I love Authors Interview 15 this is Michelle Griep

I love Authors Interview 15

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This is Michelle Griep

Hello again to I love Authors Interview 15. Today we have Michelle Griep author of The Innkeeper’s Daughter – Let’s all give Michelle a warm greeting.

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Welcome Michelle, I am delighted to interview you on my lovely couch. I’m so glad you are doing a blog tour with Celebrate Lit which runs from 15th – 28th March.

Now Michelle please indulge me and imagine that we are on a desert island. Yes, I know sun, sea and solitude as my questions are based on this prerequisite!

Firstly let’s talk about books on the desert island..

What book would you crave to read (you already have the bible, so please pick another book)?

MichelleMy all-time favourite book that I re-read on a regular basis is Charlotte Bronte’s, Jane Eyre. Beneath all Jane’s outward meekness is a lioness who knows herself.

Yes, she is a strong character, Michelle and one we can learn from. You will certainly have time to re-read this novel and savour the delights of its contents.

While busily trying to catch your dinner..

You are given one wish, but there is a clause which means you can only ask to be an animal. What creature would you like to be?

Michelle – Judging by the lifestyle of my boxer, Miss Ada Clare, I’ll be a dog. Does life get any better than perpetual naps interrupted by a good back scratch, treats, and a walk outside every now and then?

I love your dog’s name Michelle, it so cool. It’s certainly a dog’s life, mind you, my cat has a life similar to your dog!

 

Now I want to know about you Michelle..

On the island you have time to think, can you tell me why you decided to become a writer?

Michelle – Because being a pirate is frowned upon and I really didn’t want to become a life insurance salesman. Besides, being an author was completely unavoidable since I’ve got this strange writing addiction. I can’t not write. It’s how I make sense of the world.

Lol, I love your answer. Because being a pirate is frowned upon! I suppose they do have a bad reputation. Look at Black Beard and Captain Jack Sparrow. It’s the eyeliner that gets me!

I’m not sure what your answer to this question is going to be after the last one!

If you could be one of your characters which would it be and why?

Michelle – Hah! I’d be Mr. Nutbrown. I’d love to speak to people only through a puppet.

I used to love doing that Michelle, it’s such a fun way to communicate with children and you can almost get away with anything! Adults are another thing, they don’t always have the same sense of humour. But yes, I’d say go for it, be Mr. Nutbrown!

Sadly we have come to the last question..

To leave the island, you have to describe your main character in five words, can you tell me what they would be?

Michelle – Protective.  Handsome. Daring. Bold. Cunning.

Michelle, Officer Alexander Moore sounds like an intriguing character – I am looking forward to finding out more about him.

 

I have really enjoyed our chat, Michelle.

Thank you for taking the time to be here with us today. I hope my readers have learned some interesting things about you, I certainly have!

Please give Michelle a huge round of applause.

I hope you have a successful blog tour.

Michelle – thank you, Margaret, I have enjoyed being here with you on your couch.

Thank you, readers, for popping over, to read I love Authors Interview 15.

Don’t forget there is a GIVEAWAY at the end of this post, so please comment and enter in order to have a chance of winning Michelle’s prize.

Click here to purchase your copy!

 

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About the Book

InnkeepersDaughter_CoverImageTitle: The Innkeeper’s Daughter

Author: Michelle Griep

Genre: Historical Christian Fiction

Release Date: March 1, 2018

 

A London officer goes undercover to expose a plot against the Crown

Dover, England, 1808: Officer Alexander Moore goes undercover as a gambling gentleman to expose a high-stakes plot against the king—and he’s a master of disguise, for Johanna Langley believes him to be quite the rogue. . .until she can no longer fight against his unrelenting charm.

All Johanna wants is to keep the family inn afloat, but when the rent and the hearth payment are due at the same time, where will she find the extra funds? If she doesn’t come up with the money, there will be nowhere to go other than the workhouse—where she’ll be separated from her ailing mother and ten-year-old brother.

Alex desperately wants to help Johanna, especially when she confides in him, but his mission—finding and bringing to justice a traitor to the crown—must come first, or they could all end up dead.

About the Author

MichelleGriepMichelle Griep has been writing since she first discovered blank wall space and Crayolas. She seeks to glorify God in all that she writes—except for that graffiti phase she went through as a teenager. She resides in the frozen tundra of Minnesota, where she teaches history and writing classes for a local high school co-op. An Anglophile at heart, she runs away to England every chance she gets, under the guise of research. Really, though, she’s eating excessive amounts of scones while rambling around a castle. Michelle is a member of ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) and MCWG (Minnesota Christian Writers Guild). Keep up with her adventures at her blog “Writer off the Leash” or visit www.michellegriep.com.

