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- How she didn’t discover romance novels until she was in her 30’s–and once she did how Harlequin historicals changed her life.
- How she then transitoned to writing romance.
- Hilariously bad misconceptions she hears about romance–“Your publishers give you the ideas for the books, right?”
- Theories about the love lives of Canadian ice dancers Virtue and Moir and our need for Jenny to write the romance novel version of it for us.
- The madness of modern weddings and how that translates into her fun and sexy new series. The first book is One and Only.
- What her querying process looked like.
- Her experiences with indie publishing vs traditional publishing, and the reasons she hasn’t enjoyed indie publishing.
- Her transition from historical to contemporary.
- Her PhD in Urban Geography and why she took it all the way to that point and then chose a different career path.
- How her first forays into fiction were Mulder/Scully fanfic.
- How she handled the transition to motherhood and eventually learned how to carve out time for herself to write.
- Her physical aversion to butterflies.
Books mentioned in this episode:
One and Only by Jenny Holiday
It Takes Two by Jenny Holiday
The Hours by Michael Cunningham
Earth Bound by Emma Barry and Genevieve Turner