Hey there, Snowy Wings fans!
Today we’re bringing you an exclusive interview from Jane Watson, author of “A Midsummer Night’s Dudebro” (April 2017)
1.) Did you make a New Year’s Resolution?
My New Year’s resolution is to try and get several of my books and series published this year. No matter how busy I am, I am going to make a concerted effort to write every day. I really hope that I can accomplish it!
2.)What would one of your character’s resolutions be?
I thought it would be cute to have my characters (Kurt and Grizz from my “Dudebro” series) respond for themselves… particularly Kurt, because he’s, well, Kurt.
Well, how about it, Grizz? What’s your New Year’s Resolution?
Grizz: “Okay, I admit that sometimes I can be a little impatient for things to happen, or lose my temper when someone—I mean, some thing gets on my nerves. So, I’m going to try to be more patient in the new year. Even if it’s a little hard when there’s that insufferable surfer-dude around… he’s everywhere I go!”
3.) If you could assign any resolution to that character that you think would help them, what would it be?
Grizz: “Kurt could resolve to be less irritating, thick-headed… you know, Kurt-ish.”
Kurt: “What do you mean? I don’t need help. Resolutions are great, but I already brush my teeth and all that jazz that Mom and Dad put on me when I was little.”
Grizz: “Don’t you think there’s room for improvement? You could be more organized, for starters.”
Kurt: “Ah, come on, Zelda, I don’t think I could get any greater than I am!”
4.) How did you celebrate New Year’s?
I stayed in and watched reruns of my favorite classic shows (Car 54 Where Are You?, Newhart and I Love Lucy, to name a few). I also embellished my new 2017 planner and got to work adding both my job and writing schedule to it.
5.) Would your character be happy having a big party to celebrate or would they prefer a small gathering of close friends?
Grizz would rather have several of her friends over for a small party—watching movies, playing charades, having snacks and cookies. Kurt, on the other hand, would want a big party, with lots of liveliness and music, and a few competitive activities—foosball, ping pong, and holding swimming races if there’s a heated pool.
6.) January tends to be a cold month, are you a fan of cold or warm weather?
I thrive on cold weather. Give me grey skies, crisp air, and rain or snow any time. There’s something inspiring to me about it—I don’t know what it is, really!
7.) When it’s colder out, where is your favorite place to write?
I like to write with my computer on my lap, especially in my living room on the big velvet couch—I can look out the window and admire the scenery (or the snow!) Plus our living room is filled to the brim with books, so I feel like I’m in a library. A hot beverage is a must—I love coffee, but can only handle so much caffeine, so I will switch off with herbal tea and hot chocolate.
8.) January is a time of new beginnings…are you beginning anything?
I am starting on a new romance novel, plus I began working on a holiday story for my Dudebro series last month. It’s been snowing a lot here, and it has really given me inspiration—it’s too bad it will have to wait so many months to be released!
9.) What is one thing you are looking forward to in January?
I’m looking forward to getting a lot of writing done, hopefully to the view of more snow!
10.) What is your wish for the SWP readers this January?
I wish that SWP readers will find that perfect book that they have been waiting for this year. I hope that with each book we release, we will be fulfilling someone’s wish—with a story they wanted told, a character that they can relate to, or a new world they were dying to dive into.
Thanks so much to Jane Watson for joining us this month to chat about her New Years plans, the cold weather, and her wish for our readers. We can’t wait to have you back!
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