Author Interview & Book Giveaway: Gallagher’s Pride by M.K. McClintock

Welcome to Author M.K. McClintock

McClintock writes historical western romances and historical romances with crime-solving British agents. McClintock was born on the west coast, but after less than eight years she left with her family to the Rocky Mountains. After more adventures around the country, business college and culinary school, McClintock found a place to call home in Montana.

Over the years McClintock traveled the country and visited magnificent Scotland. She dreams of a time when life was simpler, the land rougher and the journey more rewarding. With her heart deeply rooted in the past and her mind always on adventure, McClintock still calls Montana home.

Links:
Website: http://www.mkmcclintock.com
Blog: http://mkmcclintock.blogspot.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/MKMcClintockMT

Interview:
If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?
Double bladed hunting knife, sunscreen, and a flint/steel set.

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
McCann’s Irish Oatmeal

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
Currently working on the sequel to Gallagher’s Pride and then I have the next five years of book projects planned! Those include the other two books in my British Agent trilogy, a new trilogy, two single titles and of course the rest of the Gallagher series.

Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.
That people are actually reading it and enjoying the book! That’s really the whole point of having a book published and it’s an amazing feeling.

If you could jump into a book, and live in that world..which would it be?
Lonesome Dove or Pride and Prejudice.

What is your dream cast for your book?
I’ve actually thought about this one and if one ignores the fact that height and coloring may not match… Ethan would be played by Eric Close, Brenna by Laura Fraser, Gabriel by Aaron Eckhart, Eliza by Emily Blunt (without the accent). As actors, I believe they could pull off the characters.

What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen?
As a young child, I loved the Brambly Hedge books by Jill Barklem. I used to copy the words from the pages into my notebook to practice my writing. These are still my favorite children’s books.

What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors?
Write from below the surface. If you can’t feel what the characters are feeling, if you don’t believe what’s happening to them, then the readers won’t either.

If you could choose only one time period and place to live, when and where would you live and why?
Ooh, just one? I’ve have to say early to mid-19th century Montana. I write about that time and place and the more I do, the more I believe I would have loved to live in that time. It wasn’t an easy life and in fact for some it was downright deadly, but I can’t help it-I believe I would have loved it!

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
Where I’m living! I love Montana. Okay, so if not here then it would definitely be the Scottish Highlands. It is such a magnificent and breathtaking place with wonderful people and I could see myself living in that part of the world.

What is your favorite Quote?
I have many, but the one I’m thinking of right now is, “By being people of action, at least we have the hope to leave this world and its people better than we found it.” – Andy Jones (founder of the Africa Heartwood Project).

Can you see yourself in any of your characters?
Eliza Gallagher – not in looks, but I can relate to her somewhat in terms of personality. I’m even giving her some of my flaws.

Favorite Food?
This picking only one thing is tough – I love food. Alright – whole wheat crust supreme pizza with an onion sauce.

What’s your favorite season/weather?
Definitely autumn. The colors, the brisk air, Halloween, and of course it’s when I pull out all my favorite scarves and sweaters. The weather is still clear enough to enjoy the outdoors, but the summer heat has left. Yep, autumn is my favorite.

In your wildest dreams, which author would you love to co-author a book with?
Well, if we’re going with any author, alive or dead, I would choose Kathleen E. Woodwiss. She’s someone I would have like to learn a thing or two from about writing a great historical romance novel.

Gallagher’s Pride

Brenna Cameron travels from Scotland after losing someone she loves in search of family she didn’t know existed. Alone now in the world, Brenna makes an arduous journey, following the trail of discovery to Briarwood, Montana. Here she meets Ethan Gallagher, and the rest of the Gallagher clan. Only with their help is she able to discover lost family, heal old wounds and embark on a treacherous confrontation with a man who destroyed her family.

As head of the Gallagher clan, Ethan has more than enough to occupy his thoughts and time-he didn’t need the complication of Brenna Cameron and he certainly didn’t need the trouble that came with her. Ethan takes on the unwanted duty of self-appointed protector to the headstrong Scot, only to discover there is such a thing as second chances and more to life than revenge.

Giveaway Details
2 winner will each receive a copy of Gallagher’s Pride
Paperback available to US only, ebook available Internationally
Ends 4/10/12

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