We're off to France for our Friday Read this week. Jennifer Bohnet has dropped by to tell us all about her latest release Rosie's Little Café on the Riviera.
It's a summer of taking chances for three different women down on the exotic French Riviera.
Rosie is opening her dream cafe and intends to spend the summer turning it into a success - only to find life tossing some unexpected events and people onto the menu.
Then there's GeeGee who uses the cafe as her summer office - but this year she’s facing a summer of no money and no home.
Recently widowed Erica runs a gift shop with a difference that she has been neglecting since the death of her husband. This summer, together with her young daughter Cammie, she needs to find a way of moving on with her life.
What none of them expects is a summer romance.
Amazon link: goo.gl/wDA6gy
Amazon Book page: http://goo.gl/UzPSMx
I asked Jennifer to tell us a big about herself
I’m English but I’ve lived in France for the past 17 years. After 11 years down on the Cote d’Azur where Richard was a guardien for a villa, we moved from the Mediterranean coast to a small quirky cottage in Finistere, Brittany. A bit of a culture shock to say the least! When I’m not writing I love reading, cooking and having friends around for lunch - lunches that follow the French tradition of lasting for several hours. Rosie’s Little Cafe on the Riviera is my tenth book and I’m thrilled @HQDigital are issuing it in paperback in conjunction with Sainsburys.
Have you always wanted to be a writer?
Always, but it took a long time for me to achieve my dream.
What do you like writing most?
The genre I read most of - women’s contemporary fiction.
Do you have a special place for writing?
When we moved up here to Brittany there was a room of sorts at the back of the cottage - corrugated roof, windowless and damp. Richard has done a great job in converting it into a ‘proper’ room and it’s now my office cum spare room for visitors.
Are you a pantster or a plotter?
I’m a pantster desperately trying to be more of a plotter - after ten books I’m getting better but I still hate it when editors ask for an outline upfront!
Is your writing ever inspired by your family or real life incidents?
Inspired yes - but never ever used verbatim.
What are you writing at the moment?
I’ve just started my eleventh book which I can’t talk about because I’ve no idea yet whether it’s actually going to work!
What time of the day do you write best?
I find the mornings best for writing - if I don’t start writing then, I don’t seem to do any that day. This year I’m trying to be strict with myself - mornings are for writing, afternoons for e-mails and life stuff and the evenings for editing etc. It’s trying to fit in all the promo and networking that has to be done that I find so difficult.
What are your hobbies?
I occasionally get the urge to do some knitting or sewing. Not really a hobby but I also try and have at least an hours walk every day. The countryside around us here is lovely and it’s good thinking time - and hopefully goes some way to helping banish writer’s bottom!
What advice would you give to other writers?
To remember that you’re in it for the long haul - and it can be a very long haul! Very few achieve overnight bestseller status.
Good advice, Jennifer!
You can contact Jennifer here:
Facebook Author Page: goo.gl/6hsfZw
Amazon.com author page: http://amzn.to/299rvVv
Thanks for dropping by to tell us about your book, Jennifer. :)
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