Sunday, March 14, 2010

A Visit with Author Rachelle J. Christensen

**Scroll down for information about my blog tour and contest.

Yep, I know it’s amazing. Three blogs in two days. You’d think I didn’t have anything better to do besides blog. You know, like write press releases and make dinner and do laundry and plan signings and blog tours and oh, um, hm, what else? Write books. Yeah. That little thing. But sometimes, blogging gets to jump up on the list. Especially when I’m kicking off my blog tour and giveaway for The Sharp Edge of a Knife, while still participating in another tour and giveaway for someone else.

Did I mention that March has gone crazy on me? Well, you know. It has. Whaddayagunnado?

Anyhoo. It’s been over two weeks since I did an author spotlight, and I figure it’s about time I took care of that. Today, I’m talking to my good friend, Rachelle J. Christensen who just celebrated the release of her new book, Wrong Number.

NG: What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream? Today, my new favorite is Ben and Jerry’s Key Lime Pie

RJC: Ben and Jerry’s used to make one called Oatmeal Cookie that was to die for—I haven’t been able to find it lately so I really like old-fashioned vanilla with fudge sauce and sliced bananas.

NG: Oh, I hope they didn’t discontinue your first favorite. Ben and Jerry’s did that to me once. They discontinued the pineapple mango flavor called Island Paradise. I’ve never forgiven them.

I digress. Back to the interview.

NG: Who is your favorite author? (Besides yourself or me, since everyone already knows we’re both awesome.)

RJC: Well besides us? That does make it hard because I'm reading all kinds of different genres and authors all the time. An easy way out is to have you check out my goodreads list of favorites and repeat-offenders to see more all time favorites. But I will say that I like Mary Stewart, Agatha Christie, Mitch Albom, Nicholas Sparks, Clair Poulsen, Jessica Day George, and Shannon Hale.

NG: Great selection there! And I’ve seen your Goodreads list. Lots of fun books on your shelves. By the looks of your reading taste, one might think you’re a writer. Oh wait, you are. But that leads me to another question. What is your most favorite thing to do when you’re not writing?

RJC: I love reading and I also like to go for a run while listening to my iPod.

NG: Nice! I read tons as well. I’m not a runner, but I do work out every day, so I get the iPod thing too. But since you like to run, I wonder, if you were an animal, what kind would you be and why?

RJC: A cat! When I was younger I wanted to be a cat because they could lay around all day and sleep and didn’t have to do chores or weed the garden.

NG: Wait, I thought you liked running! But then, lazing around does have merits. I could get used to that kind of life. Ahhh…

And speaking of a lazy life—wait, there’s no such thing for a writer. Strike that. How about this. Name one or two power snacks that keep you going as you write.

RJC: Apples and my favorite treat--graham crackers spread with peanut butter and topped with bits of dark chocolate.

Hm. Interesting combination. Sounds kind of good, actually. Except the dark chocolate part. I might have to try that with milk chocolate as a substitute. Thanks for the idea.

Now the last question is the important, tell-all question, the one that tells us what kind of person you REALLY are. Do you prefer diamonds or pearls?

FJC: Diamonds

NG: I knew it. You’re going to sparkle under the limelight, definitely. Congratulations in advance on that score. Rachelle, thanks for the visit, and the answers to what makes an author tick.

RJC: Thanks so much for having me--it's so fun to visit with friends!

For more information about Rachelle J. Christensen, click here.
To read the first chapter of Rachelle’s book, Wrong Number, click here.

To purchase the book, click here.


Rachelle said...

Thanks again, Nichole. This was such a fun interview. We're going to have to go out for ice cream sometime! :)

Nichole Giles said...

For sure! At Ben and Jerry's, too.