Friday, November 11, 2011

And You Thought You Knew...Nancy Rue!!

Thanks to Wynn-Wynn Media, it is my great privilege to bring you an additional author interview this week.  I hope you enjoy this short feature with Nancy Rue today, and if I were a betting woman, I'd bet that you'll find something here that you never knew about her.  :o)

Yep, you just thought you knew Nancy Rue!

First of all, can I just say that these are the most fun questions ever? Thank you for giving me this delightful opportunity!

You are so welcome, Nancy!  It is my pleasure to have you here today.  :o)

Not including writing, what was your first job?

The summer after my freshman year in college, I worked in the campaign headquarters for a man who was running for governor of Florida. After completely destroying the mimeograph machine (remember, this was 1970) and putting a state congressman on hold for 20 minutes, I realized I’d better get that education because I was not going to make it as a secretary.

What is one movie that you could watch over and over again?

That would definitely be Lars and the Real Girl. I know it’s an odd choice, but every time I watch it I see another layer. Lovely film.

You know, I've only seen it once, but I remember it as an enjoyable (albeit strange) movie.  :o)

What food do you love, even though you know you shouldn’t?

Mashed potatoes. I only eat them once a year, at Thanksgiving, and I make them with a half a cup of butter. Real butter, mind you. And then they rest comfortably on my thighs.

Which magazine do you pick up when you’re stuck in a waiting room?

Usually I bring my own stuff to do, read, write, etc. I’m like a pack mule in that respect. But if there’s nothing else, I go for the decorating magazines. I have been known to surreptitiously tear out pages . . .

I knew I'd discover the culprit for those missing pages one day...LOL!

Have you ever met anyone famous?

Vince Gill (such a nice man with gorgeous blue eyes), and Martina McBride (tiny, precious, and unassuming). But the highlight for me was meeting Eugene Peterson, the man who changed my life through The Message.

Do you have a favorite sport or team that you cheer for?

I love the San Francisco Forty-Niners because my husband does. Usually I cheer for the underdogs in football. Basketball on tv makes me crazy, and I can never sit there long enough to watch a whole baseball game. But football, yeah – although no one has ever looked as good in a pair of football pants as Joe Montana . . .

You probably wouldn't survive at my house!  :o)  When it's time for basketball season, my husband pretty much goes to the other side of the house to get as far away as he can from my whooping and hollering!!  It's killing me that there's no NBA games to watch right now....dern lockout.  :o( 

If you had an extra hour every day, what would you do with it?

First I would bow down and thank God. Then I would probably write another four pages, because there is just never enough time. Or I’d go spend it with my nine-month-old granddaughter who makes all time stop.

You’re first in line to audition for American Idol. What song you would sing for the judges?

“Right Down the Line” by Jerry Rafferty, and I would dedicate it to my husband, because it’s been him, right down the line.

As a special bonus today, I have one copy of Nancy's newest book, Unexpected Dismounts, to give to one reader.  Simply leave a comment on this post with your email address before Sunday, November 13th, and I'll draw a name on Monday.  No email address - no entry.  US addresses only, budget doesn't give me much wiggle room for international postage.

There are only 3 DAYS to get your name in the hat for this giveaway, so don't waste any time!  Feel free to leave any comments about the interview, too, as I'm sure Nancy would love to read them.  :o)

(Oh, and one more thing....  If you haven't had the chance yet to enter the other giveaway that's going on right now here, visit this post to get to know author Gina Holmes, and sign up for a copy of her newest book, Dry As Rain.  That giveaway ends Sunday, as well.)


  1. Nancy said: although no one has ever looked as good in a pair of football pants as Joe Montana...

    totally agree - he was phenomenal to watch :o)


  2. Thanks for the interview and the giveaway.

    msudawgtoo AT comsouth DOT net

  3. Would love to go riding motorcycles with you one day, Nancy.

  4. Lars and the Real Girl is definitely a different pick than I would have ever guessed! ;)

    This series looks really interesting!! I'd love to be entered.

    bluerosesheart at yahoo dot com

  5. I miss the days of Montana, Elway, Marino and when I knew the name of football players :) Now I'm a mom not a teenager and I can't keep up with who is who, my son tells me about them now. Great interview.


  6. Would love to meet Vince Gill - amazing artist. And would love to read "Unexpected Dismounts". Thanks for the give away and opportunity to win.
    South Sub Book Club, Apple Valley MN

  7. I see why you liked this interview! It's definitely entertaining! :-D
    egilkinc @ juno . com

  8. Golly.. loving these interviews about Nancy Rue!!
    Roll Tide Roll!

  9. I would love to win this giveaway! I've wanted to read Nancy's books, but I haven't had the chance to yet!

    frequentreader19 (at) gmail (dot) com

    My blog: Christian Bookshelf Reviews

  10. Thanks so much, Christy -- and all of you! I love being in on this conversation. Um, so can I ask when I get to be on Sassy Girl's list of Favorite Authors? That is a great group! You all are.

    Nancy Rue

  11. Oooo, a new to me author! Exciting :) I enjoyed the interview as well. Please enter me in the drawing!


  12. Sounds like an amazing read! Please enter me in the contest. Blessings!


  13. Thanks for the givewaay! Please enter me


  14. We're all about football at my house too, but focused on the SEC. My husband's UK and I'm UGA-Go Dawgs! Next week we'll head down to GA for the annual game. Hopefully I'll be the one to leave happy because it's at least an 8 hour ride.
    Thanks for sharing!

  15. Oh, count me in! Would love to read Nancy's book!


  16. Great interview Christy! Sounds like a great book to add to library. Would love to win a copy.
    Keep up the great writing Nancy!

  17. My son and I are just completing reading (re-reading to me as these are my 22-year-old daughter's books) Nancy's Williamsburg Years series. Loved it the first time and loving it now, too. I got Cassandra all of Nancy's books available at the time because I loved her writing. So nice to meet her in Philly a couple of years back in a course she co-taught with Angela Hunt!

  18. I really enjoyed the new questions. I have several of Nancy's books in our church library. She is a good author for young adults which is an area that is really opening up. I would enjoy adding this book to our church!

  19. I can identify with taking my own stuff while sitting in a waiting room. One time, I didn't think ahead and ended up looking at the magazines there. I actually was interested in one of the recipes and the receptionist offered to copy it for me so the magazine could stay whole and complete for others to see. Worked out great.
    Pam Williams
    cepjwms (at) wb4me (dot) com

  20. Hi Nancy, Enjoyed your interview and would love to read your new book. You are a new author to me. Thanks for stopping by to chat and share with us.
    Thanks for the opportunity to enter giveaway.

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

  21. I awarded your blog the 'Tell Me About Yourself' blog award!

  22. Always wanted a bike--Go Nancy! HB thinks they are took dangerous!

    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

  23. I just love the biker covers on Nancy's books. I've never read anything by her, so I'd love to enter this giveaway!

    Thanks for the chat girls!


  24. Thanks to, the winner is Dianne!

    Thanks to everyone who entered. :o)

  25. Wow! I won? I won? Seriously???

    Thank you, Nancy. Thank you Southern Sassy! I will really enjoy the book.

    (It's a biker book, right? I ride a bike myself. I'm so excited!)



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