Jana, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about the characters in To Heal a Heart.
To Heal a Heart by Jana Richards
Genre Contemporary Small Town romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Garrett Saunders’ world changed two years ago on a road in Afghanistan. Back home, he feels like a stranger. As he struggles to find his place in the world, he meets a horse destined for the slaughterhouse and a woman bent on rescuing the strays of the world, including him.
Blair Greyson moves to Masonville to look after her ailing grandfather and give her rescue horses a home. Right away she butts heads with a surly former Marine. Despite a rocky start, they come to an agreement: Blair will board Garrett’s rescue horse and he’ll help with repairs around her farm.
Garrett finds purpose working with Blair—and falls in love with her. But she’s hiding a secret. Can she forgive herself and accept Garrett’s love, or will she let guilt and regret continue to rule her life?
What’s your favorite book?
That’s a tough one. My favorite book is often the one I’m reading right now. But one that sticks with me, and that I’ve read a few times is Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Devereaux. In literary fiction one of my favorites is Fall on Your Knees by Anne Marie McDonald.
What’s a genre you want to write?
I would love to write a mystery series. I have an idea for one that is set during World War Two, or perhaps right after the war. A former soldier becomes a private investigator. I love a good mystery, but I’m also a romance writer, so I’d probably have a love story mixed up in the mystery somewhere.
Best writing advice you ever heard?
Write a crappy first draft and fix up the mess in revisions. I used to believe my story had to perfect the first time around. So I polished the first three chapters over and over, trying to make them perfect. It paralyzed me and meant I had a hard time finishing anything. Once I gave myself permission to be imperfect, I was able to get to “The End”. I’ve learned there’s no such thing as perfection. The real magic happens when you edit a book.
What’s the title and genre of your first book, and where can we find it?
My first published book is called Her Best Man and you can find it at all major retailers.
Coffee or tea? Coffee in the morning, tea in the afternoon.
Sit down dinner or drive through? Sit down, though we’ve been doing a lot of drive-throughs for the last sixteen months.
Fold laundry immediately or let it sit? Fold it and put it away.
Unload dishwasher right away or use dishes from it? Unload right away.
Driving for pleasure or avoid driving anywhere? I only drive when I have to.
Talk or text? I love texting.
Emoji or smilie? I use the occasional smilie.
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Jana Richards has tried her hand at many writing projects over the years, from magazine articles and short stories to full-length paranormal suspense and romantic comedy. She loves to create characters with a sense of humor, but also a serious side. She believes there’s nothing more interesting then peeling back the layers of a character to see what makes them tick.
When not writing up a storm, working at her day job as an Office Administrator, or dealing with ever present mountains of laundry, Jana can be found on the local golf course pursuing her newest hobby.
Jana lives in Western Canada with her husband Warren. You can reach her through her website at http://www.janarichards.com
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Jana-Richards/e/B002DEVWWG
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