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Celebrating Seasoned Romance: Jennifer Theriot

USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer Theriot (pronounced Terrio) hails from the Great State of Texas. She is a career woman, working as CFO of a Texas based real estate investment firm by day and does her writing at nights and on weekends. In her limited spare time, Jennifer enjoys being outdoors; preferably somewhere on a beach curled up with a good book. Spending time with family and friends, listening to music, watching a baseball game and enjoying a good bottle of wine are usually on her to-do lists. She’s mom to three grown children and ‘MiMi’ to five grandkids – all of whom she adores!

Jennifer took a chance that there could be an interest in romance with couples over the age of 40 who are finding themselves at a crossroads and wrote her debut novel Out of the Box Awakening, which centers on the hope of finding happiness and passion through unexpected heartache. Grownup romance from the other side of 30 is how she characterizes her books.

NAN: Tell us  what you are currently working on or promoting.

JENNIFER: My title in the Juniper Court Series, called Relationship Resuscitation. It’s a 7-book, 7-author series about 7 homes on Juniper Court. A brilliant concept brought to life by Isabelle Peterson. My book is a steamy romantic comedy. Follow all of the Juniper Court authors on the official Juniper Court website: https://www.junipercourtseries.com

NAN: What genre(s) do you write in?

JENNIFER: Contemporary romance and romantic comedy (both ‘seasoned’)

NAN: Do you have an agent and/or publisher, or are you self-published?

JENNIFER: Self pubbed!

NAN: What advice would you give to an aspiring author?

JENNIFER:  If you aspire to write and have a story, then write it. Have a good editor lined up and above all, pay it forward! I’ve received so much help and information from the Indie Author community and every time I get the chance, I extend help to new authors. It’s what Indie Authors do!

NAN: How do you keep sane as a writer?

JENNIFER: Chardonnay….LOTS of it!

NAN: If someone wrote a book about your life, what would it be called?

JENNIFER: She Dances Outside the Box

NAN: What obstacles, if any, have you encountered in being a writer?

JENNIFER: Balancing time. I have a full time job and a wonderful family, so fitting my writing in is sometimes (most times) challenging. You have to take it day by day. I just wish there were more than 24 hours in a day…

NAN: What do you like least about writing?

JENNIFER: Marketing! That, in and of itself is a full time job.

NAN: Do you think a writer should write every day?

JENNIFER: That depends on if you have a full time job, a publisher with deadlines and family obligations. For me, it’s a NO. I write when my characters speak to me and I have the time to devote to writing.  I’m a panster, so don’t do outlines. I write by the seat of my pants and go where my characters lead me. I’ve tried outlining, but find for me – it’s a futile waste of time.

NAN: What do you do in your spare time?

JENNIFER: Spend time with my amazing family. I have a wonderful husband, three grown kids (all married) and four, soon to be five grandkids. I devote every minute of my spare time to them!

NAN: What show have you recently binge-watched?

JENNIFER: Blue Bloods…I’m hopelessly ADDICTED and Blue Bloods marathons are on ION TV every Thursday night. I sleep on the couch Thursday nights, so I can watch uninterrupted. (Hubby’s not a fan.)

NAN: What five words would you use to describe yourself?

JENNIFER: Witty, sarcastic, loyal, unorganized, appreciative

Jennifer is all over social media, check her out!

AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE: http://www.amazon.com/Jennifer-Theriot/e/B00D8SW61C/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

GOOGLE PLUS: https://plus.google.com/102404514817870981129/posts

BOOK BUB: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/jennifer-theriot

AUTHOR FACEBOOK: Jennifer Theriot, Author: https://www.facebook.com/JenniferTheriotAuthor

TWITTER:  @ JenTheRiot https://twitter.com/JenTheRiot

WEBSITE: http://www.jennifertheriot.com

BLOG: http://www.jennifertheriot.com/jennifers-blog

GOODREADS AUTHOR: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7082754.Jennifer_Theriot

PINTEREST: https://www.pinterest.com/jtheriot2000/

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/jktheriot/

LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-theriot-9211157


Meet Phillip & Jayne Miller, original homeowners on Juniper Court. He’s a successful attorney; she’s a flourishing blogger. Head over heels in love and approaching 50, their relationship needs a little jump start. With the Miller’s twin girls married and moved away from Sunview, Phillip and Jayne decide it’s time to focus on resuscitating their relationship, complete with spicing up their neglected sex life. When competition between the two sets in, it becomes a full out game to see who can one-up the other trying new things. Ah, yes. Life on Juniper Court gets interesting… and sometimes embarrassing. Be careful what you wish for and where you stick your nose. Sometimes keeping up with the Joneses–or in this case, the Sullivans can have consequences.

Amazon: myBook.to/RelationResus

Kobo, Nook, iBooks: books2read.com/u/b6rqMA

Google Play: bit.ly/2GdGYAD


  • Mary Cooney-Glazer

    What a great role model! Jennifer is a self-published best selling author, and a pantser too. Love it. I’ve honed the pantser technique anyway……dream about the rest.

    Wonderful interview, showing her talent and ability to juggle many roles successfully.