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Quintette of Questions: SM Spencer

This week’s romance release interview is with:

SM Spencer

1. What’s the name of your latest book – and how hard was it to pick a title?

A Chance for Snow.  I wanted to keep to the theme of “A Chance …” and knew this was to be a story set around Christmas, so this worked well. It wasn’t hard to pick the title, just took a bit of tweaking.

2. If you could choose anyone from any time period, who would you cast as the leads in your latest book?

Hugh Jackman would make a fabulous Jim Mitchell!  And Rose Byrne would make a great Debra Franklin. As for the kids, perhaps a young Liam Hemsworth for Porter, and Emily Browning as Megan. (An all Australian cast, for certain!)

3. What five words best describe your story?

Moving, Dreamy, Surprising, Entwining, Genuine

4. Who is your favourite fictional couple?

Well, if I were to base it on the number of times I watched the movie and never seemed to tire of it, I think it would have to be Richard Gere and Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. My favourite quote from the movie, “big mistake”. Who doesn’t know where she says that, who she’s talking to at the time, and why she says it? It’s a classic line!

5. What song always makes you cry? 

The song Angel (sometimes known as In the Arms of an Angel) by Sarah McLachlan always make me teary; every time I hear it. I love all versions of the song, but perhaps my favourite would be the one with Pink, from the American Music Awards, 2008.

I’m glad you asked this question as it prompted me to look up the history of the song—there’s a good reason it brings tears to my eyes every time I hear it.

About A Chance for Snow

With a double wedding and Christmas fast approaching, love is in the air—or is it?

Of course Debra Franklin is looking forward to her best friend’s wedding; she just wishes she wasn’t dateless again, because even though she’s made plans to leave the small-town gossips behind, she knows the wedding photos with her looking like a spinster will last forever. But when the tall-dark-and-handsome Jim Mitchell, with his cobalt blue eyes shadowed by an American cowboy hat, appears on the scene just a week before the wedding, she reckons her problem of being dateless might just be solved.

Megan Saunders has always wanted a White Christmas, and this year she’s having one—in Canada. But getting her wish is a double-edged sword as it means having less time with her best friend, Porter Murray, before he leaves for university. She’s getting her childhood wish fulfilled, so why does her future feel as bleak as a dusty road leading nowhere?

As Debra’s and Jim’s paths cross with the teenagers, they form unusual friendships—and their lives are changed in surprising ways.

About S M Spencer

Growing up, S M Spencer wanted two things: a horse, and a writing career. After years of hard work, she’s got both. Living the Dream!

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Quintette of Questions: Angela Kamerer-White

Quintette asks writers five quick questions. This week’s interview is with:

Angela Kamerer-White

1. What’s the name of your latest book – and how hard was it to pick a title?

My first book is called The Band That Changed Her Life. It was originally titled 15 Grooms but I felt that was too obvious and didn’t really express the story well enough, since music plays a part in the story.

This time around it wasn’t all that difficult, but then I tend to have the title in my head before the story.

2. If you could choose anyone from any time period, who would you cast as the leads in your latest book?

Well, there is no main lead but I would love it if the band Super Junior could play the characters they inspired. A young Elizabeth Taylor or Viviene Leigh would be awesome too, but honestly, if this ever goes to the screen I want to have a multi-ethnic, and racial cast with new and undiscovered talent.

3. What five words best describe your story?

International poetic romantic musical adventure.

4. Who is your favourite fictional couple or team?

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson

5. What song always makes you cry? 

Our ‘Love is Like a Storybook’ story from The Princess Bride

though ‘Sorry Sorry’ by Super Junior was the catalyst that brought this book into existence and ‘Bloodstream’ by Stateless was played on repeat during the writing of it.

About The Band That Changed Her Life

They had risked it all for fame, but what about love?

The largest boyband in Asia collides with 15 American fangirls that change their lives forever.

Love takes courage and gives it right back. Will you take the risk?

About Angela Kamerer-White

My name is Angela Kamerer-White I was born and raised in Southeast Louisiana.

When I was 13 I went to boarding school and made my first Korean friend. In college, where I majored in English, I made friends who were all fans of Kpop. I was introduced to the band Super Junior and the rest, as they say, is history.

I live in Gonzales, LA and work for Walmart. The Band That Changed Her Life is my first book.

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