Friday, June 16, 2017

@JoanReeves and the Lucky 7

This has been a crazy month for me. First, I forgot to blog on the first Friday of June. (It got here so fast!)

Then I forgot to line up an interview for the third Friday, aka today!

Wow. Maybe I should start making memos on my Smartphone. (If it's so smart, why didn't it remind me of these events? I know, I know. It's only as smart as the person who programs it.)

Last night, I remembered about my latest blog date. Out of desperation, I interviewed the closest author I could find. Me.

About Joan Reeves

The official version is at the end of this post. The unofficial version is as follows.

Joan Reeves is a small town girl who ended up in a big town world. She's had her head in the clouds ever since she can remember. "Quit day dreaming," was a frequent scolding from her mother, but that never stopped her from making up stories and watching them play like a movie in her head.

She loves reading, writing, gardening, sewing, crafts of all kinds, and driving her sports car with the top down.

Movies--comedies and suspense thrillers--are her guilty pleasure along with black walnut ice cream, Dr. Pepper, Nacho Cheese Doritos, and Whataburger French Fries.

She's lucky enough to be married to the most wonderful man in the world, and to have children who are sane, mostly normal, and happy in their lives.

Joan Reeves Tackles the Lucky 7

1. When you were 18, what did you want to do with your life?

I planned to be an English teacher.

2. When you hit 40, what did you want most in life?

To get published and be a New York Times bestselling author. It took a lot longer than I thought it would.*g*

3. What is a character name you have always wanted to use but haven't?

Sibley--for a heroine. My grandparents lived in a tiny, eyeblink of a town named Sibley. I don't know why, but I've always wanted to name a woman character Sibley.

4. What genre would you like to try but haven't?

Cozy mystery with a female sleuth. I've started a few, but they always end up as romantic comedies.

5. Let's go to fantasy land. If time, distance, and other conditions of reality were no problem, where would you go for dinner tonight and with whom?

To a little bistro on the Champs Elyses where my husband and I dined many years ago.

I'd go with my husband, and this time we'd stay at the George V which we couldn't afford when we were there the first time.

Oh, it's now the Four Seasons George V. We'd end the night with an Aviator Cocktail in the bar there.

(An Aviator Cocktail is made with gin, maraschino liqueur, crème de violette, and lemon juice.)

6. Still in fantasy land, in your most recent book, who would you cast as the heroine and hero to star in the movie version of the book?

My latest release was a short story, Last Chance New Year, in January. I prefer to tell you about Heat Lightning which was Book 1 in the Outlaw Ridge, Texas, series because I'm currently writing the second book in that series.

In Heat Lightning, a romantic suspense involving attempted murder, stalking, and amnesia, hero David has brothers who will have their own stories.

In the movie version, Karl Urban would portray David, and Sarah Shahi would be Tessa.

The book I'm writing now is Dead Heat. This will feature David's older brother John who is living at the lake house at Outlaw Ridge while he recovers from a bullet wound.

When a woman from his past arrives, she does what she's always done: completely screws up his life. I keep wavering on the cast for this story. Maybe next month when I publish it, I'll tell you.

7. Last question before we leave fantasy land. When the movie based on your book wins the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay, what will you wear to the Oscars?

Something dark teal blue, one of my favorite colors, and high heels. The highest I can tolerate. (I'm petite, remember?)

I'll be escorted by my husband who always looks fabulous in a tux. He'd probably have to talk for me. I'd be so awestruck I probably wouldn't be able to utter a word.

Oh, and he'd have to carry all my stuff because it won't all fit in my little jeweled handbag.

Thanks for listening to my ramblings. Next month, I promise to have a fascinating author to interview.

Post Script

Joan Reeves is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She'd be delighted if you’d follow her on Amazon, Facebook, and Twitter.

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  1. That was good--you're fascinating all by yourself!

    1. Hey, Liz. Thanks, that's kind of you. I see you're up early like me. I've been awake for a few hours. Just couldn't fall back asleep. This seems to happen a lot lately. So I thought I'd get up and get a jump on the day. Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. What a lovely interview...and a great idea. I love all the support you give authors on your other blog as well. I'm always fascinated by what I see at slingwords

  3. Loved the post! Always interested in other authors.

    1. Thanks. I'm always interested in other authors too. It's funny how we all love to write, and we're all different. I guess it's those differences that give us our unique voices.


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