Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am a librarian in Indiana and this is the first full-length book I have written. I have published essays and book reviews, and have been re-writing the endings to my favorite stories for as long as I can remember!
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
“Need” is the name of my latest book and it was inspired by my love of mystery and passionate romance.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I like to write long-hand in a spiral-bound notebook.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Nora Roberts, Janet Evanovich, Sandra Brown, Karen Robards
What are you working on now?
A romantic suspense set in the 1920s.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I’m new at self-publishing, so I’m still discovering what works and what doesn’t.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there! We live in an age where you can and should self-publish your book. It’s tremendously satisfying, and a great way to get feedback.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Don’t give up. Just because one person doesn’t like what you’ve written doesn’t mean you can’t write. It just means that one person didn’t like what you wrote.
What are you reading now?
“You Say it First” by Susan Mallery and “Agatha Raisin and the Witches’ Tree” by M. C. Beaton
What’s next for you as a writer?
I’m working on my next novel and book review article. I’m always on the lookout for essay inspiration, and fanfiction is a necessary part of my life.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
“The Dark Witch” by Nora Roberts
“Innocent in Death” by J. D. Robb
“Devil in Winter” by Lisa Kleypas
Author Websites and Profiles
Jeanette Bouchie Author Profile on Smashwords