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!
Loved reading this interview. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Congratulations to Jane. The Good Wife sounds a wonderful story.
Thank you, Kelly! I've loved being here and I hope you enjoy Sarah Brennan's story!! :DDelete
I do love the sounds of these books I must get them I don't know how I haven't before :)
I have been hearing a lot about the ne Montana books and they all sound so good and your dogs must be so cute
Congrats on the releases I do hope you get back downunder one day
Thanks so much, Helen and yes, do try the books and let me know what you think! I hope you enjoy them. :)Delete
That is awesome that you have over 12 million copies in print! It is no wonder as all of us LOVE to read your books.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Nova! So glad you stopped by!! xoxoDelete
Thanks Helen for a lovely interview. Awesome reading about Jane.ReplyDelete
Congratulations Jane. I'm still looking for the dvd of Flirting With Forty which is a Jane Porter book made into a movie starring Heather Locklear.
Thank you, Nas! You're a rock star and I so appreciate you!! :)Delete
It's wonderful to have you here for a visit, and to give us a sneak peek not only of your current release but your upcoming books. I do hope you'll get to bring the boys back for another visit DownUnder one day. We'd love to have you here.
Annie, we are all eager for another trip DownUnder and must plan something soon! It would be lovely to see all my Aussie friends again! xoxoDelete
Hi Jane, welcome to our LoveCats hangout! Great to see you here! I love your Brennan sisters books but am frustrated by having to wait for the digital editions to be available here in New Zealand. Still, I remind myself, patience *is* a virtue and I do have a deadline to attend to before losing myself in your wonderful stories again!ReplyDelete
Yvonne, so glad you are enjoying my Brennan Sisters. It's the best feeling in the world when my author friends like my books! Thank you for the wonderful compliment! And I completely understand about deadlines. I've got a great stack of books I want to read but I keep reminding myself deadlines come first! xoxoDelete
Welcome to the blog, Jane!ReplyDelete
I'm about half way through Caitlin's first Montana book and looking forward to Lilian's coming out next week!
Amy! So glad you're enjoying Megan's book. We had a wonderful time planning out the series and Lilian's will be out in just four more days. Can't wait to hear what everyone thinks. I personally loved both books! :)Delete
Loved the interview. Can't wait to read The Good Wife. I so wish I could afford to travel Downunder !ReplyDelete
Thank you, Nancy! I hope you enjoy The Good Wife - do drop me a line and let me know what you think. Sarah Brennan is my favorite sister! :)Delete
Welcome to the LoveCats, Jane, it's fabulous to have you here!ReplyDelete
I haven't started the Brennan Sisters books yet, but I can't wait to dive into them. And I agree with Helen and Annie -- you and your family should come visit DownUnder again. We LoveCats would do our best to have as many coffee, cake and cocktail sessions with you as you could fit in. ;-)
Michelle, it's great to be here. Thanks so much to all of you for hosting me. I'm putting another trip DownUnder on my to-do list today. Must plan it soon!! :DDelete
Jane, welcome to the LoveCats!ReplyDelete
Abi and Church sound adorable. I love to see boys (or any kids) growing up with dogs that are a part of the family. Do you have photos of them up somewhere, like your website or FB page?
Rachel, we've always had dogs and you're right, it's wonderful to see kids and dogs growing up together. We love Abi and Church dearly! I do have some photos of the dogs on my Facebook pages but I'll see if I can share some new ones soon! Thanks for the welcome!! I've loved visiting!Delete
Hi Jane! Fabulous to have you visit the LoveCats! I'll never forget your keynote speech at the conference here in Australia! You were so inspiring!ReplyDelete
I love the sound of The Good Wife too so I'd better head off to snaffle my copy new!