Friday, August 26, 2011
Welcome Jillian Chantel & The Saints to the Football Blog Tour Stop
STEPH: Who's your favorite football team? How long have you been a fan?
JILLIAN: I’m a fan of the New Orleans Saints- The Who Dat Nation. I live only two and a half hours away from the city of New Orleans and it is a place I’ve loved to visit since I was a teenager. I am really more into college football and professional soccer and hockey than American football, but I do love me some Saints Come Marching In. I’ve been following them since I was in my teens.
STEPH: Who's your favorite player "playing" right now? Why?
JILLIAN: Drew Brees is the quarterback. I think it’s awesome that he and his wife have set up a foundation called the Brees Dream Foundation. They have already raised over $7,000,000.00 to go back into the local community. I think that is spectacular and a great way for him to use his celebrity. I have great admiration for him,
STEPH: Who's your favorite all time Saints player?
JILLIAN: Archie Manning was the quarterback when I got interested in them, so I guess I’d have to pick him although there have been many more great players on the team. And they all look amazing in those pants they wear, right?
STEPH: Who's the Saint's "evil" nemesis?
JILLIAN: Probably Tampa Bay Bucs. That’s kind of amusing to me since they are from my state but I actually live closer to New Orleans and Atlanta so I’d pick them over Tampa to root for. I like what I call “local” teams.
STEPH: Ever been to a football game? What's it like?
JILLIAN: I’ve not been to a pro game. Almost went once but got sick. Had tickets and everything. I’ve been to many college ones and if they are televised, it seems like more time is spent on commercial breaks than playing. I imagine it’s the same with a pro team.
Steph's boys wearing their Saints Jerseys
STEPH: Do you own a jersey?
JILLIAN: Nope. Not for the Saints. I do have a couple of hockey sweaters (jersey, in hockey-speak). I’m not much of a t-shirt or casual shirt wearer.
STEPH: What's your favorite food to eat during the game?
JILLIA: A special recipe I make in the crock pot called super bowl dip which has hamburger, tabasco, Mexican Velveeta, cheddar, old English cheese, and Rotel tomatoes. Served with tostada chips, of course. It’s hearty enough to be supper.
Jillian Chantal is the nom de plume of a lawyer moonlighting as a writer of romantic fiction. Most often she can be found either at her keyboard banging out words, working on a legal issue or just surfing the web and calling it research. Her other guilty pleasure is her one-sided love affair with the actor Alan Rickman. She owns all his movies and would probably give away her cat for a chance to meet him. She’d keep her children, though. It would be a sacrifice, but she would be brave.
Her latest release is Redemption for the Devil available at Desert Breeze Publishing.
Blurb:December, 1920: Mary Margaret Kincade, known as Peg, a devout Catholic, is the only child of an Irish adventurer presumed dead in an Arctic expedition gone awry. When her odious cousin comes to take over the family business and presumes to force Peg into marriage, she decides to make a new life in America by working her way across the ocean on a cruise liner.
Liam Cormac, a Protestant member of the Irish Republican Army, fighting for freedom from English rule, signs on to the same ship with the intention of blowing it up in the middle of the ocean.
Liam and Peg encounter each other in the first class passenger lounge and the attraction is mutual. When Peg is taken hostage by Liam’s partner, Liam has to make a decision about where his loyalties lie- with his country and his mission or with an Irish Catholic lass.
You can find Jillian on the web here: www.jillianchantal.com