Sunday, February 07, 2010


This is the other book release introducing the Summerside Press romantic suspense line. Welcome, Tricia. Why do you write the kind of books you do?

I write what interests me most. It sounds sort of selfish … but I want to be PASSIONATE about my stories. I want to be able to be excited about the books I write. I write about marriage and family because I'm passionate about mine. I write historical novels because I love researching history and transporting myself to a different world. The reader just gets to come along for the ride! Hahaha … I'm glad my readers enjoy the journey with me. :)

And they really do. Besides when you came to know the Lord, what is the happiest day in your life?

Today. Every day I try to find joy. I have an amazing husband and great kids. I love my friends. I love my work. I love walking with God through each day!

How has being published changed your life?

I'm busier now. Many more people know who I am, but on the inside—and in my “world” very little has changed. I still love my church, my family, my friends. I have an “outside” writing world, but that's just opened the door to more friends and co-workers!

What are you reading right now?

Thou Givest … They Gather by Amy Carmichael. It's an old devotional book that I found at the thrift store!

I love some of the older devotional books, too. What is your current work in progress?

I'm currently writing Love Finds You in Victory Heights Washington, Summerside. It's set in Seattle in World War II. My co-writer Ocieanna Fleiss and I are enjoying the story and loving the characters!

What would be your dream vacation?

I would love to go to Greece with my family and stay in a small house overlooking the sea.

Wouldn't we all? How do you choose your settings for each book?

I get lots of ideas, but it's the places that KEEP coming back that I have to write about. They are the places I want to visit and that seem like a character in their own right, with their history and intrigue.

If you could spend an evening with one person who is currently alive, who would it be and why?

My husband. He's the funnest person to spend time with. Okay … beyond him … Billy Graham. I highly respect him. I'd love to hear from his heart about his life.

What are your hobbies, besides writing and reading?

I LOVE board games. My husband, kids, and whoever friends happen to over will be talked into playing one if they hang around long enough. I love seeing everyone around the table interacting and having fun. I also love travel and exploring new places with family and friends.

What is your most difficult writing obstacle, and how do you overcome it?

I try to do too much. I have SO many ideas. I want to write them all … now! I overcome it by talking to John and my agent Janet. They help me to set more realistic goals.

What advice would you give to a beginning author?

LIVE LIFE. Give, serve, step out of your comfort zone. The more we live life the more we have to write about!

Tell us about the featured book?

The year is 1945. The war is over and 21-year-old Betty Lake has been invited to Europe to sing in a USO tour for American soldiers who now occupy Hitlers Germany. The first night's performance is a hit. Betty becomes enthralled with the applause, the former Nazi-held mansion they're housed in and the attention of Frank Witt, the US Army Signal Corp Photographer. Yet the next night this songbird is ready to fly the coop when Betty's dear friend, Kat, turns up missing. Betty soon realizes Franks photographs could be the key to finding Kat. Betty and Frank team up against post-war Nazi influences and the two lovebirds hearts may find the each other. But will they have a chance for their romance to sing? The truth will be revealed under a German moon.

Thank you!

And thank you, Tricia, for spending this time with us.
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Veronica Leigh said...

Excellent interview.
Please enter me into this contest.

April said...

Plese enter me. I enjoy Ms. Tricia's books. Great interview.

Michelle said...

Thanks for entering me!

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Sylvia M. said...

I love this time period and would really like to win this book. I've never read anything by this author. This book sounds good!


Wyn said...

This sounds like a very interesting author. Thanks for the interview. Please enter me in the contest

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Casey said...

I would love the chance to try Tricia's work. Thanks!

Edna said...

please enter me into the contest for this book, I think it would be very interesting as I was born in 1943 and my materal grandfather was a full German.
Thanks for the chance,


Merry said...

Tricia sounds like a joyful lady. Please include me in the drawing for Songbird Under a German Moon. Thanks!


Wanda said...

I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.


tonya said...

sign me up!!

Sarah R said...

Sounds like a good read. Please enter me in the drawing.

kellie said...

this book sounds incredible please enter me into the giveaway
thanks Kellie

Abi said...

Oh, sounds like a wonderful book. Thanks

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Cherie J said...

Enjoyed the interview. Please enter me in the drawing. Thank you!

raspberrygirl said...

I would love to be entered. Thanks!

Sheila Deeth said...

Fun interview. I'd like to read the book.

Anonymous said...

Please enter me. I have not read any of Tricia's books but would love to. Thanks!!!

Sherry Kuhn said...

Thoroughly enjoyed the interview with Tricia. I really like the cover of "Songbird" and the story sounds very good.

Thanks for entering me in the drawing.

Anonymous said...

Please enter me:) Thanks!!

Charity Lyman

Wendy said...

I absolutely LOVE Tricia's books. I haven't read this one. Thanks for the giveaway.

Julia said...

I love Tricia's WWII books and can't wait to read this one. Please enter me.
julesreffner at gmail dot com

Linda said...

Love Tricia's WWII books. Would appreciate winning her latest! Please add me in. Thanks.
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Diane said...

Fun interview. Thank you for this excellent giveaway! :O)

Anna W. said...

Sounds great! Please enter me!

kristen said...

Awesome interview! I love Tricia Goyer's books!
please enter me!

Carla said...

Please enter me. Thanks.

Simply Stacie said...

Please count me in.

mariska said...

i would like to read this book. count me in !

Tricia Goyer said...

Lena! Thanks for hosting Songbird Under a German Moon on your blog! I'm thrilled your readers are excited about it. I loved writing this story.

Thanks for all you do Lena!

Brenda said...

Great interview. Please enter me in the contest.

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Nancye said...

I would like this book. Thanks for the chance.

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Tricia Goyer said...

Thank you to all of you who are so eager to read Songbird Under a German Moon! I hope you enjoy it!

And thank you, Lena, for having me here!!

The Bookworm said...

I love historical fiction!


~Ley said...

I love everything about Germany! I'm so excited to find a good book set there. It's surprisingly difficult, I've found!

Megan said...

First - I love the cover for the book. It's gorgeous! And the book sounds great, I love historical fiction!

Second - Tricia, I love how passionate you are about things, and loving towards your husband.

Thanks Lena!


Carman said...

Hey! Please enter me in this contest! I really want to read this book. :)

Carole said...

I've never been a fan of World War II books, but I really enjoy Tricia's. Songbird Under a German Moon has both an unusual title and theme - and I'd love to read it. Thanks for the interview and chance to win a copy. And that's a great picture of Tricia!

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Esther said...

Please enter me in the book giveaway. Thanks! Esther

Megan said...

I'm relatively new to the blogging world. How fun to be able to interview the authors. Would you enter me in this contest.


Anonymous said...

thanks for the opportunity to read this fabulous book


debbiejackson said...

How fun. Please include me.

rubynreba said...

I'd be so happy to win this book. Thanks for the chance.

Robyn said...

What great giveaways! Please enter me for a chance.

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Karin said...

A memorable title for the book.... I like it.

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