Monday, September 27, 2010

Trish Perry's "The Perfect Blend"

We're happy to have Trish Perry with us today talking about her book, The Perfect BlendTo learn more about Trish and her book, read on!

1) How did this story come to you?
My Harvest House editor and I brainstormed about series ideas on the phone one afternoon. She came up with the idea of a series wrapped around a quaint tea shop—apparently tea is very popular with readers!—and I came up with a couple of story ideas. We ran with it!

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
I had published four novels with Harvest House by the time we worked on this idea, but it still required “selling” the idea to Harvest’s publication committee. I think I submitted four or five different series ideas at once, and the tea shop idea rang a bell.

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
--I can’t swim. Not one bit.
--I have a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
--I used to sing in a rock band. That was crazy fun.

4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
I just finished writing the second installment in The Tea Shop Series, called Tea for Two (releasing April 1), and I just finished writing a really fun devotional with Kristin Billerbeck, Sandra Bricker, Diann Hunt, and Debby Mayne (Delight Yourself in the Lord…Even on Bad Hair Days, Summerside Press, March 2011). Now I’m writing Unforgettable, a romantic comedy set in the 1950s, for Summerside Press’ spring 2011 release.

5) Parting comments?
Readers, if you like romance and a bit of humor, I hope you’ll come visit my site and check out my books. And enter Dawn’s drawing, below! It’s been a pleasure to stop by. Thanks, Dawn.

6) Where can fans find you on the internet?
My website/blog link is http://www.trishperry.com/
My Facebook link is http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=1459576628&ref=ts
My Twitter link is http://twitter.com/TrishPerryWrtr

24 comments:

  1. Please, I would love to win a copy of this book.

    Thanks so much,
    Lmaria23@hotmail.com

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  2. Love Trish's books. Love them. You can't go wrong buying one of her books. She's an amazing talent and wonderful lady.
    ( I laughed when I saw you sang in a rock band! Woohoo!)

    Hugs,
    Pammer

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  3. Would love to win a copy of this book...looks very interesting!!!

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  4. A book about a tea shop! i love tea and will read any book about tea...i drink tea while reading most times. Plus, Trish, i can't swim a lick either! martha(at)lclink(dot)com

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  5. This is definitely one of the books I would love to read. Please put me on for a chance to win this book...

    Thank you,
    Linda Ortiz, strgth4yu@hotmail.com

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  6. Wow! How neat to have been a singer in a rock band!!

    Thanks for the chance to win this book!

    readingatthebeach(@)gmail(.)com

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  7. Trish I Love the cover of your book...think it is the blue that really draws the eyes!
    Please enter me!

    alekee02[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  8. I love tea and teashops. So I would imagine your books on tea, teashops and romance are going to be great to read.. I can't wait to read all of them...
    God Bless
    Heidi

    heidijohnjeff@verizon.net

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  9. thanks for the chance to read this fabulous novel :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  10. I love Trish's books and can't wait to read this one.
    wsmarple/at/gmail/dot/com

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  11. I'm a subscriber

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  12. Thanks for the interview, Dawn, and thank you all for the comments! Looking forward to sending The Perfect Blend to one of you. Pammer, you're so sweet. I'm glad you like my books and are so vocal about them.

    Martha, you and I will have to be sure to never be the only ones on a sailboat together.

    And Vicki, yes, it was neat, being in a rock band, although I think my kids would say a real rocker would never use the word "neat." (Sorry, kids, I still do from time to time--guess I don't rock anymore.) ;-)

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  13. This looks like a fabulous book, especially since I have just started drinking tea. I've been a hardcore coffee girl for 7 years now, so the process is slow : ) But it all started when a dear friend gave me a tea cup......thanks for the chance to win! : )
    potosrose at gmail dot com

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  14. This book sounds marvellous. I would love to win it. Perfect topic for me.

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  15. Whoops forgot my email- k_hanns@yahoo.com

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  16. Trish I have been trying to win one of your books forever! So throw my name in that hat! You book sounds great and I like series.

    I am a subscriber!

    latawniakintz [at] gmail [dot] com

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  17. Ahhhh....finally a book for tea lovers! Coffee seems to be all the rage, so thank you for doing something for the quiet minority. (grin!!!)
    The series sounds very interesting. I'm looking forward to checking it out. Thanks for doing the interview.

    Amazed by Grace,
    Brandi
    vi2005@aol.com

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  18. Love her books...have read all so far...so am anxious to read this one. Please enter me!
    Thanks!!!
    jackie.smithATdishmailDOTnet

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  19. A singer in a rock band, huh? That's pretty cool. :) I'm a singer, too. Please drop my name in the giveaway!

    writer_weaver at yahoo dot com

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  20. What a lovely book cover! I am sure the inside is just as beautiful. :)

    gahome2mom/at/gmail/dot/com

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  21. I enjoyed this interview and have been wanting to read these books. I love tea and books so looks like a great combination to me. I think Tai Kwon Do sounds harder than swimming so I admire you :)
    dmhizer@msn.com

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  22. Very heartwarming to see so many comments here! I'm looking forward to connecting with one of you even further by sending you a copy of the book. And I can say from experience the book can be enjoyed while drinking tea OR coffee. ;-) But it might make you want a pastry, too, so watch out.

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  23. I adore Trish Perry! The cover of this book is lovely and there is something about tea shops with their quaintness and aromas...
    Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  24. Trish rocks! :) Love the cover and I'm excited to read this book that has to do with a tea shop!! :)

    purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com

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