Interview: Jerri Drennen, Author of Her Man Flint

Her Man Flint

Today I’m welcoming Jerri Drennen to the blog to be interviewed and talk about her new title, Her Man Flint.  You can also read an excerpt.

Interview

Where were you born?

Counsil Bluffs, Iowa

What did you want to be when you grew up?

An astronaut.

Other than author, what jobs have you had?

Waitress and homemaker.

About Jerri’s writing

How did you come to write Her Man Flint?

I think it was watching a combination of  James Bond and Austin Powers that gave me the idea for the book.

What’s the opening paragraph?

Flint Morgan skirted the ledge above the deep, rocky ravine when a bullet whined by, narrowly missing his head. With apprehension, he scanned the gully for the shooter while another round of the projectiles zipped so close air rushed into his ear. While sidestepping the next, a jagged rock in his path tore through the leg of his jeans and cut his calf.  

Jerri said she would rather:

Sell a million copies of this book but never win an award than win a Nobel Prize for Literature but only sell 20,000 copies

Now for a bit of fun…

What’s the most exciting book you’ve read this year?

It’s not published but its a critique partner of mines. I can’t wait for it to be published so that I can get my copy.

Describe your perfect weekend…

At home with nothing but quiet.

Describe a more realistic weekend…

Cleaning, cleaning, cleaning and chasing after the granddaughter who is causing the mess.

You’re having a dinner party and you can invite one writer, one musician, one monarch, one villain and one president. Who do you invite and why?

Wow, this is hard.

As for the writers, probably James Patterson and Nora Robert so I could picked their brain on why they’re so successful.

Easy on the musician–Adam Levine, lead singer of Maroon Five because he’s hot.

Not so into the Monarchy, though after doing some digging, I apparently come from royalty.

A villian, hummm, real life or fiction? That’s really hard since one man’s villian is another man’s hero.

As for the president, that’s easy, too, JFK.

You get to spend the afternoon with my six cats – heaven or hell? Explain!

Heaven since I have 6 of them myself.

Fill in the blanks – how did Jerri finish these openers?

He took her trembling body in his manly arms…

…and shook some sense into her.

He tipped his hat and turned away. After a few steps he stopped…

…and turned back and said, I think I forgot my coat.

In the darkness, I heard the sound of…

….footsteps drawing closer. I turned to find it was all my imagination. 

Word association – how did Jerri respond to these word prompts?

Writer… Me

Bestseller… I wish it was mine

Ambition… drive

Cheese… cake

And finally…

Now you get to ask me a question…

How did you come up with these questions?

I made a list of all the things that popped into my head and picked out my favourites.  My interview questions are changing soon so pop back in the future if you’d like to answer more!

Thank you so much to Jerri for joining me!  Don’t forget to check out the excerpt.

About Her Man Flint

Her Man FlintIf James Bond and Cleopatra Jones had a daughter, Adriana Kent would kick her ass.

Everything Adriana knows about being a top-notch, undercover agent she’s learned from her partner, Flint Morgan, in and out of the sheets. That is, until he’s caught between those same bed linens with another woman. Heartbroken, Adriana refuses to forgive him. But when ‘the other woman’ is found dead in Flint’s apartment, she steps up to prove his innocence–he might be a womanizer, but he’s no killer.

As Adriana closes in on a suspect, she’s kidnapped and sent overseas to a sadistic prince who collects women like priceless pieces of art. Now this tough as nails agent finds herself playing the helpless courtesan to a man hell-bent on breaking her spirit. Flint arrives in the nick of time, dressed as a harem girl, fighting off randy guards and surly camels to rescue Adriana so they can fly back to the states to find a way to exonerate him for murder.

About Jerri Drennen
Jerri Drennen was raised on a farm in a tiny town in Minnesota where the winters were long and being stuck inside awarded her the opportunity to read and tell stories. Years later, after moving away from family, marrying her husband of twenty-five years and having their four children, she started writing when her youngest was three. Eleven years and many manuscripts later, she has one contemporary romance and three romantic suspense novellas with Samhain Publishing, a category romantic suspense at The Wild Rose Press and two action-adventure romances at Liquid Silver Books. Now, she’s trying her hand at self-publishing.

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