Thursday, September 29, 2011

Interview with Alice Wisler + Signed Book Giveaway!!

Alright friends, I have an interview today with an author who is pretty well known. I actually just received her book, A Wedding Invitation, in the mail for an upcoming review next week:) And I have to tell you, I learned something about this author that I never knew before! I was really excited about hosting this author, even though I have done it before in the past. She is a real blessing to have as a guest and I can't wait to get started reading her new book. I introduce to you all... Alice J. Wisler!!

Howdy Alice! Glad to have you here today:) Tell me a little bit about your newest book, would ya?

A Wedding Invitation takes place in Virginia and North Carolina, with flashback scenes from the Philippines. Although fiction, it is loosely based on my seventeen months as an English teacher in a refugee camp in the Philippines. It's a story of being accepted, belonging, forgiveness, and second chances. There's romance, a little mystery, and a whole lot of Southern. Even Elvis shows up! As the title suggests, there are also weddings included, even where the main character, Samantha, ends up at the wrong wedding.

You write a lot of southern charm into your books. Were you born in the south?

No, I was born in Osaka, Japan. My parents were missionaries for 38 years. My roots are in the South, though. My mom is from Virginia and her mother was born in North Carolina. I've lived in North Carolina for 23 years.
What is your favorite southern meal?

I love cornbread, so anything with that is wonderful. (There's a recipe for bacon cornbread in my novel, Hatteras Girl, which is delicious.) I've been trying to get my husband to like grits, but he hasn't seen the beauty in them, yet.

Sweet tea or unsweet?

Oh, it has to be sweet tea.
Any favorite hobbies?

I love going out on our boat named after my first novel, Rain Song. I also enjoy cooking, baking, and creating new recipes, so I spend a lot of time in my kitchen.
What advice would you give to the new writer?

Don't give up. Keep improving your writing. Discipline, practice, and tenacity.
What book have you read recently that you loved?

I re-read Rick Bragg's All Over But The Shoutin'. He's a favorite Southern writer of mine and his words always grip my heart.


Any last thoughts for your readers?

Yes, please join my Fan Club Page on Facebook---Alice J. Wisler. And let me hear from you about interesting/quirky weddings and receptions you've attended: info@alicewisler.com

Thank you so much for being my guest here today!

Thanks for having me as your guest, Charity!


So, did you learn anything new? That is one thing I love with an interview is finding out new things about an author I enjoy. I never knew that Alice's parents were missionaries and she was born in Japan. What a blessing this is, that Alice is now grown and doing so much good by writing these books to encourage and help others. Way to go Alice!!

I also suggest everyone learn about their favorite authors and see what they go through in their life. They are human just like we are and can use the encouragement and little things we can do for them. Alice has definitely had her share of pain and yet she is still smiling and helping others. Lets do the same and write an author today to just let them know you like their books, love them and what they do for you!!

So readers, does A Wedding Invitation sound like a book you would be interested in reading? One of my blog readers will win their very own signed copy from Alice!! Get your entries in below:)

MANDATORY ENTRY-
Alice talked about a wonderful southern cornbread. I am one of the few in our family who likes cornbread:) Tell me what your favorite meal is. It doesn't have to be southern but... they are the best:) JK! This is your mandatory entry and must be done or the extra entries do not count. You must leave an email in one of your comments so I can reach you if you are the winner.

US ONLY!!

EXTRA ENTRIES!!

1.Blog or post about this on Facebook. Get 3 entries for each.
2.Follow my blog via GFC, subscribe through RSS Feed or email 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 Alice Wisler on Facebook. Get 3 entries for this.
7.Go check out Alice's blog. Become a follower or leave a comment. Get 2 entries for each.


This giveaway will end 10/13. Winner will be chosen through Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

59 comments:

Patsy said...

Oh goodness, what is my favorite southern meal? Well since I'm from Mississippi all we eat is southern. A southern meal I like is (of course) fried chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, some kind of peas or butterbeans - and gotta love that cornbread. Have to have fresh sliced tomatoes too. Having homemade peach cobbler or homemade chocolate pie at the end ain't bad either. Would love to have that recipe of bacon cornbread!

