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 Dani Pettrey here today! I’m a huge fan of her books and have gotten pretty much all my friends and family hooked on them as well. If you haven’t checked them out, you should rectify that asap. Dani was a Meet-and-Greet guest here last April, so I thought it’d be fun to put a twist on her 2nd interview and do a V-Day theme. (And she offered to give away a copy of her book AND a box of Godivas, so keep reading!)
Dani Pettrey is a wife, homeschooling mom, and author. She feels blessed to write inspirational romantic suspense because it incorporates so many things she loves–the thrill of adventure, nail biting suspense, the deepening of her characters’ faith, and plenty of romance. She and her husband reside in Maryland with their two teenage daughters.
Welcome, Dani! Let’s get to the questions, shall we?
Opener Question: What seven words best describe your husband? (Had to throw in that V-Day twist. )
Strong, courageous, intelligent, handsome, hilarious, hardworking, and compassionate
1) How you met your hubby: Love at first sight or Grew into love?
My husband asked me to dance. It was pretty much love at first sight. We were engaged three weeks after we started dating and married less than five months later. I know it sounds crazy fast, but we just celebrated our 20th.
2) Romantic getaway: Weekend in Paris or Caribbean cruise?
Between the two, I’d say a weekend in Paris as I love Europe, but if I could pick any place for a romantic getaway I’d probably pick the south of France instead. It’s gorgeous!
3) A day with your Valentine: Walk in the park or Go to the movies?
Both sound lovely, but we really enjoy movies so I’ll go with that—followed by a romantic dinner, of course.
4) Valentine’s dinner: Surf-and-turf or Italian feast?
Hmm. Tough question. I’m going to say Italian Feast. My husband and I really enjoy Little Italy.
5) What you’ll wear: Fancy dress or Jeans and a nice sweater?
Fancy dress. I don’t dress up often so when the occasion presents itself…
6) Sweet treat: Box of chocolates or Strawberry cheesecake?
Definitely chocolate—the darker the better!
7) Valentine flowers: Roses or Calla lilies?
Calla lilies. They are my favorite!
I agree, Dani. Calla lilies are gorgeous, aren’t they? I loved your answers, especially the one about how you met your husband. Talk about a whirlwind courtship! But when you know, you know, right? I’m still amazed you’ve been married 20 years and have teenage daughters. You need to bottle up your secret for looking young and sell it.
Thanks so much for being here today! I loved hosting you.
Piper McKenna couldn’t be more thrilled that her prodigal brother, Reef, has returned to Yancey, Alaska, after five years. But her happiness is short-lived when Reef appears at her house covered in blood. A fellow snowboarder has been killed. Despite the evidence, Reef swears he’s innocent. And Piper believes him.
Deputy Landon Grainger loves the McKennas like family, but he’s also sworn to find the truth, and he knows those closest to you have the power to deceive you the most. With the sheriff pushing for a quick conviction, pursuing the truth in this case could mean the end of Landon’s career.
As Piper wages her own search, the two head deep into Canada’s rugged backcountry–and unexpected complications. Not only does their long friendship seem to be turning into something more, but the search for answers is becoming deadlier with each step.
Blog Readers: Let’s talk…Whose marriage is a shining example to you, and what do you admire most about them? Or if you’re drawing a blank on that question, which would you choose: a Caribbean cruise or a weekend in Paris?
*Giveaway Details: Dani has offered to give away a copy of Shattered, as well as a box of Godiva chocolates! 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 Amazon giveaway is Jan Bolton! I’ll contact you this week with details.