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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

On Little Wings, Giveaway & Interview With Author Regina Sirois

Regina Sirois

Have you read this book yet? If not, seriously, put it on your to-read list right now on goodreads. We'll wait. Done? Good. Let's continue.

My good friend, Danyelle Ferguson, mentioned that her friend's book was shooting up the charts at Amazon and had landed right on the website's front page. I popped over to see it and downloaded the free sample.


She has the coolest way of wording things. Imagine the refreshing honesty of Sarah Plain and Tall, but with modern eloquence meshed with laughter that both touches the soul and lightens the heart.

The characters are rich and endearing, from the best friend that was so ugly as a child that the church matrons prayed for the poor dear, to the Jacks, a trio of elderly salt sailors that would have gotten along perfectly with Statler and Woldorf of the Muppets unless the subject of politics came up, then there'd be blood in the water.

Regina is as sweet as her book and was kind enough to answer a few questions for me.

Share with us a 60 word pitch for your book.

Her mother isn't an only child. Her aunt has thirty seven freckles. And life just stopped making sense for sixteen year old Jennifer. It will take one forbidden journey, an octogenarian movie star, three old pirates and one scarred genius to put it all back together again. If that's even possible.

When did you consider yourself to be a real writer?

I'm still working on it. :)

What writer would you like to emulate and why?

Dodie Smith. Whenever I think I wrote something decent I read her and get schooled!

Where are you from? Does that impact your writing?

I came from heaven, like everyone else. Like everyone else I inherited the desire to create. It impacts every word that I write.

Have you ever wanted to quit? Why didn’t you?

Yes. I quite all the time! I didn't write anything but my blog for over a year. I decided I wasn't a writer after all. One little comment changed my mind and got me here. A teenage test reader told me she missed my book and wanted to read it again. She lit a little fire under me.

Well. Regina, I'm sure glad you changed your mind! For the rest of this interview (including my favorite answers, like her thoughts on how her book became such a smash hit on Amazon) be sure to check out www.onfictionwriting.com on January 4th-10th when her interview will be featured on the website.


Would you like to read On Little Wings for free? Yes? Awesome.
We're giving away 2 free ebooks!

To enter, follow this blog and leave a comment with your email
(youremail AT wherever DOT com).

Tada! You're entered.
Just fot fun, tell me who your favorite author is.
Winners will be announced February 16th

Don't want to wait? Snag it here now.
Now show Regina some love! You can find her blog here
(Her blog is mostly about life, not books)
Her website has her more professional side and you can enter her contest to win free, inscribed paperback. She's also on Facebook and Twitter


LMcLendon said...


Lolawid said...

Thanks Wendy!!

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Donna K. Weaver said...

I've got a copy of this book, and it's my next "for myself" read. Can't wait!

Tapper said...

Thank you so much for the review and the interview. It has been such a nice surprise "meeting" you since my book launched. Thank you for being a part of my success and happiness.
Good luck to all who enter!

Taffy said...

This book is in my TBR pile! THANKS for the chance to win it.

I LOVE Janette Rallison!

Vickie said...

This book is definitely on my to be read list. I already follow this blog. My email is vickie8818(at)gmail(dot)com.
Thank you so much for the giveaway Wendy!
There are so many amazing authors out there but I have to say that my favorite as of now is Colleen Houck. I love her Tiger's Curse series!
Good luck with everything Regina!

franklycreative said...

I would love to read it, thus I would love to win it.
carolynfrank at rocketmail dot com

Christy Monson said...

I'm glad you posted on authorsincognito or I wouldn't have found this. Thanks for taking time. christymonson at gmail dot com

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Wendy Swore said...

And the winners are: Taffy and Vicki! Congratulations!
I'll email your prizes today.