Sam and Jeanne An Erotic Love Story
The rest…is history. Harper and Jeanne C. Penguin felt very strongly that we needed to write under a single name.
Harper was the winner! After getting my Masters in Social work I became a licensed psychotherapist. I did hospital based work and private practice for years before taking a management position for Anthem Blue Cross on the west coast. My prior work experience influences my writing in a couple of ways. Not only do I often write about characters who work in the mental health field for example Wesley from The Sacrifice , Ahmed from The Soldier and the Spy , Mac from Shelter from the Storm , I spends considerable time really fleshing out who they are. I create full backgrounds for them and try to understand what drives them, motivates them—what makes them tick.
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Sam: It started with a germ of an idea I had about Hades and Persephone, about monumental failure, revenge, and redemption. I have these beautiful paintings in my house that were created by Mollie Kellogg , a local San Diego artist. Collins Logan wrote.
They were really the genesis of the initial idea. Jeanne: Sam and I met for breakfast. During the next couple months, we worked on character profiles, chose all of the various settings, and completed a detailed synopsis. It does. The series was initially released by Linden Bay Romance, LLC with covers that were predominantly red and black and fairly erotic. They were re-pubished with more of a purple urban fantasy covers in an effort to increase appeal with booksellers. Jeanne: Yes! Kelner 2. Wacks 9. Anna will re-appear. No, not really. The three parts combined will make up a complete story.
When it comes to writing, do you have a favorite genre? It was SUCH a challenge to write. I bow before authors of Historical Romance.
Making up the details of your world is such great fun. Emma and Zack are fun and compelling characters to write and their journey is far from over. When collaborating, that might end up being more.
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Sometimes quite a bit more. I know. Sam: Writing used to be a very organic process for me. I would have an idea, sit down with my laptop, and then see where my muse took me. Jeanne and I spend time developing character profiles, nailing down all of our settings, and creating a scene list.
Sam is much better at writing the sex scenes. Do it every day. Plod through. It takes determination and imagination, persistence, an ego that is more interested in furthering the story than itself, and some dumb luck. Sam: The publishing industry is very different now than it was a decade ago. Authors have many choices. Read about them. Talk to other authors. Weigh your options. Do you want to self-publish? Would you be most comfortable with a small press? One of the larger indies? One of the Big 5? If you want to write Romance, one of the best things you can do is join Romance Writers of America and attend your local chapter meetings.
Publication Date: June 25, Preorder now:. Amazon Kindle. My Five-Star Review:. A young artist and widow, Lily Sutter, finds herself in the center of a great rivalry between designers Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli in Paris, France in As she befriends both women, she learns more about them and their past as war looms around them.
Sam and Jeanne An Erotic Love Story by Juanita Thomas
I absolutely loved this book. The feud between Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli is described to perfection while Lily sits on the sidelines, being a neutral bystander. Amidst their rivalry, the threat of World War II brings tension to the story. This beautifully written story is difficult to put down and yet you do not want it to end.
I highly recommend to anyone who loves historical fiction. About the Author: Jeanne Mackin is the author of several historical novels. Her most recent is The Beautiful American. She has worked as a journalist for several publications, and as a university research and science writer.
Jeanne was the recipient of a creative writing fellowship from the American Antiquarian Society and her journalism has won awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. For more information, visit: www.