First of all, I love Jenny and I love her writing! Her new book Becoming Lady Lockwood is a fantastic read that will make you swoon, sigh and smile. You can find out more about Jenny and what she is up to on Jenny's Blog.
Now to the questions Jenny posed for me.
1. What are you working on?
The past few months have been crazy with writing, deadlines and family. My bestselling book Fair Catch was just released as an audiobook! The narrator Jenny Drake Ford did a fantastic job bringing the characters to life. Click on this link to get the audiobook of Fair Catch for Free with a 30 day free trial from Audible on Amazon. If you want a fantastic deal for three great books (Fair Catch is one of them) don’t miss out on this Triple Treat Romance-Just Kissed !
On October 1st I released the first book of my Georgia Moon series Under a Georgia Moon!
Here’s what one reader said about it:
“I loved the setting for the book, a charming small town in Georgia. Made me want to plan a trip down there and do my own photo shoot. I thought the plot was fun and the writing well done, was paced well and kept me wanting more. Throw in some swoony moments and I was hooked.” –Kathy (Bookworm Nation)
Currently, I am writing the 2nd book in the Georgia Moon series titled A Kiss in the Moonlight which is due to be released February 2015.
On October 20, 2014 my Christmas romance novella An Unexpected Kiss will be released! It is part of the Christmas in Snow Valley anthology due to be released November 3, 2014.
2. How does your work differ from others in the same genre?
Romance books all have one thing in common: they all have a happy ending where the boy gets the girl. I read romance, particularly romantic comedies, because I want the happy ending. I also write romantic comedies for the same reason. What makes my book differ from others? Really, it is my voice…the way I tell a story. Hopefully readers will like it and come back for more. I also write clean romance which means no sex. It doesn’t mean my characters don’t feel attraction or kiss…because they do, sometimes quite often.
3. Why do you write what you do?
I think I covered that in the second question. I write romantic comedies because I love a happy ending. I also like to laugh. I also love falling in love. Here’s a disclaimer to all those critics who don’t like when the hero is handsome and the heroine is pretty and they have that instant attraction. It doesn’t mean that these are all perfect people. They have flaws just like we all do, but I’m writing the story from their point of view, which means they find the other person extremely attractive! My husband is very handsome, and I was instantly attracted to him the first time I met him. One of my roommates met him at the exact same time. Guess what? She wasn't instantly attracted to him. She thought he was cute, but she had her eye on another guy that made her heart twitter pate. To me, my husband is the hottest and most attractive guy out there. After twenty-nine years of marriage I still feel that way, and still get all tingly when he takes my hand or kisses me (It doesn’t mean I don’t notice cute guys. I mean there is Chris Hemsworth, right?) but for me he is perfect. Just know if you read one of my books the characters will find each other attractive, despite their flaws.
4. How does your writing process work?
Like most writers, something will spark an idea for a story. It can be something simple like seeing a young father going to the library in the middle of the day with three little kids. I’ll wonder where his wife is or if he even has a wife, and if not what happened to her. Before I know it I’ve got a story percolating and I write down whatever comes into my mind. Sometimes it’s like a movie playing in my head, and frequently I’ll write a scene and think, “Wow, I didn’t see that coming.” I’ve learned that early on I need to figure out the conflict, and make it believable. I also need the ending. I have a beginning and an ending and all the fun stuff in the middle happens along the way.
That’s it for me! Thanks Jenny for tagging me, and I’m sorry it took so long to respond. Next up on the Blog Hop is the fantastic writer Cami Checketts. She writes clean romantic suspense, and all of her books are amazing! Hop on over to her blog to see what she’s been up to. http://www.camichecketts.com/