Friday, July 3, 2015

Blog Tour: The Summer Diary by @douglaselyse #giveaway #interview

Contemporary Romance
Date Published: May 7, 2015

After her best friend and her husband are killed in a private airplane crash, Keri finds some of her friend’s personal effects, one of which is a diary. When Keri reads it, she discovers her friend had been secretly in love with another man, a soldier. Keri knew nothing about the relationship, even though she and her friend were as close as sisters. 

Determined to find the secret lover, Keri sets off on a journey and discovers the key to her destiny.

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Is There a Message in Your Novel That You Want Readers to Grasp?
Forgiveness and letting go of the past.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Facing that blank page every day

How many books have you written and which is your favorite?
Sixteen novels, although some of those will never see the light of day.  Eight are available.  Like most writers, I have favorite parts in all of the books, but I do love writing the Christmas books.  Those are fun and challenging.

If you had the chance to cast your main character from Hollywood today, who would you pick and why?
Carrie Underwood would be a good fit.

When did you begin writing?
In high school, writing short stories and poems

How long did it take to complete your first book?
Over a year.  It was dreadful.

Did you have an author who inspired you to become a writer?
Jane Austen

What is your favorite part of the writing process?
The exploration of character.

Describe your latest book in 4 words.
A secret diary revealed

Can you share a little bit about your current work or what is in the future for your writing?
I’m constantly looking for new themes and ideas.  Inspiration comes at the oddest times.  Sometimes in a café, while riding the subway and sometimes while I’m taking a shower.  That’s the fun of it.

Elyse Douglas is the pen name for the married writing team Elyse Parmentier and Douglas Pennington. Elyse grew up near the sea, roaming the beaches, reading and writing stories and poetry, receiving a Degree in English Literature.  She has enjoyed careers as an English teacher, an actress and a  speech-language pathologist.  She and her husband, Douglas Pennington, have completed five novels: The Other Side of Summer, Christmas for Juliet, Wanting Rita, Christmas Ever After, The Christmas Town and The Christmas Diary.


Victoria Alexander said...

I enjoyed the interview - thanks for sharing!

Sara said...

The cover intrigues me most about this book.

Elyse Douglas said...

Thank you for hosting! Very appealing site.

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