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 author Julie Lessman here today! If you’ve ever met Julie in person or online, you know a party follows her wherever she goes. So it’s no surprise that her books are filled with emotion and passion. Her unique brand of fun splashes into the interview below, and she’s offering a lucky commenter their choice of one of her books. Keep reading for details!
American Christian Fiction Writers 2009 Debut Author of the Year and winner of 14 RWA awards, Julie Lessman was voted #1 Romance Author of the year in Family Fiction magazine’s 2012 and 2011 Readers Choice Awards, #1 Historical Fiction Author, #3 Author, #4 Novel, #3 Series, and Booklist’s 2010 Top 10 Inspirational Fiction. Julie resides in Missouri with her husband, daughter, son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter and is the author of “The Daughters of Boston” series—A Passion Most Pure, A Passion Redeemed, A Passion Denied and the “Winds of Change” series—A Hope Undaunted, A Heart Revealed, A Love Surrendered. You can contact Julie through her website and read excerpts from each of her books at www.julielessman.com or connect with her via Facebook.
Welcome, Julie! Here come the questions….
Opener Question: What seven words best describe you?
Passion. Faith. Passion. Drama. Passion. Romance. PASSION!!
1) Take action or Take it as it comes? TAKE ACTION!
2) Mountain cabin or Beach resort? BEACH RESORT.
3) From scratch or From the microwave? HA!! USED TO BE FROM SCRATCH. NOW FROM MICROWAVE.
4) Stretch limo or Yacht? ARE YOU KIDDING?? YACHT!!!
5) Fierce competitor or Cheering on the sidelines? LOL … FIERCE COMPETITOR and, sadly, BORDERLINE SORE LOSER.
6) Chocolate chip cookie dough or Cookies and cream? CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DOUGH.
7) Shop ’til you drop or Shop only if necessary? Oooooo … COLD CHILLS!! DEFINITELY ONLY IF NECESSARY.
Thanks, Sarah, for such a fun interview and allowing me to connect with your readers! I LOVE to hear from reader friends, so if they like, they can contact me through my website at http://www.julielessman.com, either by sending an e-mail via my site or by signing up for my newsletter at http://www.julielessman.com/sign-up-for-newsletter/. My newsletter is chock-full of fun info on my books and there’s always a contest featuring signed book giveaways including two right now to win a Kindle Fire or have a character named after you or a loved one in my next book. Contest details can be found at http://www.julielessman.com/contest/ or by clicking on the contest link on this blog.
I also have a personal blog on my website called “Journal Jots” at http://www.julielessman.com/journal-jots1/, which is a very laid-back, Friday journal to my reader friends that would give your readers an idea as to my relaxed style of writing. Or readers can check out my favorite romantic and spiritual scenes from each of my books on the “Excerpts” tab of my website at http://www.julielessman.com/excerpts/. Finally, I can be found daily at The Seekers blog at http://seekerville.blogspot.com/, a group blog devoted to encouraging and helping aspiring writers on the road to publication.
I love all the ways you connect with readers, Julie. And I loved your interview answers, especially your seven words (well, technically four, but I’ll let it slide ). And I’m curious about this shift from making things from scratch to relying on the microwave. It wouldn’t have anything to do with a busy schedule, would it?
Thanks so much for visiting today! What a treat to have you here.
Blog Readers: Let’s Talk…What best describes your cooking style–from scratch or from the microwave? Has life ever forced you to change your approach? What’s the best microwave food you’ve ever tasted?
*Giveaway Details: Julie has offered to give away a copy of one of her books (winner’s choice) to one lucky commenter! 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 Anne Mateer giveaway is V. V. Denman! I’ll contact you this week with details.