Featured Author Interview with Jan Scarbrough!
Hi folks. As you all know, each month I do some kind of feature with a fellow author on my blog. This month I'm featuring KYRW member and my sisterwriter, Jan Scarbrough. Here is a little bit about Jan and her books!
MJ - Tell us a little about yourself.
JS - My name is Jan Scarbrough and I live in
I’ve been a professional writer since 1982 – no, not a romance writer, but a technical writer! I started writing romance in 1988 after spending four days in intensive care and almost dying. After that, I figured it was about time to make my dreams come true.
Besides enjoying all my writing “buddies” and my sisterwriters, I enjoy riding American Saddlebred horses. I’ve owned three over the years, but now to get my “horse fix” I take a riding lesson once a week. I also volunteer at The Luci Center, a therapeutic riding center.
MJ - You’ve recently signed with a new publisher. Can you tell us about that?
JS - Maddie, you played a part in this, just as you played a part in my first sale to
After that, I queried with my manuscript, A Man of Her Own, and it follows the anthology in February 2008.
MJ - You have several upcoming releases. Is there a favorite among them? Why?
JS - I like The Reunion Game because I loosely based it on memories of my own high school reunion. I always put myself into my books in some way. I’ve been an English teacher, like this heroine, and I love books and cats, just as she does. In A Man of Her Own, I set it in
MJ - What are your dreams as a writer?
JS - I want to write a book good enough so that an editor from Harlequin or Silhouette will make me an offer for it. I want to write the best book I can write, putting in it all the right elements that will make readers love reading it and wanting more of my books. As a reader, I’ve loved losing myself in a thick book. I want to be able to give that kind of pleasure to my readers.
MJ - What advice do you have for other aspiring writers?
JS - In 2001, Steeple Hill author Renee Ryan and I gave a workshop at RWA in