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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Interview with Victoria Laurie + Giveaway

Real-life professional psychic Victoria Laurie draws from her career as a gifted clairvoyant and police psychic to create the character of Abigail Cooper. She lives in Arlington, MA with her two spoiled Dachshunds, Lilly and Toby. / website /


Q: What are some of your favorite ghost shows/movies?  
A: When I first started writing my Ghost Hunter Mysteries I was completely addicted to The Travel Channel's Most Haunted.  I looooved that show, and I'm so bummed it's no longer available.  It had all the elements you'd love in a good ghost show, spooky locations throughout Europe, a rather eccentric psychic medium, perpetually scared crew and loads of creepy stuff happening on screen.  The fact that everyone was also British just made it all the more delightful!

Sadly, that show either got cancelled or the Travel Channel doesn't show it anymore, and I just haven't found anything quite as good as a substitute.


Q: Looking back, do you think if you were to follow your 7th grade career aptitude test and became a government spy, would have been as a influential to your working in the physic world?
A: Ha!  Great question!  And my answer is, that I sincerely don't know.  I'm leaning toward the two having no relation whatsoever, however, I've always been able to read people, and spot any hidden agenda, which is what likely attributed to my scoring so well in that category.  I think, though, that if I had followed that career path, I would have looooved being a spy.  The intrigue, the danger, the adrenaline rush...who could pass that up?  :)


Q: It’s the wrong time of the year, but do you celebrate Halloween? If so, do you go all out with decorations and props?
A: Oh, I ADORE Halloween!  I haven't gone all out in years, it seems there is always something pulling at my schedule right around the end of October, but next year I plan to do something awesome like visit one of the local haunted fire stations here in Austin and hunt for spooks.  I've heard that at this particular station, the firefighters have heard bare feet running across the floorboards, and one or two firemen claim that some disembodied ghost climbed into bed with them and cuddled up!!!

Q: What the heck, Valentine's Day is going up, any good romantic movies/shows I should know about?
A: Hmmm....I wish I knew!!!  I haven't been to the movies in ages and ages!  I keep swearing I'm gong to get out and see The King's Speech, (Colin Firth you gorgeous man you!) but there's so much on the plate right now that he may have to wait a bit.  If you hear of any, though, please pass them on!

[edit to add: Mr. Darcy is that you? ;)]


Thanks to Penguin I have one (1) copy of the latest book in the Ghost Hunter Mystery Series, Ghouls Ghouls Ghouls, to give away! This is going to be an US mailing address only contest.

Leave a comment to enter and let me know any romantic movies/shows or anything Valentine's Day related!

Giveaway ends on the 6th of February. Oh and leave an email so I can contact the winner :)

36 comments:

  1. Hmm romantic movie... A walk to remember. Leap Year, P.s I love you

    vidishamun at gmail dot com

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  2. Lets see..Valentines day,Dear John,The Notebook,P.s. I love you,The Time Travelers Wife and my favorite 500 Days of Summer.

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  3. Love Actually. One of my all time favorites.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  4. Since I don't watch movies I really can't name a romantic one. But for 35 years my hubby has always given me some kind of flowers for Valentines Day some times deliverd by a florist sometimes one he has bought at the grocery but always flowers. Now that is romantic.

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  5. My favorite romantic movie is actually a Christmas movie...The Holiday with Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz:)
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    bangersis(at)msn(dot)com

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  6. Sleepless in Seattle will always be a favorite romantic movie of mine.

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  7. Sleepless in Seattle.

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  8. It's not a romantic movie, but Cinderella Man is a movie I quite enjoy watching. It really shows how love can survive anything.

    sylver_1982 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  9. Jerry Maguire is my favorite!
    jackieque@comcast.net

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  10. My favorite romantic movies are The Notebook and P.S. I Love You and Titanic.
    luckylady4163@yahoo.com

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  11. Romantic Movie: Notting Hill

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  12. My favorite romantic movie is Love Actually. I like to spend Valentine's Day at home and cook a special dinner then snuggle on the couch with my hubby and a good movie.

    luckycat1818(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. My favorite romantic movie is "Green Card". wgbc1446[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  14. Great romantic movie is Pride and Prejudice and if you watch the BBC ones, it's got the one and only Colin Firth :)

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  15. Well i'm not the biggest romanticist around but the only movie that ever made me feel like wanting a boyfriend was John Tucker Must Die (and maybe some Princess Disney Movies as well haha). It's funny and kinda cute at the same time.

    Doing something on Valenine's Day depends on if you have someone to spend it with. It doesn't matter what you do and just hang out as best friends, not lovers or else you wont have 100% fun that night.

    Angelcake848@yahoo.com

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  16. Valentines day is one of the two days a year that I like to pamper my wife by preparing a great dinner for just the two of us. The other day is out anniversary. I cook meals for use all year but those two days I make something extra special just for her.

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  17. I love the movie The Notebook.It is very romantic.Thanks for the giveaway:)
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  18. I like the movie Dream A Little Dream.
    Thanks!!

    cyclona66 at aol dot com

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  19. I love How to Lose a Guy in 10 days so funny and romantic. I also like 27dresses, Leap Year and When in Rome.

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  20. "Moulin Rouge" with Ewan McGregor is an enjoyable film!

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  21. We just watched "When in Rome" the other day and I found it sweet and quirky!
    trixie420247 at yahoo dot com

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  22. I love this series!
    My favorite romantic movie is A Walk on the Moon.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  23. My favorite romantic comedy is Two Weeks Notice

    jim.coyne2@verizon.net

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  24. I love The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

    annettekz2@yahoo.com

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  25. Love Story
    Diane Baum
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  26. I'm more a fan of romantic comedies and I just LOVED The Ugly Truth. It was sweet and yet so funny!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    thecozyreader @ gmail.com

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  27. One of my favorites is Raising Helen.
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  28. I prefer the older romantic movies, especially anything with Katherine Hepburn, and of course Casablanca.
    neztep at aol dot com

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  29. I love the notebook! kzebrowski@gmail.com

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  30. I like The Notebook and Lady & the Tramp for romantic movies.

    Jesskaufman at hotmail dot com

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  31. I loved the notebook and of course beauty and the beast. daisy65014@gmail.com

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  32. Casablanca...Bogie and Bacall is very romantic for Valentine's. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  33. i just watched return to me, very romantic
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  34. The first romantic movie that comes to mind is Serendipity, followed very closely by the entire Twilight saga. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  35. My favorite romantic movie is Serendipity

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