JUST 5 MORE DAYS! (not that I’m counting….nope…) And before I get to the meat of today’s giveaway, I want to mention that my book is being reviewed over at Dawn Alexander’s blog today. 🙂 tiny squee!! So if you’re so moved, after stopping here, maybe you can stop over there. Thanks!!
LOL. I want to thank Donna Grant for giving away a signed copy of DARKEST HIGHLANDER to Denise Ellis yesterday! Congrats Denise !!
Today’s spotlight is on an author I hold dear to my heart, Kathryn Magendie. She is a sweet and funny friend and one of the peeps that graciously quoted for my book! Kat, I love you, my friend! Her third book in the Graces trilogy (TENDER GRACES, SECRET GRACES…) comes out in April with mine! FAMILY GRACES is going to be awesome and I can’t wait.
Kathryn Magendie is an author, and Publishing Editor of The Rose & Thorn. She was born a West-by-god Virginia Hillbilly (and proud of it), moved here, there, and yonder, was stuck in the swamps of South Louisiana for many years, and one fine morning she left behind her moss-filled grandfather oak trees in South Louisiana and floated off to Home in a tucked-in cove in Maggie Valley, Western North Carolina, where she spins tales, drinks Deep Creek Blend coffee, an occasional vodka tonic with lime, and contemplates the glow of Old Moon.
She is a member of organizations such as BR NAWW, North Carolina Writer’s Network, Mountain Writer’s Alive in Haywood County, Backspace The Writer’s Place, Netwest Mountain Writers.
Beautiful Maggie Valley, North Carolina, in Haywood County, has folded her into their arms and she is ever-appreciative and respectful of this town, this county, and these mountain people. Sometimes she writes in the third person like this, but she doesn’t like it, because it makes her feel a bit wonky and ickily self-important, but yet, then again, it allows her to remain distant from herself and that makes her laugh, slapping her knee. Her short stories, essays, photography, and poetry have been published in both online and print publications.
What’s your favorite love story hero, from any story, any genre?
What’s your favorite love song and why?
What’s your guilty pleasure comfort food?
– Actually, I can break apart that question. Comfort food: grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup–nothing like it to make me feel comforted. Guilty Pleasure food: Any kind of rich decadent dessert that makes you feel slightly sick after you’ve eaten every bite, but you eat it anyway, even knowing you are feeling slightly sick, because that’s part of the guilt in the pleasure.
In the first of the trilogy, Tender Graces, at Grandma Faith’s urging, lonely Virginia Kate returns home from South Louisiana to the West Virginia holler to release her momma’s ashes and confront her family’s turbulant past.
In book 2, Secret Graces, Virginia Kate seeks to find the love and acceptance that has eluded her, and finds that her grandma’s and momma’s legacies have come to haunt her despite her vow to live her live differently.
In Family Graces, storyteller Virginia Kate explores her momma’s (Katie Ivene), grandma’s (Grandma Faith), stepmother’s (Rebekha), and adoptive daughter’s (Adin) lives, where along the way, she discovers her own path to love, freedom, acceptance, and forgiveness.
Oh my goodness, I read the first two and can’t WAIT for this! Now it’s your turn!
Leave a comment below for Kathryn (including your email address!), saying hello, dropping a thought or two about the book, the blurb, her dog, and her fun picture of her in her mountain cove!! (I have special rocks picked from her creek…yep, I’m special like that…) Okay, so same rules apply… Comment before 10pm CST (because I need my sleep…lol) and a random commenter (chosen by The Hat) will be chosen to win a signed copy of Kat’s book, FAMILY GRACES.
For more information on Kathryn Magendie and her books go to www.kathrynmagendie.com.
Now go comment to win this book! 🙂