Today’s Spotlight is on Jaye Garland, author of The 25th Hour:
What do you write?
American Western Romance, both Historical and Contemporary
What’s your favorite genre? Romance! Do you have a favorite author? Julie Garwood, Kristin Higgins, Constance O’Day-Flannery, Catherine Coulter, JoAnn Ross, Tess Gerritsen..yeah, the list goes on…
To be successful as an author, what do you see as the main goal? To keep writing my stories. I love to take an everyday occurrence and play the ‘what if’ game and see where it goes.
What inspires you and how do you channel it when you need inspiration? The beauty of nature does it for me. When I need to push through, I just start typing. Doesn’t matter if it’s gibberish. I can fix that later. Before I know it, I’ve got some good story stuff happening on the page.
What advice can you give to aspiring authors? Never give up. Ever. Study the craft of writing. Learn to put what’s in your head onto the page so others can ‘see through your eyes.’
What advice would you give to the youth of today (not just authors)? The struggles our teens face today are fierce. My one hope is that our nation holds fast to strong family values. Life is hard no matter what age we are, but our friends and family stand with you through the storms. Maintain those relationships! And, remain in school if you possibly can, it’s worth it in the end.
What’s on your bucket list? Sounds boring, but… To write the next book. That is my big thrill. And, I love to drive, so I’d like to get in my Z4, put the top down, and cruise our nation’s highways and side roads.
Tell us about your book:
Chased through time by her father’s murderer, Houston architect Sheridan Wells unwittingly ‘erases’ herself and hurtles back to 1877 Wyoming Territory, to the moment that changed her family’s history forever—to the source of her father’s wealth—wealth the villain swears is his.
Heart locked by guilt, widower Alexander Reed, a War of the Rebellion hero-turned-rancher, attempts to disprove the transient woman’s story, labels her a charlatan and intends to dismiss her, but his precocious daughter has already claimed Sheridan as her new mother.
When the villain renews his quest for wealth and vengeance, Sheridan and Alexander must combine forces to defeat the crazed killer. This time, and no matter the cost, Alexander vows to protect his family. Will Sheridan’s stalker claim his due, or will she find sanctity within the family of her heart…before the window of time fades forever into the 25th hour?
What would you like people to know about you (put your bio or anything else here):
Born and raised on the Great Plains, Jaye Garland thrives on ‘what-if’ scenarios by turning ordinary ranch life events into novels steeped in adventure on the American West. Her award winning first novel, THE 25th HOUR, will be available as an eBook on Amazon.com on August 28, 2013.
Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/author/jayegarland