I'm so thrilled to announce that today I have the lovely Caroline Cooney here to share an interview and giveaway to my amazing readers! Caroline started her Janie Johnson series with The Face on the Milk Carton in 1990 and she's back with her final Janie novel. And here she is to talk about her latest 2013 release Janie Face to Face!
Why did you decide to write about Janie in college?
I love Janie and Reeve. I wanted to find out what they had chosen to do with their lives and if they were the strong and good people I hoped they would be. I wanted to write another fast moving suspense story. I wanted to find out who Janie’s kidnapper was, and why she had committed that crime.
Janie Face to Face is the final installment of the Janie series. How do you feel about finishing such a successful series?
It was such fun and such a surprise. I never expected to write a second Janie book, never mind a fifth.
Where do you draw your inspiration from when you write?
It’s a mystery. I love to write, I always seem to have plenty to say, the plots and ideas crowd me out of my bed in the morning and send me rushing to the keyboard.
What do you do when you're not writing?
I read. Lots of mystery, lots of history. I love to walk, play the piano, play cards, see friends, sing in choirs, go to church, and enjoy my grandchildren.
What's your favorite color?
I like orange and red and yellow. Hot colors. I have an orange chair and a crimson sofa in my living room, and orange paintings.
What's your favorite book and why?
I read by the armload. I don’t have favorite books or even favorite authors. I have favorite libraries and favorite bookstores!
What can we expect next from you?
I’m writing an historical novel, after a year of research and travel, about the children in England who will eventually sail on the Mayflower. Their stories are so exciting, so dramatic, so tragic. I can’t wait for my readers to find out what the founding children were like.
I want to thank Caroline so much for being a guest on Peace Love Books today! It's so amazing how far the Janie series has gone in the past twenty series! Here's a little bit more about the final installment:
Janie Face to Face
By Caroline Cooney
Release Date: January 8, 2013
In this riveting and emotional conclusion to the thriller-romance Janie series, that started with The Face on the Milk Carton, all will be revealed as readers find out if Janie and Reeve’s love has endured, and whether or not the person who brought Janie and her family so much emotional pain and suffering is brought to justice.
I have one copy of Janie Face to Face to give away to a lucky reader! All you have to do is fill out the rafflecopter below! Giveaway ends December 12th! ***US ONLY***