Welcome to 3 Questions Wednesday!
I’m really excited about this week’s post since the guest is … ME! I’m a blogger and author, thrilled that my debut novel released a couple of days ago. It’s been a looooong journey but one that’s been well-worth the wait.
How will I answer our three questions now that I’m a too-good-to-be-true novelist? Read on, my friend.
Who is your favorite author?
Jennifer: I love reading and read just about any genre. I’d have to say my favorite author is James L. Rubart. I pre-order all his books. I don’t do that for anyone else, but his books are so engaging that I just can’t put one down once I get started. His tagline is Live Free and that’s what all his novels promote.
If you could write about anyone or anything fiction/nonfiction who or what would you write about?
Jennifer: In the first writing class I ever attended in 2006, the first question asked was “If you could write anything, what would you write?” We had a few minutes to figure it out. At the time, I’d only considered writing non-fiction. The thought of me writing a novel hadn’t really entered my mind.
I pondered for a moment, then wrote in my notebook, “I want to write an allegorical fantasy like Narnia or Lord of the Rings.” I’ve been working on this book, which I consider my magnum opus for several years now and am currently running it through a critique group. Maybe one day you’ll get to read it. 🙂
If you could spend time with a character from your book whom would it be? And what would you do during that day?
Jennifer: Wow. I love all my characters. It would be a blast to hang out with Estelle Granger, the woman who creates Jessie’s wedding dress. Her quirky personality would make her so much fun to be around. We’d go eat pizza and then shop ’til we dropped…
June Blog Tour Giveaway Extravaganza-June 10th-June 30th
- $25 Amazon Gift Card
- $10 Starbucks Gift Card
- Print copy of Jessie’s Hope
- 2 Kindle copies of Jessie’s Hope
Giveaway details: Go to my Rafflecopter Page to enter and possibly win one of five prizes to be drawn by Rafflecopter. Winners will be revealed on Jennifer’s blog on July 1st. You can only enter by visiting my June blog tour from June 10th until June 30th. My visits include:
June 13th–Jennifer Slattery Lives Out Loud
June 14th–Favorite Friday Fiction
June 15th–Inspired Prompt
June 17th–Author Trish Perry
June 17th–Southern Writers Magazine
June 18th–Author Liz Tolsma
June 19th–Inspired Prompt
June 21st–Snark & Sensibility/
June 24th–Fear Warrior
June 24th–June Foster
June 25th–Trumpet Tuesdays
June 26th–Seriously Write
June 28th–Heartfelt, Homespun fiction/
June 29th–The Write Conversation/
Years ago, an accident robbed Jessie Smith’s mobility. It also stole her mom and alienated her from her father. When Jessie’s high school sweetheart Matt Jansen proposes, her parents’ absence intensifies her worry that she cannot hold on to those she loves.
With a wedding fast approaching, Jessie’s grandfather Homer Smith, has a goal to find the perfect dress for “his Jessie,” one that would allow her to forget, even if for a moment, the boundaries of her wheelchair. But financial setbacks and unexpected sabotage hinder his plans.
Determined to heal from her past, Jessie initiates a search for her father. Can a sliver of hope lead to everlasting love when additional obstacles–including a spurned woman and unpredictable weather–highjack Jessie’s dream wedding?
Jennifer Hallmark: I love writing, reading, and learning. 🙂
But I am so much more: Wife, Mother, Mamaw, friend and family to many, cookie baker, LOTR marathon watcher, greeting card sender, church bulletin maker, day trip with hubby and friends taker, snowman and Golden Age of Detective Fiction book collector.
And, at the moment, binge watcher of River Monsters. Welcome to my world!