Interview & Giveaway: Author Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen

Welcome to author Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen. Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen’s numerous magazine and internet writing credits include fiction and nonfiction published by The Friend, New Era, Ensign, Guideposts for Kids, Class Act, and yourLDSneighborhood.com. She also enjoys teaching writing and speaking in various venues. Ronda is the author of 2 books: Missing and Trapped.

Ronda has graciously agreed to do a short interview and to giveaway a copy of her newest book Trapped.

Interview:

If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?
Can I go both ways? Whenever I wanted? This is a really tough question for me, because I love history, and I love old things, so when I go on vacation, I always try to visit some of the area’s historical sites to learn more about what life was like hundreds of years ago. I’m also currently writing a historical, romantic suspense novel , so I’d love to go back to that place and time, too—strictly for research purposes, of course. HOWEVER, our world is in such turmoil right now, that I’d love to go to the future and find out if we’re all going to get through it—and if not, what we can do to change it.

What is one book everyone should read?
The Book of Mormon

What is the last book you read?
Wildfire at Midnight by Mary Stewart

When you were 12 years old what did you want to be when you grew up?
Perfect question! I was in the 6th grade. My teacher was reading S.E. Hinton’s THE OUTSIDERS to the class, and when she reached the section where Johnny urged Ponyboy to stay “gold” I realized I wanted to write “golden” words just as Hinton had. More than that, I wanted those words to encourage the “golden”—the goodness—in others.

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? I love the combination of chocolate and fruit—flavors like raspberry-chocolate chip, cherry cordial-chocolate chunk, blueberry cheesecake with chocolate swirls . . . I think you get the idea.

One food you would never eat?
This is a scary question. The odds are if I say I’ll never do something, I’ll end up having to do it. Like a few years ago, I might have said I’d never eat eel, but when I was in China a couple of years ago . . . yes, I ate eel. Perhaps the best thing for me to say is I never want to eat any organs, like liver or heart or—blood sausage doesn’t sound too appetizing either.

Ronda says:
I’ve been a life-long reader and writer. In fact, one of my favorite lines is from the movie, Anne of Green Gables, when Anne asks Marilla, “Don’t you ever imagine things different than they are?”

“No, I do not . . . “

“Oh, Marilla, how much you miss.”

That’s how I feel about books and writing. Without them, there’d be a large void in my life.

To learn more about Ronda visit her website.

Ronda’s Books:
MISSING:
A BYU-Idaho choir tour in British Columbia turns out to be anything but ordinary when soloist Stacie Cox spots a kidnapped child from Rexburg during a performance. Before Stacie can alert the authorities, the little girl disappears. Stacie vows to find and rescue her, a choice that forces her to deal with her guilt-ridden past and another little girl that haunts her dreams. When the handsome Matt Brennan helps Stacie in the search, she tries to resist the attraction she feels for him. Yet as he gains her friendship and trust, her resolve to never fall in love begins to crumble. And after a series of harrowing events, Stacie must decide if she is willing to sacrifice her life – and a possible future with Matt – to save a stranger.

TRAPPED:
A forged letter, a golden vial, an ancient curse…

Her expression remained somber, but excitement crept into her voice. You are the Firstborn She…You must go to them. You want me to act as bait? Not bait, Emi. A spy. Our Trojan horse.

When Emi Warrin wakes one night to find a thief in her mother’s house, she has no idea the intruder has planted a trap – a mysterious letter that will change her life forever. Lured to the Austrian Alps with Daniel, the man she loves, Emi is thrown into a perilous, mafia-like world of feuding families and a devastating curse that spans generations. As the Firstborn She – the only firstborn female in hundreds of years – only Emi can free her family from the curse that will soon afflict her as well. But for Emi to break the curse, she must delve into evil designs.

As Emi struggles to understand her destiny as the Firstborn She, she learns that everything isn’t as it seems and that all choices have consequences. Can Emi break the curse before it’s too late?

Ronda is offering a follower of this blog a copy of her newest book Trapped.
TRAPPED is a paranormal, romantic thriller for the cross-over market, meaning it’s for teens and adults.

Giveaway Details:

Giveaway is open internationally.
To enter you must be a follower of this blog.
Extra entries are available.
Giveaway closes 11/9/10.

Extra Entries:
+1 Follow Ronda’s blog The Writer Blocks
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+1 Spread the Word – Link, blog, Tweet, etc. & leave a direct link.

This Giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered.