Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Home and Away with Mia March...plus a book giveaway


Introduction by Melissa Amster

We are thrilled to have Mia March visiting us at CLC again this summer. I loved The Meryl Streep Movie Club (see my review from earlier this year) and am excited to visit Boothbay Harbor, Maine again through Finding Colin FirthBetween pop culture references and descriptions of an idyllic town, Mia March’s novels are definitely hot summer reads! (But any time of year works, as well!) She’s here today to answer our “Home and Away” Q&A. Given how beautifully she described the bed and breakfast and the town surrounding it (in The Meryl Streep Movie Club), this theme is a perfect fit! She could easily write a travel brochure that would lead to tons of new visitors descending upon Boothbay Harbor! And maybe…just maybe, Colin Firth and Meryl Streep will end up there in real life! Join us in wishing Mia a happy pub day!

Thanks to Gallery Books, we have THREE copies of Finding Colin Firth to give away to some lucky readers anywhere in the US and/or Canada. 

Visit Mia March at her website, Facebook and Twitter pages.


Home:

Favorite local restaurant?
A rustic lobster shack called Day’s Lobster Take-Out, on a beautiful marsh with picnic tables. Amazing lobster rolls and hand cut fries and ice cold lemonade. I take my son there too often, but how can I not?

What is your neighborhood like? 
I live in the village part of my small Maine town, full of historic early nineteenth-century houses with plaques near the front door that read: Ebeneezer Fipps House, 1822. Lots of white clapboard, including churches with huge steeples. I love walking my dog around my neighborhood and wondering about the families and stories that have passed through these old homes.

Did any celebrities (aside from yourself) go to the same school as you?
Sadly no. I would have liked for Robert Downey Jr. or Johnny Depp to have been my classmates. I would have had wild crushes on both of them.

Away:

How do you prefer to travel: plane, train or automobile?
I LOVE trains! Have to have a window seat, a good book or two, pistachio nuts, iced coffee, and no one next to me, unless that person is either very quiet or very interesting.

Have you ever been on a cruise or to an all inclusive resort? If so, what was your experience like? If not, which would you rather do?
I’ve never been on a cruise (though I’d love to some day). I have been to a couple of all inclusive resorts—once to a Club Med in the Bahamas with a boyfriend when I was 23 (the most UNromantic vacation ever; there was lots of basketball watching involved on his part). Second time was with girlfriends to the Dominican Republic. Lots of sunning, swimming, talking, and sipping fruity drinks on the beach. Now that was a great vacation.

Where is the farthest location you've ever traveled to?
Italy is the farthest (but I’ve been three times and wish I could go twice a year). Next summer I’m hoping to make it a little farther to Greece. I love traveling and am planning a fun road trip of the south west (U.S.) for August with my ten year old. We want to see cactus and red rocks and wear cowboy hats.

Special thanks to Mia for visiting with us and to Gallery Books for sharing Finding Colin Firth with our readers!

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US/Canada only. Giveaway ends July 14th at midnight EST.

41 comments:

Nicole (Linus's Blanket) said...

I think Italy is the farthest I have gone as well, maybe Ireland.

J. B. Everett said...

Really loved Meryl Streep Movie Club - looking forward to reading this one too!

Charlotte said...

London.
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Anonymous said...

I guess New York City is the farthest place I have traveled to.

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Chrissy TheEveryFreeChanceReader said...

Colorado is the farthest I have travelled.

healthyfithappyyou said...

San Diego (from Tennessee) is the farthers I've traveled

GoGreen said...

The farthest I have travelled is to Rome, Italy




Bonnie

Kerry said...

The farthest distance.. Greece. But I spent two years traveling (almost non-stop) so that always feels like the farthest just from the time!

Summer Grinstead said...

Germany! Beautiful there!

Bookaholic said...

France. For now...

Jessica said...

London!

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AiringMyDirtyLaundry said...

I've traveled to Ireland before. And England. My husband is in the military so we were stationed in England.

Margie Durham said...

Australia

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Books in the Burbs said...

I think the farthest may be when we visited the Dominican Republic. It was absolutely gorgeous, the water was deep blue, and my kid enjoyed playing and swimming with the dolphins.

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okie said...

Naples, Italy for four years

Connie said...

I accompanied my husband to a meeting held at a resort in Turkey by the Black Sea. It was a beautiful place!

Bonnie K. said...

New York City is the farthest place I have ever gone to. I live in California.

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Janine said...

What a fantastic sounding book. I would love to visit Maine one day and see all the sites there. the furthest I've gone from home is Hawaii.
Janine
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rhonda said...

Dublin Ireland lomazowr@Gmail.com

Mary Jo Burke said...

Ireland

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Jennifer L. said...

Switzerland is the furthest I've travelled.
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Lea said...

I went to Scotland from Oregon.

Lisamarie said...

Swizterland is the farthest I've traveled

Martha Reynolds said...

Morocco. Yes, there was a guy.....

Nova said...

the farthest i have traveled is Ontario, Canada or Kissimmee, Florida.

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

The farthest I have traveled is a cruise to the Bahamas!

Susan @ The Book Bag said...

New York City. That's a long way from Nebraska.

Linda Kish said...

NYC from Los Angeles

Erica said...

Amsterdam!!

Jennifer Huelsebusch said...

Croatia!

mep said...

Geography is not my strength, but I think France is the farthest away I have traveled! By the way, I would love to win this book, not only because I adore Colin Firth and love the title but because I have had a strange fascination with Boothbay Harbor, Maine for many, many years. When I was studying to be an English/Language Arts teacher, I read In The Middle by Nancy Atwell, which is a book about teaching writing to middle school students. Anyway, Atwell taught in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, and I always remember that fact.

Chanpreet said...

The farthest I've been is India, although I'd love to travel the world.

Anonymous said...

I traveled all over Europe.

Suzy

S.Sabia said...

Okinawa, Japan is the farthest I have been. I lived there for 3 1/2 years when I was a kid.

Anita Yancey said...

The farthest I have traveled is to Germany.

holdenj said...

The farthest I've been from home is Belgium.

Bridget O'Neill said...

I don't know which is farther, but I've been to Sydney, Australia, and Cape Town, South Africa :)

bn100 said...

France

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Dianne Robertson said...

Baja California My husband fishes all day and read.

rubynreba said...

To LA from Iowa.

Krystal Lynn said...

I've been to Germany, Czech Republic and Poland. If my geography is correct, Warsaw, Poland is the furthest I've been.