Tuesday, September 27, 2011

An Unexpected Bride Blog Tour - Interview with the author Shadonna Richards

Welcome to my stop of An Unexpected Bride Blog Tour! This blog tour is organized by The Bookish Snob Promotions and by the author Shadonna Richards. The tour started on the 20th of September and will last until the 30th of September. My stop will include author interview with Shadonna Richards, some information about the book and about the author. Have fun!

Summary from Goodreads:

Emma Wiggins is about to marry her heart-stopping, gorgeous boss, CEO Evan Fletcher, in seven days—too bad he doesn’t know it yet!

Desperate to fulfill her ailing grandfather’s last wish to see her settle down and get married, Emma Wiggins, a 30-year-old, career-focused executive tells him a little white lie on his deathbed that she is in fact engaged--to her boss, deliciously handsome and emotionally unavailable, Evan Fletcher.

The situation takes an unexpected turn when her grandfather's condition improves slightly and to her shock, he goes ahead and arranges a wedding ceremony at his hospital bedside before he passes on. Now, all Emma has to do is convince unsuspecting, commitment-phobic Evan to tie the knot with her in seven days. Can love blossom in the most unlikely situation?

Sounds like fun, right?!

An Unexpected Bride is available:
Barnes and Noble

Author Bio:

Shadonna enjoys reading and writing about the magic of romance and the power of love. Winner of Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write - 2010 Day Two Challenge, she is a member of the Romance Writers of America. An Unexpected Bride is her first novel. She has her BA in Psychology and lives in Canada. You can visit her at www.shadonnarichards.blogspot.com or send her an e-mail at Shadonna (at) ymail (dot) com

Interview with Shadonna Richards:

I am glad to say, that the author of An Unexpected Bride, Shadonna Richards, took time for answering my questions for an interview! Thank you so much for that, Shadonna!

Now, ladies and gentlemen, please give a warm welcome to the author, Shadonna Richards!

Even though this is your first novel, you have other published books. Would you briefly give us an overview of your published books and what are these about?
Thanks so much for having me on your wonderful blog. My other published books, A Gift of Hope and Think & Be Happy: 365 Empowering Thoughts to Lift Your Spirit, are inspirational non-fiction. I collect motivational quotes and I have a degree in Psychology so I’ve always been fascinated with human motivation.

What went through your mind when the first book you wrote was published?
I count my blessings everyday and I wanted to share stories with others about hope.

How do you write? Do you sketch a plot first, create characters first and then starting to write?
I sketch a detailed plot, research my settings and other details of the novel and I do a character profile but not necessarily in that order.

What do you think is the most important thing while writing?
Enjoy what you are doing.

Where did you get the idea for An Unexpected Bride from? How was the book born?
I witnessed a beautiful wedding at the hospital. A patient was too ill to attend his daughter’s wedding so she bought it to the hospital so that he could be a part of the celebration. I thought it was so touching and a great show of the power of love. Of course, the story is about another patient wishing it was their grandchild getting married and the pressure for that grandchild to make their dying grandfather happy. Of course, the characters are figments of my imagination.

Which character do you love most in your novel? Which character can you mostly relate to?
Emma, I think it’s so sweet that she is willing to go the distance for her family.

I must ask you about your new book to be published. What will it be about? Anything you can tell us already?
Hmm, without revealing any spoilers, I’m working on book 2 of An Unexpected Bride. :)

Who is your favorite author? Too many to narrow it down.
What is your favorite book or series? The Bible is my favorite book.
What is your favorite song? I have several favorites.

What is your favorite color? Pink.
What is your favorite movie? The Ten Commandments
What is your favorite time of the day? Early morning.
What is your favorite weather? Sunny.

Thank you so much, Shadonna for coming by at my blog!

The next stop at the An Unexpected Bride blog tour is already tomorrow: Sept 28 at Hands And Home http://www.handsandhome.ca/ Keep following the tour, there is lots of fun to come!

Happy reading!


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  2. Thanks so much for having me on your lovely blog and for your support. Hope you and your readers enjoy the interview!
    All the best,
    Shadonna :-)