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 excited to welcome Stacy Henrie here today! Stacy and I connected through blogging, and we seem to share much in common between writing and raising energy-filled children. I’m so thrilled to celebrate the release of her debut novel and hope you’ll check out the details at the end of this post. It sounds like a great read!
Stacy Henrie has always had an avid appetite for history, fiction and chocolate. While she had a goal to write and publish a book one day, she turned her attentions first to graduating with a bachelor’s degree in public relations. Not long after, she switched from writing press releases and newsletters to writing inspirational historical romances as a stay-at-home mom. Stacy loves reading, interior decorating, romantic movies, and most of all, laughing with her husband and three kids. She appreciates the chance to live out history through her characters, while enjoying all the modern conveniences of life in the 21st century.
Welcome, Stacy! Let’s get to the questions before our kiddos interrupt us.
What seven words best describe you?
Introvert, tidy, creative, compassionate, responsible, playful, bookworm
1) Road trip or Frequent flyer?
Road trip all the way! I like driving for long stretches, listening to music on my IPOD, and thinking up new story angles. I also love seeing the scenery details that you miss up in the air. Someday I want our family to do a cross-country, road trip – but only when my kids are older.
2) Take action or Take it as it comes?
Take action – but that’s usually in the form of overanalyzing things, which really isn’t action at all. :) So I’m working, and getting better, at taking it as it comes.
3) Homemade tacos or Pizza delivery?
Homemade tacos. We usually only get store-bought pizza when we’re in a real bind for dinner because my husband makes fabulous homemade pizza. The store stuff doesn’t taste quite as good anymore.
4) ESPN or CNN?
I’m not a sports-watching fan, so I’d say CNN. Though I don’t watch the news either. LOL. I check headlines online.
5) Shopaholic or Shop-a-phobic?
I do enjoy shopping, especially when it’s just me by myself, but I’m not a die-hard shopper. I love finding just what I want, but for a great deal.
6) Sleek and modern or Shabby chic?
Shabby chic, for sure! I like antiques and a cottage-type style.
7) Ice cream sandwich or Banana split?
I’d pick ice cream sandwich since I don’t like bananas with my ice cream. Kind of strange, I know. But if you take away the banana and add fudge or a brownie to that split, I’d be in heaven!
I’m in total agreement, Stacy. I’ve never learned to like the banana split. And a hubby who makes homemade pizza? That’s awesome! Does he ever share his recipe? I loved your road trip answer, too. My family never flew anywhere, and I have lots of memories of riding in the car (squished in the middle of the back seat), being picked on by my big brother, playing the alphabet game and sign bingo, and finding shapes in the clouds. Good times.
Thanks so much for being here, Stacy!
No one would ever imagine a fresh-faced young woman could be robbing stage bandits of their ill-gotten fortunes. But Jennie Jones is desperate to save her family’s ranch from foreclosure. And the risks seem worth it, until her upright new ranch hand offers a glimpse of how much is really at stake.
Former bounty hunter Caleb Johnson is ready for a new, clean start. With a woman like Jennie, he could build a future there in Utah territory. But only if his gentle faith can guide her in a choice between the land she’s fought so hard to save and a future by his side.
Blog Readers: Let’s talk…What are some of your favorite road-trip memories? Any unique ways that you passed the time? How did your parents (or how do you as a parent) keep the kids entertained?
*Giveaway Details: Stacy has offered to give away a copy of Lady Outlaw! 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 Arlene Pellicane giveaway is Lindsay Harrel! I’ll contact you this week with details.