Today’s Ten Questions installment features Kathleen Grissom. Kathleen was born and raised in Saskatchewan and is now happily rooted in south-side Virginia, where she and her husband live in the plantation tavern they renovated. She is the author of two historical fiction novels, the New York Times Bestseller, The Kitchen House and the newly released, Glory Over Everything which we reviewed here.

Historical Fiction is not a go to genre for me. I think it says something about Grissom’s quality of writing that she was able to grab me with her words. Both The Kitchen House and Glory Over Everything are excellent. If you’re a fan of the genre you will not be disappointed. Even if you’re not a fan of the genre, give them a try anyway. I did and it’s not a decision I regret.

Now put your hands together and help me welcome Kathleen to Ten Questions! *applause*

Ten Questions vol. 2 #11 Kathleen Grissom

Bookish Devices: What is your favorite word?

Kathleen Grissom: YES!

BD: What is your least favorite word?

KG: No

BD: What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

KG: Music of any kind

BD: What turns you off?

KG: Noise from machinery

BD: What sound or noise do you love?

KG: I love the sound of laughter

BD: What sound or noise do you hate?

KG: Ambulance or police sirens

BD: If you could have drinks with any author or literary figure, whom would you invite?

KG: Beryl Markham, if she were still alive, but Joan Didion would be fascinating to meet as well.

BD: What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

KG: At this stage in my life I am quite satisfied to stick with writing

BD: What profession would you not like to do?

KG: I think that every job or profession has some reward

BD: What would you choose for your last meal?

KG: I would insist on Ina Garten cooking the meal, but the menu would be her choice


Kathleen, we’ve really enjoyed having you with us! Thank you! If you’d like to learn more about Kathleen Grissom and her novels, check out her website, Facebook, and Twitter.


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