Special Guest Trish Milburn and a Giveaway #52weeksofindie

I’m starting something new this week, featuring one indie book a week, an interview with the author, and a giveaway. To win, comment here, or Tweet with the hashtag #52weeksofindie so I can track you. I’ll announce the winner on Friday.

My first guest is Trish Milburn, and I’m featuring The Book That I Love, Living in Color. Everyone with a mother should read this book. One lucky winner will receive the book on Friday.

1)      What was the inspiration for this book?

I wanted to explore how a daughter who had left her small hometown to travel the world and her mother, who had basically never left the town, mended their damaged relationship after the death of their father/husband. It’s a story of adjustment and healing. The mother had always been dependent on the dad, so now that dependence shifts to the daughter. Determined to show her mother a part of the world outside the small town, the daughter takes her mother on a big road trip. Of course, there are ups and downs along the way, but they both find out they didn’t know the other as well as they thought they did.

2)      What’s next for you?

Beginning in January, I have a trilogy coming out from Harlequin American called the Teagues of Texas. It’s about three brothers whose family owns a guest ranch in the Hill Country of Texas. Each of them contributes something different to the ranch, and each unexpectedly falls in love. The first book is The Cowboy’s Secret Son, and so far the covers for the January and March books are awesome. Hot cowboys, what’s not to love? J Can’t wait to see the May one. Then, beginning in February I have a paranormal young adult trilogy coming out from Bell Bridge Books. Coven, which won the Golden Heart for Young Adult in 2007, is the launch of the series.

3)      When you’re procrastinating, what do you do?

You know the answer to this one. I watch TV. My TiVo and I are BFFs. J

4)      How many books in your TBR pile?

You mean my TBR bookshelves, plastic bins, Kindle and piles? More than 1,000. Yes, I have the book-buying disease.

5)      What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?

I love going to the movies in the middle of the day when everyone is at work.

6)      Name 3 of your favorite things.

Family and friends of course come first. But I’m assuming you mean other than that. So, chocolate chip oatmeal cookies right from the oven, fresh seafood in a beachside restaurant, road trips.

7)      Where can readers find you?

Right now, in the deadline cave! But online it’s www.trishmilburn.com for the website, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Trish-MilburnTricia-Mills-Fan-Page/441289945240 for my Facebook fan page, and @TrishMilburn on Twitter. Also, I’ll be at the Barbara Vey Readers Luncheon in Oak Creek, Wis., on April 10. Then I’ll be at the Romantic Times Convention in Rosemont, Ill. (Chicago area) April 11-15.

Thanks for having me here today!

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Linda Andrews
    Dec 21, 2011 @ 09:17:15

    I love roadtrip books! Did you base it on a trip you’ve taken or want to take?


  2. Trish Milburn
    Dec 21, 2011 @ 12:19:35

    Hi, Linda,

    The places in the book are ones I’ve been to, only they were parts of different trips. I went to Mount Rushmore with my husband and his parents several years ago. I’ve been to Yellowstone a few times. I absolutely love it there. My sister worked there for a year. I’ve been to the Gulf Coast several times. It’s the nearest beach to me, 9 hours away by car. There are other places in the book I’ve visited, including the Corn Palace in Mitchell, S.D., the Little Bighorn Battlefield in Montana, the Tetons and Jackson, Wyoming. They’re all places I’ve really enjoyed visiting.


  3. norahwilson
    Dec 21, 2011 @ 13:47:39

    Trish, I loved Living in Color! It was a really powerful read. And I’m thrilled to hear you have a trilogy coming out with Harlequin American. I do love a cowboy. ,-)


  4. Trish Milburn
    Dec 21, 2011 @ 14:09:38

    Thanks, Norah. So glad you enjoyed it. And I love me some cowboys too. Always have from the time I was a little girl. 🙂


  5. Carol Ann Erhardt
    Dec 21, 2011 @ 15:34:08

    I adore the book cover! Anything that says “have a tissue handy” is my kind of book. Sigh. My TBR pile is growing larger… Best of luck, Trish!!!


  6. Julia Phillips Smith
    Dec 21, 2011 @ 20:00:31

    As someone who lives with her mom, this book would probably make me laugh as well as cry.


  7. Toni Anderson
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 18:09:51

    Looks like a wonderful story 🙂


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