j paulette forsheyToday’s blog is actually an interview with author J. Paulette Forshey who is celebrating the release of 33 Days Til Christmas.  One lucky commenter today will win a free ebook copy of 33 Days Til Christmas so be sure to leave a comment when you’ve finished reading the interview!

What genre do you write and why?

I write romance because the world needs more Happily Ever Afters.  Since even the mystical need love, I enjoy writing paranormal romance.

Are you aware of any themes that run through your stories? If so, what are they?

I find the continuing theme in my books and short stories is that, you can be more than you realize.

What would you like readers to take away from your stories?

I’d like readers to read a book of mine and sigh with satisfaction when they’re finished.

What inspires your stories?

How much space do you have? I usually start off thinking “what if” and go from there. For example here’s an opening line from a short story sci-fi piece I once did: I once thought walking along an asphalt oval surrounding a sedate neighborhood in a rural county side to be harmless. (she’s kidnapped by aliens after this) I got this idea walking along an asphalt oval surrounding my sedate neighborhood in a rural county side.

Will you be attending any book or writing conferences this year? If yes, which ones? Where and when?

For this year I’ve finished, but I plan on attending the Lori Foster and Dianne Castell Reader & Author Get Together the first weekend in June, the North East Ohio Romance Writer of America conference in May, and the Central Ohio Fiction Writers conference sometime in September.

Do you have any book signings or author appearances coming soon? If yes, where and when?

My books are all e-books so doing a face to face signing is difficult, but I’m signed up with Kindle-graft to do cyber signings.

What is your writing schedule like?

I get up a couple of hours before the household inhabitants and work, then stay up a couple of hours after they go to bed at night. That’s my idea schedule; most times I grab as much writing time in a day as possible.

Do you have any other passions besides writing? If yes, what are they? Why?

I love sewing and designing my own clothes and cruising on the big ships with the hubby. It allows me to wear the eveningwear I’ve crafted, and it permits us to grab some much need “us” time. Yes, I take my notebook and write, too.

What is your best memory?

A two week cruise with hubby over Valentine’s Day. I did not want to leave the ship when it was over.

What is your favorite comfort food?

Warm fresh bread with real butter.

What relaxes you?

Music and if you throw in a glass of wine or some rum that helps, too.

What is your favorite guilty pleasure?


What decade has been your favorite? Why?

This last one has been pretty good with the release of my first book and my other books.

What is your favorite way to promote your work?

On-line! I can be creative, witty, and charming in interviews, chats, and blogs, all the while still wearing my PJs.

Where is your favorite place to write? Why?

Kitchen table it gets the best light and I can keep an eye on what’s going on in the house.

What is your favorite fairy tale? Why?

Cinderella – because she rose from ashes to find her prince.

What was your favorite vacation?

A two week cruise covering the East & West Caribbean over Valentine’s Day.

If you had another career, what was it?

Lion tamer, oh, no, wait, I was a housewife raising our children while hubby was out on the road trucking. Well, technically I still a housewife and he’s still trucking so I can stay home and write.

If you didn’t write, what would you do instead?

I’d be miserable if I couldn’t write, guess I’d still be doing temp-secretarial work.

If you could have one wish, what would it be?

That no child in America would go to bed hungry, thirsty, or abused.

If you could describe yourself in only one word, what would it be?


Are you a cat or dog person? Do you have any pets and if so, please tell us about them.

Mostly a dog person, but at one time we had 30 birds, 4 dogs (showed two in conformation & obedience), 3 cats, a house rabbit, and some fish. We’re now down to two dogs, a Jack Russell and a Basset Hound who are my best four legged friends ever. I’ve had some wonderful dogs over the years but these two are so a tuned to me it’s scary sometimes.

What is the one thing you most want to do that you haven’t yet?

Write that book that takes off and becomes a Best Seller.

When the zombies take over, what will you do?

Blast away with my zombie ammo, hopefully making many lethal head shots. I really don’t like zombies.

Vampire or werewolf?  Why?

Vampire, oh, my, yes, tall, dark, handsome, and they love to neck. Being a dog person the werewolf is a little too kinky for me.

Please tell us about your most recent release and where we can purchase it.

“33 Days Til Christmas” is about Zipporah (Zippy) Campbell a terminally ill woman who helps the Archangel Gabriel find his Christmas Spirit again. There are plenty of twist, turns, and someone out to do Zippy harm.

Get friendly with J. Paulette Forshey online!

Website: www.jpauletteforshey.com

Twitter: @ForsheyJ

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/paulette.forshey