**AUTHOR PEEK** Interview with Author, JENNIFER ZANE
Today, let’s welcome contemporary author, Jennifer Zane, to my **Author Peek** Interview blog. Before we start talking about her incredibly funny contemporary series, I want to thank Jennifer for joining us this week. You’re all in for a special treat as we learn more about Jennifer and her stories!
1. How did you get started writing?
It was a dare between two friends to see who could write a romance novel. We said it was going to be ‘easy’ so we started to do it. Boy, was it hard!
2. What genre(s) do you write in and why?
Contemporary romance because I pull real life experiences into my stories.
3. What is your favorite part of writing?
Getting the characters in conversations. It’s fun to see how I start off a conversation and how it ends up different than I expected as I let the characters be themselves.
4. What is your least favorite part of writing?
Tenses. I’m terrible with grammar!
5. Where do you get the ideas for your stories?
Everywhere. My kids, friends, neighbors, stories I hear, things that happen to me. In Gnome On The Range, my son really did get his arm stuck in a patio umbrella stand.
6. What is it that makes your writing different from all the others in your genre?
It’s funny. I try to make people see the funny side of life and that it’s okay to poke fun at the tough times.
7. Are you an avid reader? When you do read someone else’s writing, what is your favorite genre?
I love to read. I read lots of romances but I like historicals of all genres.
8. Tell us about your next book & when is it being published?
The next book in the Gnome Novel series is titled Gnome, Alaska. The hero is Mike, the doctor and the heroine is Violet, Gnomeless heroine Veronica’s identical twin. It will be out in 2013.
Links to Jennifer’s website, blog, books, etc.
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Jennifer-Zane/e/B006V5YON2
Gnome On The Range Paperback: http://www.amazon.com/Gnome-Range-Jennifer-Zane/dp/1470030721/ref=la_B006V5YON2_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1364755734&sr=1-1
BE SURE TO COME BACK to read more about Jennifer and her novel, GNOME ON THE RANGE, on Wednesday’s Karen’s Killer Book Bench!
**SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Jennifer will give away an e-book of the winner’s choice in the Gnome Novel Series to one of her lucky readers who comments on either her Monday Interview or Wednesday Book Bench blogs!! Winner will be randomly selected and announced Monday, April 8, 2013. Thanks, Jennifer, for sharing your stories with us!