Author Interview & Book Giveaway: The Color of Grace by Linda Kage

Welcome to Author Linda Kage

I grew up on a dairy farm in the Midwest as the youngest of eight children. Now I live in Kansas with my husband, daughter, and our nine cuckoo clocks. My life’s been blessed with lots of people to learn from and love. Writing’s always been a major part my world, and I’m so happy to finally share some of my stories with other romance lovers.

I’m a member of Romance Writers of America and a local chapter, Midwest Romance Writers, who meets monthly in the Kansas City area. I’ve been through a writing correspondence class in children’s literature from The Institute of Children’s Literarture, and then I continued my writing lessons by majoring in English with an emphasis in creative fiction writing from Pittsburg State University.

If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?
-1. My iPad with internet service, solar powered batteries and all my books loaded on it!
-2. Enough food to feed me until the handsome men come to save me from the island.
-3. And plenty of 75 spf sunscreen because I burn when I even think of the word sun.

What is one book everyone should read?
Any book by Dr. Seuss.

If you could have any superpower what would you choose?
Giving people confidence!  That or giving people the inability to fail.

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Rocky Road

If you could meet one person who has died who would you choose?
I’d like to see my dad again, if only to say goodbye and I love you.

One food you would never eat?

Skittles or M&Ms?
Since I’ve yet to hear of chocolate skittles, I’m going with peanut M&Ms!

What inspired you to want to become a writer?
My first grade teacher read one of my poems I wrote…in the first grade.  It was totally awful but her words made me think I was good at something. So I just kept writing.

Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.
Readers actually emailing me to tell me they liked my book!  It is soooo awesome.

What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors?
Never give up.

What is your favorite Quote?
“Those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”   ― Bernard M. Baruch

Write a Haiku about your book
Grace in a new place.
Fitting in can be so hard.
What path will she take?

Coke or Pepsi?
Dr. Pepper all the way!

Harry Potter or Twilight?
I loved Twilight too, but it doesn’t even compare to Harry.

The Color of Grace

Meet sixteen-year-old Grace Indigo:
Hey. When my mother remarried after thirteen years of being a widow, I had to move to a new town and enroll in a new school. Suddenly thrust into an entirely different kind of life, I just wanted to go home. I didn’t want to meet new people, didn’t want to leave my old friends, didn’t want to become a third wheel to my mom and her husband…and I really didn’t want to see Ryder Yates again. Ugh, I still don’t know why I turned down that too-good-to-be-true boy who flirted with me when we were attending separate schools.
But honestly, it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. It was worse.
Who knew becoming lost in a new life could help a girl find her true colors?

Giveaway Details
1 copy of Color of Grace
Paperback open to US only, Ebook open Internationally
Ends 9/24/12

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