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Author Interview Jane Watson: Old movies, Chocolate, and Sylvia on Paper

Today we’re bringing you an exclusive interview from Jane Watson, author A Midsummer Night’s Dudebro.


1.) What is one thing your character loves?

Patricia Verona from my “Dudebro” series really loves old movies. Bette Davis, Katherine Hepburn, and Cary Grant are some of her favorite actors!

2.) What is one thing you love about being an author?

I like being able to do my work anywhere—at a coffee shop, in my backyard, waiting at the doctor’s office—I put Scrivener on my iPhone, so I can work on my books anytime and sync it up to my computer when I’m ready!

3.) Flowers or candy?

Personally, I love candy, especially chocolate. Reeses peanut butter cups are my secret addiction.

4.) If your character were to celebrate Valentine’s Day, what would they do?

I am going to go with Grizz Sheridan from my “Dudebro” series on this one. I think, if she had a date, she would like to go to a movie, and then out to dinner. If she didn’t have a date, she’d get her girlfriends over and have a movie marathon while they do their nails.

5.) What character should win an award for best book boyfriend? What character should win for best book girlfriend?

I think Tommy Sullivan from Meg Cabot’s “Pants on Fire” would take home the best book boyfriend award. He’s loyal and sweet, and really cares about the protagonist and her dreams and talents. I would have to say best book girlfriend/wife is Sophie Hatter Pendragon from Diana Wynne Jones’ “Howl” series. She loves Howl and is good to him, but not only manages to put up with his slitherer-outing and vain ways, but whips him and his habits into shape.

6.) What was the best Valentine’s Day card you ever received?

One time in college, my friends made valentines and taped them to my door—cute pictures of puppies, Disney Princess coloring pages, pom poms and glitter—it was so cute and special! My grandpa had just passed away, so it was really sweet of them to come together and cheer me up.

7.) If we were to give out Valentine’s Day cards this year, what would they say?

I think valentines with our mascot, Sylvia, would be so cute! They could say, “You make my heart soar on snowy wings!”

8.) Do you have anything fun planned this month? 

I’m going to a chocolate-themed tea this month. I can’t wait to taste all of the goodies!

9.) Give us an update on what you’re working on right now. 

I am putting the finishing touches on “A Midsummer Night’s Dudebro,” and have started working on a standalone fantasy novel!

10.) What is your current most-used-word. 

I noticed when writing “The Taming of the Dudebro” that Patricia crossed her arms a lot, so most of those were edited out. As I write some of my other books, I’m seeing words like “wry” and “playfully” pop up a lot. Every author I think goes through phases where a certain word or phrase sticks with them from book to book.


Thanks so much to Jane for joining us this month to chat about her Valentine’s day, what she’s working on right now, and her most used word. We can’t wait to have you back!

Until then,

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