We're headed O/S to the USA again! Please welcome another Unsinkable & 2010 Golden Heart® finalist.
Name? Jennifer Jakes.
Where are you? Midwestern, USA.
How many years have you been a member of RWAmerica? 2 years.
What genre do you write? (Erotic) Historical Western Romance.
Who are your favourite authors? Maya Banks, Kimberly Killion, AnnMarie McKenna, Sabrina Jeffries.
What inspired you to write romance? I don't know really. I was just always that little girl thinking "Once upon a time" & "They lived happily ever after".
Who's your dream agent and/or dream publisher? I don't have one.
What's the best thing about going to conference? Meeting old and new friends.
And lastly, finish these statements...
My greatest strength as a writer is...continuity.
A sexy hero needs...to be an Alpha male -- preferably an emotionally wounded Alpha.
My latest WIP (work in progress) is about...Alaska, 1898, during the Yukon (Klondike) gold rush. Nora goes to Alaska to find her brother who has escaped from a mental asylum. My hero (Garrett) is in Alaska to take his newly widowed sister back home. Out of necessity Garrett and Nora are forced to travel together to the gold fields - and of course their attraction for each other takes over. ;) But when Garrett's sister is found dead, Nora's brother is the most likely suspect, making Garrett and Nora doubt everything about their new relationship and threatening to rip them apart.
When I write I like to...have complete silence.
My best writing milestone to date is...the sale of my Golden Heart® finalist manuscript, RAFE'S REDEMPTION, to The Wild Rose Press, Scarlet Rose line.
Jennifer, thanks for answering my questions! If you'd like to find out more about her, visit her website.