“Live with hope. Optimism is important. Our attitude really does matter.” Q & A with Jane Porter, author of The Good Woman
You might know Jane Porter from her hit novels She’s Gone Country or the book that was made into a movie, Flirting with Forty. If you don’t, Jane writes emotional women’s fiction that deals with a host of common female struggles. Her new novel, The Good Woman is the first in a new trilogy about the Brennan sisters. Here’s the blurb (provided by her awesome PR company, BookSparks PR):
“In The Good Woman, Meg Roberts is the eldest of the Brennan sisters and she is used to being in control and presenting an image of perfection to those around her. But Meg’s life isn’t perfect and lately it’s been feeling out of control as well. As she approaches her 43rd birthday and reflects on her 17 years of marriage, Meg realizes she wants more out of life. More love, more passion, more something. She embarks on an affair that shatters her world and her family relationships. Meg is forced to come to terms with the person she was, and who she has become, as well as learning that happiness isn’t something she has to chase, but rather a choice she must make for herself.
Porter sheds light on the difficult and sometimes painful consequences of the choices women make. Readers will find comfort in Porter’s revelation that real life is messy and that while every woman’s choice to find happiness and self-acceptance may take a different path, many experiences and feelings are universal.”
Here are her 7 quick fire questions & 3 expert tips!
7 Quick Fire Questions
Last movie you saw in the theater
Frankenweenie! Just saw it yesterday with my two sons.
Ice cream or Fro Yo
It used to be ice cream…rocky road or chocolate peanut butter, but I’ve become rather addicted to cake batter flavor frozen yogurt.
Favorite place to write
Any place quiet, comfy with lots of windows and good light.
Last thing you tweeted
Tweeted about how cool it was doing a workshop with my close writer pal Megan Crane at OCC RWA on Saturday.
Favorite book cover ever
Has to be my newest, The Good Woman, although I loved She’s Gone Country, too.
What was your first job?
A carhop at A&W. Loved working at A&W. Am still a sucker for bacon cheeseburgers and a frosty mug of root beer!
Favorite way to relax
Read. Love to curl up and read for hours with no distractions.
3 Expert Tips on Choosing Happiness
#1 Focus on what you have, instead of what you don’t.
#2 Take pleasure in small pleasures–tiny treats and little joys are still treats and joys.
#3 Live with hope. Optimism is important. Our attitude really does matter.
Find out more at: www.janeporter.com
The Good Woman, Berkley, Sept. ’12
The Good Daughter, Berkley, Feb ’13
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