Guess what guys! Today we have something different but oh-so-cool here on the blog. An author interview! I want to introduce you to Sara Jane Jacobs and her debut book Season of Hope. 🙂
I began writing as a hobby while raising my two children. In 2015, I dusted
off my stories and my dreams to see if I could turn my hobby into a career. My
first story, , was inspired
by summer vacations which always included a trip to Franklin, North Carolina,
to visit family and explore The Smoky Mountains. When I’m not writing, I
enjoy spending time with family. I love most any activity that involves
being outdoors, especially camping, hiking and spontaneous excursions
to splash in the ocean. I currently live along the Emerald Coast of
Florida with my cat Selah and her delightful offspring, Colby, Jack
When Amanda Jarvis prays that a special friend will move into the vacant house near her isolated mountain home, she isn’t upset when God sends a boy instead of a girl. But Amanda’s not the only one receiving unexpected answers to her prayers. After fleeing with his mother from an abusive father, Tyler Armstrong finds much-needed love and acceptance with Amanda’s family over the next few years.
As high school graduation nears, Tyler is
shocked when one carefree afternoon with Amanda churns up an inner turmoil he
would have never imagined; he’s crushing on his best friend. And for the first
time in his life he’s hiding a secret from Amanda. Convinced the timing is all
wrong, Tyler pushes his feelings aside as he and Amanda prepare for the future.
He will soon begin training to pursue his dream of becoming a Navy SEAL, while
Amanda makes plans to spend the summer in Manhattan with her aunt and then
return home to the community college.
When Amanda’s summer job catapults her into a
modeling career, she readily accepts the much-needed distraction. Tyler’s
impending deployment is turning her world upside down. Along with the fact that
she’s falling for her best friend. And, for the first time in her relationship
with Tyler, she’s hiding a secret, too.
Phoebe Garrison, Amanda’s controlling aunt, is
thrilled when she is given the power to act on behalf of her underage niece.
Bored with her Fortune 500 advertising agency, becoming Amanda’s manager is
just what she’s been looking for to rekindle her aspirations. But as Tyler
becomes aware of Phoebe’s obsession to push Amanda into supermodel status,
tensions rise. As the three of them become entangled in a mass of concealed
ambition and desire, each will make decisions that will send ripples of
turbulence across their futures.
win the following items…
- A copy of the DVD, Sabrina (featured in the book)
Rican Tarrazu Dark Roast Coffee
(a character’s favorite French Roast)
- ·An eBook of Season of Hope
- When did you start writing? I
started writing a few years after I graduated from high school (many,
many years ago!) but I didn’t really start treating it as more than just a
hobby until 20015.
- What gave you the idea for your
The second book in the series (which is scheduled for release on July
25th) was the original story and came from an idea I had for a short story
contest. One scene, which happens near the end of book two, grew into
around 94,000 words. After an editor suggested I write some
additional scenes about Tyler and Amanda’s childhood, book one was
- What would you like the readers to
take away from your story? Is there a certain theme? The coming
together of these two families certainly has an impact on Tyler and his
mother. The story covers more than ten years, and there is a very clear
moment to me when Jessica Armstrong feels there is hope for
her and her son. Our relationships are so important. It’s so great to
have people in our lives who love us, believe in us and bring
out the best in us!
- What are you currently working on?
What’s next? I’m getting ready for the launch of
book two in the series, which will bring some closure for everyone who is
waiting to see how things turn out between Tyler and Amanda. I’m also
working on book three, which tells the story of a couple of characters
from book two.
- What’s a fun fact about you? My daughter named
two of my cats after cheese. She likes cheese (doesn’t everyone?) So, my
two orange tabbys are Colby and Jack. And they were born on a
Sunday and two days later their little sister decided to enter the world.
My daughter named her Tuesday. Sorry. That was more than one
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