Friday, January 11, 2013

Introducing ... Andrea Grigg

~ Author Spotlight ~ 

Let me introduce you to a very lovely in real life friend and author... 

Andrea Grigg grew up in Auckland, New Zealand, but has lived most of her life in Australia. She lives with her husband on Queensland's Gold Coast, where they have raised their three adult children – two daughters and a son. If she isn't teaching ten-year-olds, being a domestic executive or socialising, Andrea can be found in her cave, writing stories.

I asked Andrea to play that little game I like to call 


I actually interrupted her holiday to ask... oops... But none the less... she has agreed to play ... I always get excited when people like to play games with me ... well, some games.. So... these are her ...

Favourite foods - ice cream, anything with custard (can you tell I'm a sweet tooth?)
Favourite colours - blue (particularly duck egg blue)
Favourite authors  - They change all the time, but for now:  Kate Morton (S.E Qld girl!) Francine Rivers
Favourite pastimes - writing, reading, music, catching up with friends
Favourite places - I love having a holiday, but nothing beats coming home

I love Kate Morton too, I'm reading The Secret Keeper at the moment... she's an amazing story teller

Thank you for playing Five Favourites. I hope everyone knows a little more about you now.

Andrea's debut novel  A Simple Mistake was one of my favourite reads last year. Here's the blurb... 

When Nick and Lainey meet again after 10 years so much has changed. Nick is now a famous celebrity and Lainey is the girl he left behind. As a member of a highly successful band and with an emerging acting career Nick can have any girl he wants. Now he wants Lainey back.
They had been so close when growing up, but after Nick left to seek fame and fortune, Lainey had never heard from him again. Now she has moved on from what she felt for Nick as a teenager. Or has she?
After discovering what kept them apart for so long, they tentatively rekindle their past romance. The feelings are just as strong as before but can Lainey accept Nick's lack of faith? And can their new relationship survive Lainey's secret?

Genre: Contemporary Fiction

You can read my review HERE and click below to bet your hands on your own copy


  1. A simple mistake sounds like a great read.
    Hmm, now I'm craving a nice cold bowl of icecream...

  2. Ooh that sounds like an awesome read. I love Kate Morton too.

  3. This sounds great! I love Francine Rivers, too. These Five Favorites are so much fun~

  4. Andrea's book sounds great. Her take on your Five Favorites was fun, too :)

  5. I think Andrea might be a kindred spirit. I love Francine Rivers too. God bless as you continue with your holiday, Andrea. :)

  6. I’m visiting from Julia’s blog, and I am now your newest follower. Please join me at the Disconnected Traveler (

  7. Sounds like a great story!! And there really is no place like home :)

  8. I was lucky enough to get a copy from Andrea last year, and I have to agree with you - it was one of the best books I read last year as well!

  9. Hello Andrea, It's great to meet you. A Simple Mistake sounds like a really wonderful read. I really love friends to lovers story, I'll be checking this one out.

  10. A Simple Mistake sounds like something I would enjoy. And I do like five favorites, you find out so much about people.

  11. Duck egg blue? Off to look it up...

    Sounds like a sweet story. Good luck, Andrea!

  12. Nice to meet you, Andrea! "A Simple Mistake" sounds like a great story. I'm not an Aussie, but I'll definately pass news of your giveaway to Helen and Jess at "Book Review Sisters". Bless you!

  13. Hi Andrea,
    I finally found a link to your blog after you so kindly visited my blog and left a New Year greeting. Thank you for your greeting and a belated Happy New Year to you, too.

  14. Mm, ice cream! Congrats, Andrea! Love the cover for A Simple Mistake. :)

  15. It's a pleasure to met Andrea. The cover is great and the story sounds awesome, too.

  16. I'm a big ice cream lover too! My sweet tooth is my weakness. Great cover!

  17. I love ice cream, too - vanilla. The book sounds fun.

  18. Wish I lived in Australia, sounds like such a good book. I think my mom would like it too. :)

    Thanks for playing the game though. It's simple, but fun. I'm quite a sweet tooth too!


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