Shannon here: Penny Zeller shares insight into her real life romance, her characters’ romance, plus an excerpt from her latest Historical Romance, Forgotten Memories. Comment or answer the question in the post to enter the drawing for a copy (U.S.only). Deadline: Oct 1st, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Penny:
Below is a fun interview with questions answered by my husband, me, and Annie and Caleb from my latest Christian historical romance novel, Forgotten Memories.
- What is your idea of a perfect dream date?
Lon: Picnicking in the mountains
Penny: A romantic stroll in the mountains or on a beach, followed by a cozy evening at home
Annie: Attending the Willow Falls Annual Ice Cream Social
Caleb: Ice skating
- What is your favorite dessert?
Lon: Anything with coconut
Penny: Hot tamales or my daughter’s homemade pumpkin muffins
Annie: Ice cream
Caleb: Ma’s cake
- What is your favorite pastime?
Lon: Spending time in the mountains
Penny: Anything outdoorsy or reading inside by the fire
- Do you consider yourself an introvert, extrovert, or ambivert?
Lon: Introvert, but my family thinks I’m an ambivert
Penny: Extrovert (never met a stranger)
- Do you like ice skating?
Penny: I think I would if I practiced it with football padding on a regular basis and became proficient at it.
Annie: Yes. I’d never tried it before that winter day in Willow Falls.
- What is your dream profession?
- At a social gathering, do you hide in the corner, make friends with everyone, hang out at the dessert table, or observe from the sidelines and chat with a few people?
Lon: Hang out at the dessert table
Penny: Make friends with everyone
Caleb: Hang out at the dessert table
Excerpt from Forgotten Memories by Penny Zeller:
Caleb and Annie meandered toward the pond, skates in hand. A slight breeze rippled through the otherwise comfortable winter day. Harsh temperatures would arrive within the next several weeks, restricting most outdoor activities, and he aimed to take advantage of the weather and spend as much time with Annie as possible.
Charlotte and John Mark threw snowballs and chased each other around the nearby trees while Caleb aided Annie in fitting Ma’s adjustable wooden skates over her own shoes. He then fitted Pa’s skates over his boots.
Annie stood, teetering precariously on the thin metal blades. “Goodness, I’m unsure I’ll be able to maintain my balance walking, much less skating.”
He extended his arm. “Don’t worry, I won’t let you fall. And before long, you’ll be gliding across the ice.”
She giggled at his statement and gripped his arm tightly as if her life depended on it. She tilted her head back, her radiant expression entrancing him. The tip of her nose was bright red from the cold air and he leaned forward to plant a kiss on it. She closed her eyes, and his breath hitched.
A gander around the area confirmed Charlotte and John Mark were preoccupied with who could hit the other with the most snowballs.
Caleb pulled her to him and embraced her, his mouth meeting hers. He hoped she could sense the love and adoration in his heart for her.
Question for Readers: What was your most memorable date?
About Penny: Penny Zeller is known for her heartfelt stories of faith and her passion to impact lives for Christ through fiction. While she has had a love for writing since childhood, she began her adult writing career penning articles for national and regional publications on a wide variety of topics. Today, Penny is the author of over a dozen books. She is also a homeschool mom and a fitness instructor.
When Penny is not dreaming up new characters, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, camping, hiking, canoeing, reading, running, cycling, gardening, and playing volleyball.
She is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency and loves to hear from her readers at Penny’s Website and Penny’s Blog, where you’ll find random thoughts from a day in the life of a wife, mom, and author. Learn more & connect:
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