Friday, August 7, 2015

Interview & #Giveaway with Varina Denman - "Justified"

This is so fun!!! We were able to feature Varina Denman awhile back and now she has returned for more interview and a feature of her latest novel!

1. What inspired your latest story idea?

My latest novel, Justified, sort of came about by accident. After writing Jaded, I needed a
sequel, and Fawn Blaylock was my first choice as the new heroine. She had gotten herself
pregnant in Jaded (something I hadn’t planned), so she definitely had a story that needed to
be resolved. I enjoyed developing her character, and in Justified, she grows spiritually and
becomes a more likeable person. She’s my favorite main character so far.

2. What is your favorite characteristic about your story’s hero and heroine?

Fawn Blaylock is a spoiled rich girl who has lost her status and her reputation. Right from
the start, I felt sorry for her because she was so lost. My favorite characteristic of hers is the
way she never gave up. She may have been insecure, but she was determined to make a life
for herself and her baby.

JohnScott Pickett was one of my favorite characters from Jaded, and in Justified I fell in love
with him even more. He’s such a down-to-earth guy, and he sees the best in Fawn, even
when no one else does.

3. Please tell us about the spiritual theme of your story you hope every reader is challenged


Fawn hits extremely hard times, and she struggles with finances, family pressures, and
hometown gossip. There are scenes when she doubts herself and her plans, but finally she
is able to embrace hope in the knowledge that God is by her side … even when she doesn’t
feel His presence. I pray my readers can embrace the same hope as they read Fawn’s story.

4. Jaime & Anne are coffee addicts. Erica & Gabrielle are tea lovers. What about you? Coffee or

I’m more of an ice water person. I know … boring. But every now and then, I’ll have a glass
of green tea or an iced decaf latte.

5. Favorite historical movie? Or mini-series?

“Pride & Prejudice.” (The one with Colin Firth) That movie has so many PERFECT scenes.

6. While Jaime loves to take selfies, Erica and Gabrielle love museums, and Anne loves Pinterest and food pics. Share a food pic, a favorite family recipe, or link us to your latest pin on Pinterest.

Okay, this is ironic. My daughter’s birthday was yesterday, and her gifts included cupcake
decorating gear. So I’ve been helping her ice cupcakes in between interview questions.
Here’s a picture of the end result. Yummy!

7. Always wanted to be an author? Or surprised your path led you to publish?

Totally astonished! When I was young, I didn’t enjoy writing, and I viewed assignments as
drudgery. It may have been because most of my teachers assigned research papers instead
.of short stories, because once I tried creative writing, I started having a blast with it.

8. Favorite century to read? To write? To watch on TV or in a movie?

I’m not sure I have a favorite here. I enjoy both historical and contemporary, as long as they
are well-written or well-acted. I like historical better in movies, and contemporary better in
fiction, but if the story is good, either will hook me!

9. Favorite heroine of all time, and why?

Elizabeth Bennet … because she ends-up with Mr. Darcy. 

Meet up with Varina at:

Twitter: @varinadenman
Instagram: @varinadenman


Enter to win a copy of Varina Denman's "Justified"


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