Happy Wednesday! Today the Inspired Prompt welcomes my friend, The New York Times bestselling author, Melanie Dickerson. We’re so happy you could join us. First question:
Can you describe yourself in three words?
Melanie: Loving, romantic, hopeful. 🙂
The three perfect ingredients for a romance writer.
Someone offers you a fully-paid writing research trip to any place you desire to go. Where would it be and why?
Melanie: I’d go to Germany and visit all the castles I could. It’s the country I’ve been setting most of my Medieval fairy tale retellings, and I absolutely adore castles. And Germany has a lot of them! If a person can be in love with a building, I’m in love with several German castles.
I love them too. I have a castle Pinterest board. Now about travel…
If someone made a movie of your life, what would be the theme song?
Melanie: This is a dangerous question at this point in my life! Hard to explain. At this particular moment it might be “Haters Gonna Hate” by Taylor Swift. Or “I Can See Clearly Now” by Johnny Nash. Or one of my faves, “I Am No Victim” by Kristene Dimarco.
Great choices. And I love the Kristene Dimarco’s song. Thanks so much for dropping by!
Melanie would love to give away a digital copy of Magnolia Summer. Please leave a comment to be entered.
Truett Beverly returned to Bethel Springs, Alabama, after finishing medical school. Fighting a secret war with a corrupt lawman wasn’t in his plans, but when Sheriff Suggs threatens his childhood friend, Truett dons a cape and hood and becomes the Hooded Horseman, placing him squarely in the sheriff’s crosshairs.
Celia Wilcox arrives in Bethel Springs in June of 1880. She’s come from Nashville to help her sister care for their younger siblings. She hopes only to be on the small farm for the summer, just until her mother recovers from the shock of Celia’s father’s death. She must return to Nashville in order to fulfill her dream of opening her own dress shop.
Celia catches Truett’s eye from the moment she steps off the train. He finds himself wanting to impress her, but she flatly refuses to flirt with him or to fall for his—if he does say so himself—considerable charm. Truth is, Celia’s attraction to Dr. Truett Beverly terrifies her. What will happen when Sheriff Suggs discovers Truett is the Hooded Horseman? Will Celia’s greatest fears come true? Or will she be able to prevent the sheriff from carrying out one last lynching?
Melanie Dickerson is The New York Times bestselling author who combines her love for all things Medieval with her love of romance and fairy tales. She also loves Regency Romance and has drawn on her Southern heritage to write a romance set in the late 1800s called Magnolia Summer.
Her books have won the Christy Award, two Maggie Awards, The National Reader’s Choice Award, and the Carol Award in Young Adult fiction. She earned her bachelor’s degree from The University of Alabama and has taught children and adults in America, Germany, and Ukraine. Now she spends her time writing stories of love and adventure near Huntsville, Alabama. Sign up for her newsletter at http://www.MelanieDickerson.com.