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Friday, August 15, 2014

Doctor Who vs. The Who (Guest Post by Traci Borum, Author of PAINTING THE MOON)

Today I'm very pleased to host fellow Red Adept Publishing author Traci Borum, who has recently released her debut women's fiction novel PAINTING THE MOON: A CHILTON CROSSE NOVEL!  Be sure to hang around until the end because our mutual publisher is generously hosting a giveaway for this blog tour.

Traci has agreed to settle once and for all the ultimate debate:

I understand you're quite the Anglophile so I'll pose the eternal question: Doctor Who or The Who?

TB:  Ha!  I love this question.  It’s a tough one, but I’d probably have to go with Doctor Who.  My Anglophilia (is that even a word?) (SK: yes) leans more heavily toward British TV than music.  I can blame PBS for that.  Yeah, I know how stuffy PBS sounds, but that’s where I started getting a taste for dry British humor, with shows like Monty Python, The Vicar of Dibley, and later on, Miranda.
But it’s actually the PBS dramas that influenced my novels the most: Monarch of the Glen, Ballykissangel, Lark Rise to Candleford.  They have these cozy, small-village settings, but with quirky characters and lots of potential for drama and humor and even some mystery.  

Looking back on it, I suppose all my PBS-watching could be considered research for my novels.  I picked up on the lingo without even realizing it (“redundant” instead of “getting fired”;  “gobsmacked” instead of “stunned”;  “chips” instead of “French fries”;  “Bob’s your uncle,” instead of… well, I’m still not completely sure about that one).  

It seems I’ve veered off topic from the Who vs. Who explanation by not even talking about Doctor Who at all!  So, I’ll sum up by saying that what I like most about the show is the revolving door of the Doctor’s casting, which keeps things interesting.  Just don’t ask me to decide which Doctor I prefer.  That’s a whole ‘nother blog entry… 

(SK:  No need for another blog entry, Traci.  We can clear that up right now.)

The only Doctor who counts

About the Author:


Traci Borum is a writing teacher and native Texan. She’s also an avid reader of women’s fiction, most especially Elin Hilderbrand and Rosamunde Pilcher novels. Since the age of 12, she’s written poetry, short stories, magazine articles, and novels.

Traci also adores all things British. She even owns a British dog (Corgi) and is completely addicted to Masterpiece Theater–must be all those dreamy accents! Aside from having big dreams of getting a book published, it’s the little things that make her the happiest: deep talks with friends, a strong cup of hot chocolate, a hearty game of fetch with her Corgi, and puffy white Texas clouds always reminding her to “look up, slow down, enjoy your life.”

You can follow her on Twitter, Facebook, or her blog.


When Noelle Cooke inherits a quaint English cottage and an art gallery from her famous Aunt Joy, she welcomes a departure from her San Diego routine. But the lure of the Cotswolds, combined with a locked cottage room and a revealing journal, entice her to stay and discover more, including a way to save the gallery from financial ruin. And that means remaining in England.

When her childhood sweetheart, Adam Spencer, begins work on a restoration project in Noelle’s village, their friendship blossoms. But as her feelings for Adam deepen, she struggles with memories of what might have been and yearns for a future once thought lost. Faced with a life-altering revelation Aunt Joy took to her grave and a wrenching choice regarding the man she loves, Noelle could lose far more than her heart.


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  1. Hey Steve!! Thanks for hosting me on your very cool blog today. I really enjoyed answering that question (and seeing your answers to mine -- ha!).


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