I’m so excited to welcome Denise Hunter as my guest today! Denise just happens to be one of my favorite contemporary romance writers, and I’ve got a shelf full of her books to prove it. 🙂 She’s also been one busy lady with a couple new releases coming out, so be sure to check out what she’s been up to at the end of this post.
Before we get to that though, let’s learn more about her…
Denise Hunter is the nationally published author of bestsellers Sweetwater Gap and Surrender Bay. She has won The Holt Medallion Award, The Reader’s Choice Award, The Foreword Book of the Year Award, and was a RITA finalist.
In 1996, inspired by the death of her grandfather, Denise began her first book, writing while her children napped. Two years later it was published, and she’s been writing ever since. Her husband says he inspires all her romantic stories, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too!
When Denise isn’t writing she’s busy raising three heroes-in-the making with her husband.
Welcome, Denise! As a writer who works during naptime, you’ve given me hope. 🙂 Let’s get to the questions, shall we?
Opener Question: What seven words best describe you?
Dependable, observant, honest, devoted, organized, creative, realistic. Man, I sound boring.
Not boring at all! I’d call it intriguing. 🙂
1) Great Wall of China or Great Sphinx? Great Sphinx. There’s a certain mysterious quality about it.
2) Diet or regular? Diet. But I try to limit it because artificial sweeteners are so unhealthy.
3) Run or walk? Walk! Have mercy, I can’t run to save my life.
4) From scratch or from the microwave? Depends if I’m eating or cooking.
5) Take action or take it as it comes? I’m a planner, so I guess I take action.
6) Cute flats or fuzzy slippers? I tend to wear heels because I have short, stubby legs, but if I’m home, give me the fuzzy slippers.
7) Remember the Titans or Music and Lyrics? Music and Lyrics. I’m a sucker for romantic comedies.
Somehow that last answer doesn’t surprise me, Denise. 🙂 I’m short-legged too, so I understand what you mean about heels! And nothing beats a good pair of slippers. They’re like a good friend…comforting, supportive, and hard to part with. 🙂
Thanks for being my guest today! I loved having you!
The Accidental Bride
Two high-school sweethearts, a wedding reenactment, and one absent-minded preacher. Is it a recipe for disaster or a chance for a new beginning?
Shay Brandenberger is a survivor. She’s lived through a crazy childhood, a failed marriage, and single parenthood–with her confidence intact.
But not for long. Because when Shay participates in her town’s Founder’s Day wedding reenactment, she finds herself face-to-face with the one man who takes her breath away and leaves her weak in the knees: Travis McCoy.
Travis is back in town after years way on the rodeo circuit. His one regret in life is breaking Shay’s heart when they were high-school sweethearts. He’s determined to get it right this time.
So when their Founder’s Day “marriage” is accidentally made official, Travis seizes the day. Can Shay put aside her pride to let Travis help her, or will their accidental marriage be dissolved before it can begin?
Smitten – Authors Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Diann Hunt, and Denise Hunter
Four friends devise a plan to turn Smitten, Vermont, into the country’s premier romantic getaway–and each finds her own true love along the way.
With Smitten Lumber closing, residents wonder if their town can stay afloat. Then four friends and local business owners–Natalie, Julia, Shelby, and Reese–decide the town is worth saving. How will they do it? They’ll turn Smitten into a honeymoon destination! As Natalie, Julia, Shelby, and Reese work to save the town, each discovers romance in her own life. Meanwhile, the faith of a little child reminds the whole town what it means to have real faith in the God who is the always and forever Love.
Discover a novel written by four of Christian fiction’s most popular romance novelists–friends in real life who’ve drawn an amazing story of four friends! Includes a Reading Group Guide as well as “Conversation over Coffee with the Authors”.
Blog Readers: Let’s talk…Do you have any fuzzy slippers hiding out in your closet? What’s the funnest pair of slippers or shoes you’ve ever owned?