We're at it again for another whirlwind tour talking about books, books and more books! This week my guest is Regina Andrews. Say hello, leave a comment and answer one of our questions yourself to be entered into our contest for a $50 Amazon gift certificate at the end of our tour.
Thanks for stopping by Regan's blog to spend a bit of time getting to know me! I am Regina Andrews, Inspirational Author - but that sounds kind of stuffy, don't you think? Let's try this -- everyone calls me Gina and I love happy endings, I love writing, I love romance and I love God, so naturally I write romance novels with an inspirational point of view. After all, what's life without a good dose of faith to carry us through those times when things are not exactly going the way we'd like them to be? During the day I am lucky enough to have a full-time writing job at a national jewelry company, specializing in high-end designer and Estate pieces - I'm the one writing what you read about all these one-of-a-kind treasures! In my off-time, I volunteer for the blind, work at the local children's hospital and sing my heart out in the church choir. My hubby and I are proud 'parents' of a semi-feral cat named Queenie who really is in charge of the whole house. She loves Christmas -- especially tinsel! -- and so do I, so let's get to the questions and kick off this fun and fabulous "Holly Jolly" blog tour!
Question # 1 for Gina --
What is your favorite holiday novel - and why? Movie?
No doubt my favorite holiday novel is "Winter Solstice" by Rosamunde Pilcher. It's a good, long, luxurious read that centers on five lost souls whose lives converge right before the holidays and they end up spending a life-changing Christmas holiday together. You know how when you find a good book and you just can't bear to have it end? That's how this one is...I'm milking my way slowly towards the conclusion. Curl up with this and a steaming cup of tea and you'll experience the real meaning of the season.
Now for a movie, I don't mean to be trite, but oh! How could there be a more moving or masterful holiday movie than "It's a Wonderful Life?"
My second question for Regina is:
Let us know your favorite holiday tradition that you cherish in your home. And what holiday tradition do you find fascinating, even though you might not do it at your house? (That might be another culture.)
Setting up our crèche is a family tradition that we've enjoyed for years. We did it with my parents at the house, and since they've been gone, everyone comes over to my house and we make an event out of it. We sing and snack and sip, and arrange the big, (3' x 5') beautiful Italian wooden manger with the hand-painted figurines on a midnight blue blanket in the bay window, then add twinkling white lights along the top. It's a magical family time together.
Also, one tradition I love is the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve, from Italy. It is so steeped in religious meaning, as well as drawing the family together. A beautiful time!
Well thank you for having me, Regan. Happy Holidays, everyone!
You can find out more about Regina at:
Find the rest of us Blogetts and see what we have to say in response to this week's questions at:
Ann Tracy Marr - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ann-Tracy-Marr/114711658247?ref=ts
Christine London - http://www.christinelondon.com
Sharon Poppen - http://poppensthoughtsonwritingandstuff.blogspot.com
Angie Dobson – http://loveromancesandmore.com