What is the Recommended Reading Order for Jane’s Marietta Books?

This is the recommended reading order for Jane’s Marietta books: 1. Jenny Wright (Take Me, Cowboy – Love on Chance Avenue series) 2. Brock Sheenan (Christmas at Copper Mountain – Taming of the Sheenans series) 3. Troy Sheenan (The Tycoon’s Kiss – Taming of the Sheenans series) 4. Trey Sheenan, marries McKenna Douglas (Kidnapped Christmas Bride – Taming of the Sheenans series) 5. Dillon Sheenan (Taming of the Bachelor – Taming of the Sheenans series) 6. Cormac Sheenan (A Christmas Miracle for Daisy –  Taming of the Sheenans series) 7. Shane Sheenan  (The Lost Sheenan’s Bride – Taming of the Sheenans series) 8. Rory Douglas  (Miracle on Chance Avenue – Love on Chance Avenue series) 9. Amanda Wright (Take a … Continue reading What is the Recommended Reading Order for Jane’s Marietta Books?

Do you have a favorite character that you’ve written?

Certain characters stand out in my mind…. Marta and Taylor, from Odd Mom Out and Mrs. Perfect; Michael from Easy On the Eyes; and Dane from She’s Gone Country. I also loved Brianna from the Brennans….I’d always intended to give her a book, and there’s a whole story still waiting to be told!

What is the inspiration behind Flirting with Forty?

My readers know my themes—grace, redemption, second chances—I love stories where people find love a second time around, or where they find themselves again….I love discovery and passion and I think both of these stories have that in them. In Flirting with Forty, Jackie rediscovers who she is as a woman, while falling in love with the surfer Kai, and in moving back to Texas, she finally has a chance with the man she’s always loved (and he’s hot, too!). And the inspiration for them is just life…how we all need hope and love and passion, no matter our age.

How did you invent the characters for the Brennan sisters? Did you have role models for them?

The Brennan ‘family’ came to me through the parents—Tom and Marilyn Brennan, and the rest of the family just came from there. I never really know where actual characters come from but once they’re born in my imagination, that’s who they are. I don’t even end up tweaking them a lot. They come into my mind as whole, real people, and it’s up to me then to tell their stories to the best of my ability. And no, I didn’t have role models for them. Just those pictures in my head and their conversations…because once the Brennan sisters started talking, they wouldn’t shut up!  ☺

How many books do you write per year?

I’m happy writing three to four books a year and then contributing to the industry as a publisher and producer, versus writing more. I might make more money writing more (since I don’t draw any income from Tule other then as an author), but my personal happiness quotient goes down when I only face my computer.  I so enjoy Tule and collaborating with great women.

What is your next book and when can I buy it?

Find out everything there is to know about what’s coming up from me on my Coming Soon page, where I will always post information about my upcoming books. If it’s not there, either I don’t know or it’s not definite. I promise, if I know, you’ll know.