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Monday, January 16, 2012

Interview with Pamela Griffin





Pamela Griffin is one of four authors of the novella anthology Highland Crossings.
Published by: Barbour
Date of release: February 2012

Pamela Griffin is also the author of over fifty books, all of them inspirational romance. Her website is http://pamela-griffin.com/
She is a member of Colonial American Christian Writers and we are so very glad!!!

Pamela, what got you interested in the colonial time period?

I enjoy history in all time periods, colonial is only one of them. I am fascinated with research involving tales of the past, European and American especially, and the manner in which life was once lived.


What inspired your latest colonial work?

My editor asked for a proposal with a focus on Scottish immigrants, making her request known to the agency that represents me. I was one of the four authors asked to join and write a story. We chose a setting and I picked which year I wanted to write, intrigued with the idea of the first actual ship that sailed from Scotland's shores bringing across the ocean the first settlers to form the Argyll Colony of North Carolina. My main characters were passengers on that ship. My heroine is a stowaway, my hero, the agent of the expedition.

Do you have a favorite colonial place you like to visit and why?

When I lived in Virginia, I loved my visit to Williamsburg, and when in Michigan, visiting a good friend, she took me to the Greenfield Village.

Pamela, do you have a favorite colonial recipe you enjoy?  Readers, you can find Pamela Griffin’s recipe for wassail this coming Saturday on CQ.

Giveaway:  Leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of this new release!

29 comments:

  1. Thanks for the interview Pamela, I can't wait to read your book. I have always enjoyed reading about Scotland so I'm sure I will enjoy it. :)

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  2. Pamela, it is such a pleasure to have you up on this interview. I so enjoyed working with you, Joan Hochstetler, and Laurie Alice Eakes last year on our novella proposal. It was a lot of fun. Glad to see this collection ready to release in February!

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  3. Wonderful interview - can't wait to read the book! I'll spotlight it on my blog this week. Love the cover. I'm partial to the Scots myself;) Bless you on this beautiful book release!

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  4. Sounds like a wonderful tale! I'm going to have to keep my eyes peeled at Wal-Mart for it :) Thank you!

    crazi.swans at gmail dot com

    http://labornotinvain.blogspot.com

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  5. Oh, this sounds good! I haven't read any books by Pamela. Love ship stories :) I think I saw this at Walmart. I'll have to go back and get it if I don't win!

    Thanks, Ladies for another great interview and giveaway!

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    1. CONGRATS! You will receive Highland Crossings!

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  6. TERESA, Pamela is unbelievably creative! I really enjoyed working with her last year even though it was just for working up the proposal. She has an unbelievable amount of information at her fingertips, too!

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  7. LAURA, please put the link up on FB and in the header here in CQ if you get a chance! I know you like those Scotsmen, Laura! A certain doctor comes right to mind from The Frontiersman's Daughter.

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  8. FAYE and ANNE, yes, Pamela has amazing talent. It is in at WalMart already, Anne? Thanks for sharing that because the publisher did not get us any ARCs to review yet. The authors just now got their's.

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  9. Greenfield Village is a fascinating place to visit! I grew up not far away and every other year we took a school field trip there. Henry Ford collected so many wonderful buildings and furnishings.

    Colonial Michilimackinac in Mackinaw City, MI, is another great place to explore. I read somewhere that it is the oldest ongoing archaeological dig in the United States.

    Thanks for entering me in the drawing!
    twinwillowsfarm at gmail dot com

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  10. Love both of those places, Pegg!!! We will enter you!

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  11. The book sounds SO good! Please sign me up!

    Salena
    srstormo at yahoo dot com

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  12. Congratulations on your new release!

    blissful63(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. Great interview! This books sounds amazing. Thanks for the opportunity!

    gwen[dot]gage[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Loved the first novella, Pamela's, and looking forward to reading the others, too!

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  14. What a pretty blog you have. This is my first visit here and I am a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win this book.
    pbclark(at)neins(dot)net

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    1. Welcome to CQ and we are so very glad to have you here!Thanks! Blessings!

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  15. Hi Pamela, I have not read any of your books but looking forward to reading Highland Crossing. I am adding book to my wish list. Enjoyed your interview. Thanks for stopping by to chat and share with us.
    I am an old follower

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

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  16. would love to read this fabulous novel...thanks for the chance :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  17. Stories about Scottish people always capture my interest and a stowaway makes it even better!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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  18. I saw the trailer for this new book today. It sounds very good and I like the fact that the stories are tied together. I would love to read it. Thanks for the chance.

    hspruitt {at} frontiernet [dot] net

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  19. ANNE, you are the winningest, gal! ANNE PAYNE chosen by random.org to win a copy of Highland Crossings. She won another Scottish book by Jennifer a few months ago, so now she'll have a collection.

    Blessings!

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  20. Thank you so much, ladies. My face is very warm right now and must have turned three shades of red from reading your sweet comments. :)
    To those who mentioned that you've read my books and enjoyed them- thank you so much. To those who haven't yet, I hope you will like this collection! :) I know I enjoyed working on it and also collaborating with the three talented ladies of our group.
    (I'm sorry I wasn't able to post a comment when this interview went up, but I've been sick for days with a migraine. This is the first day I'm headache free, so wanted to pop in and say hi.)

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    1. Pamela, I am SO SORRY you have been ill with a migraine and glad you are doing okay now. I loved your novella and we will have a review up of all four of you lovely ladies' novellas!

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  21. Thank you, Carrie, and for all your work in this. :) I look forward to reading the other interviews.

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  22. I'm looking forward to reading this! I am reading Silver Mountains right now and really enjoy Pam's writing style!
    Many blessings!

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