Kris: I'm giving away a keychain from the cathedral ruins (which are in the book) in Hamar, Norway, plus a "Norway is the new Scotland" coffee mug.
Lynette: Ruins? Is your book contemporary or set in another time?
Kris: It is set in southern Norway in 1720.
Lynette: And this is only the first release in a series?
Kris: Yes. All of my heroes are Hansens, part of the fictional dynasty from Arendal, Norway. When I was thinking of intense heroes, I realized that Brander Hansen was deaf - and the story grew from there.
Lynette: I know you have a celebration going on over at your blog, also. And a comment there enters the reader in a contest for your keychain. What is that address?
I know your hero is deaf. I am excited to read about your main character. And I know you have a book trailer in American Sign Language.
Kris: My silent trailer is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzBMPPVdZq8
And for the signing impaired: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mjj986aaTR8
I have a lot to say about writing a deaf man in the 18th century!