Thursday, November 15, 2012

Secrets of the Red Box by Vickie Hall: Interview & Spotlight



Secrets of the Red Box Blog Tour



 




Secrets of the Red Box

Bonnie has secrets to keep - secrets with the potential to destroy lives, including her own. Running from her destructive and pain filled past, she recreates herself, believing she has escaped the damning evidence hidden in the red box. When her former life is revealed by a cruel twist of fate, Bonnie faces losing everything, including Glen, the only man she’s ever loved. But is Bonnie the woman he thinks she is? Set against the backdrop of the 1940s, Secrets of the Red Box is filled with intrigue and suspense - sure to keep you guessing to the very end!




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Hello Vickie!  And Welcome.  Thanks so much for agreeing to answer a few questions for me.  Do you have critique partners or beta readers?

 

I do! I have wonderful beta readers that have added an additional layer of insight and suggestions that help me strengthen my story. I appreciate their help and their honesty.

What was one of the most surprising things you learned while writing your books?

That other people like them! It really makes me feel validated as an author to know I can touch people with my efforts.

How do you react to a bad review of your book?

I don’t let them get to me. I realize I can’t please every reader, and every reader is allowed his own opinion. If there is something to the review that I feel has merit, I try to learn from it and be a better writer.

Are the names of the characters in your novels important? How and why?

They really are important to me. Because I write historical fiction, I want the names to suit the era. I prefer the names to flow with the narrative, yet remain different enough from one another that the reader doesn’t get confused by trying to remember who’s who. Also, I’ve never been fond of the “out there” names that so often find their way into books today. If the name is strange or awkward, I find it distracting from the story.

Describe what it’s like to be an author in three words.

Amazing – fulfilling - blessed

Do you have a favorite quote, quip, or saying? What is it?

 

My favorite quote is from George Eliot: “It’s never too late to be what you might have been.” I started seriously submitting manuscripts in my early thirties and got nothing but rejection letters. I became discouraged and decided to stop writing. When I finally went back to it I found success. I had to work to make a living, and still do, but I always felt I was meant to be a writer. Maybe someday, I’ll be a full-time writer and support myself doing what I absolutely love!

 

Do you have a Website or Blog?

 


 




Author Vickie Hall



Vickie is a native of Utah, but growing up, lived in the states of Colorado, Idaho, Montana, and Nebraska. When she's not writing, she's composing music, or shopping with her sister. She loves animals of all kinds and camping with her family. Her favorite pastime is watching old movies on TCM, and unashamedly has a crush on Cary Grant.






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Praise for Secrets of the Red Box:



"Amazing book! Wow, it caught me from the first paragraph. What detail, mystery and suspense. Loved the main character, Bonnie, so relatable. Vicki is an amazing writer. I wish she would write more books!!!"

~Amazon Review



"Secrets of the Red Box is a great read! Whether you're looking for a book with an intriguing and unusual plot, or a story of how life's choices effect the rest of your life, you will love this book!"

~Amazon Review




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1 comment:

Carol M said...

This sounds good! Thank you for the giveaway!