Author Spotlight & Giveaway: Donna Kauffman!


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Books by Donna Kauffman
Today’s featured author is the fabulous Donna Kauffman! Learn some fun facts about Donna in this short Q&A. Enter Rafflecopter and leave a question on the blog for a chance to win Blue Hollow Falls! (I absolutely loved it! Review coming soon!)

1. What genre(s) do you write?

I write contemporary romance. These days I’m focused on small town romances. I just love the comforting feeling of a place where everybody knows everybody. I have also written contemporary and futuristic paranormal, but those were some time ago.

 

2. Coffee or tea lover?

I’m a tea-totaler. Constant Comment is my favorite.

3. Name one thing on your bucket list.

To get to all the places on my Must See destination list. I’ve made pretty good headway!
 

4. Do you have pets?

I have a parrot (a black-capped caique) named Zazu. I used to do parrot rescue and he’s my one rescue fail. I’ve had him since he hatched. He’s 15 now. I also have a 12-year-old spotted raphael catfish named Baby. Her mate, same age, passed just this past spring. Have had her since she was a wee sprig as well.

5. When I wake up every morning I…
feed my parrot, let him out to conquer his kingdom (aka the top of my kitchen cupboards.)I water my garden, weed and deadhead the blooms, then take care of the plants inside the house, then settle in to work for the day.

6. Weirdest​ or unique thing you own?

Hmm…I’m not sure this qualifies, but anyone who knows me knows I love Alice in Wonderland. I’ve been collecting the art of John Tennial from the original books for years. Most recently in scrimshaw. I still listen to the book in audio at least once every year or so.

 7. Do you have ​any hobbies or particular skills?

I am an avid, lifelong crafter. (I grew up helping my mom run her own craft business.) I actually have a paper crafting business I run for fun. (See: minibooksrme.com ) I’ve been teaching classes for the past dozen years since my nest emptied (so I wasn’t home playing with my imaginary friends allll the time) and that has since blossomed into a global, online business. I love playing with paper and crafting photo albums and home décor. It’s a great alternate creative endeavor to the creative aspect of writing. Making something with my hands, versus my mind. I also love to cross-stitch, weave, and just learned how to do felting this year. SO much fun!

8. What do you hope readers will experience or gain when reading your stories?

Hope. Joy. To relive (or experience for the first time) that wonderful journey — the trials, tribulations, the fears, and the utter joy — of falling in love.

9. What inspired you to write “Bluestone & Vine”?
 This book, as well as the entire Blue Hollow Falls series, are each inspired by my life here in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. I love where I live, both the place and the people. It’s so very special to me, and it’s taken some time to develop exactly the kind of town that I wanted to represent all of the elements that comprise this place I’ve come to know and love so deeply. I had a delightful time slowly putting it all together and it’s just been a dream to write.

I’m thrilled to share that, after Book 3, Lavender Blue, comes out in January 2019, I’ve signed on to write three more! There will be another novella as well. There was one between Book 1 and Book 2, and will be another this fall between Book 2 & Book 3 as part of Fern Michael’s “A Season to Celebrate” anthology. AND now yet another one next year between Book 3 and Book 4. I hope to continue that trend throughout. I love Christmas romances, so it’s been a fun way to give readers a little something extra between the full-length novels.

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Meet Donna Kauffman
Donna Kauffman is the USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of over 70 novels, translated and sold in more than 26 countries around the world. Born into the maelstrom of Washington, D.C., politics, she now lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, where she is surrounded by a completely different kind of wildlife. A contributing blogger for USAToday.com, she is also a DIYer, a baker, a gardener and a volunteer transporter for the Wildlife Center of Virginia and Rockfish Sanctuary. Please visit her online at www.DonnaKauffman.com.
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Bluestone & Vine 
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Pippa MacMillan is a legend on the Irish folk music scene. But when her voice requires a time-out, she’s left wondering how—and where—to find happiness in the silence . . .

Seeking answers, Pippa leaves Ireland in favor of a small town in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Turns out lovely Blue Hollow Falls in the perfect place to heal—and solitary Seth Brogan is the surprisingly perfect host. After all, Seth is beginning again too: turning his renovated stone barn and beautiful hillside into a vineyard is the start of a whole new life for the former Special Forces soldier. Only Mother Nature keeps thwarting both their plans, leaving Pippa snowbound with unsettling thoughts about how life can take unexpected turns . . .
To Pippa’s surprise, she might actually fall for small-town living. She might even fall for Seth, whose quiet strength is a balm for her world-weary soul. But when the music starts once more, will she follow her fortune back to Ireland, or surrender to the call of her heart?

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Giveaway!
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Bluestone & Vine Bookmark Charm

Your chance to a copy of Blue Hollow Falls by Donna Kauffman (winner’s choice of print or e-book or audio) along with a bookmark charm designed by Joyce Taber of The Cotton Thistle.


From her free-spirited mother, Sunny Goodwin learned the value of peace, love, and Jerry Garcia. The inheritance from the father she never knew? That’s a little more complicated . . .
 

Sunny never expected to find herself owning a centuries old silk mill in the shadow of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains . . . or becoming a half-sister to a ten-year-old named Bailey. Once the shock subsides, she plans to cash in and head back home. But the overgrown greenhouse she finds on the property calls out to the gardener in her, and she senses Bailey’s need for nurturing too . . .

And someone else is making it hard for Sunny to leave: Sawyer Hartwell, an Iraq War hero who wants to make the old mill a creative hub for the artisans of Blue Hollow Falls . . . and wants Sunny to share his vision, and his life. But sexy as this ex-soldier may be, she’s not sure she’s ready to give love a chance . . .

“We all know where there’s Donna Kauffman, there’s a rollicking, sexy read chockfull of charm and sparkle. Kauffman‘s characters are adorably human and so very magnetic.”
—USAToday.com

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