Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Sound of Heart Q & A

Genevieve Graham graduated from the University of Toronto in 1986 with a Bachelor of Music
in Performance (playing the oboe). While on a ski vacation in Alberta, she met her future
husband in a chairlift lineup and subsequently moved to Calgary to be with him. They have
recently settled in a small, peaceful town in Nova Scotia with their two beautiful daughters.
Writing became an essential part of Genevieve’s life a few years ago, when she began to write
her debut novel, Under the Same Sky.

Lets get on with the Questions :

Hi Julie. Thanks so much for having me here today!

1.  Is there going to be another book in the series ?

Yes, book #3, “Out of the Shadows” is complete, but my agent and I are waiting to hear from Penguin on it. It’s a tough time for publishers as far as new authors go. Like every other business, they’ve had to cut back, so they’re more inclined to go with proven authors these days. But I feel really positive about “Out of the Shadows”. In fact, both my husband and I like it the best. It’s Adelaide’s story. If you’ve read “Under the Same Sky” you’ll know Adelaide is Maggie’s sister, the quiet middle sister. Her lead man, Jesse, is absolutely adorable. He’s not Scottish, as the other men were, but rather a colonial American - I suppose an early cowboy. He’s open and frank and courageous to a fault. I adore Jesse.

2.  What are some of the must see TV for you ?

I don’t watch TV much anymore, but we’ve started watching some shows online. The family always gathers around “Survivor”, my husband and I like “House”, and we’re planning to watch “Touch” when we get around to it (I think that’s a Canadian show). Hubby and I have also delved into the ... em ... dark side with “Weeds” and “Californication.”

3.  Chocolate or Vanilla ?

Chocolate if it’s to eat, vanilla if it’s to drink!

4.  dog or cat ?

Dog. But it has to be a non-shedder. I like lapdogs.

5.  what books influenced your writing ?

The “Outlander” series, “Into the Wilderness” series, books by Penelope Williamson, Jennifer Roberson … anything that is “real” historical adventure. I don’t pull punches and neither do these ladies.

6.   What are you reading right now ??

I just finished “Discovery of Witches” (which I loved), and now I’m into a non-fiction called “Half The Sky”, which is an AMAZING book about changing the status of women in developing countries. It’s absolutely heartbreaking. I wasn’t sure I could read it after only two pages, but I think it’s something I MUST read. I think every woman should read it. Because it’s reality, and we have to stop looking the other way.

7.  What is your favorite place to visit ?

I’ve been spoiled the past few years. I love to get away to some exotic location and lie poolside with ice cream drinks constantly served to me while I read. I’ve been to Dominican Republic twice in the past few years and I really like it there.

8.  Have you traveled to England or Scotland ?

I have been to England, but not for thirty years! My husband and I plan to go to Scotland for a long holiday (a month or so), but we have to wait for our daughters to grow up and move away. They wouldn’t be interested in the kind of traveling we want to do, so we’ll just wait. I’m dying to get there, but it’ll wait for me.

Thanks for being here  Genevieve and nice to have met you and looking forward to reading the book 

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