The Mistress of Pennington's Tour

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Please welcome Eternal Press author, Richard Jones!

So glad to have you here today, it has been far too long since I have interviewed an Eternal Press author! Shall we get started?

1) What is your writing routine?

I spend quite a while working on a plot line in my head before I ever put pen to paper, figuratively speaking. Then I just start writing until I'm finished. Then the grunt work starts. Going back and re-writing eveything I just wrote.

2) Which author/s inspire you to write?

Louis L'Amour, Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles Dickens. I'm an electic reader and it doesn't take much to motivate me.

3) Which is your favorite romance subgenre to read? To write?

I prefer westerns although I have a new romance due out 11/07 which is set in medievel England.

4) How do you deal with criticism/rejection?

There was a time when it really upset me, but I've grown to accept it as graciously as possible. It's part of the process and there's little you can do about it.

5) What do you expect from an editor?

Inspiration. I spend so much time writing then re-writing that I need someone to show me what's good and what's bad.

>6) Tell me about your latest release - It's a traditional love story titled Mountain Romance. A lonely drifter comes upon a young woman lost on the prairie of the Old West. They are total opposites, but somehow they find love. But along the way they spend some time in a cavalry jail, tangle with a dangerous outlaw and meet a friendly ghost.

Tease us with a blurb or short excerpt -“I’m afraid not, sweetie,” he said as he loomed over her. “My name is
Jack Logan. And when Jack Logan sees something he wants, he usually
gets it.”
“Not this time, friend.” Mattie heard Red’s voice behind Logan; her
heart beat faster. “The lady’s with me.”
Logan turned around slowly to look at Red. Once they faced each
other, Logan slowly pulled the tail of his coat back to reveal a Navy Colt
in its holster. Then he carefully slipped the thong from the trigger.
Others in the store quickly assessed the situation and took cover or
headed out the door.
“She was with you, mister,” Logan told him. “Cause in less than a
minute, you won’t be around to claim her.”
If Logan expected his bravado to frighten Red, he was disappointed.
“I don’t want any trouble, friend,” Red said. “But the lady’s made her
feelings plain enough. Why don’t you and me find us a nice saloon and
have a beer or two on me?”
“Shut up!” Logan snapped. “Her feelings are gonna change once this
is all over.”
His hand flashed down to the gun on his hip, but the barrel never
cleared leather. Red’s Colt was already aimed at his heart.
“Use it or drop it,” Red told him. “I leave it to you to decide whether
7) or not this is a good day to die.”

8) Which is your favorite character in the book? Why?

Red Holden is my favorite character. I guess because he's most like me. Or at least how I see myself.

9) What is next for you?

I have another romance due out 11/07/10. It's set in medievel England and is a lighted look at two young people who refuse to fall in love despite the fact they are drawn to each other. There's plenty of action, adventure and even lust.

10) What are you working on right now? It's sequel to Mountain Romance. Quite a few people wanted to know what happened to Red and Mattie when the first novella ended so I thought a while and decided.

11) Your biggest piece of advice to aspiring novelists? Keep writing! I know it isn't easy, but ignore those rejections and continue to submit your work until you find a publisher that appreciates it.

12) Where can readers find you? Mountain Romance is available on: (paperback only)
If there are any questions, my email address is:
I also have a blog at:

Thank you so much for being here today, Richard - I have to say I adore your cover, who was the cover artist? Huge luck with sales. Any comments? Richard would love to chat!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Richard and Rachel,

    Sorry I'm a bit late popping by.

    Congrats on your success, Richard...good luck with your upcoming release.