Pop Quiz with Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse & a giveaway

In a first time collaboration, Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse have penned an historical romance set in the wilds of Alaska. I hope you enjoy learning more about these two lovely authors. Be sure to enter to win a copy of All Things Hidden by completing the form below.

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Rel: What was a favourite childhood book of yours?

Tracie: Absolutely adored Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott

Do you remember the title of the first story you ever wrote? What was it about?

The oldest I can remember is when I was about 5. I think I just called it Grandma and it was about my grandmother and her garden. Grandma was a Master Gardener and I learned some interesting things from her and my mom.

If you weren’t a writer, what career would you/did you/do you have pursued?

Wanted to be a doctor for a long time until I realized all the math that was involved. 

Why do you write stories?

For me it’s a ministry to spread the Gospel of Jesus, to share tidbits of history and locations and to offer general encouragement to the readers.

Describe your novel in 5 adjectives

Exhilarating, intrigue, spiritual, romance, mystery

Please share a little about one of your main characters

Love our hero – he just wants to do good, to help people and yet he finds that he’s just human and can’t save the world. His humbling and adjustment to where God is taking him is a precious story to me, as I’ve been there before.

What spiritual theme or question does your story deal with?

One that was important to me was letting go of the past and wrongs done to you.

Share a recent movie or tv show that you have loved, and why?

Recently rewatched a series called CRANFORD – I love the characters in this small English town setting. They are zany and loving and the entire show just leaves me feeling good.

What novel are you working on now?

Just started a new series set in 1888-1890 Seattle. It will also have a few zany characters, an intrigue, some underhanded folks, spiritual truths and of course – romance.

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What was a favourite childhood book of yours?

Good Night, Mr. Tom – it stuck with me for a long time. I still remember the story.

Do you remember the title of the first story you ever wrote? What was it about?

Oh goodness, I don’t. I always loved writing stories for school, but didn’t think I had any talent. But I do remember in college, my English professor telling me I was a great storyteller (and as a music major, that was a huge encouragement – I will always remember that.)

If you weren’t a writer, what career would you/did you/do you have pursued?

Music has been part of my life since before I can remember. I started taking piano lessons at a very young age and continued on through college. Same with voice. I became a private music teacher over two decades ago, and nowadays on tour, I often give concerts and share through music. But the cool thing about my journey has been seeing how God orchestrated all this. He gave the talent, and I want to use it for Him. (Writing and music.)

Why do you write stories?

I LOVE stories. Love to read. Love to write. But the reason I write is pure and simple: to bring glory to God.

Describe your novel in 5 adjectives

Intense. Exhilarating. Beautiful. Romantic. Different.

Please share a little about one of your main characters

Our heroine is a sweet, simple woman. She also likes to have everything in order, doesn’t like to have her schedule or plan messed up, and doesn’t deal with change very well. She’s always been a worrier. So when we throw huge change at her through the entire book, she has to decide whether to accept it, or worry about it constantly.

What spiritual theme or question does your story deal with?

Tracie mentioned letting go of the past… I think another big one is trust. Trust in God. Trust in others.

Share a recent movie or tv show that you have loved, and why?

Tracie stole my answer! LOL – the first that came to mind was the Cranford series (thanks, Tracie for sending it!), and my daughter and I have been re-watching it. Love, love, love the quirkiness of the characters. And there’s a cow in flannel.

What novel are you working on now?

I’m currently working on a Harvey Girl series set in the early 1900s.

All Things HiddenAll Things Hidden

Gwyn Hillerman loves being a nurse at her father’s clinic on the beautiful Alaskan frontier. But family life has been rough ever since her mother left them, disdaining the uncivilized country and taking Gwyn’s younger sister with her.

In Chicago, Dr. Jeremiah Vaughan finds his life suddenly turned upside down when his medical license is stripped away after an affluent patient dies. In a snowball effect, his fiance breaks their engagement. In an attempt to bury the past, Jeremiah accepts Dr. Hillerman’s invitation to join his growing practice in the isolated Alaska Territory.

Gwyn and Jeremiah soon recognize a growing attraction to each other. But when rumors of Jeremiah’s past begin to surface, they’ll need more than love to face the threat of an uncertain future.

 

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12 Responses to Pop Quiz with Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse & a giveaway

  1. I would love to meet Tracie some day. Her Yukon stories were some of the first Christian Fiction stories I ever read.

    I’m so looking up Cranford.

  2. I’m in nursing school, so any story about a nurse sounds good to me. :) I’ve enjoyed Tracie Peterson’s books for a very long time.

  3. cynthia fernstaedt

    Off to look up Cranford! I loved the question about the first story you ever wrote. My mother saved all my stories from second grade..the first teacher who encouraged my writing. Maybe one day I will be sharing my first story with others!

  4. Always interested in “new to me” authors. Would love to read “All things Hidden”!!

  5. Gwyn in this book sounds a lot like me. I also like everything in order and no changes!! I would love to read this book!!

  6. Sounds like a great book. Love Tracie’s books. I also just finished season 1 of the Cranford’s. Fun series with dry wit!

  7. I love all of Tracie’s books. Can’t wait to read this one.

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