Saturday, September 15, 2012

Author Interview with Melissa Hanson + A Giveaway

Today I have the pleasure of sharing an interview with you guys from Melissa A. Hanson, author of A Healing Heart. I recently read the book and enjoyed it very much. Check out my review here.

Check out the Facebook page for A Healing Heart!

1. Where did you get the inspiration to write your novel?

At the end of summer in 2010, I had just finished a set of books, which I flew through in less than a week. By the time I finished the last page, I just had this burning urge to write again. I couldn't get it out of my mind; it was there taunting me when I was driving, at work, lying in bed.

While brainstorming ideas for my book, I tossed the question out to one of my babysitters, asking her what I should write about. She offhandedly said “Why don’t you write a story about Cole (my youngest) and all his babysitters.” I tossed ideas around in my head for a few weeks, and then one evening sitting on the couch watching tv, I grabbed some paper, and before I knew it the prologue was there on the paper. And while the story is indeed a work of fiction, that one statement gave me a direction to move forward. A couple of days later I had a rough draft for an ending, and from that moment on it was something I knew had to be written

2. Which of your characters is your favorite and why?

Riley. Some of his comments and things he does with Bailey are based on my youngest son and some of the adventures he had with his awesome babysitters. And Collin, because he has characteristics of my husband. :)

3. When you are not writing what else do you like to do?

I’m a licensed architect, so I spend most of my days working on residential and commercial projects. I also enjoy reading and scrapbooking.

4. Describe your family (Are you married? Do you have kids? Pets?)

I’m married to my first and only love. We’ve been together for over 20 years now and married for almost 18 years. We have two boys, as well as 3 dogs.

5. Do you prefer cold, snowy weather or warm, sunny weather?

Spring is my favorite time of the year, just like it was Bailey’s favorite. I love the smell of the orange blossoms in the air.

Thanks for joining us Melissa!

And now I have a giveaway for everyone. There will be 2 winners of Melissa's book - 1 paperback and 1 ebook. There are no mandatory entries, just enter with which ones you like. The first winner chosen will receive the paperback and the second winner will get the ebook.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the chance to win..


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