Author, Spotlight

The Indebted Earl with Erica Vetsch q&a

Hello, reader friends! Author friend Erica Vetsch is joining us for a quick q&a as part of a JustRead Publicity Tours blog tour and giveaway celebrating The Indebted Earl!

about the author

Erica Vetsch

Best-selling, award-winning author Erica Vetsch loves Jesus, history, romance, and sports. When she’s not writing fiction, she’s planning her next trip to a history museum and cheering on her Kansas Jayhawks and New Zealand All Blacks.

You can connect with Erica at her website where you can read about her books and sign up for her newsletter, and you can find her on Facebook where she spends way too much time!

Erica is also one of the lovely hostesses of the Inspirational Regency Romance Readers Facebook group! Join us there!



What is your favorite activity or hobby not related to books?

E: Watching sports! I am a diehard sports fan! The Kansas Jayhawks Men’s Basketball program, the Kansas City Chiefs, the Chicago Cubs, and the New Zealand All Blacks Rugby team are my faves.

B: I cannot relate but I am duly impressed.

Do you have a favorite bookish habit?

E: I cannot…will not…write in a book. No margin notes, no highlighters, no underlining! That’s why God made post-its. I flag places in my research books, but I cannot write in a book. Perhaps it’s the former librarian in me, but I cannot do it! I also cannot turn book pages down at the corners or leave a book open face down to mark my place. I’ve used some odd bookmarks before, receipts, ticket stubs, tags off new clothes, even a square of toilet paper, but not dog-earing the pages.

B: Preach!

What book(s) are you reading right now?

E: I’m currently reading Lady Maybe by Julie Klassen and Wheel of Darkness by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. Very different tastes there. Regency Romance and Crime Thriller.

B: Oooo, I think I’m overdue for a Julie Klassen read! (Your other title just sounds scary, I’ll leave that one to you!)

What is your reading style?

E: For fiction, I mostly read on my kindle or listen to audiobooks on my phone. But for research books, I like print so I can flag and flip back and refer to something again.

B: Wise methods, my friend!

What’s your writing style?

E: I am a plotter! I typically use post-it notes to write out possible scenes and then arrange them on a board or big table. When I have what I think is a coherent story, I usually tell it out loud to my daughter, who asks all kinds of logical questions (why did they do that? How are you going to get them from here to there?) and I sort out and plug the holes. Then I tell it to her again, and after she’s satisfied, I write out a synopsis based on my post-it notes.

My current story, a Regency Mystery, took about six hours of hard plotting and wound up with a synopsis that’s seven pages long. From the synopsis, I can create scenes and chapters to tell the story.

B: Mother-daughter bonding, I love that! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit with us, Erica! I adore this series so much and can’t wait to read what you come up with next!


about the book

The Indebted Earl by Erica Vetsch (Serendipity & Secrets book 3)

The Indebted Earl by Erica Vetsch

Publisher: Kregel Publications
Release Date: March 23, 2021
Genre: Christian Regency Romance

Can Captain Wyvern keep his new marriage of convenience all business–or will it turn into something more?

Captain Charles Wyvern owes a great debt to the man who saved his life–especially since Major Richardson lost his own life in the process. The best way to honor that hero’s dying wish is for Wyvern to escort the man’s grieving fiance and mother safely to a new cottage home by the sea. But along the way, he learns of another obligation that has fallen on his shoulders: his uncle has died and the captain is now the Earl of Rothwell.

When he and the ladies arrive at his new manor house in Devon, they discover an estate in need of a leader and a gaggle of girls, all wards of the former earl. War the new earl knows; young ladies and properties he does not. Still wishing to provide for the bereaved Lady Sophia Haverly, Charles proposes a marriage of convenience.

Sophie is surprised to find she isn’t opposed to the idea. It will help her care for her betrothed’s elderly mother, and she’s already fallen in love with the wayward girls on the Rothwell estate. This alliance is a chance to repay the captain who has done so much for her care, as well as divert her attention from her grief. When Wyvern returns to his sea commission, she’ll stay behind to oversee his property and wards.

It sounds so simple. Until the stalwart captain is arrested on suspicion of smuggling, and Sophie realizes how much he’s come to mean to her. Now she’ll have to learn to fight, not only for his freedom but also for his love.

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tour giveaway

(1) winner will receive a print copy of The Lost Lieutenant, The Gentleman Spy, & The Indebted Earl and a $10 Amazon gift card!

The Indebted Earl JustRead Giveaway

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight April 19, 2021 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on April 26, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.

enter giveaway here

Serendipity and Secrets

The Lost Lieutenant by Erica Vetsch The Gentleman Spy by Erica Vetsch The Indebted Earl by Erica Vetsch Joy to the World Miller, Barratt, Vetsch


tour schedule
The Indebted Earl JustRead Blog Tour

Follow along at the link above to learn more about The Indebted Earl by Erica Vetsch and earn more giveaway entries!

13 thoughts on “The Indebted Earl with Erica Vetsch q&a”

  1. Wonderful to hear from your Erica. I agree with you about marking in books and not turning down pages. I too have used a lot of things for markers. The only thing I do differently is : I do mark in my Bible. I have had it since I got married, 37 yrs ago. It has a lot of history in it. I love to mark what the Holy Spirit leads me to when I learn and grow. I can go back and pull things out.


  2. Hi, Lori! I keep a journal with my Bible so I can write in that. There are a couple of women in my church whose Bibles are annotated so beautifully, like a diary of their spiritual growth. It’s so encouraging to me…but I still can’t write in my Bible. 🙂


  3. Thank you for the Q&A with Erica Vetsch and for being part of the book tour for “The Indebted Earl”.

    Can’t wait for the opportunity to read this book on my TBR list. Gorgeous cover!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net


  4. I love Regency, so Erica Vetsch is a natural choice for me. Plus, who doesn’t love a gorgeous cover like that? Thank you for the Q&A.


  5. I enjoy Erica’s western books but this Regency series is every bit as good. I’m looking forward to reading The Indebted Earl.


  6. The author interview was fun. I try to keep a bookmark in whatever book I’m reading. I have a small collection so I am never without one. No “dog ears” in books! The Indebted Earl sounds fantastic and definitely is on my wishlist.


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