Hello everyone! Kyra here, and I am thrilled—THRILLED—to introduce the legendary, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Shalvis as this week’s Honorary Chick. Not only are her books topping the contemporary romance charts and finding their way into homes throughout the world, but her daily writing views from the Sierras that often include her family’s beloved black lab Frat Boy serve to inspire and entertain us on a daily basis. Jill, thank you so much for joining us today here at KickAss Chicks!
And now, a few questions for our curious fans:
What are the top three mistakes authors make in writing and submitting their work?
- Not doing enough drafts. No one’s first draft is pretty. Nor is their second. And a lot of times, not the third either.
- Not spending enough time practicing the craft. We’re not born with the talent, it’s hard earned through practicing. So write. And then write some more. And then write some more…
- Read more. Learn what you love as a reader and also what you don’t love. Please your inner reader by writing what she loves and you’ll please your real readers as well.
Now for some fun! Rapid Fire Questions:
Favorite Things: dogs, teenagers, cookies…
Pet Peeves: when people ask me when I’m going to write a book as popular as 50 Shades…
Addictions: dogs, teenagers, cookies…
Kick Ass Superpower: I’m a SUPER reader. 🙂
Your best book boyfriend:
- For the night:
- For a dirty weekend:
- To have and to hold:
The answers to the above are all the same three: Roarke, Ranger, Jamie… 🙂
A terrific interview, for sure. Be sure to say “hello” to Jill in the comments section below–everyone who does (and lives in the continental US) will be entered to win a print book from Jill’s collection!
~~Contest now closed~~ Congratulations to L.A. Remenicky, winner of Jill’s book giveaway. Thanks everyone for stopping by, and keep watching for future giveaways here on KickAssChicks.com!
Thank you so much for visiting with us today, Jill, and best wishes on your upcoming April 7th release of STILL THE ONE, book six in the ANIMAL MAGNETISM series.
Darcy Stone is game for anything—except sexy Navy veteran and physical therapist AJ Colten, the guy who’d rejected her when she’d needed him most. Now the shoe is on the other foot and he needs her to play nice and help him secure grants for his patients. Unfortunately Darcy can’t refuse. She needs the money to fund her passion project: rescuing S&R dogs and placing them with emotionally wounded soldiers.
AJ admits it—Darcy is irresistible. But he’s already been battle-scarred by a strong-willed, vivacious, adventurous woman like Darcy, and he’s not making the same mistake twice—until he and Darcy are forced to fake a relationship. Growing closer than they’d ever imagined possible, Darcy and AJ have to ask themselves: how much between them is pretend? What’s the real thing? And where does it go from here?