Author Interview – Meghann Whistler

Falling for the Innkeeper Blog + Review Tour
Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour & Giveaway for Falling for the Innkeeper by Meghann Whistler, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Falling for the Innkeeper by Meghann WhistlerTitle: Falling for the Innkeeper
Author: Meghann Whistler
Publisher: Love Inspired
Release Date: July 21, 2020
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Romance

A battle for a charming Cape Cod inn…
But what happens when romance checks in?

Single mom Laura Lessoway won’t accept her mother’s plan of selling her late grandmother’s beachfront inn without a fight. But when big-city attorney Jonathan Masters arrives to arrange an offer from his client, she’s drawn to him. And although he came to Cape Cod to close an important business deal—not fall in love—he can’t get her out of his mind.

Laura and Jonathan each try to fight their attraction and focus on business, but it’s not long before Jonathan finds himself confiding in her his other reason for coming to The Sea Glass Inn—he’s trying to find his mentally ill father, who’s recently been spotted at a nearby homeless shelter.

Working together to find Jonathan’s father only brings Laura and Jonathan closer. But with his career and her home on the line, can they ever find common ground?

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Meghann WhistlerPhoto by Sophie Jacobson

Meghann Whistler writes sweet Christian romance novels that won’t make your grandmother blush.

A hopeless romantic who met her husband on a blind date, Meghann recently left her marketing career to pursue her lifelong passion of writing sweet, hopeful stories that demonstrate the power of love and grace.

Before settling down with her rocket scientist husband and raising three rambunctious boys, Meghann earned a B.A. in English from Amherst College and an M.F.A. in creative writing from Emerson College.

Falling for the Innkeeper is her first inspirational romance, but definitely not her last! She loves to hear from her readers, who can reach her at www.meghannwhistler.com.

CONNECT WITH MEGHANN: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

An Interview

Meghann, thanks for joining me today. When did you first know you wanted to be an author? 

It’s hard to remember a time when I didn’t want to be an author. I published a short story in my elementary school’s anthology in the third grade, and I think that was pretty much it for me—I knew I wanted to be a writer when I grew up.

When you are not writing, what other hats do you wear? What do you do for fun?

I’m a wife and a mom to three little boys, so I’m pretty busy most of the time! When I get time to myself, I like to read, exercise and listen to Christian rock music. I went to a TobyMac concert right before COVID-19 hit, which was just fantastic! Talk about an amazing showman!

We appreciate TobyMac at our house too. My daughter and son were looking forward to a spring break concert that has since been postponed to next January.

What is your favorite genre to read? What about that genre draws you?

This probably won’t come as a big surprise, but I read a ton of Christian romance. With all the crazy things going on in the world right now, it’s nice to be able to escape into sweet stories that make me feel happy.

Which character did you enjoy writing most?

I had a lot of fun writing the heroine’s four-year-old daughter, Emma. She’s a sweet, precocious kid who likes to sing, dance and eat ice cream. Imagining her interactions with Jonathan, the book’s hero, made me smile.

What is your current WIP?  What can you tell us about it?

I just finished another inspirational romance set on Cape Cod. It features one of the secondary characters from Falling for the Innkeeper, Chloe, as the heroine.

Sounds good. I love it when secondary characters show up again.

As a former K-12 school librarian I have to ask – what is your favorite children’s book?

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss! It’s just so much fun to read out loud to kids! I also really enjoy reading Fox in Socks and Mo Willems’ Elephant and Piggie books.

Green Eggs and Ham was one of my favorites as a kid as well. 

 What advice would you give to a child or teen who wants to be a writer?

Read, read, read, read, read, read, read! And practice. The more you practice, the better you’ll get.

I really appreciate you joining us today, Meghann. My readers and I always enjoy getting to know authors.


TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a beach locket and a $15 Barnes & Noble gift card!

Falling for the Innkeeper JustRead Giveaway

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway will begin at midnight July 20, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on June 27, 2020. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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Disclaimer – I have not read this book so I cannot speak to its appropriateness for a K-12 Christian School library. I encourage librarians to read the book before making a purchasing decision.

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