Welcome, Denise! Tell us a little about yourself.
How long have you been writing? How many books do you have published?
I started writing my first novel in 1996, writing while my sons napped each afternoon. My July release, Driftwood Lane, will be my 16th novel.
If you compared your writing style to any other Christian Fiction author, who would it be? Also, how would you rate the romance in you books?
Karen Kingsbury, Deborah Raney, Francine Rivers.
I’d say the romantic scenes themselves are G. However, sometimes my characters are dealing with past issues, sin, or consequences that can be PG13.
In your own words tell us a little about Seaside Letters.
Seaside Letters is the 3rd book in my Nantucket Love Stories series. Each book is completely stand-alone, though, as the characters don’t carry over from one book to the next.
Sabrina Kincaid didn't intend to fall for Nantucket native Tucker McCabe, the man she serves coffee to every morning-a man tied to a past she deeply regrets. But she has. And she's fallen hard.
But she's kept this a secret from her handsome customer. And now Tucker wants to hire Sabrina to help locate his friend "Sweetpea"-the mysterious woman he's falling in love with online. Sabrina is not inclined to help, but if Tucker hires someone else, it could spell disaster. Because if someone else sifted through the emails and figured out the truth-then Tucker would discover that the person he's trying to find is . . . her.
What made you want to write this story?
Honestly, I’m a huge fan of You’ve Got Mail, and I wanted to tell my own love-via-email story. Seaside Letters has it’s own twists and turns that make it wholly different from the movie, though.
What research did you have to do for this book?
For the series itself, I went to Nantucket to research the setting—I always do that. It really puts me there in the story and helps me to take the reader there also.
Who would you pick to play the lead roles if this book was made into a movie?
I also have a website http://www.denisehunterbooks.com/
What are you currently reading?
I’m currently between books. The newest Jodi Piccoult novel is next on my to-be-read list and probably Francine Rivers’s latest novel will be after that.
Tell us something surprising about yourself that readers may not know.
I play the drums on my church’s worship team. :)
Cherry with white icing
I have all boys. I don’t know a single Disney princess!
What is/was this book’s release date?
Oct, 2009. It’s on the shelves!
Do you have a link to a place to read the first chapter of this book?
Sure. I posted it pre-publication for my Facebook Readers. Here’s the link: http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=124248046980&topic=11256
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