sâmbătă, 11 mai 2013

Journey of Promise by Vickie Hall Blog Tour Stop (Interview & Giveaway)

~About the author~

Vickie is a native of Utah, but growing up, lived in the states of Colorado, Idaho, Montana, and Nebraska. When she’s not writing, she’s composing music, or shopping with her sister. She loves animals of all kinds and camping with her family. Her favorite pastime is watching old movies on TCM, and unashamedly has a crush on Cary Grant.

~About the books~

Journey of Promise

When converts Richard and Leah Kenyon leave Wales and heed the call to Zion, they are unprepared for the toll exacted by the journey. To face the incredible odds mounted against them they call upon the Lord’s tender mercies to see them through and strengthen their love for one another. Their story will remind you where to turn during your trials.

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All That Was Promised

In 1847 Wales Methodist Minister Richard Kenyon converts to Mormonism. Richard’s newfound faith is put to the test when he faces the anger of his former congregation, his wife’s indecisiveness, his brother’s betrayal, and the murderous intentions of misinformed villagers.

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1. Hello, Vickie! Can you tell us something about you and your books?
First, let me say how much I love to write! I have done ever since I was little. It just seemed natural for me to create stories, and I've never looked back. I enjoy writing historical fiction, but have lately branched out into suspense, which I find quite challenging.

2. When did you decided that you wanted to be a writer?
I seriously began to consider this in high school. I had a wonderful English teacher who encouraged me and I will always be indebted to her for that.

3. Where do you find your inspiration for your novels? (If it’s not a secret) Have you ever found it in your real life?
I find inspiration from all sorts of things - from real historical events, from my dreams, and sometimes I just start to think, "what if this were to happen, or what would you do if ..." sort of scenarios. And yes, I have 3 books that were inspired by family members: All That Was Promised and Journey of Promise were based on the journals of my great-great grandparents, and Secrets of the Red Box was based on something that happened to my father (but I can't tell you what it is or it would ruin the secret!)

4. Do any of your fictional character resemble you?
In personality, yes. I think Leah from Journey of Promise is somewhat like me. I find that many of my own attributes, habits, faults, and memories end up in my books.

5. What book is the first one that you remember reading?
The Little Engine That Could (I think I can, I think I can ... and guess what? I did!)

6. Do you have a favorite book?
I have quite a few, but one that stands out for me is Follow The River by James Alexander Thom. I read that about twenty years ago and it really pushed me to keep writing.
7. If you were about to leave on a trip which book would you take with you?
Hmmmm, that's a tough one. I think I'd take Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah.
8. Tell us one thing you’d like to change about people from nowadays.
I'd like to see people me more courteous to one another and more respectful. We seemed to have lost that in our society today.

9. Is there a moment in your life you’d like to live again?
Nope. I try never to look back and believe that tomorrow will be even better than today!

10.Do you have a message for Romanian readers? Why would you recommend your book?

Bună! Vă rugăm să cumpere cartea mea. Mi-ar face foarte fericit!

My book will teach readers something about my heritage, about faith, and about anyone can overcome hardships and challenges!

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