Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Author, author...

...read all about it!

Today we have a wonderful author...

Janie Emaus

Welcome Janie, So glad to have you today.  you tell us a little about yourself?

First off, I’m a Taurus.  I’m not stubborn, I just like things done my way.  Usually.  But I have a very positive attitude and always listen to what everyone else has to say. And I rarely get into arguments.

What or who initially inspired you to become a writer?

 I think I was just born this way.  From the time I could walk, I was carrying around books.

What kind of research do you do for a novel and how extensive do you get?
For Mercury In Retro Love, I did a great deal of research into astrology.  And picked the brain of my friend and famous astrologer – Terence Guardino.

For my current novel, I’m trying to figure out a way to time travel!

Do you have a special place you like to do your writing? Such as an office, a spare room, the dining room table, your couch?
I usually write in my office, but I can write just about anywhere. 

As a reader, what types of works do you like to read and do you think they influence the genre/genres you write in?

I love reading Women’s Fiction, all type of YA and middle grade and literary novels.  I try not to read the same genre that I’m working in at the time. 

What is your favorite method of writing...as in laptop, desktop, Ipad or the old fashioned pencil and paper??  And do you plot out your story or go with the flow of your muse?
I write on a desktop and a laptop.  And I rarely plot out my books.  I have a beginning and I know how I want it to end.  I usually get there, but with a lot of surprises along the way.  And I figure if I’m surprised, my readers should be, too.  Hopefully, in a good way.

When you need a break or some time off from the trials of being a writer, what can you be found doing?
When I’m not spending time with my characters, I love walking, reading, swimming, and hanging out with family and friends.

For fun, I have a few personal questions,  

 Your Favorite 5
1) Favorite color -  Green
2) Favorite dessert -  Cheese
3) Favorite Season -  Fall
4) Favorite sad song-   The Way We Were
5) Favorite Romantic movie -  Dr. Zhivago

And a bonus, what is your ideal romantic vacation??
Anywhere on a beach, with my husband.  Watching the waves, listening to the seagulls, feeling the warm sun on my face.  Drinking coffee at sunrise.  And a cocktail at sunset.

And between, enjoying each moment. 

Where can our readers find you?? 

Email: janieemaus@aol.com
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Janie5010
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/#!/janie.emaus
Website/blog:  www.janieemaus.com

Is there an upcoming or current release  you would like to share with us today and where can we find it?

My current YA Mercury In Retro Love is now available in ebook form and paperback. 

A story about crushes, conflicts and astrological confusion.

Finally, after years of making love predictions for her friends, fifteen-year-old astrologer, Emma Seigel, sees a boyfriend in her future. But there’s one big problem. Mercury is heading for Retrograde in four weeks, and she sure knows what that means. It’s like an astrological PMS. A disastrous time to start a new relationship.

Using her school newspaper column, Emmastrology, she sets a plan in motion and within a week lands hottie Evan Randolph as her boyfriend. She’s a Taurus. He’s a Capricorn. Both earth signs. What could be more perfect? But is he as perfect as her prediction claims him to be? The stars are telling her it’s right. But her heart says it’s all wrong.

Everyday her feelings are growing stronger for someone else, a Leo, so totally not the sign for her. And to make matters even worse, Emma’s actions, caused by her unflinching belief in astrology, get her in trouble with her best friends in the whole world.

Time is running out. Can Emma straighten up this mess she’s in before Mercury goes Retrograde again?

Link on Amazon… http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=janie+emaus

Publisher link.

 Barnes & Noble Link

 Smashwords link

Janie, thanks so so much for being with us today.  I always love reading author interviews and I enjoyed learning more about you.   Please come back anytime !!

Readers, make sure you visit one of the links above and get your copy of Mercury in Retro Love.

Until next time, happy reading...



  1. Replies
    1. Janie, thanks so much for being with me today :)

  2. Great interview, Janie. I learned lots about you in a fun way!

  3. *waving* Hey Janie, hello Krista! Great interview.

    Sorry I'm late...

    My ideal romantic getaway is the same as yours, on a beach. We just returned from a beach vacation a few weeks ago and it was so amazing.

    Many sales to you, Janie!