Sunday, November 4, 2012

Tour Kick Off - Meet and Greet - The Christmas Diary by Elyse Douglas

Contemporary Romance
Date Published: 9/12/12

A young woman, traveling to meet her wealthy fiancé for a Christmas wedding, loses her way in a snowstorm and is stranded at a bed and breakfast. In her room, she finds an old diary written by a man who had once owned the house. Moved by what she reads, she sets off on a journey to learn what happened to him.


Elyse Douglas is the pen name for the husband and wife writing team of Elyse Parmentier and Douglas Pennington. Elyse's mother was a painter and her father a textile consultant. Elyse began writing poems and short stories at an early age, and graduated from Columbia University with a Master's Degree in English Literature. Douglas grew up in a family of musicians, astrologers and avid readers. His grandfather was a gifted humorist and storyteller from Kentucky.
Elyse Douglas' four novels include: The Astrologer's Daughter, Wanting Rita, The Christmas Diary and Christmas Ever After. They live in New York City.


Reading Addiction Blog Tours MEET and GREET
Elyse Douglas

#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career? 
I’m going to don my philosophical cap here.  Writing is more than a career—writing is a way of life.  Life is a book constantly being written by our thoughts, actions and words.  Watching and listening breeds plot and character.  Tragedy allows for challenge, introspection and documentation.  Comedy enriches and reveals.  All of these can happen to us in one single day.  I try to merge writing as a career with writing as a delightful and dynamic engagement with life and love.

#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process? 
Pulling myself away from it.  I could work 24 hours a day, if my body would allow me.  But, alas, it gets tired and wants companionship, food and a good movie now and then

#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family? 
An Irish poet/teacher I worked with some years ago said, “Keep your writing passionate—every word—and it will sing with truth.” 

#4 – What is next for your writing? 
I’m always juggling two or three projects, so there is never a next.  There is always a delightful exploration and a journey.

#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading? 
I love to read a variety of styles and genres: sometime it’s mysteries, sometimes, biographies and sometimes it’s the classics.  I’m currently reading Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot in Dead Man’s Folly and Jess Walter’s Beautiful Ruins.  Just completed Diane Keaton’s Then Again.

This or That?

#1 - iPd or Mp3? iPd.  I love podcasts and Audible.

#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla? Vanilla.

#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries?  How about mashed French Fries with Dijon mustard?

#4 – Comedy or Drama?  Love to laugh.

#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks?  Nicholas Sparks.

#6 – Fantasy or Reality?  Fantasy, when reality based.

#7 – Call or Text?  I love hearing the voice.

#8 – Public School or Home School Each has its place, pun intended.

#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate?  Hot chocolate with a wee bit of coffee syrup.

#10 – eBook or Paperback?  eBook—but then in those old book stores, the smell, look and feel of a paperback is irresistible.  

Follow Along With This Tour:

November 6 - My Cozie Corner - Review
November 7 - My Reading Addiction - Review/Guest Post
November 10 - The Book Maven - Review/Interview
November 11 - Jersey Girl Book Reviews - Review/Guest Post
November 13 -A Chick Who Reads - Review/Guest Post
November 14 - Wonderland Reviews - Review/Interview
November 16 - Andi's Book Reviews - Review/Guest Post
November 16 - Book Reviews by Dee - Review
November 16 - Bunny's Reviews - Review/Guest Post
November 17 - The Reviewing Shelf - Review/Guest Post
November 17 - The Book Faery Reviews - Review/Guest Post
November 18 - Kaisy Daisy Blog- Review

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