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Patsy said...

I subscribe by email.

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Patsy said...

I also entered your nail polish contest.

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Patsy said...

left a comment on Alice's blog.

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A Cooking Bookworm said...

Mmm, my favorite meal - hard to say, because I LOVE food! But, I love my grandma's meatloaf and mashed taters! Yum yum! Top it off with her apple pie, and my belly is happy - and usually hurting! Ha!

Great giveaway! Thanks, Charity and Alice!

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A Cooking Bookworm said...

I'm an email subscriber!

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A Cooking Bookworm said...

I entered your Shunning giveaway!

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A Cooking Bookworm said...

And, I'm a twitter follower! @CookingBookworm

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Rebecca said...

My favorite meal would have to be biscuits and gravy and scrambled eggs. You just can't beat that. At least not in my stomach's opinion.

Thank you so much for the chance to win this.

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ann said...

Favorite is fried chicken , mashed potatoes and corn and of course corn bread I love it. Apple pie for dessert.

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ann said...

im a email subscriber

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ann said...

i like on FB

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ann said...

GFC follower

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Alice J. Wisler said...

Thanks for having me as your guest, Charity!

ann said...

i am a follower of Alices Blog

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ann said...

follower of Alices blog

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ann said...

Alices blog - 2 of my favorite things reading and quilting .

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ann said...

Alices blog - my kind of lady things

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Alice J. Wisler said...

Thanks to those who subscribe to my blog!

http://www.alicewisler.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

My favorite meal is roast beef and macaroni and cheese it is the and of course with sweet tea.
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Linda Kish said...

I think my favorite meal is spaghetti with meat sauce with a bunch of garlic bread. Or, maybe something with chicken.

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Linda Kish said...

I am a GFC follower

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Anonymous said...

Fried chicken!

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Anonymous said...

Entered the Shunning giveaway

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skgaff said...

My favorite meal is salisbury steak, mashed potatoes and green beans!
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follow your blog via gfc
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follow you on twitter @skgaffney
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Judy said...

I just fixed my favorite meal the other day. I love a good pot roast slowly cooking in the oven all day. About an hour before serving I add potatoes and carrots and cook until tender. Yum! Actually the smell is still in the house!

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Judy said...

I follow your blog by e-mail.

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Judy said...

I am a friend of Alice Wisler on FB.


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Edwina said...

My favorite Southern meal is black-eyed peas, turnip greens with pepper sauce, cream-corn cornbread, sliced tomatoes fresh from the garden and sliced Vidalia onions. For dessert - warm peach cobbler and vanilla ice cream. Am I a Southern girl or what?? :)

Michele said...

My favorite meal would be chicken on the grill and yellow squash - fried, of course!
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Michele said...

I'm a GFC follower: Michele
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I follow you on Twitter
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Michele said...

I like Alice Wisler on Facebook
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Michele said...

I've entered the Minus 417 Nail Care giveaway
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mamabunny13 said...

Southern fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravey, collard greens, buttermilk biscuits and homemade lemonade.
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I follow on twitter @mamabunny13
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I follow via gfc - mamabunny13
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Michele said...

daily tweet
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Jo said...

Entered "Rally Round Green".

Blessings,
Jo
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Jo said...

I'm a GFC subscriber

Blessings,
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Jo said...

Sent a friends request to Alice on Facebook.

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Courtney said...

My favorite Southern dish is a good ol' fish fry and mashed potatoes! However, I live way in the NorthWest in Washington state and a fish fry is very uncommon - so I have other favorites, like chicken alfredo.

Thanks for the chance to win this giveaway!

Courtney
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Michele said...

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Amanda Stephan said...

Seriously? Corn bread is the BoMb! My favorite meal is pinto beans and cornbread. Oh yeah. I could live the rest of my life on that alone...

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by Pegg Thomas said...

It's so hard to pick a favorite meal... but homemade potato soup with fresh baked bread is toward the top of the list. :)
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Michele said...

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Charity said...

And the winner was #6!! A Cooking Bookworm:) Hope you enjoy the book.

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