Sunday, February 12, 2012

Welcome Linda Glaz

Is there a story behind this book?
Absolutely. My oldest daughter, who’s a nurse, always wanted me to write a story about a nurse named Aleni. So that was the starting point.

What started you on your writing journey?
In the middle of a huge snowstorm, I dropped my youngest daughter off at a birthday sleepover. She was just 11. In my own bizarre mind, I began to worry on the way home whether I knew these parents well enough. Then I thought, what if I came back in the morning and the entire house were empty? No girls, no nada. And that started my first story, BLOW OUT THE CANDLES AND SAY GOOD-BYE.

What distracts you from writing the easiest?
Working on other folks’ material. It’s easy to say I have to do that and let my own take second place.

What kind of books do you enjoy reading?
I simply love Brandilynn Collins work. She is amazing a weaving a frightening tale. I am a huge fan of Tim Downs, and of course, I love all the old classics.

Which character in your new release most interested you while you wrote?
I loved that Aleni was starting over after the death of her husband. I started over once, and I understand the level of trust it takes to enter a new relationship, particularly when you have a child to think of as well as yourself.

If you were a style of music, what style would you be?
Jazz. Love to hear it, love to sing the blues, and like to think I’m jazzy. Hah!

What is the quirkiest thing you have ever done?
Probably joining the service when it wasn’t a particularly popular thing to do. We’re talking pterodactyls as part of the Air Force. Many…many…years ago.

What is your strangest habit?
Wow, there are so many. Maybe, eating chocolate to get the juices going when I don’t know what to write. It sends my mind into overdrive.

What is your favorite season of the year?
Fall: the colors, the smell of burning leaves, hot dog and marshmallow roasts.
What is a favorite memory from your childhood?
Jumping in the leaves after they were all raked. I’m sure I heard about that from my dad.

Are there things you put off doing because you dread them?
Too many to list. I don’t like anything that takes me out of my comfort zone.

What's your favorite meal with family and friends?
Turkey and every possible thing that can go with it. Ooh, ooh, or Mexican food. Or wait, Puerto Rican food. And yet, Chinese is sooo very good. Okay, I’ll have to be honest. Unless it’s liver and cooked spinach, there’s not a food I don’t love. I suppose I good old-fashioned weenie roast in the backyard follow by s’mores.

Are there spiritual themes you like to write about?
Forgiveness and trust. Probably because they are the two hardest spiritual aspects for me. So my writing truly is preaching to the choir “of one.”

Share a verse or Scripture passage with us that is special to you.
After a difficult time, when I first turned to the Lord and felt VERY afraid, he gave me this when I was working on a project for church.
“Between you and Me, we can do anything.” I later learned that all things are possible for those who love the Lord. 

When is your next book due out and can you tell us about it?
I have my romantic suspense being looked at right now. Hopefully, it will find a home, I hope, I hope. I wrote it six years ago, but it’s gone through a lot of refining. It’s about a conservative talk show host who is attacked on the way home. Her hero, a hockey pro-huge sigh-saves her. As she is stalked by the man, she works on a human interest piece about a unique birthing center. And we’re left to wonder if the doctor at the center or the stalker are her biggest worries.

Linda Glaz is giving away a copy of her ebook Polar Bear Plunge. The giveaway is only available to U.S. addresses.
To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment along with your email address. You can enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post.

Untill next time. . . Sharon A Lavy


cjajsmommy said...

Liver and spinach cooked together? I thought my mother was the only one to do that. Blech! I'm very interested in reading this book -- it will be a nice change from the genre I've been reading. Please enter me in the giveaway.
djragno at hotmail dot com

Merry said...

I enjoyed the interview. My husband is a former Marine, so the military background of some of the characters in Polar Bear Plunge draws me in. Thanks for a chance to win it!
worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

Marianne said...

i looked for your novels at the library...nada. i am disappointed but will keep looking, or buying. Thanks for the great interview, Sharon and Linda, and the opportunity to win!


Linda Kish said...

This sounds like a wonderful story. I hope I get lucky.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

ann said...

I liked the interview. The book sounds like one I would enjoy reading. Enter me please
amhengst at verizon dot net

Rebecca said...

This sounds like a great book. I would love to read this. Thanks for the chance to win.


Teela said...

would love to read and review Polar Bear Plunge. Looks great! teelayoung at

Bethany said...

That's such a neat beginning to a book! I can't wait to have a chance to read it :) cbus.blogger at gmail dot com

Jennifer said...

I've done the same thing with my kids. When the bus is late dropping my boys off at home my mind ends up running all kinds of wild possibilities of what might have happened to them: like the bus crashing, going off the road or somebody hijacking the bus.

apple blossom said...

nice interview thanks for chance to win

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Anonymous said...

Good to meet you Linda. I absolutely can't eat liver, but do like spinach. And love Mexican food. Especially at Casa 'ole Maxie Anderson ( )

Amanda Stephan said...
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Amanda Stephan said...

I love this book cover! And it sounds like a great read that I would thoroughly enjoy. Thank you for the opportunity!

amanda38401 at gmail dot com

Nancee said...

Sounds like a great book! Thank you for the offer!

Jo said...

This sounds like a very interesting book and one that I would love to read. Thanks for the opportunity.


Judy said...

Sounds like a book right up my alley! I would love to win a copy of it. Thanks for this giveaway!

God Bless!
Judy K

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