Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Peg Phifer's new release To See the Sun

photo of author Peg Phifer

Today Peg Phifer joins us.

Peggy, tell us a little about yourself.
How much time have you got? LOL Seriously, I’m a septuagenarian who has just had my first book published. I’m a wife (twice), a mom, grandmom and great-grandmom. I was raised in a fundamental Christian home with two of the godliest parents a child could want. I think I assimilated a love of music and literature with my mother’s milk. Music always came first. I started piano lessons at age five. I’m not concert-worthy, but I have a lot of fun with it. I used to play for our church services. I love classical music, my first love.

How did you become an author?
Not an easy answer, Jackie. As a child, I LOVED reading. Anything. My sister and I would disobey lights-out and duck beneath the covers with a flashlight to read long into the night. I was the reader. Sometimes, when I read alone, I used to take the stories I read and rewrite them. I guess that’s how it started.

Pantser  or plotter?
Pantser all the way. No doubt about it. I couldn’t plot if you demanded it of me.

a man in a cowboy hat is shown in the foreground, while a woman's face is shown in the background

Can you tell us about your story?
Here’s the back cover blurb:
Pregnant and widowed hadn’t been part of her “happily ever after” dream. And now, someone was trying to kill her . . . 
Erin Macintyre never expected to be a widow and a new mother in the same year, anymore than she expected mysterious notes, threatening phone calls, and a strange homeless man who seems to know all about her. The thought of raising a child without a father is daunting enough—worse when you have no idea who might want to harm you. Put an old flame into the mix, and her life begins a tailspin into a world she never knew existed.
When P.I. Clay Buchanan, stumbles upon Erin at her husband's gravesite, he’s totally unprepared for her advanced pregnancy. Her venomous reaction at seeing him, however, was predictable. But Clay can’t let her distrust, or his guilt, get in the way—not when he has evidence that proves Erin’s life is in danger.
With few options left, Erin begrudgingly accepts Clay’s help . . . and it just might be her undoing.

Tell us something you admire about your heroine.
Erin Macintyre is a spunky, independent gal . . . the antithesis of me. I endowed her with everything I wish I was. Vulnerable, yet strong. Determined despite the odds.

What do you find attractive about your hero's character?
Ah, Clay Buchanan is my hero, yes. He’s modeled after my husband. A no-nonsense cowboy dealing with an old hurt . . . several of them, matter of fact . . . also vulnerable and sensitive.

Where can we find it for sale?
Amazon (paperback):
Amazon (Kindle):
B&N (Nook):

 We're looking for ten or more unique comments to win the paperback version. Otherwise, the winner will receive a gift card for the e-book download from either Amazon or Barnes & Noble. 

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  1. This sounds like a FUN story! I'd love to win a copy of the book. I wish you great success! Sherri

  2. Thank you, Jackie, for having me on this blog. It is my pleasure. Sherri, thanks for your comment. Bon chance in the drawing.

  3. This is a book I am really looking forward to reading. Thanks for being on Jackie's blog, Peg, and thanks for having her Jackie. Interesting interview!

  4. Wow. Sounds like a great story. Enjoyed reading the interview. Enter me in the drawing for sure! = )

  5. Hi, Cindy and Melissa. Thank you so much! I hope you will enjoy the book.

  6. So excited for you Peggy! A great interview. I can't believe you're a pantser. We had such great fun brainstorming that suspense plot on my blog that I thought for sure you'd be more of a plotter!! Don't you just love being able to give your heroines the characteristics you wish you had. Especially those pithy zingers we can never think of at the right time!

    1. You're so right, Sandra! I had fun with that brainstorming thing on your blog, too. It starts with an idea, then my mind shifts into gear and I'm off running. I guess maybe I have a plot idea, but I don't lay anything out. It's more organic, kind of like mold on a piece of bread. (ew) LOL. It just keeps growing and I keep writing.

  7. Good job, Peggy! I can't come up with plots either, I guess I'm a pantser too.

    1. Thanks, Rick. I probably am part plotter, but the scale tips heavily to the pantser side.

  8. Keep up the good work!!! Great interview!!! I am so happy for you!!!

  9. Thanks for the chance to win. :)


    1. Ann
      is the winner of the giveaway. I'll be contacting you shortly.

  10. You really patterned your hero after your husband?! Brave woman. I don't think I could do that. How does he feel about it? I think my husband would be very uncomfortable if I did that... and probably I would too. Too personal, maybe? I'm not really sure why.
    twinwillowsfarm at gmail dot com

  11. I've just finished reading this book and it is great. I know the person who wins this will enjoy reading it!
    "Death in Dahlonega"

  12. Peg, as one fellow "pantser" to another, I hate the confines of outlines, etc, but lately I've been forced to do it. Sigh. I too crept beneath the covers with a flashlight. Imagine that. Put my name in for the draw if it's not too late... Blessings,

  13. Hoorah, you have another winner, I suppose! Please enter me in the contest, Peg.