Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Train Station Bride Interview with Holly Bush


         Today, I have the pleasure of hosting another stop in the Train Station Bride Blog Tour. For today's stop, I will be interviewing Holly Bush, the author of Train Station Bride. So what are you waiting for read on!

 If you want to see yesterday's stop, when I reviewed Train Station Bride click here.

Author Bio

        I grew up in a home where I was surrounded by books. There was not a room that did not hold a bookcase, stack or shelves of books. My father didn't care what we read, although he did, as long as we read something, even a comic book. His stack of books beside his reading chair that sat next to a sunny window was a strange mix of westerns, political intrigue, current affairs, science fiction and the odd biography. Books made me curious, comforted me, excited me, scared me and gave me glimpses into lives and worlds beyond my reach. What a gift - the written word - what a gift!

The Interview

LL: Lace and Lavender Hints (Me)
HB: Holly Bush (author of Train Station Bride)

LL: Tell us a bit about yourself.
HB: Hello! First I’m very glad to be talking to you and your followers. I’m married with two daughters and live in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. I work full-time in the Quality Department for a large farming company.
LL: Why did you decide to become a writer?   

HB: I’m not sure I decided to become a writer. I think the writing found me. I see characters doing things or going somewhere and that is often the basis for my books.
LL: What was your main inspiration to write Train Station Bride?

HB: I had a vision in my head of a young woman, formally dressed for the late 1800’s, stepping off of a train onto a busy platform in a mid-western town. She was Julia. I began writing when I figured out why she was getting off of the train at that stop.
LL: Why did you decide to write a romance novel?

HB: I’m a big fan of Happily Ever Afters. News, politics, work and even family is sometimes stressful and when I relax, I want to think of something that is hopeful and happy.

LL: If you could sum Jake into five words, what would they be?

HB: Stubborn, loving, smart, loyal and handsome!
LL: What is your all-time favorite book and why?

HB: That’s a tough question. To Kill a Mockingbird is probably number one for me. The story and the characters felt real when I read it for the first time years ago and have stuck with me. A close second is Mary Balogh’s Slightly Married and John Irving’s A Prayer for Owen Meany.
LL: What was your biggest challenge when writing Train Station Bride?

HB: Time is always a challenge for me. I write on the weekends and work like a nut all week in the evenings to do my marketing, clean the house and keep some clean undies in the drawers. We’re empty nesters and thank goodness my hubby does the cooking!
LL: Do you have any advice for new authors and aspiring writers?

HB: Join a writing group. I think my writing made great strides by listening to others read their works and hearing the group make comments. Just be careful to get in a ‘positive’ group. There’s nothing worse than being with a bunch of negative nellies!

LL: Is there anything else you would like to say to your fans and readers? 
HB: I can’t thank folks enough for taking a chance on a new writer. I’ve been very fortunate to receive great reviews and have had good sales so far. All the people that take the time to post a review on Amazon or B & N or GoodReads or just tell a friend about my books have a huge impact on my ability to reach new readers. I thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Where to find Holly

 Website | Blog | Twitter

Buy Links

1 comment:

  1. Hi! Thank you for the lovely welcome at Book Blogs. :) Your site is lovely and I happily followed you and will enjoy reading your updates. You can find me over at Rainy Day Reads, www.rainydayreads.com Thanks again, Christine x


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