I think I was eight. It never seemed like a possibility until I was trying to find a job that I could do around my babies.
2) What is the best and worse thing you have learned from an editor/agent?
The best thing I’ve learned from an editor is to trust your voice. Everyone tells a story differently.
3) Favourite author/s? Vicki Lewis Thompson, Lori Wilde
4) What is your typical day?
I wish I could say I got up and wrote the morning away, then read all afternoon. But my days revolve around elementary and preschool schedules, ballet and gymnastics, taekwondo and swimming, basketball and Boy Scouts. I end up working during naptime and after they’re in bed.
Joe Manganiello & Khloe Kardashian. I am a visual person, so I’m in love with Pinterest for storyboarding. Want to see the inspiration behind Caribbean Casanova? http://pinterest.com/jbayleyburke/caribbean-casanova/
6) Did you plan this book? Or write it as it came?
I knew the first three stories in the Under The Caribbean Sun series would be the three Prinsen brothers. I ‘met’ Holly in the first story, Caribbean Christmas, and thought of all the women in the world, she might be the one to tilt his world.
7) What surprised you the most when you became a published?
The work! I love writing and I love reading. But that’s less than half of my job. Revising, editing, proofing, cover art, promotion, marketing, social media... it takes away from the writing time.
8) Do you have a dedicated writing space? What does it look like?
When we moved, and office was on the ‘need’ list for both my husband and I. He was done with having me write in the bedroom. I love having a desktop to spread out on. I decorated the walls with my grandmother’s drawings – in art school she hoped to design romance novel covers! Here’s some pics - http://jennabayley-burke.blogspot.com/2010/01/office-space.html
9) What’s next for you?
I just finished the third story in the series, Caribbean Crush. I’ve never written a series before, so I’m excited to see how readers receive it.
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