Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Book Blast Event Day 4 Marta Perry

BOOK BLAST EVENT
DAY 4
MARTA PERRY AND MURDER IN PLAIN SIGHT

Today I have a well known author who is one that I like to read. As I am a fan of suspense, she has some great ones. Marta Perry is doing an interview today as well as a giveaway! Yep, one of you will win a copy of her newest book, Murder in Plain Sight. Can you guess what it is about? Amish and a mystery!! So, read through this insightful interview and then make sure to enter the giveaway at the end:)

Thank you for being with us today, Martha!!! How long have you known you wanted to be an author?
I loved stories from my earliest memory, but when I was eight, I read my first Nancy Drew novel, "The Secret in the Old Clock." Most little girls read that book and want to be Nancy. I wanted to be the person who wrote that story! That's the first time I realized that a real person actually wrote the stories I loved and that I could do that, too. It was the thrill of a lifetime later on when I actually met Harriet Adams, who wrote many of the early Nancy Drew books.

Can you tell me a little bit about your newest book?
My most recent book, MURDER IN PLAIN SIGHT, came out in December from HQN Books. It's the first book in a romantic suspense trilogy set in Lancaster County with both Amish and English characters. What happens when a sweet-faced Amish teenager with little experience of the outside world is accused of the brutal murder of a young woman? My protagonist is the big city lawyer who is brought in to defend him, hampered by prejudice from some in the community, threats from all sides, and her own lack of knowledge about the Amish community. Jessica's only help comes from local landowner Trey Morgan, who believes in the boy's guilt. Secrets, lies, and danger abound as they struggle to find the truth.
When a reader gets done with your book, what do you want them to come away with?
I hope the reader has a sigh of satisfaction and a longing to pick up the next book in the trilogy, Vanish in Plain Sight, to see what happens next! On a more serious level, I hope the reader gains an appreciation for the Amish people and a bit of understanding about what it means to them to live as they believe they are called.

Is there a place you love to visit?
My husband and I have been fortunate enough to travel to a number of exciting places, but in the long run, I'm always happiest at home! I've lived in rural Pennsylvania all my life, and my own Pennsylvania Dutch family background has given me a deep appreciation and knowledge of the Amish and the other Plain People. We live in a century-and-a-half old farmhouse in a quiet valley, and I'm always glad to get back there when I've been traveling. However, I do love to get away from the snow and cold, and we've just come down to South Carolina to our vacation home for a few months. Here, my office window looks out on live oaks draped with Spanish moss, and that's pretty neat, too.
If you could have dinner with 2 people, who would they be?
I suppose I could make up an imaginative answer, but to be honest, having dinner with my husband, three kids, spouses, and grandkids is the best dinner company I can imagine.

What one event would you love to be at?
Well, we had lovely plans for New Year's Day at the Outback Bowl in Tampa, courtesy of our son and daughter-in-law who got us 50-yard-line seats, but I came down with a bug and stayed home in bed instead! Maybe I'll get a chance to go another time--when my Penn State Nittany Lions win!

Do you have a favorite hobby?
I'm afraid I don't seem to have time in my schedule for hobbies these days. I do love to read, of course, but otherwise I'm either writing, participating in church activities, or spending time with family and friends.


Do you have any suggestions for the aspiring writer?
Read, read, read. Read everything, but especially in the genre you wish to write. And then write, write, write. I'm convinced that all writers have to get out a certain amount of dreck before they get to the real stuff. You're looking for the thing that only you can write, and that takes time, patience, and perseverance.

Any last thoughts for your readers?
If you'd like to receive a signed bookmark and my free brochure of PA Dutch recipes, just send your mailing address to me at marta@martaperry.com.

And how can they connect with you?

My website is www.martaperry.com, and it connects to my blog. You can also find me on Facebook at Marta Perry books.
Thanks so much for inviting me, Charity!

Marta, believe me, it was my pleasure! I like finding out more about my favorite authors.

Now readers, to enter the giveaway, follow instructions below. Please make sure to leave an email in the first comment so I can email you if you are the winner.

US ONLY!!

MANDATORY ENTRY-
Leave a comment telling me your favorite recipe. Now make sure you have a really good one:) And if you feel inclined to send me the whole recipe, that would be great! I want to get to know more about my readers and who they are. And Marta is big on her recipes, many of which look delicious! You can check them out on her website.


