about your latest book, who is the main character(s) and what can we expect
when we pick it up?
The main character of The Time Traveling Matchmaker is Jessica Singleton. Her mother was killed in a tragic accident when she was six. Her father tired to raise her but for reasons he couldn’t explain, he left the country to act in European western movies. Jessica was raised by her grandmother. You an expect several great love stories, fun futuristic gadgets, an evil woman, scenes to make you laugh and in the end, you may even shed a few tears.
some authors that you look for inspiration?
Barbara O’Neal, Anne Tyler, John Irving, Sarah Addison Allen, debut author Lisa Roe
down below! What’s the first object you save?
Other than my family and our dogs, I guess I’d grab my laptop.
for newly sparking writers in three sentences or less:
Don’t ever give up. Believe in yourself. And persevere!
your characters would you want to share a campfire with, and why?
Jessica’s father Jake. I think he would have the most interesting stories to tell about this life before he came to 1987. And he’s probably the most likely one to know how to know how to keep a campfire glowing.
about what you are reading at the moment or anticipate reading in the future?
Any new books you are looking forward to?
I’m looking forward to Sarah Addison Allen’s next book, Other Birds, due out in August. I’m currently reading debut books of other Wild Rose Press authors. As well as The Lost for Words Bookshop by Stephanie Butland, which I loved!
briefly describe your writing process for us?
When a character starts talking to me, I start typing. I don’t always know where the story is going when I start, but after a few pages, it starts to take form and I sort of plot out a story. I’m more of a pantser, so I only know where the story is going, but not how it gets there. That is the fun part of writing.
next on your writerly horizon?
I have another blended holiday picture book, Easter Eggs and Matzo Balls, coming out early in 2023. And I’m working on the first draft of a women’s fiction novel, not so much a Rom-Com, but on the humorous side.
The Time Traveling Matchmaker
by Janie Emaus
GENRE: Time Travel Romance
The Time Traveling Matchmaker, love takes on a new meaning when soul mates are
brought together through time and space.
Like every goal-oriented twenty-something, Jessica Singleton, an aspiring filmmaker, is obsessed with finding her future as quickly as possible. What she doesn't know is that the future is obsessed with finding her, too. Renn Porter, an agent with Time Traveling Matchmaker's Inc, blasts back in time - and into her life- in order to transport Jessica to the soul mate who has paid for this service...in the future. But things turn dangerous when it's revealed that Renn has been sent after his own soul mate.
Caught between two times, Jessica and Renn must struggle to stay alive. Falling in love is the biggest risk either of them has ever taken - because, as they are destined to learn, the very existence of Time Traveling Matchmakers, Inc. rests in Jessica's hands.
Renn was coming toward me now and our eyes met. Fireworks went off inside my chest. He wasn’t avoiding me this time. This time I would learn the truth.
I raised my hand in a small wave.
“Watch out!” A bicyclist shouted as he sped down the sidewalk, completely out of control.
He clipped Renn’s shoulder, pushing him up against me. Renn’s coat got caught on the buckle of my purse. I heard a rip. No, more than that - I felt a rip down the center of my body, jagged like a piece of broken glass. Beneath my feet, the sidewalk tilted, and I lost my balance.
A strong a wind kept me from falling. Once steady, I turned to find Renn.
This all happened in a less than a second. And in that second Renn was gone. Vanished. Just like that. All that was left was his lemony scent. And the memory of his hand on my arm.
I didn’t see him in either direction. My head throbbed as if something heavy kept knocking into it.
A minute later a mother with her little girl walked past me. I knew before she stopped, that the little girl was going to bend down to tie her shoe. Time was going to repeat itself. Again.
She giggled, just like before. “Thanks, Mommy,” she said. “Tomorrow I can do it myself.”
I held on to the desire I had seen in Renn’s eyes, wondering about my tomorrow.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Janie Emaus believes when the world is falling apart, we’re just one laugh away from putting it
together again. The Time Traveling Matchmaker is her debut adult novel. She is also the author of the blended holiday picture books, Latkes for Santa Claus, and the forthcoming Matzo Balls & Easter Eggs. Her essays, stories and articles have been published in numerous magazines, anthologies, and websites. In 2016 she won an honorary mention in the Erma Bombeck Writing competition. To learn more about Janie visit her at www.janieemaus.com.
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