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April 21, 2014

Meet Jennie Marts

Welcome, Jennie Marts! Jennie is the author of The Page Turners Novels – a romantic comedy/mystery series about The Page Turners Book club- a group of friends who search for romance and clues while eating really good desserts. 

Quick Fun:

Favorite Food? Pizza

Favorite Color? Pink

Guilty Pleasure? Cheetos and DQ Blizzard

Favorite Song? I Got You, Babe by Sonny and Cher

Night or Day? Night

TV or Book? Book!!!

Tea or Coffee? Iced Tea in the afternoon/Coffee with flavored creamer in the morning

When did you start writing? 

I have always written stories and kept a journal, but I started seriously writing my first novel five years ago.

What inspired you to write your first book? 

I have always known that I wanted to write a book someday. Then I turned forty and decided it was time to make that dream a reality and just went for it.

Any routines before you start writing.  Do you write an outline or go with the flow? 

Easy Like Sunday Mourning
I have a loose outline, but mostly just go with the flow. Sometimes I have to wait for the story to come to me, but I usually know the beginning, middle and end. I have a writing goal of 2000 words a day with a weekly goal of 10,000 words. I don’t make it every week, but that’s the number I shoot for. I also use a kitchen timer to help me stay focused and on track when I am writing. 

What inspired the idea for the Page Turners series? 

I wanted to write a series similar to the kind of books I like to read. I love stories about friends and how they support each other so I wanted the book club concept. I knew I wanted each book to have a dog, a mystery, lots of comedy and a hot hero. Plus I love a happy ending!

Okay now that we know a little about your writing life and your books, tell us a little about yourself. What do you like to do outside of writing?  Any interesting hobbies?

I am an avid reader. I love to play volleyball. I love going to the movies and eating greasy popcorn. And I love to dance, whether it is with a group of girls having a fun night out or slow dancing in the kitchen with my husband while we are waiting for dinner to cook. 

Do you typically read the same genre you write? 

Yes. I love a story that makes me laugh, fall in love with the characters, then sigh at a great happy ending. My favorite authors are Janet Evanovich, Nora Roberts and Susan Elizabeth Phillips

What is your all-time favorite book? 

That is such a hard question. Probably the Harry Potter series. And I religiously buy every new Stephanie Plum as soon as it comes out!  

Tell us something random about you.  (My favorite…..) 

My favorite day would be spent at the pool with a good book, an icy Diet Coke and a bag of Cheetos. I am a hockey mom with a big laugh and a big heart and I am a huge hugger!

What is the most exciting thing you've ever done? 

Published my book!!!

Describe yourself in five words. 

Funny, Warm-hearted, Mom, Faithful Friend, Cries Easily

Thank you, Girl Who Reads, for hosting me for your Meet the Author Monday! Now that you know a little bit about me, I’d love to get to know you all a little better. I feel like Spring is finally in the air, so leave a comment below telling me your favorite part of the season. 

I’m giving away an ebook copy of my new book, Easy Like Sunday Mourning for one commenter.

I’ll be around today to chat about writing, dogs, Spring, books or your favorite DQ Blizzard flavor! Thanks again for having me.

About the Author:
Jennie Marts loves to make readers laugh as she weaves stories filled with love, friendship and intrigue. She’s the Kindle Bestselling author of a romantic comedy/mystery series. Follow the Page Turners book club as they search for romance and clues in Another Saturday Night and I Ain’t Got No Body and the recently released Easy Like Sunday Mourning. Reviewers call her books “laugh out loud” funny and full of great characters that are “endearing and relatable.”
She writes from the mountains of Colorado where she lives with her husband, two sons, a parakeet, and a golden retriever named Cooper. Jennie enjoys being a member of (RWA) Romance Writers of America, the Pikes Peak Chapter of RWA, and Pikes Peak Writers.
Jennie is addicted to Diet Coke and adores Cheetos. She loves playing volleyball and believes you can’t have too many books, shoes or friends. 
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  1. I just checked out the book at Amazon, and I see there is a dog involved! I love the book already! LOL

  2. Great interview. Im a fan of Jennie's and have both her books. I can't wait for her next one! Hurry and write it!

    1. Thanks April! I am working on Book Three and hope to have it out by early June! Thanks for reading!

  3. Love Jennie's books - they make me laugh, and who doesn't need a good laugh? I also love blizzards - so about doing a contest with your fans for a new blizzard flavor and then put it in your next book?? Mind would be strawberry, rhubarb crunch!! :)

    1. Great idea, Marla! I may do that! My favorite blizzard is the Peanut Butter Crunch and it is discontinued! so glad that you enjoy my books!

  4. Such a cute interview--Jennie Marts always makes me smile!

    1. Thanks Anne! I love hearing that my books make people happy!

  5. What a charming interview & author—like someone you'd love to go shopping & eat cheesecake with! I just got my copy of Easy Like Sunday Mourning & can't wait to dive into it as a "me time" treat (with a bit of greasy popcorn at my side, of course! : )

    1. Thanks Diane! And thanks for getting the book! How did you know I love cheesecake? A book and a snack sound like a great way to spend the afternoon!

  6. Thanks Amanda! I am a big dog-lover and all of my books have dogs in them! They are all characters in themselves! :)

  7. Great interview, Jennie! I'm so excited to read this book!

  8. Such a cute interview. Cheetos, Blizzards, Pizza and Popcorn. You're making me hungry!

  9. Fun interview. I like the short and sweet answers. Sonny & Cher: Ha!

  10. Great blog interview, Jennie! I'm really looking forward to reading your latest book. ;)

  11. OMG HUGE fan of the Stephanie Plum series! I was so excited when they emailed me as a book blogger to do an ARC review and post for her last book! FUN interview!

    1. I just love Janet E! I met her ten years ago at a book signing! she is just a neat lady!!!