Author Interview A Bridge Through Time

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I’m interviewing Jennae Vale today, author of time travel romance “A Bridge Through Time”. My questions are bolded, Jennae’s responses are in regular font.

What’s the hardest part of being an author?
 
For me, the hardest part of being an author is putting my book out there for others to read and worrying that it’s not good enough, or that no one will like it.  Self doubt really.

Can you give us a short synopsis of A Bridge Through Time?
 

Ashley Moore’s life in San Francisco has hit a few snags, not the least of which involves sightings of a mystery man around every corner.  Is she losing her mind or does he really exist?   Her search for this grey-eyed stranger leads her to  Scotland. There she meets a witch with a secret, a vindictive English knight who is bent on revenge, and she crosses a fog shrouded bridge into the arms of a 16th century Highlander.


What inspired you to write this book?
I love books about time travel.  I love books about Scotland.  And I especially love books about Highlanders in kilts.  Put all that together and that was my inspiration.  I thought that if I had the ability to go back in time, wouldn’t I choose the Scottish Highlands and my favorite time period, the Middle Ages.  That was all it took.

How many hours per day do you spend writing?
 
It really depends.  I usually go for a walk in the morning and let my characters talk to me.  I then go home and write.  Some days it might be just a few hours, followed by lots of research and other days I’ll spend the whole day writing.

Name your top five favourite books.
 
Let’s see.  There are so many that I love and I’m sure I’ll leave some out.
1.  The Once and Future King by T.H. White  –  I love any books that have to do with the Arthurian legend and I think I’ve read most of them, but this was my first and it started my obsession.  That includes all of Mary Stewart’s books on the subject – The Crystal Cave, The Hollow Hills, etc.
2.  A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson – My big brother gave me a copy of this book when I was very young.  I loved it so much that the cover eventually fell off.  I recently bought myself a new copy.
3.  Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.  I loved all of the Charles Dickens books I’ve read, but this one was my favorite.
4.  The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley.  Her books are amazing.  I’ve read them all.
5.  Sand In The Wind by Kathleen O’Neal Gear.  There was something about this book that just spoke with me.  I read it many years ago, but I still have my copy and I’m sure I’ll read it again soon.

About The Book

A Bridge Through Time BTitle: A Bridge Through Time

Author: Jennae Vale

Genre: Time Travel Romance

Ashley Moore’s life in San Francisco has hit a few snags, not the least of which involves sightings of a mystery man around every corner.  Is she losing her mind or does he really exist?   Her search for this grey-eyed stranger leads her to  Scotland. There she meets a witch with a secret, a vindictive English knight who is bent on revenge, and she crosses a fog shrouded bridge into the arms of a 16th century Highlander.

Cailin MacBayne is no stranger to beautiful women, but has always managed to stay one step ahead of commitment.  That all comes to an end when he meets Ashley.  He doesn’t care where this beautiful, yet unusual lass came from, he’s just happy to have found her.  Ashley cannot resist the handsome Scot and finds herself falling hopelessly in love.  In the process, a secret is revealed, a battle is waged and Ashley must ultimately decide whether to return to her own time or give up her 21st century life to stay with the love she has found in the past.

Author Bio

Jennae was born and raised a New England girl, just outside of Boston, Massachusetts, where her imagination was always bigger than she was. Her large, extended Irish and Italian families were a great source of support, inspiration and humor.  Laughter, love and food were never hard to find in her home. Jennae grew up surrounded by nostalgic, historical landmarks, which fed her love of history and creative writing.

She has worn many hats over the years.  From owning her own typing service and horse training/boarding facility, to operating an embroidery/t-shirt business, her entrepreneurial spirit was strong and thriving. Determined to do something she truly loved, her vivid imagination took over again and she decided to follow her literary dream of writing stories that tapped into her love of magnificent people and places.

 Jennae now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, where they’ve raised two beautiful and talented children.  Along the way they’ve gathered a menagerie of pets, including one dog, three cats and 4 chickens to make the family complete.

You can contact Jennae at her website: www.jennaevaleauthor.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/jennaevaleauthor

Twitter:  @jealil

jennaevaleauthor@gmail.com

Links

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