Author: Gwen Jones
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: June 4, 2013
Event organized by: Literati Literature Lovers and Literati Author Services
Andy Devine is advertising for a wife on a utility pole, and interviewing him is the last thing TV reporter Julie Knott needs. Especially after her cheating fiancé just tweeted their disengagement. Now she has got to choose: get the story—or become it?
Landed, Financially Secure 40-Yr-Old Male
* Handsome, but with old-school communication skills and a secret past *
Seeks Healthy, Athletic Female
* Preferably a pretty reporter with a messy love life who has never spent a day in the woods *
For Marriage and Family
* What could possibly go wrong? *
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Q. At what point in your life did you realize that being an author was no longer going to be just a
dream but a career you were going to turn into reality?
A. I once had someone say to me that anyone could be an author, but it takes a lot of sweat and
perseverance to be a writer. Calling writing a “dream” minimizes the amount of effort needed as
it’s truly hard work, and if you don’t throw yourself into it whole-heartedly, you’d never get
anywhere. All writers, at least the ones that take themselves seriously, know that, and the truth is
it’s an ongoing process only as good as your last book.
Q. How did you choose the genre you write in?
A. I write in several genres in addition to Romance, but the reason I write Romance is because I
love it. How could you not love something that makes you feel so good?
Q. How did you choose the title for Wanted: Wife?
A. That honor belongs to my lovely editor, Tessa Woodward, of HarperCollins/Avon.
Q. How did you get involved with your current publisher?
A. I met Tessa Woodward at a Liberty States Fiction Writers conference, at an editor/agent pitch
session. I CANNOT stress the importance of Writers Conferences enough to any writer with a
FINISHED manuscript who wants to get published. They WORK.
Q. How does your writing process look? Consistent with regular amounts of word counts
daily/weekly… or more sporadic with a gush of words all at once and then a dry bed for a while?
A. Every writer has a different method and there really is no one correct way. For me, when I start a
book, I work on it every day until it’s finished, with no fixed word or page counts. For me, this
works as the deeper I get into the story, the easier and more intensely it flows, and it’s a process
that’s pretty hard to stop.
Q. Is there a question you’d love someone to ask you, but they haven’t? If so, what is it, and how
would you answer it?
A. I would just love someone to ask me “How can you write so glowingly about New Jersey when
it’s really a stinking cesspool of toxic waste and corruption?” And I would say, “You keep
thinking that sweetheart, as it’s a myth perpetuated by its inhabitants to keep everyone else
Give us the 140 character TWEET description of your book.
A, Andy Devine’s advertising for a wife on a utility pole and reporter Julie Knott’s interviewing
him. But does she get the story or become it?
Gwen Jones, after spending years writing several unpublishable novels, decided to learn what she was doing wrong or give it all up. So after earning an MFA in Creative Writing from Western Connecticut State University, she’s now so good they even allow her to teach there. An unabashed born-and-bred native of Southern New Jersey and the Jersey Shore, she lives with her husband, Frank, and the absolute cutest cat in the world, Gracie.
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