I am so pleased that Jessica Gibson, author of the contemporary romance, Dressed in White, stopped by Acting Balanced for a quick chat as part of her Promotional Book Tour!
1. Tell us a little bit about how you write your books:
Generally I will see a picture, or have an idea for one aspect of the plot, and the story will write itself around it. For Dressed in White, I saw the picture on the cover of the bride, and new I would write a book around it.
2. How long have you been writing and what do you love about it?
I have been writing since 2011. It has it’s ups and downs, but it’s really a lot of fun. I get to tell stories for a living, who wouldn't love that? My favorite part of writing, is seeing where my characters take the story, they tend to have complete control (yes I realize I sound insane lol)
3. What hobbies/interests do you have?
I love to read, it takes me away from anything crappy in my life lol. I used to be a huge movie buff, but since I had my son, I rarely get out to the movies anymore.
4. Something people would be surprised to know about me is…
I’m borderline vegetarian. Ever since I was pregnant with my son, meat just grosses me out, I think it’s the texture lol.
5. If you could invite 4 people (real or fictional, living or dead) to a dinner party, who would you invite and what would you serve?
Hmmm….. I would invite C.S. Lewis, Jk Rowling, Frank Baum, and Jeanine Frost. I just would love to pick their brains about how they create their worlds. I would probably serve a big Italian family style feast.
6. I can’t live without…
My husband Matt. I don’t know how I got so lucky, he is the best part of my life. He was the one who gave me the push to start writing. I've said this before, and it will always be true, 1000 years would not be enough time with him.
7. Tell us a little about this current book - what was your favorite part about writing it?
Dressed in White was a lot of fun to write, it was my first contemporary romance, and my first book written in 1st person. I loved to get into Lorelei’s head, to become her as I wrote.
8. What's next for your writing?
I have my first YA Paranormal coming out in October!!! I was lucky that the amazing ladies over at Hayson publishing believed in me and the book enough to take me on. The book is called Haunted U, and it’s about a young witch named Ezzie Lovegreen. I think you all will love it!
9. How can your fans stay up to date with what you are doing?
I’ll give you my stalker links ;)
Book Blog : www.bookonthebrightside.blogspot.com
Thanks so much for hanging out here today, Jessica! For those of you who want more info about Dressed in White, check out this great blurb from the publisher"
Lorelei Peters had everything she had ever dreamed of. Amazing friends, a sexy boyfriend, and a job that she absolutely loved. Dillon Brockwell was all she had ever wanted. Handsome, successful, and he loved her as much as she loved him. Life was going along the way it was supposed to, until someone from Dillon’s past shows up and shatters everything to pieces. Can Lorelei and Dillon get through all the craziness and make it down the aisle? Or will lies of omission be enough to derail them forever.