Thursday, October 5, 2017



Skye Sebring is a hospitality greeter inside the pearly gates of an unorthodox Heaven, where carefree and lusty angels get tipsy in the Live A Little Lounge, practice cloud art, and are guided by a brassy female deity who sounds and looks like Bette Midler. During the course of her duties, Skye meets lawyer Ryan Blaine, who has a brush with death due to a motorcycle accident.

It’s not Ryan’s time to die yet, so he returns back to Earth, but Skye can’t get him out of her mind. Why does Ryan seem so familiar to her and why does she feel an unexplainable attraction to him? She begins spying on Ryan’s life from her perch in heaven and even manages to follow him down to Earth. There she finds a world very different than Heaven, where drinking too much champagne results in hangovers, roses can prick fingers, and hearts are capable of being broken. All seems lost until she remembers that most of life's lessons can be learned from the lyrics of five Beatles songs and one of the Fab Four’s songs might actually help win her the love of a lifetime.

Divinely Yours is a celestial romantic comedy about a love that crosses all dimensions.


Things you love about writing:
I love that writing is a complete act of faith and that I’m creating something out of thin air. I love the way the muse parachutes down hints gradually so I can solve the all the puzzles that every novel poses.
Things you hate about writing:
Not crazy about the wrong turns. I keep an outtake file and it’s often longer than my novels.

Hardest thing about being a writer:
It’s so all-encompassing. When I’m writing a book I feel like I’ve joined some kind of cult that takes all my attention. All my energy is poured into and I have to remind myself that there is a life outside the book.
Easiest thing about being a writer:
You can do it anywhere. 

Things you love about where you live:
 I live in Georgia. Balmy winters, friendly folk, tree-lined streets, vegetables swimming in meat.
Things that make you want to move:
Humidity, heat, Southern stubbornness.

Words that describe you:
Passionate, humorous, driven, upbeat.
Words that describe you but you wish they didn’t:
Know-it-all attitude, occasional orneriness, sensitivity.

Favorite foods:

Anything Mediterranean. I adore hummus, Greek yogurt, olives etc.
Things that make you want to throw up: 
Liver and okra.

Favorite beverage:

Something that gives you a pickle face:

People you consider as heroes:

Mother Theresa, Gandhi, Dalia Lama, MLK 

People with a big L on their foreheads:
People who divide others.

Last best thing you ate:

Blue Apron meal of chicken and creamed eggplant.

Last thing you regret eating: 

A half bag of chips during the hurricane.

Things you’d walk a mile for:
A great insight for my latest novel. Walking informs my creativity.
Things that make you want to run screaming from the room:
Flying palmetto bugs.

Favorite places you’ve been:

Charleston, New York City, Austria, Savannah, Austria.

Places you never want to go to again: 

Paris. It’s a little uppity and can be a little dark.

Things that make you happy:

Quiet time, libraries, book stores, el fresco dining, baths.

Things that drive you crazy:
Traffic, home repairs.


Karin Gillespie is the author of seven novels and lives in Augusta, Georgia.

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