Thursday, March 21, 2013

GUEST AUTHOR: Jennifer Garcia

I'm excited about today's guest author; we all know her as "itlnbrt" or Jenn, and soon she will be making her publishing debut with Renaissance Romance Publishing! Please welcome her as she tells us a little about her upcoming projects, and of course, answers some of my random questions! 

Jennifer Garcia

What is your favorite daily wear attire?
I'm a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl. The beauty of jeans is you can dress them up with a nice shirt and heels or dress them down with a t-shirt and tennis shoes. My True Religion jeans are my favorite and most comfortable. 

How many pairs of shoes do you own?
I own a lot. I love shoes, but lately I haven't been wearing my heels. I broke my leg right above my ankle a few years ago and it still hurts when I'm on it a lot. So I stick with flats and a really good pair of tennis shoes when I walk a lot. 

Do you like dogs or cats?
Dogs! I was raised in a household full of cats, but realized as an adult I'm much happier with dogs.

Do you speak with your dog?
Yes, I have two very special dogs. I have an 80 lb. German Shepherd and a 165 lb. Cane Corso. They are like children to me. Since my Corso keeps me company all the time, while I do homework or write, we tend to have long conversations. Of course, I'm the one doing all the talking, but he's such a great listener. 

Which is the best vacation you've ever had?
A few years ago, my husband took us to Italy for about two weeks. We stopped in London for a day or two then made our way to Venice and traveled down until we got to Rome. It was the best vacation ever and one I know we'll never forget. 

Which is your most favorite book ever?
Last year, I found a book while browsing the New York Times Best Seller's List, The Shoemaker's Wife. It is a historical novel loosely based on the life of the author's grandparents. It was about their life from children in Italy, how they met, when they came to America, and how they fell in love. It was beautifully written and extremely emotional. 

Author Bio:
Jennifer Garcia’s love of travel began when she traveled to the West Coast to visit her father at the age of three. Her home until she was sixteen was a small coastal town near Boston. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband, two sons, and two dogs.

Her lifelong love for reading and writing was put aside for many years while she made her way in the world and nurtured her young family. Even though she is older, and life never seems to settle, she’s finding her way while attending college full-time in pursuit of a B.A. in English Literature. She also runs a business, and is still caring for her family. Believing she can do it all, with the help of her family, she worked on her first novel during the late hours of the night while balancing the rest of her life during the day. Her hard work paid off, as her first novel, My Mr. Manny, will be published August 2013.

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A note from the author:
Stay tuned for my Beach Read, In My Mother's Footsteps, coming out July 2, 2013 and my novel, My Mr. Manny coming out in early August. 

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