Welcome to Day 30, the last day of Romancing September Across The World Tour. Our final guest is Jane Linfoot. Catch up with more from Jane in a few hours with the second part of our tour when Stephanie chats to her.
Where is your home town?
I live in Matlock Bath, which is a Georgian Spa Resort, set in the gorge of the River Derwent, in Derbyshire, England
How long have you been writing romance?
The romance writing bug grabbed me in the autumn of 2010.
What is your favourite sub-genre of romance?
So far I’ve written contemporary romance/romcom/chicklit, with feisty twenty-something heroines.
What does Bryony do for a living?
Bryony works for a TV production company. She loves to work on programmes which deal with anything pretty, especially those involving homes and style, but she goes where the work is. High Heels & Bicycle Wheels sees her working on a sports programme, which is hard when she’s the least sporty woman on the planet.
Why is life leaving her high and dry?
At the start of the novel Bryony is facing a triple whammy – her last single friend just named the day, the guy she’s loved from afar forever just got married, and her mother, despairing that Bryony will be single forever, has just offered to pay to have her eggs frozen. Not that Bryony wants a partner…in fact she’s happily single and determined to stay that way.
Tell us about Jackson.
Jackson Gale is hot as they come, cycling’s bad boy superstar. He’s been out of the sport due to injury, and is desperate to get back into competition. For a guy who has only ever known success, the struggles of the last year have left him broken and bitter. He’s agreed to try to clean up his image, as the ultimate one night stand womaniser, but he’s resisting all his manager’s attempts to push him to explore new career options. And then he meets Bryony – and the idea of working on a TV show suddenly gets much more interesting.
Why are Bryony and Jackson heading off in a camper van?
As a writer, I decided a camper van trip offered a fabulous way to fling these two strong characters together. I hoped that the confined space of a camper van would hot-house their conflicts, and send their sizzling sexual chemistry off the scale, and it did. In the story, neither Bryony nor Jackson wants to make the trip. Going away with the other is each one’s idea of hell, but they both have good reasons why they can’t wriggle out of it. And so they set off to sort out the locations for filming a series of cycle rides for Bryony’s TV programme, Sporting Chances.
Why do they need a tandem?
The tandem is the original reason Bryony and Jackson are thrown together. Jackson is supposed to be riding a fun charity tandem race with another sports presenter, who falls ill at the last minute. Bryony is the very reluctant, highly unsuitable replacement. Fast forward to double trouble….
Tell us what you are working on at the moment.
Before I begin a to write a new book, I always have the framework firmly nailed down. I like to have the structure of the novel and the characters and their conflicts very well worked out. I’m currently at this stage on my next book, which has a big vintage theme.
Where can readers find out more about you?
My Author links are:
Author Page Facebook (It would be great if people liked my page!): https://www.facebook.com/JaneLinfoot2
Personal Page Facebook (I love to get friend requests!): https://www.facebook.com/jane.linfoot.1
Twitter: https://twitter.com/janelinfoot @janelinfoot
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