My Guest, Mr. Cornick!
Mr. DiPasqua: Do you have your dancing shoes on? My A MIDNIGHT DANCE Blog Party continues! Lila, the alpha male in me seriously loves being in total command of your blog. I may not relinquish it. (She’s so cute when she furrows her brow like that and vehemently shakes her head at me.)
Everyone, please help me give a warm welcome to today’s wonderful guest–fellow RH, Mr. Cornick!
Mr. Cornick: Thank you very much for inviting me to the A Midnight Dance Blog Party!
Mr. Cornick: I’m married to Nicola Cornick and she writes historical romance set in the Regency period.
Mr. Cornick: I used to work in business and now I work as a therapist. In my spare time I enjoy photography and natural history. And I have become accustomed to being addressed as “Mr Nicola” when I attend RWA conferences!
Mr. Cornick: We were at university together and first met at a party where I had taken another girl (sore point!). It was a pancake party and Nicola was the only person who could toss a pancake perfectly. That impressed me.
I knew she was THE ONE when at another party (that was university – all parties and no work!) everyone else went on to the movies and Nicola and I chose not to “go with the crowd” and sat up all night talking before watching the sun rise over London.
Mr. Cornick: I remember lots of calls! Early on there were several variations of “don’t call us, we’ll call you” before the Big One. Nicola never gave up on getting published and I admired her for that so I was very happy for her when it finally happened.
The event I most remember is seeing the book in the bookstore for the first time and being incredibly proud of what Nicola had achieved.
Mr. Cornick: a) and d) because I was Mr. May – albeit in January 1990!
Mr. Cornick: I think I probably aspired to be a) but ended up being d). Fortunately whatever I did was at least good enough to get another date.
Mr. Cornick: Well, being British I would have to add e) Cricket Ball! Cricket has been a lifelong passion of mine. C) doesn’t happen in the UK because we are all so British. A brisk handshake and a “how do you do” counts for an effusive greeting from fans and that is absolutely fine because we are all comfortable with that. I’ve been to a few of d) but would generally keep well away – dancing is not my strong suit!
Mr. Cornick: Uhm, tough question! I’ve been a romance husband a long, long time. My advice to new RHs – First KNOW EXACTLY when the deadline is and plan accordingly. Buy in extra wine to get the creative juices running and hoard food. Don’t speak, just do, and most important NEVER EVER ask “so dear, how’s it going”? Finally enjoy seeing your Romance Wife in the limelight. I’m incredibly proud of Nicola and love seeing her in the spotlight. …. Oh and buy lots of easy-carry luggage!
Mr. Cornick: As I am a therapist I assume a quizzical expression and a special therapist’s voice and ask: “Tell me why you feel the need to ask questions about sexual performance.” They usually back off pretty quickly after that.
Mr. Cornick: Definitely Prince the loyal, slightly dim but rather aristocratic family dog!
Mr. Cornick: Nicola is a professionally trained singer. In her youth she traveled the world as a member of a prize-winning choir.
Mr. Cornick: Nicola Cornick’s upcoming release is called Notorious, it’s on sale from 26th July and it features a heroine who breaks hearts for a living. My cover quote would be: “It’s great, she’s great, buy a copy now – the author’s husband.”
Mr. DiPasqua: Hey, that’s a great idea, Mr. Cornick! They SHOULD start asking husbands for cover quotes. How many of you out there agree? :) Folks, check out this great giveaway!
To win you must:
1. Ask a question or leave a meaningful comment below—We’re men. We can take it. So fire away! :) Remember: the more you comment, the greater your chances at winning the GRAND PRIZE.
2. You MUST be a follower/subscriber of Lila DiPasqua’s blog (through Google Friend Connect).
3. Must be at least 18 years of age.
4. Winner will be selected at random on SUNDAY.
Ways to increase your odds at winning are found at the very bottom of this blog.
Everyone, we’ll be taking a break from the A MIDNIGHT DANCE Blog Party tomorrow (Saturday) but I’ll be here Sunday to announce this week’s winners!! Make sure to join us Monday for another week filled with more entertaining RHs! And more GIVEAWAYS!
Now, let’s hear your comments or questions! :)