Author Interview and GIVEAWAY with Vannetta Chapman

11 Apr
I am so excited to share this interview, along with the opportunity to win a copy of Murder Simply Brewed I shared my thoughts of Murder Simply Brewed on Wednesday’s post


Welcome, Vannetta Chapman!


Murder Simply Brewed is set in an Amish Artisan Village.  What inspired this unique setting?

When I visited Middlebury for research, I stayed at the Essenhaus. It’s a lovely setting, and the “village” includes an inn, restaurant, bakery and several shops. The manager allowed me to interview him, and the rest — well, it went together easily.

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In Murder Simply Brewed, which character most interested you while you were writing?  Why?

I could relate to both Hannah and Amber. Hannah is young and impressionable and full of life and energy. She’s a sweet girl. She’s also very bright. So many experiences are ahead of her (falling in love, marrying, starting a family) and she’s eagerly anticipating them all. It’s a time of life that I think we can all look back on and remember fondly. Hannah is older, and while she’s very happy in her work her love life is non-existent. In fact, she doesn’t even have very many friends because she’s so busy. THAT too is something most of us can relate to. I loved putting these two women together.

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Did you encounter any surprises while you were writing Murder Simply Brewed?

Yes! One character, Preston, did NOT act like he was supposed to. I had envisioned him as this quasi dangerous, homeless man. He became one of my favorite characters.


Just for fun, please share 3 random facts we might not know about you.

  • I’m afraid of tall bridges (the kind you drive on that go way up high in the sky).
  • I have a new shelter dog named Phoebe. She’s a yellow lab and I adore her.
  • I live in a small town of 6,000.

What can we look forward to next in the Amish Village Mystery series? 

 Murder Tightly Knit  It is a fun, fun story and once again Hannah and Amber are called on to solve a mystery. This time, the federal government is involved. Oh my! But God’s grace is evident throughout as my characters learn that no problem or danger or incident is too big for God to use to his glory.

Thank you so much, Vannetta, for taking the time to answer these questions!

Thanks for having me! I’m happy to give away a copy of Murder Simply Brewed to one commenter with a U.S. address.  Since this book takes place in a coffee shop, how about we share our favorite summertime drink? 🙂


To enter, please leave a comment and answer Vannetta’s question, “What is your favorite summertime drink?”  Don’t forget to include your email address!


To earn additional entries, you may do the following:
◦ Let me know you follow my blog
◦ Sign up to follow my blog if you are not a follower
◦ Share this giveaway through Facebook, Twitter, your blog, or email

Be sure and leave a comment letting me know what you have done to earn additional entries.

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends Tuesday, April 15 at midnight CST.  The winner will be drawn and announced on April 16.  Good luck!!


26 Responses to “Author Interview and GIVEAWAY with Vannetta Chapman”

  1. Savurbks April 11, 2014 at 2:14 pm #

    I love coffe drinks mixed with lots of ice cream…actually any time of year!! This book looks so good taking place in a coffee shop coupled with a bit of mystery and Amish! (I am a follower)

  2. Jackie Tessnair April 11, 2014 at 2:38 pm #

    Lemonade….I love it in the summertime.I would love to win and read this book.All of Vannetta’s books are great.Thanks for the chance.Shating on facebook and

  3. Darlene McFalls April 11, 2014 at 4:23 pm #

    I love iced tea as my summertime drink. I would love to win this book. I love your books. I’m sharing on Facebook.

  4. Amyc April 11, 2014 at 4:25 pm #

    I follow your blog
    Campbellamyd at gmail dot com

  5. Amyc April 11, 2014 at 4:26 pm #

    Lovely post with Vannetta. My favorite summertime drink is sweet tea. As in add the tea too much sugar.
    Campbellamyd at gmail dot com

  6. Amyc April 11, 2014 at 4:28 pm #

    Shared on twitter
    Campbellamyd at gmail dot com

  7. angela chesnut April 11, 2014 at 4:44 pm #

    pink lemonade

  8. Melanie Backus April 11, 2014 at 5:33 pm #

    Great interview! Thank you, Britney and thank you, Vannetta. A great writer writes a great book! I am trying to get away from diet drinks and acquire a taste for unsweetened ice tea. So far half sweet and half unsweetened is the drink of choice.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

  9. Carolyn Jefferson April 11, 2014 at 9:44 pm #

    Neat review! I love Vannetta’s books.
    My summer time drink is iced tea.

  10. Carole April 12, 2014 at 1:05 pm #

    Vannetta is so much fun to interview, isn’t she? Good job, Britney. I always enjoy the random facts and share Vannetta’s “uneasiness” with high bridges. I’m so very eager to start this book when I get a couple of other review commitments behind me!

  11. Cheryl Baranski April 12, 2014 at 1:17 pm #

    Wonderful interview. Would so love to win Murder Simply Brewed. My favorite drink in the summer is a tall glass of sweet tea.

  12. Loretta Shumpert April 12, 2014 at 1:45 pm #

    As always, it’s iced tea. All day long 🙂
    First thing in the morning, last thing at night.

  13. thechocolatequeen April 12, 2014 at 1:47 pm #

    I like lemonade and it is better with strawberries in it.

  14. Rachel Lepree April 12, 2014 at 2:45 pm #

    Water is my favorite year-round drink!

  15. susanlulu2013 April 12, 2014 at 3:51 pm #

    My favorite summertime drink is a Coke Icee. Love them!!

  16. Jackie McNutt April 12, 2014 at 6:12 pm #

    My favorite summertime drink is sweet tea !
    I follow your blog
    Interesting review. Thank you

  17. Jackie McNutt April 12, 2014 at 6:14 pm #

    Sorry I forgot to enter e mail

  18. Carol Edwards April 12, 2014 at 7:33 pm #

    I enjoyed the interview and like unsweet tea. I followed, tweeted, and shared. centraleast2 at gmail dot com

  19. B. Adams April 12, 2014 at 9:52 pm #

    Thank you all for stopping by, commenting, and sharing this giveaway! It’s fun to see all of the different summertime drinks listed! 🙂 Good luck to you all!!

  20. D. J. Blackmore April 13, 2014 at 1:07 am #

    Love a good herbal, and I’d be honoured to win a copy of Vanetta’s new book.
    D. J. Blackmore

  21. Alexa Verde April 13, 2014 at 5:02 pm #

    Great interview! Iced tea.

  22. Lisa April 14, 2014 at 2:36 pm #

    If it’s the South and it’s summer, it’s got to be iced tea, right? I hope I’m the luck winner! 😉
    elsie_lisa at yahoo dot com

  23. Juanita Cook April 14, 2014 at 11:08 pm #

    Raspberry flavored water. Thanks for chance at winning.

  24. Juanita Cook April 14, 2014 at 11:09 pm #

    Shared on facebook

  25. gmfuhlman April 15, 2014 at 2:23 pm #

    I enjoy this interview, because it gives you some insight into how you get into the character head. I just love to hear about the research that goes into writing a book. Ice tea –

  26. Dana M Spille April 16, 2014 at 12:09 pm #

    Ice Tea or a Diet Coke are my favorite drinks 4 summer . Would LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE to win Please .Thank you .Blessings

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