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Writing romance was a natural for Jenny Andersen, given her lifelong fascination with words. (And men.) Like most writers, she has had a number of weird jobs and strange experiences that sometimes mutate and show up in her stories. Jenny has an M.A. in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University in Pennsylvania; the master's thesis turned into her first book, Loving Luke, for The Wild Rose Press.

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Jenny Andersen Good question! Answering it isn't so easy, because sometimes characters just float into my head with names attached...that feels like I don't have any…moreGood question! Answering it isn't so easy, because sometimes characters just float into my head with names attached...that feels like I don't have any say in the matter! Hannah arrived in the story already and firmly named Hannah, but she didn't have a last name. So I looked at her life (lonely, kind of repressed by her dictatorial father) and at her home (beautiful mountain ranch). Blue could describe both her feelings about her life and about missing her recently deceased father and the mountain scenery. That gave me a surname that started with Blue. Blue what? Field just followed naturally. Hannah agreed, and the story began.

Thank you for asking. What kind of art do you do? I'll look forward to seeing Hannah Bluefield's success!

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Jenny Andersen Oh, hard choice! There are so many possible answers, but my lightning, gut response was Claire & Jamie (the Outlander novels). Since I (mostly*)…moreOh, hard choice! There are so many possible answers, but my lightning, gut response was Claire & Jamie (the Outlander novels). Since I (mostly*) write romances, this might seem a little out of the norm. Perhaps I should have picked a couple from a more 'normal' romance? I remember the fuss when Outlander won a RITA. Some disgruntled people claimed it wasn't a romance. I disagree, btw. I should write that well!

So. Jamie and Claire. They certainly love each other, with a love that transcends time and space. They are, separately and together, fully individual people. And they get an HEA by the end of each book. Mostly.

* As Jenny Andersen I write romance and women's fiction; Lilac James writes erotic romance; P.J. Metz writes horror/fantasy short stories.)(less)
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Loving Luke

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Zeph Undercover

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Reckless Promise

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Wallpaper With Roses

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Happy New Year! It’s somewhat belated but none the less sincere. I ended 2016 and started 2017 with a crash in the schedule--some surgery from which I’m still recovering, so 2017 is behind schedule. And I may never catch up.
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