Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Celebrate 2016: Play Author Trivia Hunt (Day 1)

What better way to end the year than to celebrate our 2016 author guests? For a fun way to do this, we've put together a three-day Author Trivia Hunt.

How much do you know about your favorite authors?  If you need help finding the answers, click on the link to their interview. 

Put your answers in the comments and we'll enter you into a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card. Answer as many questions as you can to earn more chances. (Don't forget to leave us your email address.)

Let's get started with our first mystery author!

JILL MARIE LANDIS

E.E. Burke has interviewed this author for Get Lost In A Story several times, and she's always drawn a great response from our readers. No wonder. She's a seven-time Romance Writers of America finalist and winner of a RITA Award, and a New York Times bestselling author. 
Jill Marie Landis started out writing historical romance. She now writes humorous mysteries set on the island where she lives with her husband and a spoiled cat. You can visit Jill's world of tiki, hula maidens, and tropical fun at www.thetikigoddess.com.

Her latest book, Hawaii Five Uh-Oh, is the fifth in her Tiki Goddess Mystery series.

What is the name of the island where Jill's mysteries are set?

Click this link to her interview to find the answer. (Scroll down to her interview)

CAROLINE FYFFE

Next up, a USA Today Bestselling author who was born in Waco, Texas, the first of many towns she would call home during her father's career with the US Air Force. A horse aficionado from an early age, Caroline earned a Bachelor of Arts in communications from California State University-Chico before launching what would become a twenty-year career as an equine photographer. 

She began writing fiction to pass the time during long days in the show arena, channeling her love of horses and the Old West into a series of Western historical romances. Her debut novel, Where the Wind Blows, won the Romance Writers of America's prestigious Golden Heart Award as well as the Wisconsin RWA's Write Touch Readers' Award. She and her husband have two grown sons and live in the Pacific Northwest.

This year, Caroline introduced us to Texas Lonesome, the 8th book in a highly popular series. What is the name of that series?

MARY JO PUTNEY

Regan Walker interviewed this NY Times bestselling author as a part of the Best of the Regency series of posts. Mary Jo was born in upstate New York with a reading addiction, a condition with no known cure.  Her entire writing career is an accidental byproduct of buying a computer for other purposes.  Most of her books contain history, romance, and cats.  She has had ten RWA RITA nominations, two RITA wins, RWA's 2013 Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award, and she's so distractible that she’s amazed that she ever finishes a book. 

What turns off Regency author Mary Jo Putney like nothing else?

Click this link to find her answer! (Scroll down through her interview)

CHERYL BOLEN

Regan also interviewed this NY Times bestselling author as a part of the Best of the Regency series of posts. Cheryl is the author of more than twenty novels, including some great Regencies! She has been in the top five on the New York Times bestselling list and is also a USA Today bestselling author. Her novel One Golden Ring won Best Historical for the Holt Medallion and her novel My Lord Wicked won Best Historical in the International Digital Awards, the same year her Christmas novella was Best Novella. Her books have been translated into a dozen languages.

What is Regency author Cheryl Bolen's favorite movie of all time? 

Click this link to find her answer! (Scroll down to her interview)


CALLIE HUTTON

Another of Regan's Regency author interviews... Callie Hutton, USA Today bestselling author of both Western Historical and Regency romances with “historic elements and sensory details” (The Romance Reviews). She lives in Oklahoma with several rescue dogs, two adult children, a daughter-in-law, twin grandsons and her top cheerleader husband (although thankfully not all in the same home!). Living in the Midwest provides plenty of opportunities for Callie to pursue her interests: researching history, meeting readers, spending time with her adorable two year old twin grandsons, and discovering new adventures.

Where would Callie Hutton travel to in the past, if given the chance?
  
Click this link to find her answer! (Scroll down to her interview)


To enter the drawing, leave your answers in the comments. 

A winner for the $25 Amazon Gift Card will be randomly selected from all comments Dec. 28 through Dec. 30. The more questions you answer, the more chances you'll get!


THE WINNER OF THE $25 AMAZON GIFT CARD IS:
JUDY TUCKER! 

CONGRATULATIONS JUDY!

Thank you to everyone who played our trivia game. We hope you'll join us in 2017 for more great author interviews and stories to get lost in.

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19 comments:

  1. JILL MARIE LANDIS - the island of Kauai, Hawaii
    CAROLINE FYFFE - The McCutcheon Family Series
    MARY JO PUTNEY - mean characters
    CHERYL BOLEN - CHARADE
    CALLIE HUTTON - “to the late 1800s to the Old West. Then take a train ride to New York City. “

    (The links just come back to this page, but the answers are readily available.)

    Fun thank you.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com


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    1. Mary, thanks for playing! The links go to the latest mention of their names, so you have to scroll down. Sorry I didn't realize that until today.

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  2. JILL MARIE LANDIS: Kauai, Hawaii
    CAROLINE FYFFE: The McCutcheon Series
    MARY JO PUTNEY: mean characters
    CHERYL BOLEN: Charade
    CALLIE HUTTON: "travel to the late 1800s to the Old West. Then take a train ride to New York City. Then I would love to take an ocean voyage to England and spend time in Victorian London."

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  3. Jill Marie Landis – lives in Kauai, Hawaii
    Caroline Fyffe - The McCutcheon Family Series
    Mary Jo Putney – Mean Characters
    Cheryl Bolen - Charade
    Callie Hutton – The late 1800’s to London, New York and the Wild West

    yenastone at aol dot com

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  4. Welcome and thanks to my guests Mary Jo Putney, Cheryl Bolen and Callie Hutton for their interviews that provided such great tidbits about themselves! Good luck to all who are entering!

