up. You’ll need supernatural patience in this business.

Any last thoughts for your readers?
If you have taken the time to read one of my novels I thank you most sincerely!

And how can they connect with you?
I would love for you to visit my website at www.anitahigman.com. You may contact me through the site. I would love to hear from you!

 READERS-To enter the giveaway, the MANDATORY ENTRY, is to leave me a comment telling me YOUR favorite flavor of ice cream. Are you a plain vanilla person(don't get me wrong, I love vanilla:), a Moose Tracks, etc. This must be done before the extra entries. 

EXTRA ENTRIES-Please leave a separate comment for each entry you do. 
1.Follow my blog through GFC.
2.Subscribe to my RSS Feed.
3.Follow me on Twitter.
4.Tweet about this giveaway. Can be done 3 times a day. 
5.Enter any of my other giveaways. Leave a comment for each giveaway you enter. 
6.Do any of the extra entries for my upcoming Holiday Event. The list is in the sidebar.
7.Blog about this giveaway or post on FB. Get 3 entries for each of these that you complete. 
8.Go to Anita's site and enter her contest or sign up for her emails. 2 entries for each. 

This giveaway will end 10/20. Winner will be chosen through Random.org. They will have 48 hours to respond before another winner will be chosen.

54 comments:

debbie said...

My favorite ice cream is rocky road.
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debbie said...

I am a gfc follower.
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Nancy said...

Called me plain my fav is Vanilla or French Vanilla.
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Nancy said...

I became a follower.
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Anita Higman said...

This blog looks like a lot of fun...even better than my favorite licorice ice cream!

Anita Higman
www.anitahigman.com

PoCoKat said...

Strawberry ice cream.

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PoCoKat said...

I follow on GFC.

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Kristie said...

So many yummy ice cream flavors. I love the Chocolate Sorbet from Haggen-Daas. It iys kind of expensive so I don't buy it often. A new to me flavor is blueberry. We discovered it on our trip to Alaska. Thanks!
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Marjorie said...

My favourite ice cream is Praline and caramel. Very, very good.

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Marjorie said...

I follow by google reader.

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ape2016 said...

Any kind of coffee ice cream, and I am not really much of a coffee drinker.

ape2016 said...

follow via GFC

ape2016 said...

twitter follower
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ape2016 said...

I entered Anita's giveaway 1

and Licorice ice cream? REALLY? I love licorice, but I don't know if I would like that...

ape2016 said...

anita's giveaway 2

ape2016 said...

signed up for newsletter 1

ape2016 said...

newsletter 2

ape2016 said...

entered Blenko giveaway

ape2016 said...

entered organize it giveaway!

Linda Kish said...

Vanilla is my favorite.

Thanks for the chance to win.

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Emma said...

My favorite ice cream is Black Raspberry.Please enter me in the giveaway. augustlily06(AT)aim(DOT)com.Thank you.

Emma said...

now following Giveaway Lady. augustlily06(AT)aim(DOT)com.

Emma said...

enter Anita's contest 1.augustlily06(AT)aim(DOT)com .

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enter Anita's contest 2.augustlily06(AT)aim(DOT)com .

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signed up for newsletter 1.augustlily06(AT)aim(DOT)com

Emma said...

signed up for newsletter 2.augustlily06(AT)aim(DOT)com

jacque said...

I'd have to say.. if I have to eat ice cream it would be vanilla!
jacque

Anonymous said...

i love cherry icecream
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Anonymous said...

entered Anita's contest #1
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Anonymous said...

entered Anita's contest #2
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Anonymous said...

entered Blenko giveaway
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Anonymous said...

i love rocky road icecream
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Anonymous said...

entered Blenko giveaway
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Hope said...

My favorite is a toss-up between mint chocolate chip and cookie dough!
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Hope said...

I follow your blog!
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Hope said...

I follow you on Twitter (pilgrim86)

Julie said...

my favorite is chocolate :)
thanks
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Julie said...

follow blog
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malinda said...

Mint chip... Yummm..
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malinda said...

follow your blog..
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follow you on twitter

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malinda said...

entered the glass giveaway..
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malinda said...

Backpack too..
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Nancye said...

I love any kind of CHOCOLATE ice cream especially Death By Chocolate!! Yummy!

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Nancye said...

GFC Follower

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RSS Suscriber

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I follow you on Twitter
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Nancye said...

Tweet! Tweet!
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Nancye said...

I entered Anita's Monthly Giveaway

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#1

Nancye said...

I entered Anita's Monthly Giveaway

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#2

Nancye said...

E-Mail Subscriber on Anita's site

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#1

Nancye said...

E-Mail Subscriber on Anita's site

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floating said...

I love strawberry cheesecake icecream
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Charity said...

And the winners were #'s 23 and 36. CONGRATS!

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