Talk about dreams coming true. . .
THE Jenna Petersen let this newbie interview her!
This is the best day- e.v.e.r!!
When I first started writing, I didn't have much in the way of guidance. One of the first sites I found was Jenna's Passionate Pen website.
I devoured every article with as much gusto as I would a package of mini Snickers. It was like being handed a lifeline after being adrift on a stormy sea hanging onto a pool noodle!
That my friends, is how lost I felt.
Jenna's pay-it-forward attitude is one of the reasons I'm such a fan. . .well, that and the lady writes one heck of a fantastic love story! Truly awesome talent!
Her latest release, WHAT THE DUKE DESIRES, seduced its way to book stores near you this week. (I must say the Cover Gods shined down upon her!) Despite her crazy schedule of release week, Jenna found time to hang out with us!
Without further ado, please join me in welcoming Jenna to our little clubhouse! Get that stash of special occasion chocolate and let's get rolling!
1) If you were a book, what would your blurb be?
Crazy author tries to survive release week by eating chocolate and petting cats. Will it work, or will all her hair fall our by the end of the week?
2) Using three words, describe your voice.
Dark, sensual, emotional.
3) What has been the biggest obstacle you've had to overcome in your writing career? What's been the highlight?
What's been the highlight? I wish my books came out closer together. I know it's frustrating for readers and it's definitely frustrating for me. There have been too many highlights to count! Meeting readers, seeing books on shelves, hitting lists, winning awards... it's all good!
4) If you had to start all over again, what's the one thing you've learn that would be the most beneficial?
Probably that many things would be completely out of my control and not go the way I expected. It might not change it, but at least I would be ready! LOL
5) How do you manage the demands of writing as both Jenna Petersen (historical romance) and Jess Michaels (erotic romance)? Any tips you'd like to share on balancing two pseudonyms?
Well, I don't write them at the same time, so it really is just having the ability to write more books a year, which I love! Having two pseudonyms is challenging, but now that I've combined them onto one website http://www.jennapetersen.com I find the work is a little lessened. I only have to do one site update, one newsletter, etc.
6) Congrats on The Passionate Pen's ten year anniversary!! What was the driving force behind creating a website for aspiring romance authors? Do you ever see yourself publishing a romance writer's reference book?
Really I just figured that if I was looking for the info, others might be too. So I made the site and it just exploded from there. I'm very interested in writing a writing book, actually. It's just finding the time and getting the right pitch together.
7) What can your fans look forward to from Jenna Petersen?
For the next couple of years my Jenna Petersen books are all going to be part of The Billingham Bastards series, which launched on October 27 with WHAT THE DUKE DESIRES. Readers can read an excerpt at http://www.jennapetersen.com/ or pick up the book at stores EVERYWHERE now!!
You can bet your last handful of Halloween candy, I'll be sunk into WHAT THE DUKE DESIRES this weekend! What a kickin' treat?! My favorite holiday and a new release from one of my 'Keeper Shelf' authors. OMG! Somebody smack me!
I'd like to extend a huge thank you to Jenna for all her hard work! With over 200,000 hits per day at The Passionate Pen, I know I'm not the only newbie she's inspired. She deserves mega kudos!! And here's hoping your Halloween is full of ooky-spooky fun TLN'ers. Thanks for sharing your time, too! Here's a handful of cyber-chocolate Kisses just for you! Better duck, I can't throw worth a darn! LOL
It wouldn't be Halloween without the a little THRILLER! Happy Halloween, my friends! Now, go forth and get spooky! Feel free to dish on your costume and trick-or-treating plans! Catch you next week- same bat day and same bat URL! Moo-Hah-Hah-Ha!
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