Tuesday, May 21, 2013

S. Dionne Moore ~ A Heartbeat Away

It's my pleasure to welcome S. Dionne Moore to Ink Dots this week. Born and raised in Manassas, Virginia, S. Dionne Moore moved to Greencastle, PA in 1993, then to Mercersburg in 2008. She enjoys life in the historically rich Cumberland Valley where traffic jams are a thing of the past and there are only two stoplights in the whole town. Her first book, Murder on the Ol' Bunions was published by Barbour in 2008. In 2009 she moved on to writing historical romances as an outlet for her passions for history. In 2010 her second cozy mystery, Polly Dent Loses Grip was a 2010 Carol Award Finalist. Her newest release, A Heartbeat Away, arrives in May 2013. 

A Heartbeat Away ~ When runaway slaves bring Union-loyal Beth Bumgarner a wounded Confederate soldier named Joe, she decides she must defy her pacifist parents and become a nurse. Taking comfort from her mother's mysterious goodbye gift of quilt blocks, she sews them together and discovers a hidden message in the pattern. WIll it spur forgiveness and healing? 


As a dabbler in quilting, I love the sound of this story. Here's some more about S. Dionne Moore. 

If I could go anywhere in the world tomorrow, it would be... Australia! Let's swap houses for a week or two. I've always wanted to see the Great Barrier Reef and the Outback--that's not a steak. What a great idea! Even better, you come here and I'll be your your guide. :)

One thing I enjoyed today is... Learning that my book was listed in the Happily Ever After column of USA Today. Sorry that wasn't Australia Today, but maybe if we talk about the book enough Down Under. . .?? Congratulations! Yes, let's make some noise and get your name known here, too. 

A secret pleasure of mine is... Reading a book, cover to cover, uninterrupted. That's not something I get to do often, but it is so much fun on the very rare occasion when it does happen. Oh, and Dark Chocolate. That too. 

A moment that changed my life is...The premature birth of my daughter almost 18 years ago. Talk about a world turned upside down and inside out! 

When I was a child I wanted to... Be an adult. Isn't that what every child wants? And now, as an adult, it sure would be nice to be a child again. LOL!

I probably shouldn’t tell you this, but... I have a problem with my back. There's a yellow streak down it. Which means I'm too chicken to tell you something I shouldn't.


Here's your chance to win a copy of A Heartbeat Away. Tell us what part of childhood you'd like to taste again. For me, it's reading in bed at night, knowing nothing of adult responsibilities and only the fictional world which held me captive. How about you? What do you miss?

Add your comment below and I'll announce the winner on Friday. 
Good luck and happy reading,