I had the pleasure of chatting with Vera Jane on her current blog tour. Here is some of the questions I asked her so everyone could get to know her better.
- Do you have a certain place to write and need solitude?
I definitely need solitude and yes, I have a desk in my bedroom in the city (New York) but a wonderful writing room in the country – that’s the favorite, it’s quiet and beautiful and very inspiring.
- When an idea of a book germinates in your mind, how long before you start writing.
It could be years. I have a sequel churning in my head, a sequel to my novel Annabel Horton, Lost Witch of Salem and I’ve been thinking about it for years. I should start it soon
Do you consider your writing style the like other writers, if so name a few of them.
I like to think that I write like some of the very popular authors today, authors like Anita Shreve but I’m pretty unique with my prose. I’ve been told it’s very poetic so maybe I’ve been reincarnated from the Victorian era
Your latest book, how would you consider it different than your previous books?
It is written from the perspective of a young girl who doesn’t age much like the girl in The Story of Sassy Sweetwater. It’s definitely different from my latest novel, Pharaoh’s Star, which was told from a male POV and involved aliens to some degree. I write in different genres so I guess all my books are a bit different.
Is there a basic underlining story you place in the background of your books?
Usually, yes. I think there’s always the element of hope in my novels. I think there’s also the fact that my characters overcome harsh obstacles.
Why do you love to write and what is your favorite genre?
I love to create and I love language so I like finding the right words for description and the right emotions for characters. My favorite genre is actually women’s fiction.
What are you working on, now that your latest book is released?
The next book I will probably release is based on five friends who have a reunion and heal the past when secrets are revealed. But I am revising one of my books, Marybeth, Hollister & Jane, about an interesting group of art and jewel thieves. I hope to put it on tour soon with Virtual Tours. So I hope you get to read it.
I hope you enjoyed our little chat and found out some interesting facts about Vera Jane Cook. Now I will present her book along with her bio for your enjoyment. Follow along with various stops on this blog tour.
<Publisher: Moonshine Cove Press (February 1, 2015) Category: Contemporary Fiction/ Women’s Fiction/ Southern Fiction Tour Date: February-March, 2015 Available in: Print & ebook, 285 Pages With murder in common friendship is inevitable: As fifteen year old Pleasant Day struggles with her mother’s distance, her father’s infidelity and the death of her best friend, she draws closer to Clarissa, an older woman with the secrets to heal her. But Clarissa has struggles of her own as she faces betrayal and seeks to come to terms with old wounds. With her unpredictable but psychic ability to ‘read people’ Clarissa uncovers the answers to a deadly crime and to Pleasant’s true identity. In the end, both Pleasant and Clarissa’s worlds are transformed by the truths they’re forced to accept.
Praise for ‘Pleasant Day’ By Vera Jane Cook:
“Absolutely unputdownable, a real page turner. Be prepared to clear your schedule for the day. You’re going to read this one straight through! This is Vera Jane Cook’s best one yet!” –Wall to Wall Books “A beautiful blend of past and present with loveable, memorable characters and a page turning pace, I was sorry I couldn’t read it in one sitting.” –Jenn Doyle, Books & Life. “A beautiful piece of southern fiction…a great page turner…this book is filled with delightful characters, charm, warmth, love and last but certainly not least, wonderful humor.”-Arlene Uslander, Editor and writer.
About Vera Jane Cook:
Winner: Eric Hoffer Award for publishing excellence and the Indie Excellence Award for notable new fiction! 5 Star Clarion ForeWord Review! Vera Jane Cook, writer of Award Winning Women’s Fiction, is the author of The Story of Sassy Sweetwater, Lies a River Deep, Where the Wildflowers Grow, Dancing Backward in Paradise and Annabel Horton, Lost Witch of Salem. Jane, as she is known to family and friends, was born in New York City and grew up amid the eccentricity of her southern and glamorous mother on the Upper West and Upper East Side of Manhattan. An only child, Jane turned to reading novels at an early age and was deeply influenced by an eclectic group of authors. Some of her favorite authors today are Nelson DeMille, Calib Carr, Wally Lamb, Anne Rice, Sue Monk Kidd, Anita Shreve, Jodi Picoult, Alice Walker and Toni Morrison. Her favorite novels are too long to list but include The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, Cheri and The Last of Cheri, The Picture of Dorian Grey, Wuthering Heights, Look at Me, Dogs of Babel, The Bluest Eye, The Art of Racing in the Rain, Body Surfing, Lolita, The Brothers Karamazov, She’s Come Undone, Tale of Two Cities, etc., etc., etc., Vera Jane Cook’s Website: http://www.verajanecook.com/ Vera Jane Cook on Twitter: https://twitter.com/verajanecook Vera Jane Cook on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vera.j.cook
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