When I “Fall into the World of Extraordinary” I always want to: Hope I can keep going, writing new and exciting stories, with well-developed and relatable characters. I think my stories cater more to older women, those over 40 and ‘seasoned’ if you will. I’m in my sixties and I know women my age face many challenges. We’re young at heart, but the body tells us we ain’t what we used to be and that’s okay. That being said, I think women need to be comfortable and confident in their own skin, which I try to express in my writing. I adore a heroine who has love for her family, being the matriarch of the family empire and hungers for good old-fashioned romance with her partner. My goal is for readers to form a connection from the very first page. Every day for me is one more step into the world of Extraordinary. It’s a never-ending path and as a writer, I want to make sure I don’t fall off the beaten path. As long as my readers keep reading, I’ll keep writing!
1) If you could choose anyone you wanted for your book cover model(s), who would they be? Who or what? Most of my covers have hands as the main focal point, so I’ve never given that one much thought. I suppose I’m of the ‘less is more’ era and I think hands speak a lot. If you look closely, hands portray an abundance of emotion.
A man’s hand gently touching a woman’s, or his hands caressing her face..***Swoons***
2) You have been invited to an exclusive compound that is prepared for the Zombie apocalypse, however everyone must have a skill to enter. What would be your skill to enter this club? At my day job of number crunching, I’m known as “gitter done” and if someone needs to know something, I’m your go-to gal. They also call me ‘Dick Tracy’ at the office, so I would don a trench coat, organize all the Zombies into sub-groups, then run some background checks on them and see if any are imposters or spies. You gotta weed out the bad apples and weak links..ya know?
3) Again, for the apocalypse, you can only carry one backpack…What would you pack? My laptop, cell phone, charger and several huge bottles of chardonnay. I usually forget the corkscrew, so I’d hope one of the other zombies remembered to pack one, as well as the wine glasses. Cheers!
USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer Theriot (pronounced Terrio) hails from the Great State of Texas. She is a career woman, working as CFO of a Texas based real estate investment firm. She felt something was missing and discovered her passion for writing–mostly at night and on weekends.
Jennifer took a chance that there could be an interest in romance with middle aged couples who are finding themselves at a crossroads and wrote her debut novel Out of the Box Awakening, a family saga contemporary romance, featuring an older female heroine which centers on the hope of finding happiness and passion through unexpected heartache. It emphasizes the need for family and friends. She characterizes her seasoned romance books as ‘Grownup Romance from the Other Side of 30’
In her limited spare time Jennifer enjoys being outdoors; preferably somewhere on a beach curled up with a good book. Spending time with family and friends, watching a baseball game and enjoying a good bottle of wine are usually on her to-do lists. Jennifer has three grown children and is also ‘MiMi’ to four beautiful grandkids – all of whom she adores.
Jennifer is a Reader Rave Luncheon host this year at InD’Scribe Con. Please come have lunch with her on Saturday, October 14th and stay for the InD’Scribe Book Festival. For more details about luncheon tickets visit InD’Scribe Con and Book Festival today!