TODAY’S GUEST IS: Jacquie Biggar- Author of romantic suspense w/ attitude
ARE YOU A PLOTTER OR PANTSER?
I’m a pantser all the way. I’ve taken numerous courses on plotting because in theory it sounds easier. Build an outline, add elements of GMC (goal, motivation, and conflict) and you’re off to the races. For me, it comes off feeling forced. I lose my flow. So now I just let the words appear organically, sometimes that can be pages in a day, sometimes only a paragraph or two, but it works for me.
WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO WRITE?
I’ve always had a love of reading. As I grew older it developed into a dream of seeing my name on the front cover of a book. That’s the biggest joy for me, hearing that people enjoy my writing.
WHAT DID YOU DO WHEN YOU SOLD YOUR FIRST BOOK?
Threw a party!! No seriously, I shared it all over social media. There’s such a euphoric feeling to accomplishing a goal you’ve set for yourself that I think the first reaction is to want to share the good news.
WHAT IS THE FIRST BOOK YOU REMEMBER READING?
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell told first person from the horse’s perspective. One of the most heartbreakingly powerful novels I’ve ever read.
The Sheriff Meets His Match by Jacquie Biggar
Genre: Contemporary romance
When a jaded sheriff is drawn to an exasperating woman in trouble, anything can happen
Laurel Thomas has always experienced life from the outside looking in. She likes the warm welcome she’s received in Tidal Falls and wants to make a home in this friendly little town, far away from her egocentric family. But then her uncle arrives and she learns the past has a way of catching up to her.
Jack Garrett is satisfied with his uncomplicated life. He has a good job as the sheriff of his hometown, a nice home, and a beautiful teenage daughter. So why is he struggling against his attraction for the disorganized new hire at the department, Laurel Thomas? She threatens everything he’s worked so hard to avoid—like falling in love.
Can two people with enough emotional baggage to sink a ship find a way to give each other a chance, or is this match doomed to drown?
“Are you going to answer me?” That voice. The deep, dark, mesmerizing timbre of his voice had featured in more than a few of Laurel’s overnight fantasies of late. Combine that with a body built like a tank and a set of handcuffs and…
His impatience woke her up to her very real predicament. Either she came up with a plausible answer now, or she could very likely end up spending the night in an interrogation room. Not that she would mind sharing a room with the big bad sheriff, but one with a bed would be preferable. Wait, did she really just think that? Obviously, it’d been too long since she had a meaningful relationship—hashtag sex.
Jacquie Biggar has a wonderful gift for writing hot and extremely likable military men! —Jacqui Nelson
From the time Jacquie was twelve years old, she knew she wanted to be a writer. That year she wrote a short story called Count Daffodil after spending countless hours searching for ideas. The story garnered Jacquie an A and was read aloud through the school’s loudspeaker system. Needless to say, after that she was hooked.
Jacquie grew up, got married, raised a family and left her writing urges to simmer in the background unattended.
She owned and operated a successful diner in her hometown for a number of wonderful years before deciding to live her dream of becoming an author.
Jacquie’s first book, Tidal Falls, a romantic suspense novel about second chances, released September of 2014.
FIND Jacquie Biggar at: http://jacqbiggar.com/
From Mari: I’d like to send out a special thanks to Tina Gayle for inviting me to participate in her annual Egg-cerpt Exchange, which goes until March 31. I have a new author lined up for Thursday Tea & Co. every week during the Exchange. So be sure to check back next week!
Thanks for hosting me on your blog today, Mari 🙂
OMG we are so alike! I’m a pantser who keeps trying to plot because, yes, theoretically it should be easier. Only, it turns out my brain – and writing process – don’t work that way.
I just love it when the story unfolds before me and my characters do something so far out of left field that it surprises the crap out of me!
Heaps of luck with The Sheriff Meets His Match! Love the excerpt!
Hi Michelle, thanks so much for your kind words 🙂 The more I try to plot the more frustrated I get. I often get asked how my WIP is going, what’s happening next, and all I can say is we’ll see, lol