Monday, December 1, 2014

Giveaway! That's Amore by Janice Thompson!

Welcome to Writing for Christ Janice Thompson, it is great to have you here! So you’re a writer? What made you decide to start creating characters and story world?

I’m a playwright at heart, so I’ve always been fascinated with characters. I can almost envision them coming to life on the stage or the big screen. I started developing characters as a child, fiddling with story ideas and eventually stage plays. By the time I reached adulthood, I was hooked! At first I wrote to fill a need (plays for the theater company I worked with). After that, my love of books took precedence and my first few novels were born. My first book (Duty to Die) was published in 2000 and several romances followed. In 2005 my career took off when I discovered first-person, light-hearted writing. I haven’t looked back!

What is the one title that has significantly impacted your life?

Narrowing it to one is tough! I guess if I can only go with one, it would have to be Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. I’ve always been a huge fan of her lead character, Jo March, in part because of Jo’s fascination with the written word. Like me, Jo loved play-acting and character-creating. She also dared to dream that she could pull off a “man’s career” (writing). Her ink-stained hands proved her right! I aspire to be more like Jo.

If you could get a do-over when it came to learning this whole thing called writing, what
would you go back and tell yourself?

If I could really re-do one thing, it would involve re-thinking my “brand” (what I’m known for). Back in the earlier days (prior to 2005) I fought the idea of being branded because I thought it would limit my writing. Once I finally settled on my tagline (“Love, Laughter, and Happily Ever Afters”) I truly found myself. I wish I’d settled on my light-hearted “brand” earlier on because it helps define me and also gives me direction for future books.

5 preference questions:

Homemade or take-out? Homemade
Email or snailmail? Email
Online shopping or Black Friday deals? Both! (I spent a small fortune in stores and another small fortune online! This is what happens when you have eight grandchildren.)
Books or movies? I have to choose? I love movies so much. Like plays/theatricals the story springs to life in front of me!
Note-taker or memorization? Note taker. I’m A.D.D. to the max!

Yes, I’m asking you to play favorites…which of your books is your favorite, published or unpublished? And if this is your debut novel, has your favorite been published yet?

Fools Rush In, my first “Weddings by Bella” book is definitely my favorite. The idea came from a wedding I was in, one with a real-life Texas bride and a groom from a large Italian family. Merging those worlds seemed like so much fun, so I took the idea and ran with it, creating Bella Rossi’s all-things-Italian family with D.J. Neeley’s down-home-southern-boy-with-cowboy-boots persona. What a blast!

Places for readers to learn more about you?

Facebook: Janice Hanna Thompson
Twitter: booksbyjanice

Thank you for being with us today!

You are so welcome! Thanks for having me!

Readers, enter to win Janice's here!

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  1. I read the description (That's Amore) on Amazon and it sounds so cute. It makes me want to go back and start at the beginning. :)

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  2. I absolutely love Janice Thompson! Thanks for the interview Casey. I am looking forward to reading, "That's Amore."

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  3. Sounds like a lovely romance.. would enjoy a copy of That's Amore !
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  5. I love that the inspiration for the series came from a real event. It's always neat what can inspire a story!

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  6. Our church library readers love books by Janice Thompson. I am a follower and a subscriber. Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.
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  7. Janice Thompson is one of my favorite authors! I have all of her "Weddings by Bella" series and would love to read this one and add it to my collection! I'm a follower and subscriber. Thanks for the great giveaway!
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  8. Janice's book looks like one I'd really enjoy. I like the tag "Love, Laughter, and Happily Ever Afters." Thanks for the chance to win THAT'S AMORE.
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  9. I'm excited to see more books with DJ and Bella. Janice is one of my favorite authors, she lifts my spirit up!
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