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  5. Tammy YDecember 28, 2016 at 9:41 AM

    Jill Marie Landis – lives in Kauai, Hawaii
    Caroline Fyffe - The McCutcheon Family Series
    Mary Jo Putney – Mean Characters
    Cheryl Bolen - Charade
    Callie Hutton – The late 1800’s to London, New York and the Wild West

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  6. bibliophilesretreat (at) gmail

    Jill Landis - Kauai, Hawaii
    Caroline Fyffe - McCutcheon Family Series
    MaryJo Putney - Characters that are mean for no good reason
    Cheryl Bolen - Charade
    Callie Hutton - London, New York, the Wild West all Late 1800s era

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  7. Kauai Hawaii
    McCutcheon Family Series
    Mean Characters
    Charade
    London, New York, and 1800 era Wild West
    Thanks for chance to win. I enjoyed this contest very much.

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  8. JILL MARIE LANDIS - The island of Kauai, Hawaii
    CAROLINE FYFFE - 'The McCutcheon Family Series'
    MARY JO PUTNEY - Mean Characters
    CHERYL BOLEN - 'CHARADE'
    CALLIE HUTTON - "I would go to the late 1800s. I love London, New York and the Wild West at that time."

    Thank you for this fabulous chance. Wishing you joyful blessings in the New Year. Happy reading and writing... 💞📚

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  9. Jill Marie Landis - Kauai, Hawaii
    Caroline Fyffe - The McCutcheon Family Series
    Mary Jo Putney - Mean Characters
    Cheryl Bolen - Charade
    Callie Hutton - late 1800's London, New York and the Wild West
    Thank you and Happy New Year!

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  10. Jill Marie Landis: Kauai, Hawaii
    Caroline Fyffe: The McCutcheon Family Series
    Mary Jo Putney: Mean Characters
    Cheryl Bolen: Charade
    Callie Hutton: The late 1800’s to London, New York & the Wild West
    :)

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  11. Jill Marie Landis - Kauai, Hawaii
    Caroline Fyffe - The McCutcheon Family Series
    Mary Jo Putney - Mean Characters
    Cheryl Bolen - Charade
    Callie Hutton - late 1800s London, New York and the Wild West

    Thanks for the contest. Patricia Franzino - p15@verizon.net

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  12. Jill Marie Landis #1 What is the name of the island where Jill's mysteries are set? Kauai
    These books sound really good! I LOVE Funny Books The MOST!
    Caroline Fyffe #2 This year, Caroline introduced us to Texas Lonesome, the 8th book in a highly popular series. What is the name of that series? The McCutcheon Family Series
    I also Love Western Books because the usually involve Small Towns and I love the camaraderie I read about in small towns.
    Mary Jo Putney #3 What turns off Regency author Mary Jo Putney like nothing else? Mean characters. I can forgive mistakes, because we all make them, but someone who is mean for no good reason is very hard to redeem.
    I Love how Authors don't know what or when their characters will do stuff and that they don't have control over them
    Cheryl Bolen #4 What is Regency author Cheryl Bolen's favorite movie of all time? My favorite movie has many of the elements I've come to employ in my books. The movie is Charade. It has suspense, plot twists, romance, and above all, humor.
    I also LOVE Funny movies and have never seen Charade I'll have to check it out Thanks
    Callie Hutton #5 Where would Callie Hutton travel to in the past, if given the chance? I would go to the late 1800s. I love London, New York and the Wild West at that time. I think it would be cool to see the way they dressed (much more dignified than today), how they acted,
    I like The Late 1800's and early 1900's when all the inventions were happening and The Flappers from the 20's
    Thanks so much for the Scavenger Hunt It was Fun I believe I Follow Everywhere also #GetLostStories :)

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  13. Question #1 - Jill Marie Landis - Kauai, Hawaii
    Question #2 - Caroline Fyffe - The McCutcheon Family Series
    Question #3 - Mary Jo Putney - Mean characters. Someone who is mean for no good reason is very hard to redeem.
    Question #4 - Cheryl Bolen -Charade with Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn in Paris.
    Question #5 - Callie Hutton - The late 1800s - London, New York and the Wild West.

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  14. Jill Marie Landis – Kauai, Hawaii
    Caroline Fyffe - The McCutcheon Family series
    Mary Jo Putney – Mean characters
    Cheryl Bolen - Charade
    Callie Hutton – The late 1800s (London, New York and the Wild West)

    Thank you for the chance!

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  15. 1. Kauai, Hawaii 2. The McCutcheon Family Series 3. mean characters 4. charade 5. late 1800's esp London New York and the Wild West This was fun and thank you so much for the chance!!! Have a Happy New Year Hugs peggy clayton

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  16. Jill Marie Landis - Kauai, Hawaii
    Caroline Fyffe - The McCutcheon Family Series
    Mary Jo Putney - Mean characters
    Cheryl Bolen - Charade
    Callie Hutton - London, New York and the Wild West in the late 1800s

    mybeach52(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  17. 1. Jill's island is Kauai
    2. Caroline's series is McCutcheon Family
    3. Mary Jo's turn off is mean characters
    4. Cheryl's favorite movie is Charade
    5. Callie's travel in past is 1800's london, New York, and wild West
    judytucker1947@gmail.com

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  18. Question #1 - Jill Marie Landis - Kauai, Hawaii
    Question #2 - Caroline Fyffe - The McCutcheon Family Series
    Question #3 - Mary Jo Putney - Mean characters. (Those without redeemable qualities)
    Question #4 - Cheryl Bolen -Charade with Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn in Paris.
    Question #5 - Callie Hutton - The late 1800s - London, New York and the Wild West.

    Thanks!

    emmasmom69 AT gmail DOT com

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