Character Interview with Vanessa Hollister

August 4th, 2015

Paramedic Vanessa Hollister has put her adolescence behind her, including the unwanted label of being the new kid in town over and over again, thanks to her father’s military career. She’s overcome what her mother called “the biggest mistake of her life” and is planning an elegant destination wedding in Destin, Florida with her new fiancé. But will the reappearance of her first husband from her what-were-you-thinking teenage elopement disrupt her dream of an idyllic beach wedding? Read our interview with Vanessa Hollister to learn more about Beth Vogt’s new release, Crazy Little Thing Called Love.


Occupation:

Paramedic

What three words would you use to describe yourself?

Adrenaline-addict, independent, forward-focused.

What do you do for fun?

I like to read books. I read a lot during the down times on a work shift.

Share a favorite childhood memory:

I grew up in a military family. My dad was in the Air Force,… read more »

Character Interview with Russell Andrew Champion

July 30th, 2015

When Russell returns to Fort Worth, he’s determined to begin a new life. But when he arrives at his mother’s homestead, he discovers she’s very ill, and the woman he loved is still as beautiful and sweet as he remembered. With time running out, Russell must come to terms with both his future and his past. Read our character interview with Russell to learn more about Shelley Gray’s story, “An Outlaw’s Heart” in Among the Fair MagnoliasCelebrate this new release by entering to win a Kindle Fire! Click here to learn more and enter.


What is the most interesting thing about you?

I was once a member of the Walton Gang.

Occupation:

I used to rob trains. Now that I turned my life around, I’m currently unemployed.

What three words would you use to describe yourself?

Patient, Loyal, Selfless.

What do you do for fun?

Ride my horse, Candy, and visit my… read more »

Character Interview with Silas Jonesey

July 28th, 2015

Abandoned by his mail-order bride, Silas Jonesey has fought an uphill battle to recover from a pattern of poor choices. Now his prayers for reconciliation have finally come true and his estranged wife has contacted him with her whereabouts. Kate Dawson was supposed to be a mail-order bride, but upon realizing she’d been deceived about her intended groom, she’s now settled into life as a schoolteacher. When the mother of a student passes away, Kate assumes she’ll take on care of nine-year-old Anthony–until two men suddenly show up in town, claiming to be the boy’s father. Read our interview with Silas Jonesey to learn more about A Bride at Last by Melissa JagearsDon’t miss the chance to win a $100 Memory-Making giveaway and RSVP for Melissa’s 8/4 author chat party! Click here to learn more and enter.


What is the most interesting thing about you?

Despite a… read more »

Character Interview with Summer Snow

July 1st, 2015

Life hasn’t been easy for Summer Snow. In acts of selflessness-caring for her ailing parents and running her grandmother’s bookstore-she had forfeited her youth and dreams for the needs of others. And the only tries she had at love… didn’t turn out. Opportunity strikes when Granny sends Summer on an unexpected adventure with one Martin Langtree, a kind but gangly young man from Summer’s past. Read our character interview with Summer Snow to learn more about Summer’s List by Anita Higman, and watch this video for an inside look at Anita’s new release.


What is the most interesting thing about you?

I can give of myself in a mature, openhearted way, but then I can be goofy enough to fall in love with the wrong men!

Occupation:

I own and run a children’s bookstore. It’s a satisfying life. I love it. My dream is… read more »

Character Interview with Corinne Whitman Pennington

June 24th, 2015

What if it’s too late for dreams to come true? Challenges brew when an innocent flirtation leads to big trouble for the Whitmans’ son-in-law, Jesse. Jesse Pennington’s friendly, outgoing personality has always served him well, especially in a career that has earned him and his wife Corinne a very comfortable lifestyle. But Corinne and Jesse are both restless—and for similar reasons, if only they could share those with each other. Instead, too many business trips and trumped-up charges of harassment from a disgruntled coworker threaten their marriage and possibly put their three precious daughters at risk. Read our character interview with Corinne Whitman Pennington to learn more about Two Roads Home by Deborah Raney. Make sure to enter to win a copy of Two Roads Home! Click here to learn more and enter.


What is the most… read more »

Character Interview with Linda Atkinson

June 18th, 2015

A gunman who has nothing to lose faces a doctor who could lose it all to prove his innocence. When Dr. Mark Baker and Nurse Kelly Atkinson are held at the mercy of a dangerous gunman, the lives of every emergency room patient are at stake. At the height of the conflict, three questions remain: Who is the shooter? Who will the next victim be? And can Mark prove his innocence before the gun turns on him? Read our character interview with Linda Atkinson to learn more about Fatal Trauma by Richard Mabry. Hurry! Only a few more days to enter Richard’s Perfect Prescription prize pack. Click here to learn more and enter.


Profession:

Registered nurse, currently working in the emergency room of Memorial Hospital in Drayton, Texas.

What three words would you use to describe yourself?

Capable, compassionate, Christian

What do you do for fun?

Oh, there’s not much time in my life… read more »

Character Interview with Boozie Unfortunate

June 2nd, 2015

Emmalyn and Max Ross may have to endure the fight of their lives to mend the tattered fabric of their marriage. His actions ensured she could never be a mother and put him in prison. On a self-imposed exile to beautiful but remote Madeline Island, Emmalyn has just a few months left to figure out if and how they can ever be a couple again. Nudged along by the Boozie, exuberant owner of the Wild Iris Inn and Café, a circle of misfit people in their small town, and a young girl who desperately needs someone to love her, Emmalyn restores an island cottage that could become a home and begins to restore her heart by learning what it means to love unconditionally. Read our interview with Boozie to learn more about As Waters Gone By by Cynthia Ruchti. Cynthia is giving away a summer of fun to one lucky… read more »

Character Interview with Cullen McGrath

May 13th, 2015

An Irishman far from home, Cullen McGrath left a once prosperous life in England because of a horse racing scandal that nearly ruined him. He’s come to Nashville for a fresh start, hoping to buy land and begin farming, all while determined to stay as far away from thoroughbred racing as possible. But starting over proves harder than he’d wagered, especially when Maggie Linden’s father makes him an offer he shouldn’t accept yet cannot possibly refuse. Read our interview with Cullen to learn more about To Win Her Favor by Tamera Alexander. Tamera is hosting a “Race to the Pin” contest and will be giving away a book-inspired prize pack you won’t want to miss. Click here to learn more and start pinning!


What is the most interesting thing about you?

My heritage. I’m an Irishman. And proud of it!

Occupation:

For as long as I can remember,… read more »