Christmas Awards 2011

Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Featured Author

Jane's new book from Red Rose Publishing. I have the book and from what
I've seen so far this is another good one, Jane!

I love the cover too!

Tell us a little about yourself
Well I’m wife, mother and writer, and I try desperately to keep it in balance, though I must admit, writing sometimes becomes obsessive compulsive.
I live in New Zealand.

What do you write?
I write both historical, time travel, and contemporary. Woman of Valor my first book was a time travel set in ancient Judea, and Be My Valentine in Jamaica. Then followed several contemporaries, Always A Bridesmaid, Hiring Cupid, and He’s The One. No Sex Necessary is my recent contemporary for Red Rose Publishing, plus The Sheikh’s Proposal. My time travel Love in Waiting has also recently been contracted. Reading this, it makes me sound like I have a split personality!

Why do you write?
Because I have to. Though really I came to it late – about age 42, but once hooked, I could never, ever give it up. The chance to create characters to come to me, asking me to write their turmoil and find them ever lasting love is a task I could never refuse.

What are you writing now?
I have several on the go. A straight historical about a Huguenot girl escaping France and a contemporary set in England. Plus I’ve just written a novella, my sort of erotica LOL.

What kind of clothes do you like to wear?
Jeans. Casual. But if I could afford it I would have a person to do my clothes shopping. Stylish – of course!

Are you in love? Have you ever been?
I’ve been married 25 years this year. So love has lasted a pretty good time so far!

Do you have a dream lover – and what does he look like?
George Clooney! And no you can’t have him – he’s all mine!

What kind of comfort food do you like best?
Muffins and cake stuff- sadly.

What makes you laugh? Cry?
I like a good comedy. Cry – The Notebook made me cry. But laughing is best.

What do you do to amuse yourself when not working?
I like to read, though find it difficult to make time. I have two daughters and love doing girly stuff with them. We’re into vintage cars as a family and often do car runs with a bunch of other petrolheads. I’m an avid interior decorating fan and can pour over magazines for hours! Mind you, I should be gardening, the weeds are reaching mega proportions in places!

What is it in a man or woman that turns you on? The clean version please!
I like it that they make me feel special.

What do you hate about life?
The hectic pace. I’d love to have a month without stress LOL – does that sort of time exist?

What do you hope to achieve in life and when will you know that you have been a success?
I think the most important thing for me is being a good wife and mother. That my kids will turn round and say to me that I did a good job. We adopted our girls after 13 years of marriage, so being a mum is very special to me.

What are you going to write next?
Finish the present book, an historical. Finish the present contemporary, plus finish the present novella. Then….a time travel I think.
Then, can I please have a rest?


Lindsay Townsend said...

Super interview, Jane! They sound lovely books! Looking forward to reading them!
Best wishes, Lindsay

Jane Beckenham said...

Thanks Lindsay. Both my new releases from Red Rose - The Sheikh's Proposal and No Sex Necesary, are fun sexy reads, and I just can't help but fall in love with my heros!


Dee Dawning said...

Nice interview Jane,

I didn't know you live in New Zealand. Must be getting cold there about now.

Coincidently, I have a WIP called A Woman of Valor.


Serena said...

Hi Jane,
Great interview. I LOVE your hero on the cover of The Sheikh's Proposal. It's worth buying just for the cover, let alone your wonderful writing. Good luck with your latest release to - great cover - but the Sheikh is hard to beat. Hubba hubba!


Jane Beckenham said...

Hi Dee, Yep its getting to winter, though in Auckland where I am it's quite mild only snowed about once in a hundred years.
Gosh fancy having the same title.
Where is your Valor book set?

Jane Beckenham said...

LOL Serena. Glad you like him. I actually found the picture of him for the since i found him, he's ALL MINE BABY.
Can't wait to catch up with you in August, though i know you'll be a busy bee being the head honcho and all.
Glad you like my man though.