Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Hangin' Out with Kelly Irvin!

I am so happy to bring you another great Amish author this week--Kelly Irvin.  Kelly is no stranger to writing books, but she recently stepped into the realm of Amish fiction with her latest novel, To Love and To Cherish.  I hope you all will love getting to know Kelly a little better today!  :o)


Not including writing, what was your first job?

High School cafeteria snack bar

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

Sleepless in Seattle followed by You've Got Mail.

Me, too,, too.  One of the best on-screen movie couples.  :o)

If you could have any one superpower, what would it be?

I'd like to fly--so I can escape rush hour traffic!

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

Currently I'm obsessed with tater tots.

Oh, you make me want to eat a whole basket full of 'em right now!  Mmmm...good!

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

Reader's Digest

Have you ever met anyone famous?

Jazz musicians belonging to the group Spyro Gyra

What did you do growing up that got you into trouble?

I once drank a bottle of Aunt Jemima maple syrup when my mom wasn't looking. I also drank from a bleach bottle. I don't know if that was a trend, or what.

Oh my...a bleach bottle?  I can't imagine how sick that must've made you!  (Makes my tummy hurt just thinking about it!)  You and my hubby have something (sorta) in common with this bottle trend....he had a problem as a child drinking soy sauce straight from the bottle.  He loves the stuff!  Thank heavens he shows a *little* bit more moderation now.  :o)

You're next in line to audition for American Idol. What song do you sing for the judges?

"I Can Only Imagine"


Kelly, thank you so much for being my guest today!  I always love to meet new Amish fiction authors.  :o)

Folks, if you'd like to connect with Kelly online, visit her website or find her on Facebook.

And as always, it gives me great pleasure to let you know that we have a book to give away today, too!!  If you'd like the opportunity to win a copy of Kelly's newest book, To Love and To Cherish, simply fill out all the fields in the form below no later than Tuesday, 4/3, 11:59pm.  A winner will be chosen through third-party site,  Odds of winning are based upon number of entries, and contest eligible for US addresses only.  I am not responsible for lost or damaged prizes.

**Many thanks to Jeane with Wynn-Wynn Media for all her help coordinating today's interview.


  1. Thanks for the glimpse into the life of author Kelly Irvin. I think she must have been destined to write after drinking syrup and bleach, lol. I am smiling at the humor I can sense in her answers. The new book sounds great. I need to start making a list of all of these books that you feature! I'll be shopping for this one. -Susan F. :)

    1. You're welcome, Susan! It's nearly impossible to keep up with ALL the books available nowadays. I remember when I first started reading CF that there weren't too many authors to keep up with. Now...there NUMEROUS!! I'll never get around to all of 'em, although it won't be for lack of trying. :o)

    2. Oops...typo! "They're" numerous. :o)

  2. great author. great stories.
    i'm delited there's a chance to win ! TY!

    1. You're welcome! Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoyed getting to know Kelly a little better. :o)

  3. I've never read any books by this author. I'm a big CF fan too.


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