Sunday, May 20, 2007
Last year I had the pleasure of having Rachel Hauck on for an interview. To read that interview go here. Since I'd done the normal type questions last time I thought we'd just have a little fun this time. ;)
Rachel's newest book Diva NashVegas is out this month and if it's half as good as her first book in the series, Lost in NashVegas, it's sure to be a hit.
I read Lost in Nashvegas in nearly one sitting. I was up LATE finishing it up. It was that good. I'm eager to get into the new book.
What do you do when the past you've been skirting shows up at your door with cameras rolling?
Aubrey James ruled the charts as the queen of country for over a decade. She'd rocketed to fame in the shadow of her parents' death-both of them pioneers in Gospel music. But while her public life, high profile romances, and fights with Music Row execs made for juicy tabloid headlines, the real and private Aubrey has remained a media mystery.
When a former band member betrays Aubrey's trust and sells an "exclusive" to a tabloid, the star knows she must go public with her story. But Aubrey's private world is rocked when the Inside NashVegas interviewer is someone from her past-someone she'd hoped to forget.
All the moxie in the world won't let this Diva run any longer.
Wow, doesn't that sound great? Maybe it's just me, but lately, I've been in the mood to just read a good book that I can have a good chuckle and maybe commiserate with the main character a little. This sounds like just the book. ;)
Now to the interview:
Tell us something about Rachel that the average reader might be surprised to know. A quirk or habit…anything. ;) Favorite food, t.v. show, etc…
RH: I did something the other day and thought, I should note this as a weird Rachel thing. Now, of course, I’ve forgotten.
Well, here’s one. I go to McDonald’s every morning for a large Diet Coke. They know me there. I sit and read or pray, drink my soda, get a refill and go home.
What do you and Tony do for fun?
RH: We are pretty mellow people. We like visiting family on vacation for fun, or going to the mountains. At home, we like to rent a good movie or go to dinner with friends.
The best date ever would be?
RH: I’m pretty simple. A good dinner at a restaurant with ambiance and a walk on the beach would be great.
If you couldn’t be an author you’d love to be…
RH: One of the American Idol judges.
Oh, that's good. I have to add my own two cents and say I'm more like Simon than Paula...LOL. Anyway, what's been your most chick-lit moment in your own life… (I have these all the time. I’m the queen of talking too much. I hear this voice in my head saying “stop talking…stop talking…you really should shut up now!!!” For some reason I just can’t help it. LOL.)
RH: This is my best chick lit moment. Many, many years ago, the company I worked for sent me to Spain to train a customer on our computer system. During one of the breaks, I went to the bathroom. The was a Madrid newspaper and I had to walk a catwalk over the press room to get to the bathroom. Well, it took a few extra minutes so I was hurrying to do what I need to do and get back to class. About two minutes into class, my interpreter said, “What’s this?” And he pulls a paper towel from the top of my slacks. OH my stars!! Some how, the paper towels I’d put on the toilet seat got caught in the back of my pants and were nice and neatly tucked in.
But I was cool. Without missing a beat, still instructing the class, I backed up to the waste can, pulled out the paper towels and never said another word about it.
Anything you'd like to share about future projects or ideas.
RH: I’m working on a chick lit set in the South Carolina lowcountry, Sweet Caroline. It releases with Thomas Nelson next March.
This story is about a woman who’s lived her life more for others than herself. Through a friend, she is offered an amazing job in Barcelona, and for the first time, she’s free to do something for herself. Until… she learns she’s inherited the Café where she works. If she refuses to accept the inheritance, the Café will be sold, jobs lost and a town treasure forever forgotten.
There’s romance and friendships, and the message of our inheritance in God.
As always, thank you, Rachel. You're such a blessing and inspiration to aspiring writers...I so appreciate you taking time to share with us today.
RH: I’d like to thank you and all the bloggers who support writers, and for all the readers who take the time to read my stories. I really appreciate their time and feedback!
THANKS SABRINA!! YOU DA BOMB!
LOL. Isn't she fun, folks? Now for the fun part, if you go to Rachel's website and find out what kind of car Rachel drove in the 80's email me the answer and leave a comment you'll be entered into a drawing for a copy of DivaNashVegas. You have to look, but I'm sure you can find it. Happy hunting.