Bestselling author Jane Porter has been a finalist for the prestigious RITA award four times, has over 12 million copies in print . Jane's novel, Flirting With Forty, picked by Redbook as its Red Hot Summer Read, went back for seven printings in six weeks before being made into a Lifetime movie starring Heather Locklear. September 2012 brought the release of The Good Woman, the first of her Brennan Sisters trilogy, followed in February 2013 by The Good Daughter, and book three in the series, The Good Wife, is slotted for release in September. A mother of three sons, Jane holds an MA in Writing from the University of San Francisco and makes her home in sunny San Clemente, CA with her surfer husband.
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Jane, please tell us about you latest release?
The Good Wife is the third book in the Brennan Sisters series and its Sarah Brennan’s story. If you’ve read the first two books in the series, you’ve met Sarah already and you know she’s the youngest Brennan, beautiful, smart, and strong. But even though she acts like a tough cookie on the outside, on the inside, she’s vulnerable girl and still madly in love with her husband Boone.
Sarah is the sister who has it all – two beautiful kids and a gorgeous, sexy husband, Boone Walker, a professional baseball player. They have a comfy, well-off lifestyle thanks to Boone’s success but living apart for most of the year, due to Boone’s schedule puts a huge strain on their marriage. Sarah loves her husband fiercely but he made a mistake three years ago that she’s still finding it hard to forgive him for. Now Boone is facing yet another career change and it makes things even more tense for their marriage until Boone gives Sarah an ultimatum. Either get over the past to forgive and forget, or they go their separate ways. Sarah has to decide if her marriage is worth keeping or if it’s time to walk away.
What are you writing at the moment?
It’s a single title romance about a ranching family, for Montana Born Books, and the first book in the Shanahan Brothers series about rugged, gorgeous cowboys. For those of you who’ve read y Harlequins, you may remember the Shanahan brothers briefly from Hollywood Husband, Contract Bride. I’m loving every minute of writing and working on this project!
What is the most rewarding thing about being an author?
My readers. First and always, it’s my readers who make this such a rewarding profession and I love their support and enthusiasm for my stories. Second, I love that through writing and books I get to live larger than life. I love creating and sustaining different worlds and peopled with complex, emotional and passionate characters.
You’ve visited Downunder for our Romance Writers of Australia conference. Do you have any special memories of Australia?
I love Australia and so do my boys. Australia was their first overseas trip so it’s special to us. Since our first trip there, I’ve taken them to so many other places but every time we talk about a new trip, they always ask to go back to Australia. I love the friendly people, the gorgeous colors and inspiring settings, the beautiful beaches and the whole relaxed attitude… and I adore the Australian accent! There’s so much beauty in Australia and each time I’ve been there, it’s given me more reasons to fall in love!
Here at LoveCats we adore our furry friends…..are you a cat or a dog person? Or maybe both?
We have two gorgeous dogs, Abi and Church. Abi is an English Bulldog with the sweetest personality. We adore her. Church is a Bull Mastiff. He’s huge and considers himself my 4th son. He tries to sit on a couch like humans and when that fails, insists on trying to climb into my lap to cuddle. He’s enthusiastic and boisterous and such an important part of our family!
Thank you Jane for visiting LoveCats!