Thursday, February 24, 2011

Welcome Autumn Jordon

I want to welcome fellow author Autumn Jordon, author of Evil's Witness, Obsessed by Wildfire and her newest, In the Presence of Evil. Welcome, Autumn, tell us a little bit about yourself.

My nickname is trouble. I earned the title from my family and friends—just ask them. Even my pets look at me with a cautious eye, at times. Life is never dull in my valley surrounded by the beautiful Blue Mountains of northeast PA.

I love to travel with the man who is not only my husband but also my best friend. We love to learn about the areas we visit and make new friends. I’m never bored because I have a long list of hobbies. No matter what I’m doing, I’m always, always, busy dreaming up ideas to put my characters in grave danger.

What is it about the romance genre that appeals to you?

The emotion and the happily ever after ending . I love novels that wrap me up in the characters and take me for a ride. I also love stories with happy endings. Romances do both.

Have you always wanted to be a writer? If not, why not?

I’ve always written and always wanted to be a published author. In high school I was a reporter and later an editor for my school paper. My life took a different direction and I married a solider a week after graduating from college. Twenty years and four children later I decided it was now or never to realize my dream.

My favorite Question: Are the love scenes in your books made up or are they from personal experience?

LOL. I read this question and wondered how many people actually answered it. I think every author pulls from her or his personal experience when writing any emotional scene. They’d be lying if they told you otherwise. So the answer is yes my DH and I do enjoy each other. LOL.

How do you juggle a full-time job and write on the side?

My life is busy just like everyone’s, but this is my career of choice and my business. If I don’t write, I have nothing to sell. I write almost every day. I study the craft or industry every day. I’m promoting my work every day. I might not have uninterrupted hours on end to write but I do have stolen minutes and believe me you can write a lot in twenty minutes. And even if you only get a few lines down, that is a few more than you had. Word By Word, Line By Line, Page By Page has been my motto for years.

Can you give us a sneak peek of your next book?

My next romantic suspense, In The Presence Of Evil, will be out shortly. Here’s a blurb:

A Russian mafia hit-man frames Gina Rizzo for the murder of her boss. Her only hope to stay out of prison is to accept the help of the man who years ago broke her heart.

Staring death in the eye is easier for Marine Cole Hanson than facing the woman who stole his soul and then betrayed him. However, when Cole sees Gina in handcuffs, old feelings flare and even though he doesn’t trust her with his heart, he willingly steps up as her alibi.

Gina’s life is threatened and staying alive while tracking a murder depends on whether Gina and Cole can trust each other again. If they do, will their rekindled love be their demise?

What draws you to a story?

Like my first romantic suspense, Evil’s Witness, the characters of In The Presence Of Evil draw you into their lives from one page. Each chapter you learn something about them, their pasts and about their growing love.

If you could have dinner with one person, dead or alive, who would it be and why?

Other than my Dear Husband? Oh, let me think. Ah, probably a real female espionage spy. I’d love to learn the real behind the scenes activities she is involved in, a little about her personal life and how she walked away from her past.

Do you know how your book is going to end and/or the fate of all your characters or are you surprised as you write the story and in as much suspense as the reader?
Each one of my books ended differently than I first envisioned it. The characters definitely had a hand in the outcome.

Thanks, Autumn, for joining me here. I'm a new host for guest bloggers and I'm thrilled you accepted my invitation. Good luck and many sales.



Sarah Grimm said...

Autumn -

Great interview. I love that your stories end differently than you first envisioned it. For me, except for the HEA, I usually don't know how the story will end. Not exactly. However, my WIP, the ending was one of the first things I wrote as it was one of the first scenes I 'saw' in my head.

Oh, your new book sounds wonderful! I already put it on my TBR list.


P.L. Parker said...

Good Morning Everyone. Very excited to have Autumn here today. Looking forward to visiting.

Autumn Jordon said...

Hey, Sarah, thanks for the compliment. This is the first sighting of In The Presence Of Evil. I'm so glad you enjoyed hearing about it and will give it a read. I truly enjoyed myself writing it. LOL.

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

Hi Autumn,

I have to agree, my characters tend to surprise me, too. I may have an idea of how the story will end, but sometimes the characters tell me otherwise. lol

Good luck with your new release. It sounds wonderful. :)

She said...

Nice interview. I like the idea of dinner with a female spy. It would certainly be a lively and informative dinner. Your books sound fantastic and just my cup of tea.

Autumn Jordon said...

Thanks, Karen and SHE for taking time out of your busy schedule to pop by.

SHE, who would you like to have dinner with?

Hywela Lyn said...

Hi Autumn and Patsy
What a fascinating interview!

I like to write my endings first, so I have something to work towards, but that doesn't mean my characters don't think they have the right to change them! LOL

The Presence Of Evil sounds rivetting, I wish you loads of success with it!

P.L. Parker said...

I believe in Happy Ever After - so all my books have to have that kind of ending. I hate it when the story ends up badly.

Caroline Clemmons said...

Autumn, you honest answer about sex made me remember a friend's comment. She said, "Either (insert my hubby's name) is a terrifi lover or you have a terrific imagination. I said why does it have to be one or the other, why not both? She just laughed.

Autumn Jordon said...

Thanks, Hywela. P.L. asked awesome questions. Interesting you write the ending first. Do you plot back of it, then?

Me too, P.L.. I like an HEA, However, if I'm left not seeing the whole picture and there is the notion an HEA will happen, I'm okay too. Just no bad endings. The book will hit the wall.

Autumn Jordon said...

LOL, Caroline. That is so true. Thanks for stopping by.

She said...


Right now it would probably be my current crushes, Celtic Thunder. Just listening to their accents would be enough ;)

Autumn Jordon said...

Oh my yes!! I love listening to them and they're not hard on the yes either.

Unknown said...


It would definitely be interesting to talk to a female espionage agent. I never know what's going to happen in my stories until my characters tell me. In the Presence of Evil sounds interesting. Who doesn't love a Marine?

P.L. Parker said...

Give me a guy with a Scottish, Irish or Australian accent, and I'm gone - I could just listen for hours.