|Night Sky by Jolene Perry|
Night Sky Summary
After losing Sarah, the friend he’s loved, to some other guy, Jameson meets Sky. Her Native American roots, fluid movements, and need for brutal honesty become addictive fast. This is good. Jameson needs distraction – his dad leaves for another woman, his mom’s walking around like a zombie, and Sarah’s new boyfriend can’t keep his hands off of her.
As he spends time with Sky and learns about her village, her totems, and her friends with drums - she's way more than distraction. Jameson's falling for her fast.
But Sky’s need for honesty somehow doesn’t extend to her life story – and Jameson just may need more than his new girl to keep him distracted from the disaster of his senior year.
Release Notes is honored to feature Jolene Perry as feature author and guest interview. Jolene grew up in Wasilla, Alaska. She graduated from Southern Utah University with a degree in political science and French, which she used to teach math to middle schoolers.
After living in Washington, Utah and Las Vegas, she now resides in Alaska with her husband, and two children. Aside from writing, Jolene sews, plays the guitar, sings when forced, and spends as much time outside as possible.
She is also the author of The Next Door Boys and the upcoming Knee Deep.
When did you first realize you wanted to be an author?
I’ve always wanted to be an author, I just never thought I could do it. My husband suggested that I write down a few scenes just for fun, and it turned into a whole book. I was hooked from there.
On average, how long does it take you to write a book?
The shortest was 7 days. – I think I wrote two different books in that length of time. Night Sky had a good rough draft in 10 days. I don’t recommend this. My brain gets fried. Most books probably take me 4-6 weeks. Any longer than that and I get bored, need to take a break, and work on something else.
Where do you find writing inspiration?
I have a harder time blocking inspiration than finding it. I see stories everywhere.
When did you write your first book and how old were you?
I wrote my first book three years ago, and I was twenty-one. Okay. My age was a lie… I also think that the weight on my driver’s license may be a bit . . . off . . .
What do you think makes a good story?
For me a story is first and foremost about language. Most people aren’t that way. The second thing for me is how long after I put the book down am I still thinking about those people. So, I guess language and characters make a good story. For me.
Does your family (and/or close friends) know that you write and are a published author of romance fiction? If so, are they supportive of your efforts?
I have the BEST friends and family. They’re awesome. My books are immediately on their twitter accounts, blogs, and facebook. It’s all very cool. I think my mom bought like twenty copies of my first book and mailed them to half the people she knows.
Is there another sub-genre aside from your primary sub-genre that you would like to write for and why?
I’m all over the place already. I have a few finished women’s fiction pieces. I have a sci-fi that I’m editing right now. I’ve started a paranormal series. My love is YA contemp, but I’m not at all afraid to break out of that.
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