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Quote of the day: “I’d have been dead a long time ago if not for my friends, one of whom had just jumped off the cliff after me.
I’d have been a lot more appreciative if he hadn’t pushed me first." Cassandra Palmer ― Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Interview & Giveaway with Julia London

Welcome Julia! Thanks for stopping by!

So summer is almost through. *Pouts*  Did you accomplish all that you wanted for this summer?

I think I did.  It was a very busy summer, and a lot of home repairs cropped up.  But all in all, it was a good summer and I accomplished a lot.

First off I want to talk about the Lockhart family.  Griffin’s something, isn’t he?  Where did you get inspiration for his character?

Highlander in Disguise (Lockhart Family #2)Griffin was the classic bad boy, the guy who thought he was a gift to the haut ton.  Il liked that he thought he could waltz into English society and find what he was looking for.  I liked that Anna was not worth his time or effort and he ended up falling so hard for her.  There is no one person I modeled Grif after.  He was entirely a figment of my imagination. 

Can you tell me the best and worst qualities of the Lockharts? 

Oh, easy!  They had a strong sense of family and were very loyal to each other.  They were inventive and when they loved, they loved completely.  But they were arrogant and stubborn and at times, they had some really bad ideas.

“A Light at Winter’s End” was released in February.  Will that be the last installment in the Cedar Springs series?

A Light at Winter's EndI have not decided.  I don’t have a contract for more Cedar Springs stories, but I have been thinking of writing one for Jesse Wheeler or Samantha Delaney.  Those are two characters who I think need some closure. 

I have to say, your covers are always eye-catching.  Who’s your cover designer?

I think I have had a variety of them, honestly.  Pocket Books has a great art department and they have always given me fabulous covers.

You have a long list under your belt.  How many novels have you published?

Interestingly, I just counted them up the other day.  I am working on my 18th historical novel, and I have written 10 contemporary novels.  That’s 28.  I have two that have have not been published—the first book I ever wrote, which was horrible, and a paranormal, which I think I will resurrect and publish. 
Me: Wow! Congratulations! :)

If you had to collaborate with one fellow author (previous collaborations not included), who would you choose?

Eloisa James
Julia QuinnSelfishly, I would like to collaborate with Julia Quinn or Eloisa James and tap into their enormous fan bases J.  And they are both excellent authors.  But I would love to work with any author I know.  I think it could be fun!  Karen Hawkins, Sabrina Jeffries, Suzanne Enoch, Madeline Hunter, to name a few. 

When you are not reading or writing, what do you like to do for fun?

I am training for a half marathon right now.  So my free time is filled with training runs.  I may be the slowest half-marathoner ever, but I intend to finish!  I am running in the San Antonio Rock and Roll half marathon in November (God willing), and then in the Jacksonville Breast Cancer half marathon in February of next year.  Wish me luck!

Me: I would love to run a marathon, but that won't be for a while. I need to get in shape and then train! lol Good luck!
Thanks so much for stopping by!  You rock!

Thank you so much for inviting me!  I am really excited to be here today.    

Check out Julia's website, here.
Now, on to the giveaway!

Giveaway is open until Sepember 7th!

Fill out the form below to enter!


Rebs @ Book-Rants said...

I love a good romance!

Anonymous said...

Great interview. I love Julia's books. Thanks for the giveaway.

Natasha said...

Your welcome!I love Julias work too! Good luck:)

Mariee said...

Great interview and giveaway!

debbie said...

I would love to read the book, it sounds really good.
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Barbara E. said...

I love Julia London's books and I haven't read The Year of Living Scandalously yet, so I'm looking forward to reading it.

Crystal ♥ said...

Great interview, I haven't read any of Julia's books but I will def. be adding her to my wish list now, especially the highlander one!

buddyt said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

I enjoy Julia's books.

Carol T

buddytho{at} gmail DOT com

Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

I'm always guaranteed of a good read if Julia London's name is on the book.

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