Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Prudence Bice - The Kissing Tree - Author Interview

My thanks to Prudence Bice for stopping by The Character Connection with a guest post during the blog tour for her upcoming book, The Kissing Tree. (release date: December 8th)

Author Interview

1. Who is your favorite character?
Wow! That’s hard to choose because I love all my characters and feel connected to each one in a different, yet personal way. If I have to choose though, I would pick the main character, Georgiana.

2. Why is he/she your favorite?
I love the fact that though faced with tragedy and tough choices, Georgiana remains true to her heart. She doesn’t allow others to dictate her choices. Though she is tempted to take the easy road, in the end she makes the right decision.

3. How did you come to create him/her?
I sometimes wonder that myself. Do I create my characters, or do they just introduce themselves to me? It feels sometimes more like I am pawn in their hands rather than the other way around. They are like actors in my mind. I just watch and listen to what they do and say and then write it down.

4. When did he/she first enter your mind?
In the case of Georgiana, her character …her story began with one line that popped, or rather pushed itself into my head while I was taking a breath from frantically writing my first story, The Widower’s Wife. I walked into my bedroom that day and sat down on the edge my bed, when suddenly the first line of the prologue came into my mind, “Georgie ran behind the tree in a fit of giggles…” At once, I got up and searched around for a notebook and began writing. At that point my husband walked into the room and asked me what I was doing. “There’s another story taking over my brain,” I said. He laughed, but told me not to start writing it until I finished the book I was working on. I’m afraid I am notorious for not finishing things. We agreed that I would finish writing the prologue, and then set it aside. Six months later, I picked the notebook back up with my hastily written scrawls in it. Rereading the prologue was all it took for Georgiana’s story to come to life once again. The rest is history.

5. Where was he/she given life in the creative process?
Georgiana was given life instantly. As soon as her story entered my head, I knew exactly who she was and who she would become.

6. What do like the most about him/her and what do you dislike the most about him/her?
I like the fact that Georgiana’s spunky while still being a lady. She’s got grit…substance. There’s more to her than “just a pretty face.” If I have to dislike something about her, it would the fact that she jumps to conclusion hastily without getting all the facts. Her impulsiveness tends to get her into trouble. But, she quickly adapts to her circumstance and moves forward.

About the Book
The Kissing Tree

Book Details:
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc.
Release Date: December 8, 2011
Genre: Historical Romance
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
Price: $15.99
Buy Links: Amazon

After five long years, Georgiana McLaughlin returns to the only place she's ever considered home---the same place she stole a kiss from Ridge Carson under the kissing tree; But this time he's a man, and reconciling their past is just the beginning. You'll find yourself applauding each new chapter filled with fun, romance, and adventure in this captivating, heartfelt tale of love, friendship, and finding your way back.

Extended Look:
“Can two young hearts, separated by chance and circumstance, overcome the new challenges that come their way? Or does fate still hold a claim on their future?”


“Pig Tails, ribboned braids, and stolen kisses are what come to mind when Ridge Caron learns his boss’ daughter will be returning to Crystal Creek. At first glimpse, there’s no mistaking she isn’t a child any longer. After years of trying to forget his lost love, in an instant, the old yearning is back. But this time he’s man and she is the most delicious thing he’s ever seen. But she’s changed in more ways than one. Are her new manners and big city ways too high class for a homespun country boy, or will they be able to rekindle the friendship and hidden love they once shared?”


“Finally, after five long years, Georgiana McLaughlin is returning to the only place she’s ever really considered home. When she literally falls in to the arms of the man she has predetermined to avoid at all cost, Georgiana is forced to search deep within herself to find the real reason she has never been able to commit to any man. Could Ridge still hold of piece of her heart? And if he does, what does that mean for the handsome and outrageously wealthy Dawson Alexander, anxiously waiting back in New York for her answer to his proposal?”

In order to decide their future, they must first unravel the past.

In this captivating, heartfelt tale of love, friendship, and finding your way back, you will laugh, cry, and find yourself applauding each new chapter filled with fun, romance, and adventure.

Don’t miss a word of this second novel by author Prudence Bice, and don’t worry, all bets are off until the preacher says “man and wife.”

“Ridge! It’s really you!” Georgiana thought.

Her eyes were drawn to his mouth, and she remembered the last time she had seen him five years ago…Now here he was rescuing her from a most humiliating circumstance, and all she could think about was that kiss.

About the Author
Prudence Bice

Prudence Bice has loved writing her entire life. Born in Orange County, California, one of eleven children, she always felt drawn to stories that spoke and enkindled her romantic heart. Having overcome tragedy in her own life, inspiration for her first novel was spark by her desire to ignite true romantics everywhere with a wholesome, feel good story about the power of love, rising above the pain and suffering from loss and circumstance.

She resides in St. George, Utah with her husband Ray and their five children, four daughters and one son. Her hobbies include drawing, photography, music, writing, and of course reading anything she can get her hands on! Currently she is majoring in English at Dixie Sate College and loving it. The future is bright, she says, every day I wake up with a prayer in my heart and story in my head. I never thought life could be so good!

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