Guest Post from Michelle Griep

Celebrating Oak Apple Day

Spring is just around the corner, or maybe it’s in full bloom in your neck of the woods. Regardless, by this time of year, everyone is ready to celebrate. . .and nothing new is under the sun. For centuries people have been eager to welcome budding greenery and warmth.

In my recent release, The Innkeeper’s Daughter, I incorporated a spring holiday that’s been around for over 500 years in England, one you may never heard of.

Oak Apple Day.

This ancient celebration dates back to the year 1651. At the time, Charles II escaped the Roundhead army by taking cover in an oak tree. Everyone loved ol’ Charlie and was glad he lived, so in his honor, a new national holiday was born—one that in some parts of England is still celebrated today.

Another name for this annual event is Royal Oak Day and the festivities occur every May 29th. Celebration traditions vary from parades to the ringing of bells, but one thing that is standard is that it’s a day to pin an oak leaf on your lapel. If you fail to wear one, you could end up getting pinched.

The hero in my latest release is kind enough to remind the heroine that she forgot to pin on her leaf, thus saving her from untoward pinches. Interested in hearing more about this gallant fellow and the forgetful miss?

Here’s a blurb about The Innkeeper’s Daughter

Tension is high with the threat of a Napoleonic attack in Regency England, but risk from abroad means nothing when there’s danger at home.

Officer Alexander Moore goes undercover as a gambling gentleman to expose a high-stakes plot against the crown—and he’s a master of disguise, for Johanna Langley believes him to be quite the rogue . . . until she can no longer fight against his unrelenting charm.

All Johanna wants is to keep the family inn afloat, but when the rent and the hearth payment are due at the same time, where will she find the extra funds? If she doesn’t come up with the money, there will be nowhere to go other than the workhouse—where she’ll be separated from her ailing mother and ten-year-old brother.

Alex desperately wants to help Johanna, especially when she confides in him, but his mission—finding and bringing to justice a traitor to the crown—must come first, or they could all end up dead.

It’s a race against time for them both.

Blog Stops

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Blogging With Carol, March 16

Among the Reads, March 17

Connie’s History Classroom, March 17

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Blossoms and Blessings, March 17

Karen Sue Hadley, March 18

The Power of Words, March 18

Christian Chick’s Thoughts, March 18

D’S QUILTS & BOOKS, March 18

Kathleen Denly, March 19

Faithfully Bookish, March 19

Captive Dreams Window, March 19

Red Headed Book Lady, March 19

The Fizzy Pop Collection, March 20

Remembrancy, March 20

Inklings and notions, March 20

Book by Book, March 20

Moments Dipped in Ink, March 21

Black ‘n’ Gold Girl’s Book Spot, March 21

Singing Librarian Books, March 21

To Everything a Season, March 21

Bookworm Mama, March 22

Two Points of Interest, March 22

Vicky Sluiter, March 22

Carpe Diem, March 22

Pause for Tales, March 23

Have A Wonderful Day, March 23

A Baker’s Perspective, March 23

margaret kazmierczak, March 23 (Interview)

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Bibliophile Reviews, March 24

A Greater Yes, March 24

Texas Book-aholic, March 25

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, March 25

Janices book reviews, March 25

A Reader’s Brain, March 26

Jeanette’s Thoughts, March 26

Simple Harvest Reads, March 26 (Mindy Houng Guest Post)

Kaylee’s Kind Of Writes, March 27

My Writer’s Life, March 27

Pursuing Stacie,  March 27

Bigreadersite, March 27

Tell Tale Book Reviews, March 28

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The PhD Mamma, March 28

Giveaway

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To celebrate her tour, Michelle is giving away a grand prize of a signed copy of The Innkeeper’s Daughter and a $25 gift card from Barnes & Noble!!

Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries! https://promosimple.com/ps/cb72

 

Author: Margaret Kazmierczak

For over fifty years I have laughed and cried through my life – it has been exciting, exhausting, emotional, challenging and infuriating. No one gave me a map or a ‘How to get out of stressful situations’ manual, to help me on my journey. Instead, it has been God and me, His Word and my mistakes. So let’s cut to the chase, I am a wife and mother of three almost adult children! I live in the South of England and dislike the rainy climate. Yes, it looks green but so does my face with little sunshine! With many occupations under my belt, I now spend my time writing – for my blog which includes book reviews, interviews some humorous pieces and a book called "How to Make Victoria Sponge." I also have some devotionals in a multi-author book "Heartwings Devotional. My life is hectic; I am disorganised, and God continually sorts me out. I hope my words bring you hope, comfort and laughter as I sit here in my dining room praying for inspiration and for the cat to get off my laptop!

13 thoughts on “I love Authors Interview 15 this is Michelle Griep”

  1. Oh, My!! This is such a DELIGHTFUL interview! I thoroughly enjoyed every word of it! No wonder Michelle’s books are so good! Thanks to both Margaret and to Michelle!

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