Hey guys! I’m so excited to introduce you to another author friend of mine, Jenness Walker. I had the pleasure of meeting Jenness at the ACFW conference in September, and she’s fantastic. Oh, and she’s an amazing writer, too. So I couldn’t wait to tell you about her new book Double Take, just out.
First tell us a little bit about your new book Double Take.
Double Take begins with Cole, the hero, reading a best-selling thriller where the villain plays a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with the heroine. When the first scene from the book is replicated in real life in front of Cole and a woman is kidnapped, Cole believes he holds the clue to her survival in his hands. But will anyone listen to him? Or will he be too late to save her? The story is set mostly in Atlanta and includes some of the scenes from the thriller.
Where were you/what were you doing when you got the call that Steeple Hill wanted a contract on this book?
Um…I was in the shower, actually. I got a message to call my agent back ASAP, and I had a pretty good idea what it was about. But since I didn’t know how I would react if it was really THE CALL, I figured I should get completely ready for the day before I talked to her. Just to play it safe.
What’s your worst habit when it comes to writing?
Becoming distracted so easily. Email, house projects, new story ideas, spider solitaire (which has been banished from my computer before and is about to be once again!), etc. One of these days I’ll figure out how to stop procrastinating.
Now let’s have a little fun. It’s Girls Night Out, and you’re next in line at karaoke. What’re you going to sing?
First of all, this is fantasy, right here, because I am so not a solo kind of girl. But…for some reason Unbreak My Heart is the first song that popped into my head–a favorite from my melodramatic high school days.
If you could “borrow” one character from a movie, TV show, or another book for your current WIP, who would it be? Why?
I’d say Adrian Monk, but I don’t think I’d have the patience to put up with him as one of my characters. lol. So I’m thinking Morgan from Kristen Heitzmann’s A Rush of Wings. He’s a secondary character in this book, not yet attached, with a past that’s left him wounded and somewhat mysterious. I love writing/reading about heroes like that.
If you had a Saturday all to your self-no deadlines, no commitments-what’s the first thing you’d do?
Right now I could use some extra sleep and a relaxing day. So I’d say change into fresh pajamas and read a book while I eat an Entenmann’s devil’s food doughnut for breakfast.
Any parting words?
Read Liz’s book! It’s a lot of fun.
I swear, I didn’t pay her to say that!
Want to learn more about Jenness? Visit her online at www.jennesswalker.com.
And … because Jenness is AWESOME … I have a signed copy of Double Take to give away. Just for you! Or you! Or any of you. So if you want to win, leave a comment with the last thing you saw that made you do a double take. I’ll pick one winner at random next Friday, so leave a comment and get a chance to win. And if you don’t win, be sure to pick up a copy at Walmart, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Borders, or any other book store.