Friday, April 22, 2011

Interview with Laura Hilton AND Giveaway!!

Hi everyone,
We have had some wonderful authors this past week! And many more coming up. Today I have a new author, Laura Hilton, and her debut novel, Patchwork Dreams. This is an Amish novel and sounds very interesting. So make sure to get your entries in below:)

Thank you for being with us today, Laura!!!
How long have you known you wanted to be an author?
For always. I wrote stories in kindergarten. In third grade, an assigned short story turned into chapters...., in sixth grade I was published with poetry. My teacher wondered if I plagerized because they showed remarkable talent. I didn't. Funny, now I can't write a poem if I had to. :)


Can you tell me a little bit about your new book?

Patchwork Dreams Book 1 of The Amish of Seymour

Becky Troyer has committed the ultimate sin, and finds herself on the edge of her Amish community. Jacob Miller believes he was sent to the Old Order Community in Missouri to help out a distant cousin. Instead, he discovers he was part of an arranged swap--sending men from his Pennsylvania district to the Missouri district to bring new blood into the Amish community. Becky dreams of marriage, but doesn't dare hope that anyone would choose her--not with her history. Can God use the lies that have affected Becky and Jacob to bring them together? Or will Jacob rebel and head home to his first love?


When a reader gets done with your book, what do you want them to come away with?
That God Loves us, and that He is the God of second chances.


Is there a place you have always wanted to visit? A vacation spot, historical monument, overseas, etc?
Oh, absolutely. I want to see Big Ben and London Bridge, in Great Britian. I want to travel to the Upper Pennisula in Michigan. I would love to visit Prince Edward Island. I want to see Maine, and Alaska... I could go on and on.


If you could have dinner with 2 people, who would they be?
Still alive? LOL. I don't know. I'm assuming not my husband or children since I usually have dinner with them. Um, there is this lady I'm facebook friends with, her name is Sherry. She seems really fascinating, and I would love to interview her. Also, maybe Suzanne Fisher Woods...


What one event would you love to be at? Historical or future?
Another hard question. I don't think I can answer that.

Do you have a favorite hobby?
Reading. Writing. I like cross stitch, but rarely take time for it. Baking. Visiting lighthouses.


Is there something about you most people wouldn't know?
I'm a breast cancer surviver, I'm a homeschool mom.

Do you have any suggestions for the aspiring writer?
Write. Read. Study the craft. And mostly, write.

Any last thoughts for your readers?
The irises are blooming in my yard, the dogwood is blooming, redbud is blooming, and tulips.... I love spring. :)


And how can they connect with you?
Face book - Author Laura V. Hilton, or my blog Laura Hilton
Thanks again for visiting with us today!
Thank you for having me.

Laura sounds like a great author and I can't wait to try her book out:) I signed up for a blog tour with it so hopefully I will get the chance to review it and you will be able to see it later.

Now, for the giveaway, Laura has offered one copy of her book to one of my readers. If you like Amish novels, this is one for you. Thank you again Laura!

MANDATORY ENTRY-
Laura is a fan of flowers, if you couldn't tell above:) What is your favorite flower? Mine is definitely roses. Let me know what your favorite flower is and get your entry in for this interesting book! This entry must be done or the extra entries do not count.

US ONLY!!

EXTRA ENTRIES-Please leave a comment for each entry.
1.Blog or post about this on Facebook. Get 3 entries for each.
2.Follow my blog via GFC, subscribe through RSS Feed or follow me on Twitter. Get one entry for each you do.
3.Enter any of my other currently running giveaways. Let me know which ones.
4.Leave a comment on any of my review only posts. This must be for reviews only! Leave a comment for each.
5.Tweet about this giveaway. Can be done three times a day.

6.Friend Laura on Facebook. Get 3 entries for this so leave 3 comments.
7.Follow Laura's blog on GFC. Let me know your username.
8.Leave a comment on Laura's blog and get 2 entries.

This giveaway will end 5/6. Winner will be chosen through Random.org and they will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

27 comments:

Linda Kish said...

I have always been partial to daisies.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

I am a GFC follower

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A Cooking Bookworm said...

Great interview! I love spring, too!! Sadly, it takes forever to show up here in upstate NY and then it disappears much too quickly into the HOT summer.

My favorite flower is all spring flowers! I carried pink and yellow tulips in my wedding bouquet! Tulips, daffodils, and lilacs are my top favorites!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Stephanie (from PBS) :-)
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A Cooking Bookworm said...

Already follow you on Twitter @CookingBookworm

Stephanie (from PBS) :-)
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A Cooking Bookworm said...

Tweeted!

A Cooking Bookworm said...

You've got a new email subscriber!

Stephanie (from PBS) :-)
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Cindy said...

My favorite flower is red rose

Cindy said...

follow on GFC

A Cooking Bookworm said...

Another tweet!

Stephanie (from PBS) :-)
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A Cooking Bookworm said...

Entered your Freschetta giveaway!

Stephanie (from PBS) :-)
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A Cooking Bookworm said...

Posted on FB here: http://www.facebook.com/aCookingBookworm/posts/222344834445658

Stephanie (from PBS) :-)
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Kristie said...

I would love to win this book. Amish fiction is my favorite. My favorite flowers are pansies, orchids and liles. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

Kristie said...

Follow you with GFC. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

Kristie said...

Subscribe with Google Reader. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

Kristie said...

Follow you on Twitter. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

Kristie said...

Friend Laura on Facebook #1. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

Kristie said...

Friend Laura on Facebook #2. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

Kristie said...

Friend Laura on Facebook #3. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

Kristie said...

Follow Laura's blog on GFC. Username: Kristie Donelson kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

lollipops said...

Purple irises are blooming now. :) I carried red rose buds in my wedding. Thanks for signing up everyone. It's been fun to see your favorite flowers.

Laura

Angela Breidenbach said...

I love lilacs and gardenias.
Angie

Salena Stormo - Writer said...

I have always loved lilies. I have never met one I didn't like. :)

Congrats on your book! I can't wait to read it.

Salena

srstormo@yahoo.com

Donna said...

Althea Rosea (tiny double pale pink)
Following by GF
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Hope you visit my blog and enter my giveaway too!
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Anonymous said...

i like lily of the valley
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Anonymous said...

daisy
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karenk said...

please count me in...thanks :)

karenk
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karenk said...

i'm a follower :)

karenk
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