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Monday, January 26, 2009

Monday Spotlight: Jennette Green

Wow! Author Spotlight. I must say I’m not used to being in the “spotlight.” Maybe you know what I mean. Writing is a solitary occupation, and yet when I became published, suddenly I was required to burst upon the world wide web and try to flag all sorts of attention to myself. My book, I mean.

So, here’s a little about me: Let’s start at the beginning. I grew up in Alaska and wrote my first story when I was seven. When I was twelve, my family sold everything we had (my sister and I kept our Barbies and one stuffed animal each) and bought a sailboat. We spent the next two years sailing down Mexico, through the Panama Canal, and up through the Caribbean to Florida. We ended up in a tiny town in Virginia. What an experience, seeing all those beautiful, tropical ports of call. Sailing, like writing, is a quiet, solitary existence. I liked it. In fact, when my family got on my nerves (or I got on theirs!) I retreated to the far end of the boat where I could experience my teenage angst in peace. I wrote many stories on the boat.

Over the intervening years I’ve done a lot of writing and a lot of traveling. I’ve written eleven books, plus a paranormal trilogy I’m working on now. My first book to be published is The Commander’s Desire. On Friday, I’ll tell you more about it. Tomorrow, I’ll focus the spotlight away from myself (thank goodness!), and talk about what readers want most in a romance novel. Until then…


Sheryl Browne said...

What a brave thing your parents did! You only live once, Jennette. Go for it!

Unknown said...

Thank you for inviting me over, Jennette! I've bookmarked the site, now - it's GREAT!

Carla :)

Unknown said...

P.S., Jennette! Wonderfully informative, interesting spotlight, too! *hanging head for not mentioning that - it's nap time - my excuse and I'm sticking to it, LOL!*

C. :)

Jennette Green said...

Thank you for your encouraging comments, Sheryl! :)

And Carla, thank you, too!! :)


Sharon Donovan said...

Hi Jennette. I learned something new about you--that you were born in Alaska. How exciting. But more exciting to me is all the sailing, another passion of mine. There is nothing like being out on the rippling waters of the sea with the breeze whipping you in the face. What a great way to write when captured by the moment.
All the best and major congrats on your fabulous reviews!

Jennette Green said...

Thank you so much, Sharon!

Yes, I agree about the sailing. There's nothing like relaxing back in the sun with a gentle breeze on your face to let the mind relax and the creative juices flow!

I wish I could have that here, in my landlocked town. LOL. Oh well, I guess I'll have make do with the sun... At least it's shining today.

Jennette :)