Meet and Greet is a regular feature on my blog. Be forewarned…Unlike the typical interview, these brief questions will get to the true heart of my guests…or at least the heart of what’s in their kitchen. Grab a latte (or other beverage of your choice), find a comfy chair, and prepare to make a new friend.
I’m so excited to welcome Becky Melby as my guest today! Becky and I share the same agent and recently had the opportunity to work together. I even got to spend some time in her lovely home, which was a real treat. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed getting to know her and learning from her along the way. Her newest book just released this month and blends history into a contemporary romance story. I loved the first book in this series and am excited to read #2!
Becky Melby has been married to Bill, her high school sweetheart, for forty years. They have four married sons and twelve grandchildren. Becky has co-authored nine books for Heartsong Presents and has had stories in two novella collections. Her Lost Sanctuary Series—three contemporary stories each with a historical thread—releases in 2012, as well as Contest of Wills, a novella in Cedar Creek Seasons. Becky is represented by Mary G. Keeley of Books & Such Agency. Her favorite pastimes are spoiling grandkids and taking trips with Bill in their RV or on their Honda Gold Wing.
Welcome, Becky! Now on to the questions…
Opener Question: What seven words best describe you?
1) Maui or London? London– where bathing suits are not required and everyone sounds like Paul McCartney.
LOL, I assume you mean it’s so cold there that people swim in their rain gear, right?
2) Tennis shoes or Dress shoes? Tennis shoes because I’m all about comfy. Dress shoes just look odd with the jammies I write in.
3) Sit-com or TV drama? TV drama (Since romantic comedy wasn’t one of the options.)
4) Chinese carryout or Homemade fajitas? Fajitas with gobs of homemade guac.
5) Full steam ahead or Life in the slow lane? Both? Mostly slow lane with sporadic bursts of full steam.
6) Rustic campground or Five-star hotel? Campground. But after a few days camping in a pup tent in the mountains I’ve been known to do a happy dance over a hot tub, a comfy bed, and a meal that’s not freeze-dried.
7) Chocolate cheesecake or Creme brulee? Cheesecake Factory Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake—to die for and gluten free.
Yum! That sounds wonderful. I didn’t realize they had gluten free cheesecakes there. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised since they’ve got pretty much every cheesecake imaginable. And apparently I’m extra hungry today, because I’m craving those fajitas. If I make it back to your house sometime, think you can treat me to Mexican?
Thanks for visiting here today! I loved having you.
With an award-winning series to her name, Dani Gallagher is anxious to find her next big scoop…she just doesn’t expect it to come from the past. But while searching for answers connected to her last story, Dani discovers a tattered journal in an alley near Bracciano, an Italian restaurant run by Nicky Fiorini. The diary, written in the Roaring Twenties by a girl caught in a web of organized crime, mentions Nicky’s restaurant and despite an explosive first meeting, Dani persuades Nicky to help uncover what happened to the girl—and what her story has to do with their present.
Nicky is frustrated. No matter what he says, he can’t seem to convince Dani that she’s treading on thin ice. Her zeal to make a difference is leading her into some precarious situations—and just might get her hurt.
Attraction soon ignites, but in the struggle to reveal the truth, will Dani and Nicky miss the real story while clinging to secrets of their own?
Blog Readers: Let’s talk…Say we’re meeting for a cheesecake date at The Cheesecake Factory. What do you get for dessert? (If you need to see the options, you can click here.) (I usually like the fresh strawberry, but I’ve gotten the pineapple upside-down cheesecake before and it was delicious!)
*Giveaway Details: Becky has offered to give away a copy of Yesterday’s Stardust! All you have to do is leave a comment. (For extra entries, you can Tweet or share this post on Facebook…I’ll add an extra entry for each. Just make sure to mention it in your comment.) Winner will be announced in next Monday’s post. Good luck!
**The winner of last week’s Karen Witemeyer giveaway is Judy Burgi! I’ll contact you this week with details.