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Jenni L. Walsh

Jenni L. Walsh

Author Interview - Jenni L. Walsh

Author I draw inspiration from: I read a lot in my genre of historical fiction, and there seems to be an endless amount of talent in the genre. Greer Macallister and Ariel Lawhon are both insta-buys for me.

Favorite place to read a book: In bed, ereader in one hand, glass of wine in the other.

Book character I’d like to be stuck in an elevator with: Eve Dallas, from J.D. Robb's In Death series. She's a badass detective and I wouldn't mind soaking up some of her badassery as she breaks us free.

The moment I knew I wanted to become an author: I've always been an avid reader. I once read a book that frustrated me and my husband joked that I should write the book I wanted to read then. I took the challenge and fell in love with the process. I'd been a copywriter for about a decade prior to the endeavor, so writing wasn't new to me, but being a novelist is a different, wonderful beast.

Hardback, paperback, ebook or audiobook: ebook, I read before bed and cherish my ereader with built-in light.

The last book I read: A galley of The Romanov Empress: A Novel of Tsarina Maria Feodorovna by C. W. Gortner

Pen & paper or computer: Pen & paper to develop a loose outline, then computer

Book character I think I’d be best friends with: While I mentioned Eve Dallas being badass, I think I'd love to be bff with her partner Delia Peabody, who's both charming and loyal.

If I wasn’t an author, I’d be a: Business owner. Hopefully one day that'll be a reality. My husband and I would like to open a fitness center that doubles as a community center.

Favorite decade in fashion history: While I love the 1920s and got a wonderful dose while writing Becoming Bonnie, I've always been drawn to the dresses of the 1950s.

Place I’d most like to travel: Scotland, where there's a castle there built by my ancestors, dating back to 1245.

My signature drink: I'm very much a creature of habit and usually drink cabernet sauvignon. If I mix it up, I'll reach for a craft beer.

Favorite artist: Degas

Number one on my bucket list: My husband and I would like to live a year abroad, doing three months in four different locations.

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