Meet the Author
You’ve probably heard it said that writing is a lonesome job, but I haven’t found it to be true. My head is filled with the characters I’m creating, the fictional places I’m traveling to and the adventures… ooh-la-la!
Here is part of an interview I recently did with book promoters Itsy Bitsy Book Bits:
Author Interview With Jacquie Biggar by Itsy Bitsy Book Bits
How Did You Get Into Writing?
- I’ve been a romance reader since my pre-teen years and developed a dream of writing my own novel then. I didn’t make the fantasy a reality until I was semi-retired and had time on my hands. Now I wish I’d started much sooner!
What’s Your Favorite Genre to Write?
- Romantic suspense- I like the action-adventure thrill of suspense novels.
Is there a genre you’ve always wanted to write in that you haven’t yet?
- Historical. I’m intimidated by the research it would take, though.
Who are some of your inspirations?
- My biggest inspiration is my daughter. She’s a single mother with a Type 1 Diabetic son who is making her way through a masters degree for biology. She’s hands down the strongest person I know.
Do any of your stories have personal experiences in them?
- Most of them incorporate some part of my life, whether it’s a cafe (I owned and operated one for years), dealing with disabilities (my grandson’s T1D, dementia, cancer), or small town life.
Who are some of your favorite authors to read?
- Loreth Anne White, Emma Scott, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Jennifer Crusie, Jill Shalvis, Kristan Higgins.
What’s your writing process look like? (Outline or go with the flow of your character)
- I’m what is termed a linear pantser; meaning I have a general idea for the story and a character in mind, after that it’s one line at a time 🙂
What are some of your hobbies?
- Gardening tops the list, reading, bird watching, walking my cat (yes, you read that right!)
Have you attended any signings? If so, what was your favorite thing about it?
- I’ve been to one signing at our local library, and while the crowd was small, it was a good learning experience for this introvert.
When reading reviews, what is something you love to see written?
- Someone who really gets my characters and has empathy for their story. It means I’ve connected with my reader, which is the ultimate thrill!
If you could spend the day with one of your characters, who would it be and what would you do?
- Tough question: Jared Martin from The Rebel’s Redemption. He’s a tough guy with a heart of gold. I’d love to spend an afternoon fishing with him 🙂
What are you currently working on?
- A romantic suspense set around a female stalker of a NHL hockey player.
What’s your writing routine?
- I do my blog and promo work through the morning and afternoon, then spend the evening writing- approx 4-6 hours a night.
Do you have any superstitions when it comes to writing? If so, what?
- Does three circles around my chair before I start writing count? Jk! No, I don’t have any superstitions.
You can read more of this interview here: https://itsybitsybookbits.com/2020/01/the-sister-pact-home-is-where-the-heart-is-by-jacquie-biggar/
The Sister Pact
Two sisters lose sight of what’s most important- family bonds.
Holly Tremaine is living on borrowed time. A life-threatening illness ends her promising musical career and sends her home in the hope of making amends for the past.
Levi Anderson is on the fast track to a successful year within his profession- the last thing he has time for is his twin brother’s shenanigans. But when it includes the one woman Levi hasn’t been able to forget, his conscience won’t let him avoid the temptation to see her again.
Can remorse heal all wounds? Or will past betrayals continue to ruin family ties, one thread at a time?
I seem to gravitate toward the deep family stories lately and the emotions that go with them, this was an amazingly written book and as I said above, not sure why this is my first read by this author, but I can guarantee I have already looked at what else is available and my tbr has grown and I’ll be watching for any and everything from this point on.AMAZON REVIEWER
This is a story that had my emotions going up and down the entire time I was reading it. Holly and Levi are likable characters and I found myself wanting them to find happiness. There are moments that tug at your heart and others that had me wondering if the past could be overcome. I highly recommend reading this story.AMAZON REVIEWER
Add to TBR List: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48920512-the-sister-pact
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