Today I’m welcoming Jennifer De Cuir to my blog. Jennifer’s fourth novel Trapped in Tourist Town was released on 5 January and it’s a wonderful read.
Now to find out a little more about Jennifer.
Did you always want to be a writer? Can you tell us what influenced your career choice?
I’ve always been writing. Ever since I used to fill up notebooks from about sixth grade on. Actually having a book published probably wasn’t on my radar until my early 20’s.
What would you like your potential readers to know about Jennifer De Cuir?
I’m a terrible introvert in person, but can’t seem to shut up on social media. Ha! Go figure.
What inspired you to write your latest novel – ‘Trapped in Tourist Town”?
Believe it or not, this was actually the first novel in my Scallop Shores series. I always meant to tell Cady’s story first. Harlequin American Romance shot it down and it took me years to get up the nerve to give it a good rewrite.
So glad you did it’s a lovely story.
Do your wonderful characters and stories evolve purely from imagination, or are they based on people you have met and places you have been?
My characters come to me and ask for their story to be told (well, sometimes they ask, sometimes they demand). So far all the stories in the SS series are based on my hometown on the coast of Maine.
What is your favourite time of day to write?
I am a late night WEENIE! Usually can’t stay awake much past nine PM. So my favourite time of day to write is early morning. Bonus points if I am the first one up and the house is eerily silent.
Tell us a little about ‘Trapped in Tourist Town’.
Trapped is about Cady, a small town girl with dreams of big adventures in the city. Until she meets Burke, a travel journalist from the city, who helps her learn to appreciate the benefits of family, community and a chance at happily ever after without ever leaving home.
What writing tips helped you to become a published author?
Don’t give up. Write every day. Join a local chapter of RWA (or its equivalent) to connect with fellow writers (it gets very lonely sitting at that computer every day!)
I really enjoyed reading ‘Five of Hearts’. What other books have you written?
The first book in the Scallop Shores series is Drawn to Jonah and then after Five of Hearts came Wynter’s Journey. I’m currently writing the last book in the series, Always My Hero.
Where can your readers connect with you on social media?
I’m an obsessive checker of Facebook.
Still learning the ropes on Twitter
I am a very visual person and LOVE to be able to share some of how I see my Scallop Shores world on Pinterest
When you’re not writing do you enjoy reading? What’s your favourite type of story?
I wouldn’t be much of a writer if I didn’t love to read. 😉 I make it a point to be early everywhere I go, just so I have a chance to sit and read for a few minutes here and there, throughout my day.
My favourite indulgence is time travel romance, or rereading The Hobbit or the Harry Potter series (when I can wrestle a book away from my 10 year old).
Here some details on Jennifer’s first three books in the Scallop Shores series.
Quinn finds new purpose in life caring for the local handyman’s daughter and teaching the sexy single dad how to read. He knows he owes her a huge debt, but he’ll start by giving her his heart.
Shannon is a single mom to triplets. Dean is a former boy band member hiding from the latest fake paternity scam. They couldn’t be more wrong for each other. Sometimes falling in love is more about chance than choice.
A childhood promise brings Wynter and Sam together again after tragedy ripped them apart over ten years earlier. Fate has given him a second chance to tell her how he feels. This time he’s not going to run.