Today, our guest of honor is Jennifer Shirk. It’s so nice to have you here, and I’m sure you’re ready for a good time! Let the party begin!
Wine or beer? (If you want club soda, I’ll have to send you to the corner.)
Beer. My new favorite for summertime is Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy. It has a little lemon taste to it that is so refershing!
That sounds yummy! Cake or chips? Are you a sugar or salt person?
Chips. I used to a sugar person, but as I’m getting older it’s more and more SALT.
Are you old enough to drink? LOL.
Really? Am I being carded? Woo-hoo!
Don’t get too excited! First, tell us about your new release.
Sunniva (Sunny) Fletcher is a firm believer in fairy tales. With the recent debt she’s acquired, the hope of something magical happening in her life is the only thing keeping her going. She needs a job fast. So when Sunny learns the sexy new vacationer in town is looking for a nanny, she starts to believe she just may have a fairy godmother after all!
Internet guru Sam Calloway is only in town for the summer and needs a nanny for his two small children. However, the beautiful and inexperienced Sunny is not exactly the kind of caregiver Sam has in mind. It doesn’t take long for Sunny’s tenderhearted and bubble blowing ways to soon have the children—and especially Sam—enamored with her. She’s a dream come true. But after what Sam’s been through, he’s stopped believing in fairy tales long ago.
Sunny manages to work her way into Sam’s closed-off heart, but at the end of the summer, is the workaholic dad going to go back to his life in New York City, or will he decide his days are “sunnier” here with Sunny?
Available April, 1, 2012!
I’m feeling sunny now! What makes your character and story so special?
It’s kind of a Mary Poppins (Sunny) meets Mr. Rochester (Sam) kind of story. LOL And there’s a really cute Golden Retriever named Oats in it too. J
All right, I guess you can come in. Now off to the roast….
What would your characters say about you?
That I have issues. LOL There’s always something of me in my heroines. In my first book, it was by orderly-neat-freakish behavior. In my second book, it was my childishness dealing with my brothers, and in this book I think it’s Sunny’s nurturing behavior.
What do you like doing besides writing and reading? Is it dangerous?
I love to cook. It CAN be dangerous–I guess I could burn myself. LOL I love trying new recipes! I subscribe to the Food Network magazine and Cooking Light. Right now, I’m trying to cook a little healthier so I try 3 vegetarian meals a week.
Wow. You so put me to shame. Lol. Do you have a favorite of your own books and why? I think Sunny Days for Sam is my favorite right now. My hero is a little different from the lighthearted ones I usually write. He was a little scary to write. I had to go back often to try and lighten him up a bit. But I think this book is a little meatier as a result.
What is the hardest part of writing your books?
Just sitting down and starting. Once my hands are on the keyboard and those first few sentences flow then I’m good. It’s just starting out that is the major hurtle.
What else are you working on right now?
Ooh, so glad you asked that!! I’m finishing up the “sequel” to Georgie on His Mind. Brad and Kendall are finally going to have their story told and I’m very pleased with how it’s coming about.
Last Question: Where can our partygoers find you and your work?
Thank you so much for coming!
One lucky winner will win a Hardcover Copy of Sunny Days for Sam before it comes out! How cool is that!