interview with Jennifer Echols--and win a copy of her new book, Love Story!
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Me: Tell us about your book in ten words or less!
Jennifer: Erin writes about her crush and he reads the story!
Me: What's the best writing advice you've ever been given?
Jennifer: I was told by someone very close to me that my writing was awful, I would never be published, and I should quit. I did not take this advice. In fact, sometimes anger is a terrific motivator. (Me: Wow! Go Jennifer!)
Me: What do you wish you'd known about being published/publishing before your book/first book came out?
Jennifer: Bestsellers are made, not born. Usually the publisher has to get behind a book and pay for it to become a bestseller, so if that’s going to happen, you’ll know way ahead of time. No surprises. (Me: I have to agree with Jennifer on this one (I was nodding so hard when I read it, I'm surprised my head didn't fall off!) although I think that very rarely, a book will become a huge hit based on word of mouth. But it is--well, rare.)
Me: What's the last book you read that you loved so much you had to tell everyone about it?
Jennifer: There are so many of these! When I love a book, I tell EVERYBODY. So I’ll go with my critique partner Victoria Dahl’s adult historical romance, A Little Bit Wild, which was a finalist in the RITA. (Me: that's a big deal, as it's a huge romance award!)
Me: I hear people can win a copy of Love Story...
Jennifer: There are lots of giveaways of Love Story--and other prizes--going on all over the web right now. I am linking to them, so check my blog at jenniferechols.livejournal.com.
Me: Well, you know..
Suzanne: Newman’s Own used to have a Southwest ranch dressing that I absolutely loved, but I can’t find it anymore. My tomatoes and I are unhappy. (Me: Awwww!)
Thanks Jennifer for stopping by, and to help celebrate the release of Love Story, I'm giving one copy away!
How can you win it? All you need is a US mailing addy, and to leave a comment telling me what you'd do if your crush (present or past) read something you'd wrote about him/her by midnight EST tomorrow, July 29th.