Monday, December 13, 2010
How Teresa Medeiros celebrates the winter holidays...plus a book giveaway!
**Giveaway is now closed**
Teresa Medeiros is a New York Times bestseller who wrote her first novel at the age of twenty-one, introducing readers to one of the most beloved and versatile voices in romantic fiction. Her novels have appeared on every national bestseller list and she currently has over seven million books in print and is published in over seventeen languages.
She is a charter member of the Romance Writers of America Honor Roll, Kentucky Romance Writers, and Novelists, Inc. She was chosen as one of the "Top Ten Favorite Romance Authors" by Affaire de Coeur magazine and won the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for "Best Historical Love and Laughter". She lives in Kentucky with her husband and her cats Willow and Buffy the Mouse Slayer. Her 20th novel (and also most recent NY Times bestseller), THE DEVIL WEARS PLAID, was released in August 2010. GOODNIGHT TWEETHEART (Gallery Books, January 2011, reviewed here) is her first contemporary women's fiction novel, about a man and woman who meet and fall in love on Twitter.
You can visit Teresa's website, join her on Facebook and, of course, follow her on Twitter!
@ChickLitCentral: Tell us, Teresa, what is your favorite winter holiday tradition?
@ChickLitCentral: So how do we get on that list?
@TeresaMedeiros: Well, I still have a couple of cousins who are unmarried.
@ChickLitCentral: Besides raw cookie dough, what is your favorite holiday food?
@TeresaMedeiros: I love to put Harry Connick, Jr. on the stereo and watch the Christmas tree lights while sipping egg nog. And I even like the unspiked kind!
@ChickLitCentral: The perfect segue into music! What is your favorite winter holiday song?
@TeresaMedeiros: Anything by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra! There's nothing sexier than long-haired guys in tuxes playing Christmas carols on electric guitars. @ChickLitCentral: When you're not rocking out with TSO, what's your favorite holiday movie?
@TeresaMedeiros: Does GREMLINS count? DIE HARD? Maybe LETHAL WEAPON?@ChickLitCentral: I was thinking about something with a lower body count.
@TeresaMedeiros: Then I'd have to go with A CHRISTMAS CAROL, either the Alistair Sims OR George C. Scott version and of course, A CHRISTMAS STORY.
@ChickLitCentral: Hmmm…I've heard rumors there's a bunny suit in GOODNIGHT TWEETHEART. Were you inspired by Ralphie's pajamas?
@TeresaMedeiros: What can I say? I WAS Ralphie as a kid. I lived almost exclusively in my imagination.
@ChickLitCentral: So what is your favorite winter holiday memory?
@TeresaMedeiros: Getting a really cool present in a large box as a kid and spending the rest of the day playing with the box. My dad made me a car out of it!
@ChickLitCentral: Would you like to share your favorite winter holiday gift?
@TeresaMedeiros: My husband surprised me one year with a beautiful antique mantel clock circa 1913. He drove over 100 miles to find it.
@ChickLitCentral: And what's the favorite winter holiday gift you've ever given?
@TeresaMedeiros: Based on how much use he's gotten out of it, I'd have to say I'm glad I surprised hubby with an iPod one Christmas.
@ChickLitCentral: Aside from eating raw cookie dough, what's the thing you're most looking forward to during the winter holidays this year?
@TeresaMedeiros: I'm really looking forward to the release of GOODNIGHT TWEETHEART. I've never had a book come out at Christmas before.
@ChickLitCentral: What do you wish there would be more of during winter holidays:
@TeresaMedeiros: Snow! And time to read!
@ChickLitCentral: And what do you wish there would be less of during winter holidays?
@TeresaMedeiros: New fat deposits on my thighs! :)
Thanks to Teresa for "tweeting" with us and for offering the books to give away!
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US/Canada only. Giveaway ends Friday, December 17th @ 8 am EST.