BP Note: We would like to thank Berkley for inviting us to participate in Jayne Ann Krantz’s 12 Days of Bookmas Tour in honor of her latest release When All the Girls Have Gone.
On the 6th Day of Bookmas Jayne Ann Krantz gave to me…a note from Jayne, information about When All the Girls Have Gone and the chance for one, US only sorry, person to win a print copy of Secret Sisters, last year’s Krantz contemporary release. Enjoy!
TWELVE DAYS OF BOOKMAS
Jayne Ann Krantz
In which I answer the twelve questions that I am most frequently asked and recommend a book for that hard-to-buy-for person on your holiday list.
SIXTH DAY OF BOOKMAS
Question # 6: Location, Location, Location — how do you choose the right one for your story?
I long ago discovered that location matters a lot more than one might think – at least it matters to me. I can’t start working on a book until I’ve decided on the location. I also learned a long time ago that I am most comfortable working with West Coast, Pacific Northwest and Arizona settings – probably because those areas of the country are the ones with which I’m most familiar.
But there is another reason why I usually place my stories on this side of the country – the region is the perfect backdrop for my kind of characters, people who tend to be entrepreneurial, self-made individuals; people in the process of reinventing themselves. I might occasionally have a rich hero but if so, you can bet that he wasn’t born into money. He earned it, himself.
Day 6 Book Recommendation for Holiday Gifting:
Speaking of location, do you have someone on your list who remembers Charles Kuralt’s America (1995)? There were a legion of fans. If you’ve got one on your list I’ve got the book for you. It’s not everyone who can head off on her own to travel the country at 80. Taking a trip in Kuralt’s “footsteps” was a dream of Lou Schell and her husband’s and she refused to let the dream die after he passed away. She gathered her children together one Sunday afternoon and told them “I’m going to take a year to travel around America, and I’m spending your inheritance to do it.” It says something about her that their response was “go for it, Mom.” (And, yes, she did meet the mistress).
REVISITING AMERICA by India Lou Lambert Schell and Janie Leona Lambert Schell
Blurb for When All the Girls Have Gone
Jayne Ann Krentz, the New York Times bestselling author of Secret Sisters, delivers a thrilling novel of the deceptions we hide behind, the passions we surrender to, and the lengths we’ll go to for the truth…
When Charlotte Sawyer is unable to contact her stepsister, Jocelyn, to tell her that one of her closest friends was found dead, she discovers that Jocelyn has vanished.
Beautiful, brilliant—and reckless—Jocelyn has gone off the grid before, but never like this. In a desperate effort to find her, Charlotte joins forces with Max Cutler, a struggling PI who recently moved to Seattle after his previous career as a criminal profiler went down in flames—literally. Burned out, divorced and almost broke, Max needs the job.
After surviving a near-fatal attack, Charlotte and Max turn to Jocelyn’s closest friends, women in a Seattle-based online investment club, for answers. But what they find is chilling…
When her uneasy alliance with Max turns into a full-blown affair, Charlotte has no choice but to trust him with her life. For the shadows of Jocelyn’s past are threatening to consume her—and anyone else who gets in their way…
Jayne Ann Krantz is the author of more than fifty New York Times bestsellers. She has written contemporary romantic suspense novels under that name, as well as futuristic and historical romance novels under the pseudonyms Jayne Castle and Amanda Quick, respectively. Learn more at her website and connect with her on Facebook.
To enter to win a print copy of Secret Sisters, US Only, please leave a comment telling us about what you would like to get on the 6th Day of Bookmas. Contest closes on Dec 12th and the winner will be announced on Dec 13th. Good luck!. And don’t forget to come back later and take a look at our review of When All the Girls Have Gone.