We're happy to have Trish Perry with us today talking about her book, The Perfect Blend. To learn more about Trish and her book, read on!
1) How did this story come to you?
My Harvest House editor and I brainstormed about series ideas on the phone one afternoon. She came up with the idea of a series wrapped around a quaint tea shop—apparently tea is very popular with readers!—and I came up with a couple of story ideas. We ran with it!
2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
I had published four novels with Harvest House by the time we worked on this idea, but it still required “selling” the idea to Harvest’s publication committee. I think I submitted four or five different series ideas at once, and the tea shop idea rang a bell.
3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
--I can’t swim. Not one bit.
--I have a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
--I used to sing in a rock band. That was crazy fun.
4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
I just finished writing the second installment in The Tea Shop Series, called Tea for Two (releasing April 1), and I just finished writing a really fun devotional with Kristin Billerbeck, Sandra Bricker, Diann Hunt, and Debby Mayne (Delight Yourself in the Lord…Even on Bad Hair Days, Summerside Press, March 2011). Now I’m writing Unforgettable, a romantic comedy set in the 1950s, for Summerside Press’ spring 2011 release.
5) Parting comments?
Readers, if you like romance and a bit of humor, I hope you’ll come visit my site and check out my books. And enter Dawn’s drawing, below! It’s been a pleasure to stop by. Thanks, Dawn.
6) Where can fans find you on the internet?
My website/blog link is http://www.trishperry.com/
My Facebook link is http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=1459576628&ref=ts
My Twitter link is http://twitter.com/TrishPerryWrtr