Please help me welcome Molly Harper. Molly is the author of the funny Jane Jameson series.
1. For any new readers, could you start by telling us about the Jane Jameson series?
MH: The Jane Jameson series starts off with Jane having a really bad day. She's fired and given a restaurant gift certificae instead of a severance. She uses that certificate to drown her sorrows, sobers enough to drive home only to have her car break down. She falls in a ditch, is mistaken for a deer and shot by a drunk hunter. A vampire happens by and turns her to save her life.
The books focus on Jane's transition into vampirism, her weird relationship with her boyfriend/sire, Gabriel, finding a new job, and the ever-more-strange group of friends she makes along the way.
2. Book three hits shelves December 29th. What sort of adventures is Jane in store for in Nice Girls Don't Live Forever?
NH: Well, Jane and Gabriel have taken the vacation they planned in NICE GIRLS DON'T DATE DEAD MEN. But Gabriel's behavior gets more erratic and secretive with every passing day. Jane ends up leaving him in a hotel in Brussels, unsure if he's dumped her without actually telling her. She returns home, determined to forget about him and focus on her new bookstore and her friends Zeb and Jolene's expected bundle of wolfy joy. Of course, it's hard to forget Gabriel when she gets repeated, threatening notes telling Jane to stay away from Gabriel. For this nice girl, resolving her relationship issues is becoming a matter of life and undeath.
3. If you could describe your heroine Jane in 5 words, which would you choose?
MH: Little shy, a lot neurotic.
4. How many Nice Girl books are you planning?
MH: I'm contracted for three. But there's always room for more Jane!
5. You have started the Chapter Graveyard on your website where you bid farewell to those excess chapters. Do you find editing and trimming to be the most challenging part of being an author?
MH: Yes, I am bizarrely attached to my secondary characters. For some reason, I give them all the good lines and these neat little sidestories that ultimately do nothing for the main plot. So yes, it's almost painful for me to edit them out of existence. You can count of many characters being interred at the character graveyard. I cut at least one per manuscript.
6. Are you currently working on any other projects you would like to share with us?
MH: I have a non-paranormal romantic comedy, AND ONE LAST THING, coming out in August 2010. It's about a woman who finds out her husband is cheating on her. She responds by sending out a graphic, funny, detailed mass e-mail to their friends, family, and clients, announcing their impending divorce. She retreats to her family's little vacation cabin to lick her wounds and she ends up entangled with her cranky, crime novelist neighbor.
7. What is your favorite way to unwind after a hard day of writing? Any guilty pleasures?
MH: Bad movies. I love bad sci-fi movies. As in, "starring Casper Van Dien" bad. I have terrible taste in movies. I went to see "Carrie 2: The Rage" IN THE THEATER. When I was in college, my friends would use "Does Molly think this movie looks good?" as a litmus test to see if they should spend money on tickets. If I thought a movie sounded interesting, they ran in the opposite direction.
Thank you Molly for visiting and sharing with us. Congratulations on your3rd Jane book.