Interview with Jenna Rutland, Author of Just for the Summer

Please give a warm welcome to special guest Jenna Rutland!  She dropped by the virtual offices to introduce herself and to chat about her new book Just for the Summer.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in 140 characters or less.

[Jenna Rutland] Happy, likes to laugh, okay sense of humor, enjoys cooking for family, loves being a grandmother.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Just for the Summer?

[Jenna Rutland] Dani Sullivan has come to Lake Bliss to write her latest cookbook and take a breather. After the year she’s had, she deserves a summer retreat to reevaluate priorities and make peace with past decisions. But from the moment single dad and sheriff Matt Reagan shows up, she has a hard time convincing herself that a life away from Lake Bliss could beat the life she might have here.

Recently divorced Matt is ready for a new relationship, but he doesn’t want short-term—his son needs permanence, and so does Matt’s heart. Unfortunately, it’s the smart-mouthed and sinfully sexy Ms. Sullivan who catches his eye. But when Matt learns Dani’s secrets, will he still want her to stay? Or will her chance for love last just for the summer?

[Manga Maniac Cafe] How did you come up with the concept and the characters for the story?

[Jenna Rutland] It was just a snippet of a thought about a woman who gave up her child for adoption, but yearned to see him, then realizing that the adoptive father was single.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three words best describe Dani?

[Jenna Rutland] Loving, funny, sweet.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Name one thing Dani is never without?

[Jenna Rutland] Her love for her son, Sam.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three things will you never find in Matt’s bedroom?

[Jenna Rutland] A TV, scratchy sheets, towels on the floor.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What is Dani’s greatest regret?

[Jenna Rutland] That her mother never got to see an eight-year-old Sam.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What are your greatest creative influences?

[Jenna Rutland] Writing – Rachel Gibson

Cooking – My mother

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three things do you need in order to write?

[Jenna Rutland] Big glass of Diet Pepsi, quietness, comfy chair.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What is the last book that you read that knocked your socks off?

[Jenna Rutland] I loved reading Erin McCarthy’s, Flat-out Sexy.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] If you had to pick one book that turned you on to reading, which would it be?

[Jenna Rutland] It was so far back that I can’t honestly remember. My mother taught me to read at age five.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?

[Jenna Rutland] Cook, garden, read, spend time with my family, and spoil my granddaughter.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] How can readers connect with you?

[Jenna Rutland] I love talking with readers. You can connect with me here:

Email me at jennarutland@gmail.com

Write to me at Jenna Rutland, P.O. Box 116, Lambertville, MI 48144

Twitter me at https://twitter.com/JennaRutland

Facebook me at http://www.facebook.com/jennarutland

Goodreads at http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17562039-just-for-the-summer

[Manga Maniac Cafe]  Thank you!

You can purchase Just For the Summer from your favorite bookseller or by clicking the link below:

 

About the book:

Dani Sullivan has come to Lake Bliss to write her latest cookbook and take a breather. After the year she’s had, she deserves a summer retreat to reevaluate priorities and make peace with past decisions. But from the moment single dad and sheriff Matt Reagan shows up, she has a hard time convincing herself that a life away from Lake Bliss could beat the life she might have here.

Recently divorced Matt is ready for a new relationship, but he doesn’t want short-term—his son needs permanence, and so does Matt’s heart. Unfortunately, it’s the smart-mouthed and sinfully sexy Ms. Sullivan who catches his eye. But when Matt learns Dani’s secrets, will he still want her to stay? Or will her chance for love last just for the summer?

2 thoughts on “Interview with Jenna Rutland, Author of Just for the Summer

  • April 9, 2013 at 10:25 am
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    Julie, thank you for being part of Just for the Summer’s blog tour!

  • April 9, 2013 at 10:26 am
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    Hi, Jenna! Thanks so much for answering my questions :)

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