Wednesday, July 25, 2018

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT - Jacquie Rogers + BONUS + giveaway

UNDER A MULBERRY MOON is a beautifully crafted anthology compiled by talented authors. 

Each day for the next nine days, each author will have a turn letting us get to know them. But first... the ladies have a gift for EVERYONE who stops by... a free download of MEDLEYS & MUSINGS - a sampling of every story from Under the Mulberry Moon.  Go HERE to download your copy

But that's not all!!!!   Three of the participating authors will each be giving away a copy of UNDER A MULBERRY MOON to lucky visitors who leave a comment. You MUST leave a comment ABOUT THE ANTHOLOGY to qualify. So comment about one or all of the stories the authors share. Each comment will be assigned a number. Then on Thursday July 26th, I will select 3 winners using

Let's meet Jacquie:


Jacquie Rogers is a former software designer, campaign manager, deli clerk, and cow milker. Her 2007 release, Faery Special Romances, won the Fall NOR Award for Best Print Sci-fi/Fantasy Romance and finaled several other contests. She also has stories in two other print anthologies--soon to be e-published as well. Her current print release is a short contemporary novel, Down Home Ever Lovin' Mule Blues, which has received several top picks and 5-star reviews.

She teaches several workshops both online and in person, and is co-creator of 1st Turning Point, a website where authors come to teach, learn, and share--all about promotion and marketing.

Jacquie has donated all royalties from Faery Special Romances to The Children's Tumor Foundation, ending neurofibromatosis through research.

Jacquie has won FOUR Will Rogers Gold Medallions, a Laramie Award and a Rita. Those are some credentials!

Here's my Five questions for Jacquie:

I’m always asked ‘where do you get your ideas.’ So, where do you get yours?
 Ideas lurk in absurdity.  All you have to do is recognize the absurd and ideas will hurl at you like a tornado.  So where is the absurd?  Just about everywhere.  What if the shoe salesman at Nordstrom had just held up a bank?  Look at people and put them in another setting.  Then again, maybe the ideas help discover the absurdity.

Which comes first, the story, the characters, or the setting?
The situation, then one character, then the setting, then the other characters (which means conflict), and finally the story.

Which of your heroines most represent you, or the ‘you’ you’d like to be? Why?
 Definitely Jake O’Keefe, the heroine in Much Ado About Mavericks (Hearts of Owyhee #4).

What is the single most important part of writing for you?
Jacquie: My favorite part of writing is the initial creation stage, but the most important part of writing is the editing stage.  You didn’t ask, but my least favorite is the marathon to actually get a story written.  I’m not a good crank-turner.

What’s the most romantic thing a guy can do (or has done) for you?

Mr R wakes me up with a kiss and a cup of coffee every morning.  So I feel like a princess first thing in the day.

Here's the Three Jacquie chose:

If I was a first time reader of your books, which one would you recommend I start with
       and why?
 I think the first Honey Beaulieu – Man Hunter book, Hot Work in Fry Pan Gulch.  This book gives you an idea of my sense of humor without being restricted to romance, although it does have romance in it (more in the second book and even more in the third).  If a reader only reads romance, there’s the first book in the Hearts of Owyhee series, Much Ado About Madams.  Or if the reader prefers 100% sweet and wholesome, then there’s Idaho Fairytale Bride.  And if the reader is as crazy as I am, then there’s always my western fantasy romance, Have Wand – Will Travel.  I’ve written in more genres but that’s what’s readily available now.  I have another Trad Western series that I’ll be reissuing soon, The Muleskinners. 

How much of your personality and life experiences are in your writing?
My characters are all a part of me—the good and the bad.  I’m lucky in that I grew up in a storytelling family.  The stories on my mother’s side (family adventure stories) were very different from those on my father’s side (mostly hunting and farming stories).  But all of them, no matter how serious, always had a funny slant to them.  So that’s a part of me, and I can’t write any other way than that.  Well, I could, but I don’t want to.

What do you do to relax and recharge your batteries?
I like to read (right now I’m on a fantasy kick), watch baseball and rodeo, and I love traveling around the country to meet my readers, many of whom have become good friends.  And I love meeting my author friends.  Last year would be head to beat—I met Caroline Clemmons.  Twice!

Your book in the anthology is A FAMILY FOR POLLY:

With all the awards you've won, I can't wait to read this one!

The FREEBIE you've provided definitely has me wanting to read the full anthology.   Remember to download the Free teaser then purchase your full anthology.. I mean - you can't just have one- right? LOL


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  1. Hi Jacquie and Angela! Loved finding out more about you Nd look forward to reading your book!

  2. Anything Jacquie writes is a fun read. My favorite is the Hearts of Owyhee series, but I also love Honey Beaulieu! She is always spot on with her research, something else I appreciate. You simply can't go wrong with one of her books.
    Thank you, Angela, for having us on your blog again.

  3. So fun to learn more about Jacquie. I loved her Hearts of Owyhee series. I also enjoyed her Polly in A Family for Polly in this anthology -- great story! Thank you, Angela, for featuring this anthology on your blog.

  4. "Crank turner" - I love that term. Great post, Jacquie. Loved your answers! Once again - many thanks, Angela for your time and blog!

  5. It was an honor to be in the anthology with Jacquie. I’ve admired her writing and humor for years. Her details are wonderful and add to the richness of her stories. Thank you for giving us a glimpse of her inner workings - they’re not scary at all!

  6. Thanks so much for featuring UNDER A MULBERRY MOON and my story. It's an honor to be included in this anthology with such fun and talented authors, and I really appreciate the shout-out. I'm sorry I didn't respond sooner but I didn't have internet access until now. Yes, there really are places that don't have internet. LOL. Right smack dab in Idaho.