There are times when you crave a good holiday romance. Other times, you’re looking for a seasonal romance, and sometimes you just want a collection of themed stories together. Well, Mindy Hardwick has taken care of that craving with her collection ROMANCE FOR ALL THE SEASONS. Please say hello and get to know Mindy!
Mindy, thanks for visiting my blog today. I’d love to know a little bit about your writing style. My favorite part of starting a new novel is coming up with character names. What is yours and how do you go about it?
My favorite part of starting a new novel is coming up with the setting. I love creating a small town with interesting locations based on real places, such as the Elmheart Hotel in my sweet contemporary novellas.
I love doing that too. Small towns make the best settings for romantic tales. Elmheart Hotel sounds like a place I wouldn’t mind visiting. Tell us about your new release.
ROMANCE FOR ALL THE SEASONS is s a collection of all six of my sweet contemporary romance stories. The stories are linked by the setting of the Elmheart Hotel in Western New York as well as the characters who are friends with each other.
As a reader, I enjoy when characters continue from one story to the next and they come to feel like old friends and family. How did you choose your title?
The stories in ROMANCE FOR ALL THE SEASONS are each set in different seasons with many holiday stories included such as NEW YEAR HEART SONG, LOVE’S CHRISTMAS GIFT, and VINTAGE VALENTINE.
Fabulous! I’m especially intrigued by the New Year’s themed story. It’s a holiday that is often overlooked but is infused magic and the wonder of possibilities. Was there research involved in this novel? If so, what was the most interesting item you discovered?
Three of the stories in ROMANCE FOR ALL THE SEASONS are set at the Elmheart Hotel. This was a real hotel along the shores of Lake Ontario during the late 1800’s. People took the trolley line from Rochester and enjoyed a day at the shore. In the early 1990’s, a boyfriend took me to see the hotel. By that point, it had fallen into disrepair and was no longer in use, but I fell in love with the possibilities of what had once been a great place for romance. The hotel burned in 1993, but by writing these stories, I hoped to return the Elmheart to all of the romance I once envisioned.
What a fantastic history. I hold a special passion for the romantic trappings of yesteryear. The allure of an old hotel, the trolley, the shore . . . it sounds like you’ve created a wonderful tribute to keep the memory of Elmheart alive. I can imagine tucking away in a room and writing there too. If you couldn’t be a writer, what else would you choose to do?
I would run a bed and breakfast in an old hotel!
Great answer! And I’d book a room to write, LOL. If you could take a trip anywhere you wanted (your personal fairy godmother just bestowed a dream vacation on you) where would you go?
Two weeks in Hawaii
What is your favorite season?
Your favorite social media platform?
Mountains or beach?
Hawaii is on my list too, and I love the beach. I could live at the beach, LOL!
Mindy, thank you so much for visiting with me today. I love the idea behind ROMANCE FOR ALL SEASONS, especially the setting, and will be adding it to my TBR. Thanks for sharing with my readers.
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Mindy Hardwick enjoys writing first love and sweet, contemporary romance for all ages and is known for her small-town stories. Mindy enjoys teaching others about writing and she frequently talks to writers groups, book clubs and libraries.When she’s not writing, Mindy can be found art journaling, visiting flea markets dreaming of new ways to repurpose old materials and walking on the Oregon Coast beaches with her dog, Stormy. Mindy believes that a great story can warm the heart, lift the spirit, and heal the soul.
Blurb for ROMANCE FOR ALL THE SEASONS
Bestselling author, Mindy Hardwick’s sweet contemporary Sailor Series and Elmheart Hotel Series are together for the first time in this anthology, ROMANCE FOR ALL SEASONS. These six novellas will delight your heart at Valentine’s Day, sweeten hot summer days, banish Halloween ghosts and goblins and warm your soul during the holidays.
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Thanks for having me on your blog!
Ack! My day got turned upside down in ways I didn’t expect. Sorry I wasn’t here to welcome you earlier, Mindy, but I’m delighted to have you as my guest. I adore the sound of your book and look forward to reading it!
Lovely, warm cover.
If you’ve got a spare ticket to Hawaii, I’ll take it, thanks. 🙂
I’ll be sure to remember the spare ticket to Hawaii!
I want to tag along too! 😀
I always enjoy Mindy’s stories! 🙂
Great to have you visit, Marilyn!
Great book Mindy.
Thanks for stopping by, Sharon!
Mindy – If you ever do come to Hawai’i and you’re on the Big Island, look me up. I have a spare bedroom and a view of the ocean (12 miles away, but what the heck?).
Wow!!! I will remember this!!!
Hi, Jackie. I’m green with envy that you actually live there. And 12 miles from the ocean? Be still my heart! I’m tagging along with Mindy!
Mindy, I admire your gathering together these seasonal stories into an anthology. One of my goals this year is to get a holiday story published, but so far I haven’t found time to write it to get it going down the pike. Kudos to you! http://flossiebentonrogers.com
Thanks! I really enjoyed writing the seasonal stories–all of the seasons. There are so many we kinda forget about–I had the best time with the New Year’s Eve story.
What a sweet cover! Nice to meet you, Mindy!
Hi, Jessi. Thanks for stopping by and checking out Mindy’s interview and promo!
Great interview! Beautiful cover!
Thanks Amber! It was a fun interview!
Lovely to have you visit, Amber!
Mindy, only two weeks in Hawaii? I’d grab my computer and spend the winter there if I could! I’d love to come to the bed and breakfast if you ever reconstruct the old hotel. I’m sure you have the time and money! 😉
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