Shannon here: Mary Ellis shares a glimpse into her real life romance and a chance to win her latest release: Abigail’s New Hope. Comment on any post dated March 28 – April 2 for a chance to win. Deadline: March 28, midnight central time. Here’s Mary:
1. What’s the most romantic thing your spouse has ever done for you?
He tried to surprise me with a new convertible car—something I’ve wanted for years.
2. What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done for your spouse?
After a particularly grueling construction project, I scheduled a getaway to the charming Balsam Mountain Inn in the Smoky Mountains, NC. for a one-week respite.
3. Where is the most romantic place you and your spouse have ever been?
The Hotel Chateau Fronternac in historic, romantic Old Quebec, Canada.
4. Do you and your spouse have a favorite romantic restaurant?
Yes, it’s called The Oaks in southern Medina County, Ohio. It’s a rambling old mansion and garden—think the Great Gatsby era.
5. Do you and your spouse have a favorite song?
Of course, Truly, Madly, Deeply by Savage Garden. Every time I read an article on how to improve fiction writing, they always advise to reduce adverbs. I think about that song…and smile!
6. What’s the most romantic present your spouse ever bought for you?
A big fat diamond ring, since my engagement ring was purchased during college and is quite miniscule (but I loved it anyway!)
7. What’s the most romantic present you ever bought your spouse?
Oh dear, I can’t think of anything more romantic than his gasoline powered leaf-blower. I promise to try harder.
About Mary: Mary Ellis grew up close to the eastern Ohio Amish community of Geauga County, where her parents often took her to farmers’ markets and woodworking fairs. She and her husband now live within the largest population of Amish in the country–a four-county area in central Ohio. They love to take weekend getaways to purchase farm produce and other goodies, stay with Amish families in bed and breakfasts, attend country auctions and enjoy the simpler way of life. This is her first series of novels set in the Amish community. Learn more at: http://maryeellis.wordpress.com/
Come back March 30 for Mary Ellis’ fictional romantic interview featuring the hero and heroine from Abigail’s New Hope.