Saturday, August 21, 2010
Looking for Jimmy Stewart
Welcome to the blog! Today's guest is Jeane Daly whose first book Looking for Jimmy Stewart was released this spring. Jeane, thanks for coming.
Thank you Elaine for inviting me to your blog site.
Tell us a little bit about yourself. Did you always want to be a writer?
I wrote mostly for my own enjoyment. Poetry, short stories for my little ones. An avid reader myself, who enjoyed a good romance story; I started dissecting some author’s stories and tried my hand at writing contemporary romance.
I know exactly what you mean. I've done a little dissecting in my day too. For anyone not familiar with your work, what genres do you write in? Have you ever considered other genres?
I write contemporary romance. My first book Looking for Jimmy Stewart was released this March.
What do you think makes a book a page turner?
A page turner, or a book you hate to put down, consist of a good storyline, interesting characters you can relate to, and the magic of a good story teller.
That's a great answer. What advice would you give aspiring writers?
No matter the genre, join a group; like Romance Writers of America, or Partners in Crime. Groups are wonderful, helpful and a good opportunity to meet other writers of the same genre.
What are your future goals as a writer?
Basically, to keep on writing. I’m working on a new book now and hope to be finished in the fall.
Good luck with the new book. And now we'd love to read an excerpt from Looking for Jimmy Stewart.
Excerpts from LOOKING FOR JIMMY STEWART
Jack flattened his hands on the wall, one on each side of her head, leaned in and smiled down at her. “This may sound strange, but the last part of this evening was the most enjoyable.” His mouth, soft and warm, caught hers in an all too brief sweet kiss. Nothing passionate about it, but it reached every part of her body like an explosion.
Swimming through a haze of feelings and mixed emotions, she pushed him away. “Why did you do that?” She struggled to catch her breath.
“I hadn’t planned on kissing you. It just happened.” He turned and opened the door.
She thought of Kimmie. “Let’s pretend it never happened, okay? I just want us to be friends, nothing more.”
“Friends it is. And I’m sorry if I made you feel uncomfortable.
She smiled, hoping she’d made herself clear. “Have a nice flight.”
Visit my web site www.jeanedaly.com and www.myspace.jeanedaly.com
You can find Looking for Jimmy Stewart at these sites.
Amazon.com, Fictionwise.com or ewingspress. Com
Your book sounds great, Jeane. Come back and see us again soon.