Thursday, December 29, 2016

Celebrate 2016: Play Author Trivia Hunt (Day 2)

We've reached Day 2 in our 2016 Author Trivia Hunt. The game is on! 

How did you do yesterday? 


Get ready for more authors and fun facts about them. How much do you know? Don't worry, we make it easy to find the answers. If you need help, 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 today's first author!


HELENKAY DIMON 
Over the past six years, Jillian has interviewed author HelenKay Dimon many times for Get Lost in a Story. HelenKay spent the years before becoming a romance author as a...divorce attorney. Not the usual transition, she knows. Good news is she now writes full time and is much happier. She has sold over thirty novels, novellas and shorts to numerous publishers, including HarperCollins, Kensington, Harlequin, Penguin, Samhain and Carina Press. Her nationally bestselling and award-winning books have been showcased in numerous venues and her books have twice been named "Red-Hot Reads" and excerpted in Cosmopolitan magazine.

She is on the Board of Directors of the Romance Writers of America and teaches fiction writing at UC San Diego and MiraCosta College. You can learn more at her website: www.helenkaydimon.com

Trivia question: What is the name of the romantic suspense series that UNDER THE WIRE is a part of? 

You can find the answer in her interview. Click here (and scroll down to her interview)



AVERY FLYNN 
This past year, Jillian interviewed Award-winning romance author Avery Flynn. Avery has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip. She was a reader before she was a writer and hopes to always be both. She loves to write about smartass alpha heroes who are as good with a quip as they are with their *ahem* other God-given talents. Her heroines are feisty, fierce and fantastic. Brainy and brave, these ladies know how to stand on their own two feet and knock the bad guys off theirs. Also, if you figure out how to send Oreos through the Internet, she’ll be your best friend for life.

Trivia Question: In TROUBLE ON TAP, retired supermodel and wild child Olivia Sweet is back in her home town—broke, homeless and still dealing with the fall out from something her ex-boyfriend did…what did the scumbag do? 

You can find the answer in her interview. Click here (and scroll down to her interview).

VIRGINIA TAYLOR
Virginia Taylor is one of Avril Tremayne's top picks for historical romance - in part because Australian historical romances tend to be a bit thin on the ground, so the settings are extra interesting.

Virginia started as an art student, became a nurse/midwife, and then decided to write. While she awaited publication she worked in interior design and theatre set painting/design. Now she paints only when she needs to think about her next story.

Trivia Question: In addition to writing historical romances, Virginia has a new contemporary series inspired by her early arty career!  What is the series called?




ANNIE O'NEIL
Avril Tremayne is a sucker for a good medical romance, so grabbed Annie O'Neil to indulge her own sneaky passion for hot doctors.

Annie spent most of her childhood with a leg draped over the family rocking chair and a book in her hand. Novels, baking and writing too much teenage angst poetry ate up most of her youth. Now, quite a few years on from those fevered daydreams of being a poet, Annie splits her time between corralling her husband (and real life Scottish hero) into helping her with their cows or scratching the backs of their rare breed pigs and spending some very happy hours at her computer writing.

Connect with Annie via her website.

What is Annie's favorite TV medical drama? 

You'll find the answer here (scroll down to her interview).


JANE PORTER

Jane is a NYT and USA Today bestselling author of over 50 romances and 11 women's fiction novels and winner of RWA's RITA AWARD with her novella, Take Me, Cowboy. She also founded Tule Publishing in 2013 to give romance and women's fiction authors support and opportunities. Follow on Amazon. But the most important thing to me is that she's a friend.  I fell in love with Jane's story telling. Meeting her in person was a fan-girl moment. Becoming friends with her was awesome!  ~Angi

Jane wants to go somewhere and spend at least three weeks soaking up atmosphere and seeing how the sun rises. Where does she want to go?

You'll find the answer here (scroll down to her interview).


