Oct 25, 2015

Bookouture Christmas: Interview With Mandy Baggot & Giveaway


About Mandy Baggot

Mandy Baggot is an award-winning author of romantic women’s fiction and a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association. A contributor to writing blogs and short story anthologies, she is also a regular speaker at literary festivals, events and women’s networking groups.

Mandy loves mashed potato, white wine, country music, Corfu and handbags. She has appeared on ITV1’s Who Dares Sings and auditioned for The X-Factor and lives in Wiltshire, UK with her husband, two children and cats Kravitz and Springsteen.


Interview

What's your favorite Christmas memory?

 My favourite Christmas memory is to do with a tradition that happens every year in the House of Baggot. Every single Christmas Eve my husband (Mr Big) heads off to the Chinese takeaway in the village we used to live in (about 5 miles away) and brings back a feast (chicken curry, egg friend rice, chicken balls, curry sauce and chips) and we sit on the sofa in our pyjamas and watch Die Hard on DVD. I don't know why or how this tradition started but it did and it's happening again this year and every year. We tell people we can't go out on Christmas Eve because we have to stay in, eat Chinese and watch Die Hard.

What's your favorite Christmas song?

My favourite Christmas song is Stop The Cavalry by Jona Lewie. I think it's my favourite because it's got that Christmas background sound but is the least cliched Christmas tune of them all. It's about war and missing home! I'm strange I know!

What are your 3 favorite Christmas books?

3) Eeek! I'm not sure! I don't tend to read many Christmas books! I'm too busy writing letters to Santa and preparing for the big day. Think, Mandy, think! Ah! I did read a great one last year. Jenny Hale's A Christmas to Remember. I have to admit I'm more a summer read person.

What's the best Christmas gift you ever received?

I got a trinity ring from Mr Big. It's white gold and it has three stones - two diamonds and a sapphire - and they represent our past, present and future. I never take it off.

What does your ultimate Christmas look like?

My ultimate Christmas would involve all my family and friends together and one massive party. Lots of lovely food and drink, some Christmas music, the children playing happily, just everyone relaxing and having a good time. And obviously, when we're all too full and partied out to move there would be a re-run of a James Bond film!

Giveaway

One very lucky reader of my blog will receive a digital copy of One Wish in Manhattan together with a gorgeous cotton scarf made by Escherpe.


Good luck!

I will contact the winner via e-mail. If I don't get a reply within 60 hours the prize will go to someone else. All of my giveaways are international, you can find the official rules here.

59 comments:

  1. I love that it's a Christmas book. I'm ready for some Christmas spirit!

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  2. I'm so excited to snuggle in with a good book for winter and this one is even a Christmas book! Perfect!

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  3. The scarf is amazing and the book looks charming.

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  4. I would love to read this book!! The scarf looks great too!!

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  5. I can't get my head around the fact that Christmas is so close! The scarf looks lovely though!

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  6. Love everything!
    I like Christmas stories!

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  7. I love reading seasonal books at holiday time.

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  8. I love reading seasonal books at holiday time.

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  9. The scarf is lovely and I love books :)

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  10. I love Christmas books and this one looks fab xx

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  11. Thank you so much for having me on your site! I loved the questions! And Hayley would definitely love that scarf! Happy entering everyone!

    Mandy x

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  12. The book sounds great and the scarf is lovely.

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  13. I love the scarf :) Really stylish and colors are my fave combination of black and white :)

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  14. I love Christmas romance books and this book sounds great :)

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  15. The scarf looks lovely but I appreciate a good Christmas story too.

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  16. The scarf is very beautiful and the book seems interesting.

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  17. I like Mandy Baggot's books a lot!

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  18. The scarf is perfect for winter :)

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  19. I love the moo pattern on the scarf and the book looks perfect for the holidays. So Christmasy:)

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  20. I think this scarf is a perfect accessory

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  21. The book...because the author and I share the same name. :-)

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  22. Terrific book + gorgeous classic scarf

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  23. I totally need a scarf for fall!

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  24. Once again, I would love to read the book - and the scarf is great for this season!

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  25. I like that this book sounds like a sweet and light read and this scarf is super beautiful too. Thank-you for this chance. :)

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  26. I love how cute the scarf is and I know a person that book would be a perfect gift for!

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  27. These two items would make a great Christmas gift for my best friend!

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  28. Black and white is the winning combo!

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  29. The book sounds great and I love the scarf.

    Megan @ reading away the days

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  30. The book looks perfect for reading in a hot bubble bath whilst the wind roars outside!

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  31. Would love to read something by Mandy - will look out for her books now too.

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  32. I love a good Christmas book and the scarf is lovely

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  33. Perfect book to read in the Christmas holidays

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  34. The book would be lovely to read this Christmas :)

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  35. I've never been in Manhattan so I would imagine being there while reading the book on the couch with the scarf around my neck

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