Posted by Juliet Madison
To celebrate my new releases THE JANUARY WISH and FEBRUARY OR FOREVER, the first two books in my small town series set in Tarrin’s Bay; The Town of New Beginnings, I’m running a special interview segment called ‘At Home With…’
Today, we’re paying a visit to author of rural romance and books set in Ireland, Whitney KE!
I’m from Newcastle, NSW, and I have lived here for fourteen years. 🙂
2. What do you love about the place you call home?
I love the beaches. And I also love that I don’t have to go far to be in the country.
3. Do you have a favourite local cafe, restaurant, bar, club, business, or store? Give them a plug here!
I have two. Goldbergs and Zinc on Darby. Love them both. Good coffee and great food.
I have a mini foxie (who also has a coffee addiction) and a 18 year old Thoroughbred Gelding who keeps me on my toes.
[Juliet ~ cute, and beautiful!]
5. What is your favourite room in the house and why?
My bedroom. I do all my thinking and creating there. Most of my writing is done there and I love to read in bed.
[Juliet ~ me too!]
6. If you had to evacuate your house, what three items (apart from people and pets!) would you take?
My USB (has all my writing on it, photos from my trip overseas), my pop’s medals and maybe the signed copies of my favourite books (which would make that more than three…)
7. If you had a magic wand, what’s one thing you would change about your home or your town?
The distance from my house to the beach and Darby Street hehe!
8. It’s movie night at your place, the popcorn’s out, and everyone’s nabbed their favourite couch corner or armchair… what movie/s will we watch?
Bridget Jones’ Diary. Or anything with Meryl Streep in it. I love Meryl!
[Juliet ~ sounds good to me! Have you heard of The Meryl Streep Movie Club book?]
9. Imagine you have the luxury of a chef for a night and you’ve invited people over for a dinner party, what would you have the chef cook?
God… I’m terribly boring with food. I love a good steak! But I have no idea. I’m not a cook. I’d tell them to surprise me.
10. Name a book on your To Be Read bookshelf or e-reader:
The Girl in the Hard Hat by Loretta Hill.
11. Name something unique or uncommon that you have in your pantry or fridge:
Nothing? Like literally nothing hehe. I need to go shopping.
12. If you could live anywhere for one year, where would you go?
Dublin, Ireland. Of course.
13. You’ve just received a phone call from a friend or relative, and they’ll be arriving in five minutes for a visit. What do you do?
a) Relax on the couch until they arrive.
b) Put the kettle on; place some (probably homemade) snacks onto a tray; set the table; put flowers into a vase; and light a candle (and maybe even make some place cards with your super calligraphy skills).
c) Put the kettle on; tip out a few cookies onto a plate; check your reflection in the mirror, and wait.
d) Freak out; shove excess household clutter under beds, in cupboards, drawers, and the garage; trip over something in the process; hold an ice pack to your bruised forehead while swearing profusely; check the mirror to see if you’re still in pyjamas; frantically change into suitable clothing whilst simultaneously holding ice pack to your head; fall over again; alternate ice pack between head and location of new injury; then shove ice pack under bed and greet visitors with the fakest smile of pure calm you can muster.
My friends know me. I’ll boil the kettle when they are here as good company is always a great excuse for coffee.
>> Even though Whitney would probably love you to pay a visit, why not visit her online right now?
>> And help her pay for that in-house chef by buying a copy of her book, DECEIVE ME IN IRELAND, here:
“Never call a Kerry man a fool until you’re sure he’s not a rogue.”
Her cousin, Kate had warned her about the Irish charm. And Cara had been foolish enough to ignore her. In Ireland to be Maid of Honor in Kate’s wedding, Cara hasn’t a clue that the handsome Irishman who is seated next to her is the infamous brother of her cousin’s fiancé. And William O’Reilly doesn’t plan on telling her. Not yet, anyway.
Silver-tongued and devilishly handsome, William had Cara wondering if he is the same man she met on the plane. Should she give him a chance or heed her cousin’s warning and keep him at a distance?
The same unique and quirky characters from What Happens in Ireland come together again to celebrate the wedding of Kate and Jack in the fresh and humorous sequel, Deceive Me in Ireland.
Like Kate Barrow, her cousin Cara discovers that resisting the charms of an Irishman isn’t as easy as it seems. William O’Reilly is as silver-tongued as his brother, Jack and determined to make the woman realize his worth. And her own.