NANCY NAIGLE

Nancy is a USA Today bestselling author  who write small-town love stories with a dash of suspense and a whole lot of heart. Now happily retired from a career in finance, she devotes her time to writing, antiquing, and enjoying the occasional spa day with friends. A Virginia girl at heart, Nancy now calls North Carolina home. Follow on Amazon. You won't just like Nancy's award-winning writing. She has such a big heart that it's easy to understand why the writing is soooo darn good. ~Angi

What kind of heels does Nancy dance in?

You'll find the answer here (scroll down to her interview).


BARBARA WALLACE

Barbara Wallace is the award-winning, best-selling author of 20 novels, including Weekend Agreement and The Courage to Say Yes.  The proud mother of a 22-year-old National Guard Lieutenant, she lives in New England with her husband and their menagerie of rescue cats. Barbara rescues animals which puts her higher on my good people list. It might be cats instead of pups, but it takes a huge heart to take in, care for, fall in love with, and then give away a precious pet to strangers. Her writing is the new-classic series romance that I fell in love with and helped inspire me to be a writer! ~Angi

Barbara writes about royalty in what country?

You'll find the answer here (scroll down to her interview).

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

A winner for the $25 Amazon Gift Card will be selected from among all comments from 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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8 comments:

  1. HELENKAY DIMON - Bad Boys Undercover
    AVERY FLYNN - “publishing naked pictures of her to a revenge porn website”
    VIRGINIA TAYLOR - Designing Women
    ANNIE O'NEIL - Grey’s Anatomy
    JANE PORTER - GREECE
    NANCY NAIGLE - boots - cowboy boots
    BARBARA WALLACE - CORINTHIA


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  2. HelenKay Dimon - Bad Boys Undercover series
    Avery Flynn - Publishing naked pictures of her
    Virginia Taylor - Designing Women
    Annie O'Neil - Grey's Anatomy
    Jane Porter - Greece
    Nancy Naigle - Cowboy boots
    Barbara Wallace - Corinthia

    Thanks! That was fun.

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  3. HelenKay Dimon – Bad Boys Undercover
    Avery Flynn – He published naked pictures of her to a revenge porn website
    Virginia Taylor – Designing Women
    Annie O’Neil - Grey’s Anatomy
    Jane Porter – Greece
    Nancy Naigle – Cowboy Boots
    Barbara Wallace - Corinthia

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  4. HelenKay Dimon– Bad Boys Undercover
    Avery Flynn– He published naked pictures of her on a revenge porn site
    Virginia Taylor- Designing Women
    Annie O’Neil- Grey’s Anatomy
    Jane Porter– Greece
    Nancy Naigle– cowboy boots
    Barbara Wallace- Corinthia

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  5. HelenKay Dimon - Bad Boys Undercover
    Avery Flynn - published naked pictures of her to a revenge porn website
    Virginia Taylor - Designing Women
    Annie O'Neill - Grey’s Anatomy
    Jane Porter - Greece
    Nancy Naigle - Cowboy boots
    Barbara Wallace - Corinthia

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  6. HelenKay Dimon - Bad Boys Undercover
    Avery Flynn - published naked pictures of her to a revenge porn website
    Virginia Taylor - Designing Women
    Annie O'Neil - Grey's Anatomy
    Jane Porter - Greece
    Nancy Naigle - Cowboy Boots
    Barbara Wallace - Corinthia
    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  7. HelenKay Dimon: Bad Boys Undercover series
    Avery Flynn: Publishing naked pictures of her on a website
    Virginia Taylor: Designing Women
    Annie O'Neil: Grey's Anatomy
    Jane Porter: Greece
    Nancy Naigle: Cowboy boots
    Barbara Wallace: Corinthia

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  8. HelenKay Dimon– Bad Boys Undercover
    Avery Flynn– He published naked pictures of her on a revenge porn site
    Virginia Taylor- Designing Women
    Annie O’Neil- Grey’s Anatomy
    Jane Porter– Greece
    Nancy Naigle– cowboy boots
    Barbara Wallace- Corinthia

    Thanks!

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