Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Long Weekend Blog Tour: Guest Post by Savita Kalhan + Giveaway

Let's welcome Savita Kalhan to the blog!  She is stopping by while on her current The Long Weekend blog tour which is hosted by Melissa by I Swim For Oceans.

Make sure to check out my review HERE.

Also, make sure to read to the bottom for directions on how to enter to win a Giveaway to win your own copy of The Long Weekend.

Hi Stacey! Thanks so much for inviting me here today. I’ve really been looking forward to it.
I know you enjoy reading about random facts about authors, so I thought I’d tell you and your readers lots of random things about me today!
I’ll start with colour and season. My favourite colour is green – any shade, but especially lime-green-in-your-face-luminous! If I could wear it all year round I would, but unfortunately it only looks good in summer.

That brings me onto my favourite season. A long time ago it used to be Autumn, a bit like Sam from my book The Long Weekend, but now, as autumn and spring have become wetter and winter has become colder, it’s definitely summer. I just love the long summer days and long evenings when it’s light until about 9.30 in the evening. I sit out on my deck, which has the most amazing view of the woods out back, with friends, food and wine and some music. It’s special. I’ll try and upload a picture of the view here. The winter view is bleak, the trees bare, the cold wind biting, and even the squirrels are shivering and chattering, “Bring on the summer!”
Autumn and Winter views from my back garden – beautiful in their own ways...      

My favourite things to do in my spare time
I think I had more spare time when I was an unpublished writer! So a lot has changed. On top of writing and reading and editing ongoing work, I’m also writing a monthly blog for An Awfully Big Blog Adventure, (http://awfullybigblogadventure.blogspot.com/2011/03/my-library-and-me-savita-kalhan.html).

I’m also going to be blogging with an exciting group of authors. We’re called The Edge, and we focus on edgy fiction, like mine, for teens and YA! Look out for The Edge – we’ll be up and running soon, so watch this space!
Plus my book The Long Weekend has been going on lots of exciting blog tours, like this one! So I’ve got my hands full.
But when I do have spare time, I go to the gym – that’s one of my top priorities because I spend a lot of time sitting in front of a computer. It really energises me and sets me up for the day. I used to do Ju Jitsu, but I tore my hamstring when I was doing my brown belt and sadly had to give it up. I make do with boxing though, which I love. It gets rid of all my tension and leaves me on a high all day.
I play lots of doubles tennis, which is brilliant because it combines a social activity with working out!
I like gardening, but I have to admit that I am a fair weather gardener! I hate gardening in the winter when it’s a real chore just being outside. Spring, summer and autumn are when you’ll find me out there growing tomatoes and chillies always, and occasionally dabbling in other fruit and veg if I’m feeling adventurous.
My favourite meat is chicken, my favourite fish is salmon, my favourite vegetable is truffle (does that count as a vegetable?), but obviously I don’t get truffles very often as they are so outrageously expensive, but so mouth-wateringly delicious! One of my favourite meals is sushi, which my son introduced me to three years ago. Now, I can happily eat sushi a few times a week!
My favourite place to read is on a sun lounger, preferably somewhere warm and tropical with a view over a turquoise sea. That might happen once a year, so I make do with the sofa the rest of the year! But I’ll leave you with a picture of my favourite times – going out on a boat off the island of Tenerife to see these wonderful dolphins!

I try to keep my website, www.savitakalhan.com up to date with all my news and events. So please have a look around, and say HI! on my message board. Let me what you think of The Long Weekend!
You can also find me tweeting on random things over on Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/savitakalhan
For the international GIVEAWAY competition, I’d like your followers to answer a question that you asked me! In the comments section tell us a random fact about you: like your favourite colour or season, or favourite drink or meal! I’m looking forward to reading your responses.

Thanks so much for inviting me here, Stacey! It’s been fun!


Thank You Savita for stopping by!   You heard her...

To Enter the International Giveaway for a copy of The Long Weekend Please Leave a comment telling us a random fact about you!
-What is your favorite Color - What is your favorite Season  -Munchies?  


  1. Great interview, I love reading random facts. The book sounds awesome!

    Random fact about me: My favorite season is fall (or autumn) because the weather isn't too hot or cold and the leaves are gorgeous. Plus Halloween and my birthday are in the fall!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Thank you for the post, I really enjoyed reading it. And of course, thank you for the giveaway, too :)

    So the random fact about me: I would like to be a geologist. I've been always interested in vulcans and my eyes were glued to the screen when there were videos about earth quakes in the news. And I can look at stones and little rocks for HOURS! My friends often call me crazy because of it, but I don't mind :)

    Thanks again,

  3. I absolutely love lobster ravioli. Yum!

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  4. Would love to win!

    random fact about me, I love watching old 90's tv shows! :)


  5. Great interview! And great book - I have heard so many good things about it, I really want to win this! Random facts, I think can change the way we see people - I love hearing them.

    Here's one of me: I love strawberry shortcake with cream cheese icing ... Mmmm (probably shouldn't have wrote this so close to breakfast ...)

    Thanks for the contest! :)

  6. Here is my random fact- I make a really good mint mocha hazelnut brownie.
    I would love to read the book.

  7. Blog Follower
    My favorite color is forest green, then my favorite season is Spring because it was the season when I was born and then I'm fond of drawing and watching movies with peers.

    Great Giveaway! Thanks!

    clarissa.bulatao at yahoo.com

  8. Would love to be entered in your draw.
    My favourite beverage would be coffee! Yep! I'm addicted!

  9. It's nice to know something about the author besides her book.

    I love green. Any kind of green will make me calm.
    I love ice cream and frozen yogurt.
    Chocolate cakes are also my favorite.

    aleetha.ally at gmail dot com

    It's All About Books

  10. Thank you for the giveaway!
    My favourite colour has always been purple. I think it's because of the Dairy Milk chocolate wrapper:)

  11. I love the color purple
    I have 3 pets, a cat, a turtle and a horse


  12. i love love love cinnamon rolls.


  13. I'm a magazine junkie. I subscribe to more than I can possibly read. Yet there's nothing like a shiny new one in the mail.


  14. Love learning random facts about people....here's mine...my favorite color is green! I love nature and nothing better than the forest after a rainfall..so vividly green!

    mk261274 at gmail dot com

  15. keep posting like this it’s really very good idea, you are awesome!


  16. Random fact hmmmm... I'm addicted to collecting sterling silver vintage jewellery, especially rings. I have almost 200.


  17. I love reading about random facts :) edysicecreamlover18ATgmailDOTcom My favorite munchie is any kind of chocolate icecream! Especially Ben and Jerry's Halfbaked =)


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