Heroine Interview from Silver Bells by Deborah Raney

» Posted on Oct 10, 2013 in Blog | 21 comments

This week I’m hosting  Jolene Navarro with Lone Star Holiday and Deborah Raney with Silver Bells (US only). 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. 13th) evening.

Silver Bells new coverInterview with the heroine from Silver Bells by Deborah Raney: 

1.  Michelle Penn, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

I think it’s pretty cool that I’ve realized my dream of being a newspaper reporter, even without the college degree I was hoping for. Okay, so it’s a dead-end, small-town paper, but it’s something this Kansas farm girl never thought she’d achieve.

2.  What do you do for fun?

Well, now that I’ve met the boss’s hunky son, Rob Merrick, work is pretty fun any day Rob’s at the desk beside me.

3.  What do you put off doing because you dread it?

Helping other people. I know I should. I want to. But I’m always afraid of saying or doing the wrong thing. So I do nothing, and then I feel guilty. 

4.  What are you afraid of most in life?

I’m afraid of making the wrong decision about the most important decision in life––who I will marry.

5.  What do you want out of life?

Don’t tell anybody, because this is not a popular answer in this new age of women’s lib and feminine mystique, but my deepest desire is to marry a wonderful man and fill our house with babies.

6.  What is the most important thing to you?

Well, besides my faith, family is most important––not just the husband and children I hope to have, but my extended family, too.

7.  Do you read? If so, what is your favorite type of book to read?

I love romance novels, but not the sleazy kind. The girl-meets-boy-marries-boy-has-babies-with-boy kind. I’ve read Catherine Marshall’s novel Christy at least four times since it came out in 1967. 

8.  If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

I wish I was more decisive. I have too much trouble making up my mind. About everything!

9.  Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet?

The landlords of the second floor apartment I rent don’t allow pets, but since I grew up on a farm, my attitude is that animals belong outside, not in the house.

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

I’d probably like to go back to Jane Austen’s day…so romantic! Well at least in novels. Not sure I’d want to do without our modern conveniences like electric typewriters, color TV, push button telephones, and that far out microwave oven they have at the newspaper office. (Never mind I almost burned the building down the first time I tried to use it!)



  1. I love the title and cover of this book. I know I will love what’s inside. Christmas stories are some of my favorites! Thank you for the opportunity.

    melback at cebridge dot net

  2. Sounds like a great book and heroine!! Love the title!!

    Hspruitt (at) frontiernet /dot/ net

  3. I am looking forward to reading this book. Thank you Margaret for sharing. I love Christmas stories!

  4. Looks like an excellent book. I love the look of the cover.

    johnsonk133 at yahoo dot com

  5. Michelle, it sounds like you have a story worth reading.
    Campbellamyd at gmail dot com

  6. I love Christmas stories and would love to win a copy SILVER BELLS. Thank you for the opportunity.

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

  7. Christmas stories are some of my favorites and I would love to win a copy of SILVER BELLS! Thank you so much for the opportunity!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

  8. thanks for the chance to read Deborah Raney’s Christmas novel 🙂

  9. Beautiful cover.

  10. It’s time to start reading Christmas stories and this one sounds great.
    Marric77 at aol dot com

  11. Thank you for the chance to win Deborah’s book!

  12. Thank you for the opportunity!
    Pearls 14434 at aol dot com

  13. I’ve read quite a few of Deb’s books and enjoyed every one. Silver Bells sounds like another book I’ll really like. It was fun to read the “interview” with Michelle. I would like to add this to my Christmas book collection. For the month of December I’m intending to read only Christmas books. Thanks for the chance to win a copy here.

  14. I am so excited to read your new book! I am still in Texas, so hopefully I can get it before I leave to read on the plane! I saw your Grand-daughter last weekend! She is beautiful! Oh, my great- niece, too!

  15. I can’t wait to read Silver Bells! I love to read Christmas stories between Thanksgiving and Christmas!

  16. Lovely interview

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  17. Thank you for sharing.

  18. Thanks for the opportunity to win this. What a great/fun interview. I can’t wait to get my hands on this.
    robynconners4 at gmail dot com

  19. I love Christmas stories! Michele sounds like she had a great story, but I’m going to have to convince her that pets in the house ate a good thing. LOL


  20. Thanks for the opportunity to win “Silver Bells.” There’s something magical about Christmas stories.


  21. I’d like to read this story and see where Michelle goes in life.

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