Monday, January 16, 2012

Penny Zeller's "Hailee (Book #3 in the Montana Skies Historical Romance Series)


Title: Hailee (Book #3 in my Montana Skies Historical Romance Series, which follows McKenzie and Kaydie).

1) How did this story come to you?
I knew beforehand that I would be writing a third book in this series. Hailee Annigan’s character was inspired by a piece of mail I received regarding orphanages. I knew I wanted to write a story about a girl placed in an orphanage and how she came to find herself in that predicament.

I introduced my main male character, Nate Adams, in the second novel in my series, Kaydie, and was excited to expound on his character and follow his struggles in answering God’s calling on his life.

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
Hailee is the final book in my Montana Skies Series. Nate is McKenzie and Kaydie’s nephew (their sister, Peyton’s son). I was excited to conclude my three-book series with a final glimpse into the lives of those who call Pine Haven, Montana, home.

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
Hmmm, let’s see… well, I met my husband through a prank phone call (yep, it’s true & I even wrote a blog post about it titled “Why Prank Phone Calls are Beneficial”); I threw up while dissecting a worm in junior high science class (yuck! And you guessed right, I still think worms are gross!), and the most current thing is that I am an edge-of-the-seat writer and don’t use an outline. Yep, it’s true. But don’t tell anyone.

4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
Next on the agenda is my historical romance series set in the post-Civil War era. I recently completed the first draft of the first book and am hard at work on the second.

5) Parting comments?
I am excited to announce that the book trailer for Hailee was recently produced by Tinkertime Productions and can be seen at http://youtu.be/LEGoM43jtwA. I love the music that producer Cindy Sproles chose and I would love to hear what you think about it too!

I also wanted to say thank you to my readers for their support and encouragement. I couldn’t embark on this writing journey without you!

6) Where can fans find you on the internet?
I love hearing from my readers via –
* My website: http://www.pennyzeller.com/
* My humor blog: http://www.pennyzeller.wordpress.com/
* My FB page www.facebook.com/pennyzellerbooks (Come join in the conversation of just-for-fun Fridays, where I ask a question and we all chit-chat about it)
* On Twitter: http://twitter.com/pennyzeller

Thank you again, Dawn, for having me as your guest. It was an honor to be here!

27 comments:

  1. Hi wow sounds like a great book.
    Thanks for making it available:)

    Judi Williams
    Blessings

    Mrst72443@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Judi! Thank you for your kind words and for stopping by Dawn's blog. Have a great week!

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  2. It is hard to believe that this is the final
    book in your wonderful series...
    Many thanks for this opportunity~
    Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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    1. Hi Cindi ~ I agree, it is hard to believe this is the final book in my series :( Thank you for your kind comments about the series and your enthusiasm. Have a blessed week!

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  3. i really enjoyed Kaydie. Thanks for the great post and opportunity to win Hailee, Dawn and Penny.

    Marianne

    mitzi[underscore]wanham[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. Hi Marianne ~ It's nice to see you here! Thank you for sharing that you enjoyed reading "Kaydie." I really appreciate that! God bless.

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  4. nice interview thanks
    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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    1. Hi Apple Blossom ~ Thanks for stopping by. Have a fantastic week!

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  5. Thank you so much, Dawn, for having me as your guest. It is always an honor to be here!

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  6. I enjoyed the first book in the series and have the second in my "to read" pile. I'd love to win the third!
    twinwillowsfarm at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Pegg! Thank you for sharing how much you enjoyed reading "McKenzie." Can't wait to hear what you think of "Kaydie." I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

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  7. I have been wanting to read this series as it sounds like such a great series. Thank you so much for the opportunity.

    Blessings,
    Jo
    ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Awww, thanks, Jo, for your enthusiasm at reading my Montana Skies Series. I really appreciate that!

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  8. I enjoy reading your books.

    JWIsley@aol.com

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! I appreciate you sharing how much you enjoy reading my books. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  9. This book looks really good. The first two looked and sounded amazing too.
    Thanks for this chance to win
    dymesich(at)juno(dot)com

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    1. Hi Leah! Thank you for your enthusiasm over the books in my Montana Skies Series. I appreciate you!

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  10. The trailer for Hailee is beautiful with dramatic music to draw me westward.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. Hello Merry! Thank you so much for your kind words about the trailer for Hailee. I was blessed to have Cindy Sproles produce it and the trailer for Kaydie for me.

      Have a wonderful weekend!

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  11. Loved the trailer! Looking forward to reading this one and would love to win a copy.

    allisonpaigegreen@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Allison! I appreciate your compliments about the book trailer for Hailee. Thank you so much!

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  12. Look forward to reading this!

    crwg96@aol.com

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    1. Thanks, Carol! And thank you for stopping by Dawn's blog and leaving a comment!

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  13. I have not had the opportunity to read your books. However, being an avid reader I enjoy reading about how books came to be written. Thanks for the opportunity to win your book and read about you.
    Barbara

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    1. Hi Barbara~I always enjoy meeting avid readers! I'm glad you enjoyed reading about how my books came to be written. I'm excited to see who Dawn chooses as the winner! God Bless :)

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  14. Dear Penny...Your Hailee's book trailer on You-Tube for Hailee is so nice and professional looking! I definitely want to read the fate of the beautiful Hailee and handsome Nate. How difficult it would be to have your adoptive parents disapprove OF your wish to become a pastor, like in Nate's case. Thank you for the free book offer. I really enjoyed watching the video, thank you!
    ~Dawn
    daisyflower.adams@gmail.com

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  15. Sounds like a great book!!


    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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