Heroine Interview from A Family for Christmas by Winnie Griggs with a Giveaway

» Posted on Oct 23, 2013 in Blog | 24 comments

This week I’m hosting  Winnie Griggs with A Family for Christmas and Richard Mabry with Heart Failure (US only giveaway). If you want to enter the drawings for the books, please leave a comment on one of the post during the week with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawings end Sunday (Oct. 27th) evening.

15 AFFC mediumInterview with the heroine from A Family for Christmas by Winnie Griggs: 

1.Eve Pickering, tell me the most interesting thing about you.
Well, let’s see, I suppose it’s the fact that I’m pretty good at making candy. 

2.  What do you do for fun?
Fun is not something I’ve had a lot of time for in my life.

3.  What do you put off doing because you dread it?
My motto is, if something needs doing, then it’s better to do it sooner than later, so I don’t put things off.

4.  What are you afraid of most in life?
That the circumstances of my birth will shadow my life, and how others view me, forever

5.  What do you want out of life?
To find a place where I can feel a true sense of acceptance and belonging.  I’m beginning to think that maybe Turnabout is that place.  I’ve never had friends before, and now I’ve got several, and they really do seem to like me.  But will they feel the same if the learn my secrets?

6.  What is the most important thing to you?
Not to disappoint people.

7.  Do you read? If so, what is your favorite type of book to read?
I really do enjoy reading but I haven’t had much access to books outside of school.  I was very excited to learn that Turnabout actually has a library where I can get my hands on some books – assuming I stick around here long enough. 

8.  If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I would like to have had a chance to meet my mother.

9.  Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet?
No, pets were not allowed in my grandmother’s home or on her place.  Every critter there had to serve a purpose, had to earn its keep. 

10. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why?

There is no time during my own lifetime that I would want to relive.  But if I could go back beyond that, I’d like to travel back to a time when I could meet my mother as a young woman and try to understand what happened to lead her to abandon me.



  1. I would truly love to win A Family for Christmas. I love to read stories set during the Christmas season. 🙂 Thank you for the opportunity.

    😀 Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

  2. I enjoyed the scavenger hunt last week. I have been introduced to you and so many other authors. I am looking forward to reading one of your books and possibly winning this one to read!

  3. I have read quite a number of Winnie’s stories. She brings a yearning for family, home, and goodness in all her stories. Thanks for the opportunity to win one of her novels.

  4. I love Winnie Griggs’ stories and I love Christmas so this is a great combination! Thanks for a chance to win one of her books!

    kosterbind at gmail dot com

  5. Looks like a good read!

  6. Thanks for the interview and giveaway! I would love a chance to learn more about Eve.

  7. Sounds like a fascinating story – thanks for introducing us to the character

    babykf629 at gmail dot com

  8. I love Christmas stories! I love Christmas, maybe more than most because it is also my birthday on the 24th. But maybe more people are as excited about the season as I am. Anyway, I am always a sucker for the Christmas stories…


  9. There are so many orphans who would love to get a family for Christmas. I hope to win. I would love to see how she gets her family.

    • oops fishingjan at aol dot com

  10. Sounds like a great book… and totally get the getting things done TODAY! 🙂 My birthday is on Christmas… I’ve never really liked that. However, I didn’t get to choose! Would love to win this email… ewe_r_merritt(at)yahoo(dot)com

  11. Ok… second try.. sounds like a great read… her motto is also the same as mine! 🙂 email… ewe_r_merritt(at)yahoo(dot)com

  12. If I don’t win I will have to pick up a copy of this book. I am enjoying Turnabout so much.


  13. I try to only read Christmas books during December! Can’t wait to start!

  14. I love Christmas stories, No better time to win one than just before the holiday seasons start. Thanks, for the opportunity.

  15. I love Christmas stories. And the Love Inspired Historicals. What a great combination. This sounds like a great story.
    susanmsj at msn dot com

  16. Hi y’all! I just wanted to pop in and say thank you to everyone for all the positive comments about my new book – really put a smile on my face today. Good luck to everyone in the drawing!

  17. It’s sad when someone doesn’t have any time in their life they would want to relive (even if it’s a fictional character).

  18. This sounds like a great book. Christmas stories are some of the best! Thank you for the opportunity to be a winner.

    melback at cebridge dot net

  19. A lovely interview. My Mother makes great candy too.


  20. Delightful interview and sure to be a delightful story!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

  21. Nice interview

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  22. Great interview Margaret , i would love to win “A Family for Christmas” sounds like a great book. God blessings.
    Norma n38stanforth(at)yahoo(dot)com

  23. I love the Christmas season and would really love to win this book.

    wwchildren at gmail dot com

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