EXTRA ENTRIES-Please leave a separate comment for each entry.
1.Become a follower of Marta's Blog and let me know your username.
2.Leave an encouraging comment on Marta's blog.
3.Tweet about this giveaway. Can be done 3 times a day.
4.Blog about this giveaway or post about it on Facebook. Get 3 entries for each so leave 3 comments.
5.Follow my blog, subscribe via RSS Feed or follow me on Twitter. Get one entry for each you do.
6.Enter any of my other currently running giveaways. Leave a comment for each.
7.Leave a comment on my review posts. Let me know which ones.

This giveaway will end on 1/19. Winner will be chosen through Random.org and they will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

143 comments:

debbie said...

My favorite is my jerk pulled pork recipe. It really isn't a recipe, I just throw things in. I put in about 10 different spices and brown sugar and let it simmer for about 5 hours.
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skkorman said...

My favorite recipe is one for French onion soup—simple, fast, easy, and delicious!

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Maureen said...

One of my favorite recipes is Raspberry Glace' Pie. It is made with Fresh berries and served with Whipped Cream!


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Maureen said...

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I left an encouraging comment on Marta's Blog

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Maureen said...

1/5 Tweet

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Maureen said...

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Maureen said...

I follow you on GFC


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I follow your RSS feed


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I follow you on Twitter...Timmy1966

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Maureen said...

I left a comment on your Late July Snake Pack giveaway.

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Maureen said...

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Maureen said...

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LAMusing said...

My favorite recipe is Paula Deen's Croissant Bread Pudding - I add berries :)
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LAMusing said...

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Renee G said...

One of my favorite recipes is for homemade noodles. They are just made with eggs, flour and a dash of salt. Then rolled out and sliced into noodles. Tastes great with turkey or potroast.
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LAMusing said...

I now follow Marta's blog on GFC as LAMusing
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Renee G said...

I am following Marta's blog as Renee G on GFC.
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Anonymous said...

My favorite recipe is a family recipe for Greek Stew - takes 5 hours to cook, but worth it!
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Renee G said...

I follow your blog as Renee G on GFC.
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LAMusing said...

I left a comment on Marta's blog
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I entered Deceive Me Once
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Maureen said...

1/6 Tweet

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Kristie said...

Once of my favorite recipes in Mexican Mac & Cheese.

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Maureen said...

I posted a comment on The Daugher's Walk giveaway


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Maureen said...

1/7 Tweet

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Maureen said...

I left a comment on A Path Less Traveled giveaway


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1/7 Tweet #2

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jacque said...

Favorite? Well..Italian Beef...cuz it's sooo simple...a chuck roast, some pepperocini's, some beef broth and some seasoning...all in a crockpot...shred it and voila!
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jacque said...

I follow!

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jacque said...

I entered the Jane Kirkpatric contest!

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Maureen said...

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misskallie2000 said...

My favorite receipe, and for many others, is my Red Velvet Cake. 3 layers, with filling and icing and of course lots of pecans. Very rich and sooo good. Not for diets.

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misskallie2000 said...

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misskallie2000 said...

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misskallie2000 said...

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Maureen said...

1/10 Tweet

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Maureen said...

Left a comment on your Book Blast Day 8 Wayne Brillhart Review. Beautiful Book!!


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jacque said...

Entered Bed and Breakfast!

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Maureen said...

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Linda Kish said...

I like lemon icebox pie.

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Linnette R Mullin said...

Marta is one of my favorite authors! I retweeted the tweet about this blog give-away. One of my favorite recipes is Gooey Butter Cake which you'll find at www.LinnetteMullin.com.

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Maureen said...

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misskallie2000 said...

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Maureen said...

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jacque said...

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Maureen said...

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Timmy1966

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Maureen said...

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misskallie2000 said...

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Entered Lark Spur Cove giveaway

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apple blossom said...

fav. recipe. Just love food how can I pick one????? hhuuummmmmmm

Just made Taco Bake for lunch oh, so yummy



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apple blossom said...

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entered Penny Zeller's giveaway

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misskallie2000 said...

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apple blossom said...

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misskallie2000 said...

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Maureen said...

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Maureen said...

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Timmy1966

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Hope said...

My favorite is a Mocha Pie-absolutely delicious!
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I follow you on Twitter as Pilgrim86

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I follow your blog!

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LAMusing said...

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Norma said...

my fave is chocolate butterscotch fudge - quick and ymmy
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Maureen said...

Left a comment on your Ottilie and Lulu post. So very cute!

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Maureen said...

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Maureen said...

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Nancye said...

My favorite recipe is for Peanut Butter Pie-----quick & easy, and only a few ingredients! Yummy!

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