Welcome to the blog tour of Loveweaver by Tracy Ann Miller, hosted by Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours. I read Loveweaver last year and it’s still one of my favorite historical romances. Today I have an interview with the author. If you want to read my review of the book click here.
Interview with Tracy Ann Miller
1. Hi Tracy! I’m so glad I get to interview you for this tour. You know I loved Loveweaver but for those who are not familiar with your book yet, could you tell a little bit about it?
Hi Stephanie! I’m thrilled to have this interview with you! When researching the Viking era for my first book, The Maiden Seer, I discovered that women of the time used to sing blessings and prayers as they wove at their looms. Their weavings would then be imbued with those messages. This seemed the perfect skill for my heroine, Llyrica, to have, especially since she uses it to influence the hero, Slayde. She weaves a love spell into the decorative braid that adorns his tunic. Fate then seems to conspire to keep them together even as they’re at cross-purposes.
2. What three books would you recommend to any reader?
My writing is highly influenced by Juliana Garnett, so my number one would be The Baron. But, as for non-romance, I’ve recently read Song of Way: story of Troy, and State of Wonder and loved them both. In addition – all of the last six Phillipa Gregory books!
3. Which character from Loveweaver have you enjoyed writing the most?
As female writers our heroine should be our favorite to write. But in Loveweaver I enjoyed writing my hero the most. Slayde is so conflicted with living up to who he is supposed to be, a macho male (which he totally is!) and the gentler side of himself that he is literally split in two emotionally. Only when he sleeps and awakens as the sleepwalker can he express what he can’t by day. The concept of him wooing Llyrica while he’s sleepwalking really intrigued me.
4. If you could travel back in time would you travel to the era of the vikings or somewhere different, if so where?
I can’t think of a time in the past when I would want to have lived. Even “simpler times” had their problems.
5. What’s next for you? Are you working on a new book? I’m dying to know. 😉
I’m working on a science fiction. My heroine is involved with two men on opposite sides of the law as they all deal with illegal imports from other planets. The fact that my heroine is an illegal import herself, and hiding it, makes things very messy.
6. If you could jump into any book and live in it. Which book would it be?
I’m currently readying The Unsettlers: In Search of the Good Life in Today’s America. There’s one couple in this book who live completely off the grid and I’d love to see what that’s like. For a month. 🙂
7. Is there anything else you’d like to add?
This is embarrassing, but I created 4 covers for Loveweaver. The current cover is here to stay!