As part of our countdown to Readers & ‘ritas 2018, our Meet the Author interviews help you get to know the authors joining us in Texas on November 9-11. Read on to get acquainted with USA Today bestselling author Donna Kauffman, and purchase your ticket to meet her in person at Readers & ‘ritas!
Pitch us your newest book in one sentence.
A bar fight after a Christmas Day wedding leads to an unexpected romance. (CHRISTMAS IN BLUE HOLLOW FALLS, part of the A SEASON TO CELEBRATE anthology, on sale October 30th.)
If you could meet one of your characters in real life, who would you choose and what would you do?
So many to choose from! But I think Ford Maddox, from SANDPIPER ISLAND. I want to hang out in his treehouse home and help him rescue puffins on his remote island off the coast of Maine. Sigh…
What gets your creative juices flowing when you’re brainstorming a new story?
For me it’s driving and hiking. I live in the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, right off the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Appalachian Trial. Depending on the day/weather/mood, a drive down the Parkway or a hike on the AT allows my brain to wander while the scenery sweeps me away as the brainstorming begins. Works every time.
Which part of Readers & ‘ritas are you most excited about?
I was so excited to see that there will be craft rooms! In my “other life” I run a craft business and have been a craft instructor most of my life (my mom owned a craft store, so it’s in my bones.) Talk about match made! I am so excited to play with paper, scissors, and glue, making handcrafted bookmarks with some of my favorite people: READERS! We will have a blast.
We’re all romantics here, so we need to know—what is your all-time favorite love story?
In my case, it’s a real love story. My parents just celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary. Their love story has been such an inspiration for me, personally and professionally. I want to be them when I grow up.
You can meet Donna Kauffman and more fabulous authors at Readers & ‘ritas this November! Readers & ‘ritas is a weekend getaway for book-loving ladies like you. Our guests of honor this year are Christine Feehan, C.L. Wilson, Lori Foster, and Nancy Naigle! Join us at the newly renovated Hilton Garden Inn in Allen, Texas, November 9-11 for:
- A private signing with all of our authors
- Delicious meals with an author host at every table
- A scavenger hunt and parties hosted by our authors
- Panels and conversations with our Guests of Honor
- A film screening and gaming parlor
- Raffle baskets benefiting Genesis Women’s Shelter
- Signature bags stuffed with free books and swag!