Monday, June 23, 2014

Tennessee Valley Author Event: Spotlight, Interview and Giveaway: Lena Nicole

With the Tennessee Valley Author Event looming only days away, I'm spotlighting some of the authors from the event! For those of you who can come to the event this is a great way to get to know a little bit about each of the attending authors ... and for those of you too far away to come, this is a chance to discover new authors and new books that just might be right up your alley! And so, without further ado:

Brandi Kennedy: Lena Nicole, welcome to my blog!

Lena Nicole: Thank you for having us. We appreciate you taking the time to chat with us.

Brandi Kennedy: Why don't you tell my readers a little bit about yourselves?

Lena Nicole: Our names are Jaime Nicole and Rachael Lena and we write under the name Lena Nicole. We are best friends who write books together. We are both stay moms and our husbands are in the Army. Our bio says:

"Jaime Nicole Whitley is an Army wife and stay at home mom to her wonderful son Aiden and daughter Peyton who has a passion for music, reading, NASCAR and football season. She grew up in New Jersey and lived in Las Vegas for a couple years working as a medical assistant before meeting her husband. While following his career, she ended up in North Carolina. Jaime has one rambunctious son, another on the way, as well as a furbaby who is a mixed lab. When she met Lena, she was so excited to share the same passion for books with her and jumped at the chance to work with her to write her own novel.

Rachael Lena Duncan is an Army wife to her amazing husband, Steven, and mother to their beautiful daughters, Natalie and Zoe. She grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and went off to graduate from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor's degree in political science. She once had dreams of being in politics and working behind the scenes as a political advisor. After working on Capitol Hill for a short time, she realized that wasn't for her. She always enjoyed writing and wanted to find a way to use that while moving from state to state with her husband's career. Fortunately, she met Nicole and was able to embark on this amazing journey with her."

Brandi Kennedy: That's really cool, how you ladies are able to write together like that! So, will TNVAE be your first signing event, or are you more seasoned pro's at this point?

Jaime Nicole: For me, this will be my second signing. And although I made it through my first one, I'm still a little nervous about there. I'm not quite sure what to expect with such a big venue, but I'm excited about it and can't wait to meet everyone attending.

Rachael Lena: For me, this will be my first signing. I'm both nervous and excited for this event. This is going to be a huge event and I'm excited to be a part of it. I'm excited to meet our readers who play a huge part in what we do.

Brandi Kennedy: How many titles do you expect to have available by the time of the event?

Lena Nicole: Two.

Brandi Kennedy: That's great! And will you be bringing both of your titles to the event?

Lena Nicole: Yes.

Brandi Kennedy: In the meantime, is there a way for fans to contact you, if they wish to order signed copies of books you won't be bringing with you? Or if they won't be able to attend the event but would like to order books anyway?

Lena Nicole: Yes, they can email us at AuthorLenaNicole@hotmail.com

Brandi Kennedy: That's great! What other forms of social media can readers use to follow you and your writing?

Lena Nicole: We're on Twitter, we have a blog, or you can friend us on our Facebook profile. Or like our Facebook fan page.

Brandi Kennedy: Well, I'm really looking forward to meeting you at the Tennessee Valley Author Event, ladies. Thanks so much for taking the time to answer my questions today.

Lena Nicole: Thank you for having us. We are really excited to get out there and meet all our readers as well as the bloggers and talented authors that are attending this event as well.

Alright, readers, there you have it!
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