Monday, December 20, 2021

Dorothy Dreyer Interview - Christmas in Silverwood

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Dorothy Dreyer is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author. Born in Angeles City, Philippines to a Filipino mother and American Father, Dorothy grew up a military brat, living in Guam, Massachusetts, South Dakota, New Jersey, and New York. Dorothy is bilingual, speaks fluent English and German, and teaches English to children at a multilingual school in Frankfurt, Germany where she resides with her family and two Siberian huskies.

Past Awards: Solo medalist of the 2018 New Apple Award for Outstanding Young Adult Fantasy


Publisher ‏ : ‎ Rosewind Books (November 9, 2021)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 228 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1645480534
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1645480532


"Romance readers who enjoy Hallmark-style stories of unexpected love will relish the down-home feel and evolving tale of Holly and Nick." —Midwest Book Review

Greatest thing you learned in school.
The true value of loyal friendship.

Who or what has influenced your writing, and in what way?
I can remember the vivid feeling I would get from reading Maggie Stiefvater’s books. I strive to write stories that reach readers the same way and let them experience those feelings.

Why is storytelling so important for all of us?
Storytelling can convey messages, make people think, and serve as a sort of escape when the time calls for it.

Beyond your own work (of course), what is your all-time favorite book?
That’s a hard question, but I’ll try to narrow it down to one of my firsts. I’m labeling this as my favorite book only because of the way it hooked me. I’m pretty sure I lost a lot of sleep reading it. Michael Crichton’s Sphere.

What are some of your current and future projects that you can share with us?
I’m currently in the middle of a series that’s part of a shared-world conspiracy thriller project. It’s called Black Mariah, and it’s made up of a collection of authors writing events in the shared world from their characters’ points of view. Each episode in the series is a stand-alone story in the Black Mariah Shared World, a collaborative effort by authors from all across the globe whose characters react and respond to the same events, but in their own unique ways.

In your newest book; CHRISTMAS IN SILVERWOOD, can you tell my Book Nerd community a little about it.
It’s a sweet story about a down-on-her-luck artist trying to find herself, her inspiration, and closure after losing her father, and finding a whole lot more, including love and her Christmas Spirit.

What do you hope for readers to be thinking when they read your novel?
I want readers to get lost in the warm and fuzzy love story and feel that there’s hope, no matter how dire things may seem.

What part of Holly and Nick did you enjoy writing the most?
I loved writing their “meet cute.” Holly was so irritable and hot-tempered, Nick was so calm, and Cupid was downright silly and cute. The banter between them was a blast to write.

If you could introduce one of your characters to any character from another book, who would it be and why?
It would be funny if I could introduce Holly to Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter. Luna’s so full of positivity, it would definitely pull Holly out of her slump in no time.

  • 1) Holly is a Filipino American (like me). Yay for diversity!
  • 2) Nick’s motivation for running everything in town isn’t what it appears to be.
  • 3) The nine Alaskan Malamutes have names connected with Christmas.
  • 4) The Christmas tree decorating contest and the town’s enthusiasm to win it has a deeper meaning than one would think.
  • 5) The majority of Christmas in Silverwood was written in the summer, so I delved into Christmas movies to get into the festive mood.
  • 6) Holly’s father was a skilled carpenter and had something great to contribute to Silverwood.
  • 7) One of Holly’s goals once she gets to Silverwood is to patch up a broken friendship.
  • 8) Holly’s neighbor may be delusional about her baking skills.
  • 9) Silverwood is prone to winter storms.
  • 10) It’s impossible not to fall in love with the sense of community in Silverwood.
Where did you go on your first airplane ride?
I was eight months old, and my father—what was in the US Air Force—got transferred from the Philippines to Massachusetts.

Best date you’ve ever had?
This is a trick question, right? You know I have to name a date with my hubby, right? LOL.

For our first date, my husband took me out for dinner and a movie.

What event in your life would make a good movie?
It would be a comedy, for sure. When we were about twenty, my best friend Bonnie and I took her sister’s car on a night out without her permission. The trouble we went through to get her sister’s car back in time without her noticing was a night full of hysterical antics. We did get caught in the end, though.

What is your favorite restaurant in town and why?
There’s a really cool Korean BBQ restaurant called KOOGI, where you cook your own meat at the table. So fun!

What's the most memorable summer job you've ever had?
I used to work at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey for a few summers in my teens and early twenties. I started out as the “Balloon Girl,” where my job was patrolling the entire park holding like fifty helium balloons to sell.

From USA TODAY Bestselling Author Dorothy Dreyer, comes a beautiful story about the magic of Christmas, the strength of family and friends, and falling in love when you least expect it—all with the help of a team of Alaskan Malamutes. This gorgeous, feel-good Christmas treat is perfect for fans of Debbie Macomber, Jenny Hale, and Sheila Roberts.

Holly St. Ives is in a rut. Once a celebrated artist making waves in New York City, she finds herself uninspired and unmotivated. Her recent break-up is the last push she needs to spend Christmas alone in the small mountain cabin her father left her in his will—a family getaway she hasn’t visited in years.

After a near accident in Silverwood, she meets Nick Mason, whom she learns is responsible for everything in the small town running like clockwork—including the upcoming Christmas festival and the town’s entry in the state-wide tree decorating contest. Holly doesn’t have time for Nick’s beguiling charm or mouth-watering holiday cupcakes, but after meeting his father, she discovers there’s more to the town’s obsession with the contest than meets the eye.

Touched by the prospect that the whole town is willing to pitch in for a good cause, Holly feels her Christmas spirit making a comeback. As Nick and his team of Alaskan Malamutes work their way into her heart, Holly may just remember the meaning of the season after all.

You can purchase Christmas in Silverwood at the following Retailers:

And now, The Giveaways.
Thank you DOROTHY DREYER for making this giveaway possible.
1 Winner will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card
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