Tuesdays with Taryn
with Janie Emaus
Please answer the following questions:
What book(s) most influenced you as a writer?
Let’s see. I have writers, not books. Anything and everything by Kurt Vonnegut, Richard Brautigan, and John Irving. The quirkier, the better.
What book do you read over and over again?
I rarely read a book over again. There are too many to read and not enough time.
1) Movie- Dr. Shivago
2) Music- Anything by the Beatles.
3) Decadent Dessert- This is hard, since I don’t really eat dessert. I love cheese after dinner. Does that make me weird?
What’s the most interesting or bizarre bit of trivia you’ve learned from researching for a novel? I find it fascinating that many of the things predicted in the old sci fi novels has actually come true. I’m just waiting for a flying car.
Novel on your Nightstand:
Who/what are you currently reading? I just finished “Sing You Home,” by Jodi Picoult.
Whom would you cast as your Hero & Heroine if your book became a movie?
I’d love to have Molly Quinn of Castle fame play Emma. As for the hero, I could see either Dylan or Cole Sprouse from Zach and Cody. Did I just say that? I watch way too much of the Disney Channel!
MERCURY IN RETRO LOVE
A story about crushes, conflicts and astrological confusion.
Using her school newspaper column, Emmastrology, she sets a plan in motion and within a week lands hottie Evan Randolph as her boyfriend. She’s a Taurus. He’s a Capricorn. Both earth signs. What could be more perfect? But is he as perfect as her prediction claims him to be? The stars are telling her it’s right. But her heart says it’s all wrong.
Everyday her feelings are growing stronger for someone else, a Leo, so totally not the sign for her. And to make matters even worse, Emma’s actions, caused by her unflinching belief in astrology, get her in trouble with her best friends in the whole world.
Time is running out. Can Emma straighten up this mess she’s in before Mercury goes Retrograde again?
Mercury in Retro Love is due out from Turquoise Morning Press next week!
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