Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Wednesday Wonders: QUICKSILVER TO GOLD

Author Lynn Lovegreen at Nome Beach, Alaska
Today's Wednesday Wonder features Quicksilver to Gold by Alaskan guest author, Lynn Lovegreen with a give-away offer at the end of the post.

Thieves took their claims…Now she wants to steal his heart. 
 Gold mining is in Jeannie Kelly’s blood. But it’s a dangerous time to be an honest miner in Nome, Alaska—claim jumpers have invaded the territory. Jeannie has set her sights on Clint Tilghman, the strong, quiet man next door to her family’s claim. Clint fights his feelings for the impulsive lady miner, fearing he’ll lose his independence. Jeannie tries to change her tomboyish ways to attract Clint and gain respect from others, but there’s a lot to learn amidst gunplay and bar fights. Jeannie must woo Clint and beat the claim jumpers before summer’s end.
Questions & Answers with Lynn about Quicksilver to Gold:
Why did you choose Quicksilver to Gold to be featured today?

Of course I have a soft spot in my heart for all my books. But out of all the Gold Rush books we’ve printed so far, Quicksilver to Gold is my favorite because of the historical events in the plot. I had so much fun recreating the claim jumping controversy of Nome, and working in historical details like Wyatt Earp’s Dexter Saloon.

So Wyatt Earp really went to Alaska?
Yes, he and his wife Josie went to several places in Alaska and owned part of the Dexter. 
Even without the O.K. Corral in their background, he and Josie were quite remarkable, so they became secondary characters in this novel.

Did you have to embellish to turn them into characters in your book?
I used the research that I did about them, but I had to make up their dialogue
and such. I kept the personalities and their relationship as close to reality as possible. 

Nome Alaska area hills
Do you enjoy research? 
Yes, very much. And I like going to the places I write about. The photos are from my trip to Nome, to give you a feel for the geography out there. 

What’s next on your list?
My last Gold Rush book, Gold Nuggets, will be released this summer. It is set in 1916 in the Kantishna and Denali country, and is about the creation of Denali National Park. Keep your eye out for more details on that book as we get closer! ;-)

 Author's Bio:
Lynn Lovegreen grew up in Alaska, and still lives there. She taught for twenty years before retiring to make more time for writing. She enjoys her friends and family, reading, and hitting targets with a cowboy action shooting club. Her young adult/new adult historical romances are set in the Alaska Gold Rush, a great time for drama, romance, and independent characters. See her website at You can also find her on Facebook and Pinterest.

Win Quicksilver to Gold today! Leave a comment (before April 30 Alaska time) on this blog in order to be entered in a drawing for an ebook copy of the novel! :-)

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