Welcome my good friend and fellow Wild Rose Press author, Jennifer Wilck...

Hi Jennifer! So happy to welcome you back to my blog for another visit - I am looking forward to catching up and hearing all about your latest release, LEARNING TO LOVE! Let's get things started with my questions...

1.)              What is your favourite thing about yourself?

Oh gosh, that’s a tough question. I think my favourite thing about myself is my ability to find the humor in most situations. I think laughing helps you get through life and a sense of humor is essential. And if I can make others laugh, then I’m helping them get through whatever issues they might be facing as well.

2.)              What do you wish you’d known before you started writing?

How difficult it might be at times, even though I love it. There is always a point somewhere in the process where I doubt myself, my writing ability and whether or not readers are going to love what I’ve written. I think one of the reasons this happens is because writing is a very solitary endeavour. Over the years I’ve learned to push through and to make sure I don’t isolate myself, but it’s still surprising to me at times.

3.)              Share a romantic moment in your life.

Honestly, our lives are so busy, that any chance I get to spend some alone time with my husband is romantic. No matter what we are doing, we get to talk to each other and even if it’s just sitting and watching TV together, we’re alone and not being distracted by other things.

4.)              Is there one subject you’d never write about as an author? What is it?

I’d never write about my own life or my marriage. There needs to be a separation between fact and fiction. J

5.)              Do you have any suggestions to help someone become a better writer? If so, what are they?

Don’t stop writing and don’t stop learning your craft. Take classes, get critique partners, enter contests and read a lot!

6.)              If you could be the original author for any book, what would it be? Why?

Like pretty much everyone on the planet, I’d love to be the author of the Harry Potter series. It’s brilliant and has made such a difference in the reading lives of everyone.

7.)              What did you do growing up that got you into trouble?

I’m an only child and I didn’t really get into a lot of trouble growing up, because there wasn’t anyone else to blame. But if I have to pick anything, it’s probably my mouth. I have a great sense of humor as an adult, but as a kid, it probably came across as fresh at times. I remember being relieved when I was old enough for people to laugh at what I said.

8.)              If I came to your house for dinner what would you prepare for me? Why?

Well, my kids complain that I make a lot of chicken, so I’d probably skip that. J Instead, probably a shrimp dish, with rice and roasted vegetables. And of course, a decadent chocolate dessert.


Jennifer started telling herself stories as a little girl when she couldn’t fall asleep at night. Pretty soon, her head was filled with these stories and the characters that populated them. Even as an adult, she thinks about the characters and stories at night before she falls asleep or walking the dog. Eventually, she started writing them down. Her favorite stories to write are those with smart, sassy, independent heroines; handsome, strong and slightly vulnerable heroes; and her stories always end with happily ever after.

In the real world, she’s the mother of two amazing daughters and wife of one of the smartest men she knows. When she’s not writing, she loves to laugh with her family and friends, is a pro at finding whatever her kids lost in plain sight, and spends way too much time closing doors that should never have been left open in the first place. She believes humor is the only way to get through the day and does not believe in sharing her chocolate.

She writes contemporary romance, some of which are mainstream and some of which involve Jewish characters. She’s published with The Wild Rose Press and all her books are available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Dina Jacobs is a single librarian who has never fit in due to her off-the-charts intelligence, frizzy hair and rounder-than-socially-acceptable figure. She left her past behind until she receives an invitation to her ten-year high school reunion, and all her insecurities return.
Adam Mandel is a single corporate attorney who just missed his third deadline at his father's law firm, the law firm where he is up for junior partner. With his reputation on the line, Adam needs all the help he can get to convince his father that he deserves the promotion.
When Dina and Adam run into each other on a deserted road, Dina thinks Mr. Flashypants can't possibly be interested in someone like her. Adam thinks Dina is just the person to help him improve his reputation. Lies and insecurities force them to take a look at themselves. Can they trust each other to look beyond the surface?

What the hell just happened?
She wanted to be friends.
The only kind of “friend” he wanted to be with her
had “boy” attached to it. No, that wasn’t true. He enjoyed her friendship because he loved talking to her, hearing her opinions, sharing himself with her.
But he was becoming more attracted to her. So far, they’d only kissed, but that one kiss, that unbelievable kiss, haunted him. His lips still burned where they’d touched hers, his insides still turned to jelly when he thought about it. In fact, he’d been hoping there would have been more kissing in her apartment once he’d apologized for his gaffe.
But she’d focused on their arrangement and her overreaction, and here he was pulling away from the curb into rush hour traffic.
She thought he was dating her only to impress his father. If he were one hundred percent honest with himself, he’d acknowledge the partial truth in that statement. But the more time he spent time with her, when he wasn’t royally screwing things up with her, the more he wanted to move beyond their arrangement.
His head was another matter. It was still focused on not making a fool of himself, on maintaining the right reputation, on spinning the right message.
But listening to his head was probably what had gotten him into this mess in the first place. As unbelievable as it might sound, it was time to follow his heart.
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  1. Thank you so much for hosting me today!

  2. Jennifer, I agree with you, a sense of humor can help in almost any situation. It makes people feel more comfortable and distracts them from their troubles. I also love reading books that contain a little humor (In my case, I like black humor!) Great interview!

    1. Thanks, Laura. I love black humor. It lightens everything and brilliant. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Shrimp and a decadent dessert? Count me in! A sense of humour will help a lot in this crazy business. Good luck with your release.

  4. Chocolate is always a winner with me. : ) Thanks for this post. Knowing how to laugh is the only way to stay sane these days.