Anne - Thanks for dropping by today, Nancy. I wish you every success with The Widow's Walk League, and I know readers will want to comment to enter your giveaway draw. (The winner will be announced on February 3, 2012.)
The Widow's Walk League by Nancy Lynn Jarvis
My guest today is Nancy Lynn Jarvis.
has been a Nancy , Realtor for twenty years. She owns
a real estate company with her husband, Craig. After earning a BA in behavioral
science from Santa Cruz, California , she worked in the advertising department
of the San Jose Mercury News. A move to San Jose State University meant a new job as a librarian and later
a stint as the business manager of Shakespeare/Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz
She invites you to take a peek into the real estate world through the stories that form the backdrop of her Regan McHenry mysteries. Details and ideas come from
's own experiences. Nancy
If you're one of her clients or colleagues, read carefully - you may find characters in her books who seem familiar. You may know the people who inspired them - you may even see yourself in print.
Anne – Welcome,
. When did you first realize you were
destined to be an author? Nancy
I had the beginning and ending in mind and lots of stories I could use as background if I made the protagonist a real estate agent. I set the book in
since I knew the community so well. The
protagonist, Regan McHenry, began her life as me, only younger, thinner, and
more successful than I was. She didn’t stay me, though. Like a method actor who
feels his role, I’m a method writer. Regan had to become her own person about
the time she found a body because I couldn’t take being her any longer. I
couldn’t keep up with her any longer, either. She’s much more daring than I am
and eagerly gets herself into messes I would avoid. Santa Cruz
Anne - What one or two lines best sums you up as an author?
Anne - Tell us about your most recent release. (Title and story blurb.)
Anne - How long does it take you to write a book?
Anne - Of all the characters you’ve created, does one hold a special place in your heart? Why?
Anne - Are you a glass half-empty or half-full kind of person?
Anne – Of all the authors I’ve interviewed, I don’t think anyone has ever said they’re a half empty kind of person. I like that! What makes you cry? Laugh? Lose your temper?
Anne – Enough said! Quick. Your five favorites – author, actor, movie, song, quote.
Nancy - Author: Amy Tan. Actor: Alan Rickman. Movie: any movie that would appeal to a six year old boy like the original Star Wars movies, Indiana Jones movies, the first three Harry Potter movies, and UP. When I’m feeling more grown up I’ll watch Shakespeare in Love, The Usual Suspects, or
Holiday. My favorite song is the Beatles, “In My Life”
because my sister-in-law sang it for my husband and me at our wedding. My
favorite quote comes from Eleanor Roosevelt: “No one can make you feel inferior
without your consent.”
Anne – I’m excited that you’re giving away a copy of one of your books. How does a reader get in the draw?
-Are more why-dunnits than who-dunnits. (The Death Contingency)
-Are traditional mysteries with many red herrings and broken alibis. (Backyard Bones)
-Are more likely to put the heroine in harm’s way. (Buying Murder)
-Are more humorous and witty. (The Widow’s Walk League)
The winner will receive a book in the category chosen in print or e-book format, winner’s choice.
Anne – Final question,
. Where can readers reach you online? Nancy
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