Thanks for coming on Night Owl Romance.
Could you please start by telling us a little about yourself?
As a Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya a few years back I traveled quite a bit and now I just wish I was. A lot of the places I've written about I've been to, a lot of them I haven't. Rafting on the Nile in Uganda, living in a Montana ghost town, African safaris, European youth hostels, the Black Hills of South Dakota all fill my scrapbooks. Now a daughter takes up most of those pages, but I still travel in my head every time I write.
What's your favorite genre to read?
Who or what influences you when you write?
Almost anything really, books, television, only occasionally is it people I know.
Can you please give us a sneak peek at any of your upcoming books?
I have two coming out in April, History Lessons will be at Phaze, and A Ruined Season will be hardback from Robert Hale.
Ayda Rogers can't believe her luck she's been invited to a Scottish castle for the summer to research her Doctoral thesis. When she gets there she finds with 800 years of history to contend with, the past is always present. Steamy tales of previous castle owners meld within the modern story as she learns all she needs for her paper. And sometimes it's not the past but the present which makes you change your whole way of thinking, especially when it comes in the form of the future Duke named Hunter.
A Ruined Season
Sophie Greenwood went to London to have her season hoping to find a husband. If only they had told her father lost all his money and mother claimed her sum was still intact, but gossip spreads quick all of London already knew Baron Canmore's scandal.
Now 2 years later, will Sophie ruin another season? No one seems to want to make staying scandal free an easy task. Almost everywhere she turns someone is trying to make her the laughing stock. Only the mysterious Mr. Kittridge not caring that no one should want her acquaintance makes the situation bearable. Fleeing London once more is her only option, but after a second ruined season what hope is there for a life of her own?
Please tell us what you have planned next?
I'm currently working on the third of a series of mystery/ romance stories set on a Montana Horse ranch where the past is causing problems. I have a Morrocan paranormal I'm trying to figure out how to finish, set in 1803. Several others that are in the basic idea stage, one in 1950's Greece with the heroine being an old fashioned burlesque stripper, maybe one in the 1920-30's south pacific islands.
Is there a genre of book you would like to write but haven't yet?
With some 60 stories, I've lost count actually I've pretty much covered any genre that I wanted to work on.
When did you first decide to submit your work? Please, tell us what or who encouraged you to take this big step.
I first submitted in it must have been 2003, trying in print, but short stories are hard to find a publisher for. In 2005 I subbed to an e-book publisher and it started some 40 stories now being published. It was actually my husband that suggested it, I had written as a hobby since 1992, but it was always for myself. As a new stay at home mother he suggested it. Do you outline your books or just start writing?
I want to be interested in what I'm writing as much as the reader is, I just start writing and let my mind take me where its interested most. What was your first published work and when was it published?
It was a little short story called I Imagine Walking and it was in 2005.
What would be the best way for readers contact you? Do you have a website? Email address? MySpace site? Blog? Message Board? Group?
I have a website at www.jennifermuellerbooks.com and it has links to about every thing else.
Thank you for this opportunity!