Thursday, June 29, 2017

Interview with Author Jane Jenkins Herlong

Combining humor, truth, and her award-winning singing, Jane adds pizzazz to her presentations with life skills helping audiences work smart, laugh often, and live their dreams. She is also a Sirius XM Humorist, Amazon Best-Selling/award-winning author, and professional singer. 

Jane, we welcome you to Love Lines from God. Let's start with a few questions. 

When did you decide to become a writer? In other words, what made you actually sit down and write something? Years ago when I began speaking professionally. Around 1990 in the speaking world, you should have a book if you had a speech.

Every writer is eventually asked this question, but where do your ideas come from? Why do you write what you do?  I am a humorist and life fascinates me.  I am featured on SiriusXM as a comedian. I just observe life.

Do you work to an outline or plot or do you prefer to see where an idea takes you? Just go with the idea. 

How do you think you’ve evolved creatively? My grandfather was a storyteller and my mother was very funny. I love Southern humor and stories with a life-lesson.

What is the hardest thing about the creative process of writing? Being disciplined to write and make a connection.

Name your three biggest frustrations about the writing business. Promotion, getting folks to connect with your message, and energy not to give up after being rejected.  You can have the best book ever but it is dead without good promotion.

On the flip side, what excites you the most about the creative process? Realizing I used a random idea and made it make sense.

What are you reading at the moment, and who are a few of your favorite authors and why? I like humorous books but my favorite author is Joyce Meyer.

Tell us about your most recent book. I thought about what I struggle with and what many women have issues with as I speak and travel the country. I used iconic biblical women and modern day WOW (Women of Wisdom) plus some fun church humor. Here is the description: The Hachette Group

Here's an overview of my book. 

Rhinestones on My Flipflops offers the message Jane lives by. Prove people wrong and laugh while living your dreams.

Has your life ever flipped? The challenge is to not become a flop! Strap on your sandals and let Rhinestones on My Flipflops deliver joy and laughter in the midst of everyday mess-ups.

Professional Southern humorist and award-winning author Jane Jenkins Herlong uses humor, wisdom, and life stories from iconic biblical women to guide you through the inevitable blunders of life.

Learn from the flip-flops of Deceived Eve, Domestic Diva Martha and Whiny Naomi. Laugh and be inspired by honest (ouch) stories delivered with Jane's sparkling sense of humor. Add in some "rhinestoned" advice from modern Women of Wisdom (WOW). And you will learn how to keep the sparkle and shine on your God-given talents even as you experience life's inevitable flops!

What is your website? www.janeherlong.com

What are your social media links so readers can follow you? 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jane.herlong
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Janeherlong
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7389906.Jane_Jenkins_Herlong
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/janeherl/

And if readers want to purchase your book, what are the buy links? 

http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/jane-jenkins-herlong/rhinestones-on-my-flip-flops/9781478974345/

http://www.janeherlong.com/rhinestones-flip-flops-order-page/

https://www.amazon.com/Rhinestones-My-Flip-Flops-Choosing-Extravagant/dp/1478974346

Thanks, Jane, for being our guest today. We wish you much success with your new book. 


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