Can you imagine winning a big box of books just in time for Christmas? I mean, what a great gift just for YOU...and you just might if you are the lucky winner of my giveaway this week. Don't forget to go back and comment on my Deb Raney post and my Susan Meissner post because I'm pooling all the comments together for one big drawing at the end of the week!
Today, I am happy to introduce you to my friend, Dani Pettrey, who writes one of my favorite genres to read...romantic suspense.
Look at the gorgeous cover for her first novel, Submerged.
Um. Yes. Please. I have this book sitting right here next to me as a treat during my Christmas vacation and I can.not.wait. So, I asked Dani my nosy questions and she happily chatted with me... read on to find out more about this fabulous debut author AND find out more about how you can WIN her book!
Courtney: Where'd you get the idea for your book?
Dani: I watched a movie about cave divers and it got me thinking what type of person would pursue such a dangerous job for a living. I find extreme athletes and people who pursue adventurous careers simply fascinating. I began diving (no pun intended) into all the extreme sports and adventure professions and the McKenna family was born.
Courtney: Do you have any "rituals" you do when you write?
Dani: I always make sure I have a few quiet hours set aside, make my favorite drink and snack (see answer below), curl up on the couch with my notebook (If I'm writing my first draft) and write away.
Courtney: Favorite writing snack and/or beverage?
Dani: In the cold weather: my favorite beverage is a a half coffee-half hot chocolate and my favorite snack is my homemade trail mix (1/4 cup raw almonds, 1/2 dried cranberries, and 1/8 Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate chips). Yum!
(Courtney interrupting to say "I'm SO trying that.)
Courtney: How would you describe your writing style/books?
Dani: What I hope readers will experience in my stories is the thrill of adventure, the excitement of travel to far off places, the romance of falling in love, and the heroism of saving the day. That's the beauty of a novel… all you have to do is flip the page (or the cover on your e-Reader) and you open the door to adventure!
Courtney: Something people don't know about life as a writer?
Dani: You still have to clean your bathrooms :/ (Amen, sister.)
More about Dani:
Dani Pettrey is a wife, homeschooling mom and author. She feels blessed to write inspirational romantic suspense because it incorporates so many things she loves–the thrill of adventure, nail-biting suspense, the deepening of one’s faith and plenty of romance. She’s a huge fan of dark chocolate, is always in search of the best iced mocha and her dream is to one day own a little cottage on a remote stretch of beach. She and her husband reside in Maryland with their two teenage daughters.
So, the rules are the same, simply comment on this post for your chance to WIN my Book Lover's Giveaway, which will include a stack 'o books, including Dani's Submerged which just so happens to be offered for $2.99 on Kindle and Nook right now.
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One more thing before I go...