31 stops in the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt. Those who went through each of them in order collected all the clues and entered to win one of three of grand prizes! Here’s the link to Stop #31, showing the Rafflecopter winners: http://lisatawnbergren.com/2016/11/christian-fiction-scavenger-hunt-stop-31-and-prize-entry-form/
My Fall 2016 Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt guest author was Katherine Reay.
Katherine’s first novel, Dear Mr. Knightley, was a 2014 Christy Award Finalist and winner of the 2014 INSPY Award for Best Debut as well as Carol Awards for both Best Debut and Best Contemporary. She is also the writer behind Lizzy & Jane, The Bronte Plot, a 2016 ALA Notable Book Award Finalist, and A Portrait of Emily Price. All Katherine’s novels are contemporary stories with a bit of classical flair. Katherine holds a BA and MS from Northwestern University and is a wife, mother, runner, former marketer, and avid chocolate consumer. After living all across the country and a few stops in Europe, Katherine and her family recently moved back to Chicago.
Katherine Reay presents for us an exclusive Fall 2016 Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt interview …
Cover Interview with Katherine Reay for A Portrait of Emily Price
So what do you think about the cover?
I love it. It went through a couple iterations, as there is so much that could be conveyed visually within the story. This final and lovely choice definitely hits the high notes — art, Italy, art restoration and a beautiful coming-of-age story.
Here’s a peek into the story: After a whirlwind romance and marriage, art restorer and aspiring artist, Emily Price heads home to Italy with her new husband to find that life at its richest is found only when she accepts its chaotic beauty.
How are readers responding?
When the cover was announced a few months ago, folks seemed thrilled. It fits nicely on the shelf with my other books, but the changed color palate hints at something new. A Portrait of Emily Price launched on Tuesday and so far – no has felt misled by the cover and seem to love the story inside.
Is there anything you’d change?
Probably not. I wouldn’t want the cover to get too chaotic. That said, if I had all the space in the world I might throw in a few sunflowers, a medieval hilltop village and a Vespa – then it would really capture a lot the fun within the pages. If you ever pick up A Portrait to Emily Price – let me know what you think. Does the cover match the story inside?
Places online to find author Katherine Reay …
FALL 2016 CHRISTIAN FICTION SCAVENGER HUNT SKINNY:
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Your next action is to go to Katherine Reay’s site: KATHERINE REAY’S STOP #9
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