I'm excited to have an interview with Patti Callahan Henry, the author of And Then I Found You, to share with you today. I hope you enjoy and check out And Then I Found You book details further down the post. There is also a giveaway to win a copy of the book (US Only).
Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.
My most rewarding experience is the cumulative enriching experience of meeting those who love books, reading, story and writing as deeply as I do. In publication, I’ve been allowed to enter this world in ways I never could before. It is rewarding beyond compare for the book worm young girl I once was.
If you could jump in to a book, and live in that world.. which would it be?
Narnia. No doubt. All day.
Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
There is always another book in the works, and yet it might change ten times before it becomes what it will be. Right now I am working on an untitled novel about a woman who must choose which story to believe…
What's the best advice anyone has ever given you?
I have no idea what the best advice is. With every season of life, this answer changes. But right now, I think it is more of a reminder than advice and it is this by Pablo Picasso “Art is the lie that tells the truth.”
What is your favorite way to spend a rainy day?
Reading….mixed with a little writing.
What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
People are usually surprised that the first thing I published was not my first novel, Losing the Moon, or even the first short story in Sweet Tea, but my thesis titled Factors Associated with Closed Head Injury in the magazine Neuroscience Nursing in 1991.
My music taste scatters all over the place, but I lean toward singer-songwriters with a lovely pining melancholy from jazz to bluegrass to country.
That unnamed, but particular aroma when I arrive in the Lowcountry and drive over the bridge at low tide.
Do you prefer Print or Ebook?
I prefer print but of course I read ebook.
Title: And Then I Found You
Author: Patti Callahan Henry
Release date: April 9th 2013
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Fiction
Katie Vaughan is no stranger to tough choices.
She’s made them before. Now it’s time to do it again.
Kate has a secret, something tucked away in her past. And she’s getting on with her life. Her business is thriving. She has a strong relationship with her family, and a devoted boyfriend whom she wants to love with all her heart. If Kate had ever made a list, Rowan would fill the imagined boxes of a perfect mate. She wants the facts to move from her head toward her heart and settle in with deep love, something past admiration and comfort. But when Kate discovers the small velvet box hidden in Rowan’s drawer, she panics.
It always happens this way. Just when Kate thinks she can love, just when she believes she can conquer the fear, she’s filled with dread. And she wants more than anything to make this feeling go away. But how?
When the mistakes have been made and the running is over, it’s time to face the truth. Kate knows this. She understands that a woman can never undo what can never be undone. Yet, for the first time in her life she also knows that she won’t fully love until she confronts those from her past. It’s time to act.
Can she do it? Can she travel to the place where it all began, to the one who shares her secret? Can the lost ever become found?
And Then I Found You gives new life to the phrase “inspired by a true story.” By travelling back to a painful time in her own family’s history, the author explores the limits of courage, and the price of a selfless act.
In this heartfelt novel of love, loss, and reunion, a woman reconnects with her first love, and the daughter they placed for adoption some thirteen years before.
Patti Callahan Henry is a New York Times Bestselling novelist. She has published nine novels (Losing the Moon, Where the River Runs, When Light Breaks, Betweeen the Tides, The Art of Keeping Secrets, and Driftwood Summer, The Perfect Love Song, Coming up for Air and the upcoming And Then I Found You --April 2013, St. Martins Press). Patti has been hailed as a fresh new voice in southern fiction, appearing in numerous magazines (Good Housekeeping; SKIRT; The South; Southern Living, etc..). She has been short-listed for the Townsend Prize for Fiction. She has been nominated four different times for the Southeastern Independent Booksellers Fiction Novel of the Year. Her work is published in five languages and all novels are on Brilliance Audio. Two of her novels were OKRA picks and Coming up For Air was an Indie Next choice. Patti is a a frequent speaker at fundraisers, library events and book festivals, discussing the importance of storytelling. Her next novel, AND THEN I FOUND YOU, will be released on April, 9th, 2013 by St. Martins Press. Patti Callahan Henry is a full time writer, wife and mother of three living in Mountain Brook, AL.
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