Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Celebrate 'Seasons of Love' with Kristin Billerbeck (and giveaway!!)

            Kristin, it is pure pleasure to have you visit my blog today! Would you care to share a bit of your love story?
            My love of story started with a pretty lonely childhood.  My brother had two open heart surgeries when I was a child, so I spent a lot of time at my grandmother’s entertaining myself.  I’m still doing that.  When my children were younger, I used to make up rambling bedtime stories and I just find it the artform that teaches me.  I can watch and learn from characters in ways I can’t perhaps see my own faults.  I use the fiction now to ask questions about the way people work.
            A Billion Reasons Why is a charming romantic (almost a comedy) novel, where did the idea for this book come from?
            Actually, my publisher wanted to do a billionaire novel and because my characters have been well-off before, it seemed a natural fit.  Money and people with it, are boring to me, so I had to insert the 40’s romance and  another era to make it interesting to me.
            Have you always been attracted to the romance genre?
            I’m attracted to societies in romance. If a story is just about the hero and heroine, it doesn’t interest me nearly as much as their whole world.  Romance always involves more than simply two people and I like seeing how a couple interacts with their world around them.  What’s ultimately attractive about romance is that everyone longs to be accepted and loved for exactly who they are.
            How fun is it to write light hearted romance/ chick lit for the inspirational market?
            It’s the best job in the world, I’m not going to lie.  I feel like I get to explore a new vocation and get inside new heads every day.  And I get to be funny.  You can’t beat it!
            Thanks so much for being here today, where can readers connect with you online?
            They can get me at my webpage:
            Or find me daily on my blog at
            Thanks for the great interview!  Kristin

Readers, would you like the chance to win Kristin's latest novel? Leave a comment for her and the chance for A Billion Reasons Why.
Don't forget to check out the other blogs the featured giveaways for the Seasons of Love giveaway hop:
Ends on Monday with the winner announced then. :)


  1. I enjoyed your interview. I will have to check out other books written by Kristin. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Kristin is so funny.
    I just got back from reading her February 8 post...LOL
    Her mom taking the cup o' fun back to the DR.

    I would enjoy reading her books I'm sure.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. I just started my first Kristin book & was laughing so hard I couldn't breathe! Thanks so much, Kristin, for reminding me to find the fun in life!!

  4. love a chance to win. thanks

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  5. Thanks for sharing this interview, Casey. It was fun to get to know more about Kristin. Blessings!

  6. Loved the interview!I greatly enjoyed the other books I've read by Kristin, but haven't come across this one yet. The excerpt however, was quite intriguing!


  7. I totally love that cover! :)


  8. I'm participating in a tour for this book soon and I CANNOT WAIT to get started. This sounds fantastic and Kristin sounds like a gal who'd be fun to get toegether with and have coffee and discuss books! :-)

    Please don't enter me as I already have a copy of this book!

    XOXO~ Renee

  9. Thanks for the interview and giveaway!
    this book sounds really good! Cant wait to read it!
    I am a follower.

  10. What a fun interview, Casey! :) I love Kristin's response to the third question--how intriguing it is to see a couple's interactions with the society/world around them. Very cool!

    I'd love a chance to win this book! (Is it bad for the main host of the party to enter any of the giveaways...?) ;)



  11. I don't have a problem with it Amber! Glad you could come by. :)

  12. Great interview, ladies! I always love learning more about authors, even if the author is new to me :) It is a pleasure to met you Kristin and your books look wonderful! I like your answer for what attracts you to romance because I feel the same way. Supporting characters play a huge role in what makes a story wonderful, especially a romance, and help to bring out more of the hero and heroine :)

    Casey, I've seen A Billion Reasons Why everywhere lately and would love a chance to read it! Thank you so much :)

    Blessings to you both!

  13. Kristin how is your brother doing? Do you or did you have a great relationship with your Grandmother?
    Please include me.


  14. I read her Ashley Stockingdale series and enjoyed those three. Maybe I can win this one and enjoy it too:)

  15. Love a good love story!

    I'm a follower and a subsriber.

    priviesandprims at yahoo dot com

  16. Would love to read Kristin's book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  17. Just chiming in to say how much I looooove Kristin Billerbeck's humor. I've been a fan for a long time.

    (this is not an entry).

  18. I would love to read this book! After reading the interview and comments, I want to read it even more! She sounds like a great author!

    leanniegehrke at hotmail dot com

  19. I so enjoyed your interview. What a wonderful week has been planned.
    Would love to win your book!!

    dancealert at aol dot com

  20. This blog party is so fun! And this book sounds really cute. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!


    By the way, I usually read your blog from Google reader, but today I decided to come to your actual're background is so cute! Love it! :)

  21. Looks like a fun read. I am interested in winning a copy.
    Thanks and Blessings,

  22. I love her blogs; always so interesting and fun. Have never read her books so am hoping to win this one!

  23. Oh! I've really enjoyed some of your books, and I'd love a chance to get to read more! Please enter me. :)

    booklovercb at yahoo dot com

  24. I've read several of Kristin's books. They always make me laugh. I'd love to win "A Billion Reasons."
    Thanks for the interview and for entering me in the book drawing.


  25. Great interview. I'd love to read this!

  26. I enjoy Kirstin's sassy wit and can't wait to read A Billion Reasons Why. Please include me in the drawing. Thanks!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  27. would love to read kristin's novel...thanks for the chance :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  28. I really love Kristin's books and can't wait to read this one.

  29. I absolutely love Kristin Billerbeck's books! They're some of my favorites :)


  30. Enjoyed the interview. This books sounds "delicious"...would love the opportunity to read it!

  31. Please enter me to win!

  32. Sounds like a fun story. I'd love to read it.

    meredithfl at gmail dot com


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