Sunday, January 6, 2013


Welcome to Week 6 and the final stop in our winter blog hop, The Holly Jolly Blog Fest. Each week, from December 2 to January 6, six authors answer two holiday related questions.
This week, my guest blogger is the wonderful author Sharon Poppen! 

Hi, Sharon!

Gina, Thank you for hosting me in the first few days of 2013. As writers, it’s always good for our creative spirit and the chance to meet new potential readers, so it’s really exciting to be here on your website.

Now, a little about me. Usually, I write historical romance novels. My first three books focus on strong women in the old west. However, my latest novel ‘Regardless’ is a step in a new direction for me into the sci-fi/gay genre. It’s the story of two men in the future who, against all odds, find themselves in love. As with all my novels, it is very character driven. These characters have many good points, but they can also be very human. By human, I mean they often follow their hearts versus their minds. And, this sometimes brings them to do some naughty things, which make my books adult reading. They are not of the ’50 Shades ….’ naughty, just true to adult relationships.

As for our questions for this first week of 2013:

So now it is June 2013: what have you accomplished since Christmas 2012
The best thing is the publication of my latest novel ‘Regardless’. It took years to find a publisher that would take on a gay/sci-fi genre novel, so I’m really grateful to Regal Crest Enterprises, LLC for taking a chance on me. Also, I completed book six of my saga of the Farrell Family. Only the first book is in print, but book two will be out this spring. I’ve had more fan letters/calls this year than ever before so my readership seems to be growing. I’m frequently asked to speak before groups and my workshops on various aspects of writing always bring a good attendance here locally. So, all in all, 2012 has been a good year for my writing efforts.

What would you give Santa for Christmas other than cookies and milk?
Copies of all my books. Now that Christmas is over, he’ll have some time for some cocoa by the fireplace and perhaps if he reads my books, he’ll leave them as gifts for some of those editors at the big publishing houses or better still as gifts for Hollywood directors like Steven Spielberg and Ron Howard.

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Thanks so much for stopping by Gina’s blog. Please leave a comment on these questions or share with us how you would answer them. Your comment might just win you a $50 Amazon gift certificate when we draw one lucky winner at the end of our blog tour. And, I’d like for you to stop by my blog where you will meet Christine London, a romance author with a touch of British flavor to some of her novels.

Also, we invite you to visit the blogs of all the authors taking part in this Holly Jolly Christmas blog. And, leave a comment for another entry in our fifty-dollar gift certificate drawing!

Sharon, thank you so much for your wonderful post! I wish you mega-sales and worlds of success in your writings!

Be sure to visit me at Angie Dobson's blog this week: Angie Dobson –

Happy New Year to all!


  1. Wow, Sharon, I am so thrilled to host you this week - and to think of all the great things 2013 will bring. Please come back and let us know how it's going!

  2. 1) Finished more classes toward my Master of Theological Studies degree at Moody Theological Seminary + more business with my Thirty-One business!
    2) Nothing better than milk and cookies for Santa!

    1. Great idea, there's nothing better than milk and cookies! CONGRATULATIONS on completing more classes - keep going!! Good luck and Happy New Year!

  3. Oops - here's my email address:


  4. I accomplished losing 68 lbs and feel so much better. I am not a huge fan of Santa because I think he takes away from the real meaning of Christmas, but we all need a hug and so I would probably give that. Thanks for the opportunity at throwing my hat into the drawing. Blessings to you and thank you for the nice interview.


    1. HI Lori -- and CONGRATULATIONS on your accomplishment!! Luv the idea of huggin' Santa, that's very sweet. Nice to meet you and thanks for stopping by.

  5. Hope it isn't too late to leave a comment for the blog hop.


    1. Never too late, Joye! Thanks for stopping in and GOOD LUCK!! Happy New Year to you, my friend. :-)

  6. I'd give him a shot of whiskey to warm him up.


    1. Oh, I'm sure Santa would appreciate that! Thanks for your comment and Happy New Year!

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  8. A big thank you to all who stopped by. I loved reading your responses to the questions. Have a great 2013!!!