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Mini Blog Blitz ‘n’ Interview – Reclaimed by her Rebel Knight

It’s Q&A time on the blog today with Jenni Fletcher,author of Reclaimed by Her Rebel Knight.

So, without further ado, let’s go …

Reclaimed by her Rebel Knight

by Jenni Fletcher

Married to a perfect stranger

Reunited with her warrior husband

When Constance inherited her father’s lands she had no choice but to marry cold-hearted Matthew Wintour. He left her for the battlefield without even a wedding night. Five years later Matthew has returned—a valiant knight! But Constance is no longer a frightened girl. And this time she must reach out to discover the honourable man behind the armour and what pleasures await them in the marriage bed…


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Author Bio

Jenni Fletcher is Scottish by birth, but now lives in Yorkshire where she writes Medieval, Roman, Victorian and Regency romance novels. She studied English at Cambridge and Hull University and now teaches Creative Writing at a small university in the north of England. Her favourite Jane Austen novel is Persuasion and her favourite Brontë is Anne. If she had to choose a romantic hero it would be John Thornton, but maybe thats just because she’s northern.

Social Media Links

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1 Coffee or tea?

Tea first, then coffee mid-morning, then tea again for the rest of the day. Always with some kind of chocolate biscuit.

Chocolate biscuits? A women after my own heart!

2 How did you start writing?

I always wanted to be a writer, pretty much from the day I started reading, but I didn’t really know how to get started. So I read a lot of other books, started a few times and gave up, and then one day woke up with this idea for a Medieval story. I wrote the first 3 chapters and sent them off to Mills & Boon, who encouraged me to finish the rest so I did. That turned into my first book Married to Her Enemy. I’ve written nearly every day since!

I love the Medieval era! Kudos for writing every day – that’s dedication. 

3 Do you have any tips for aspiring writers?

Read everything you can, but also work out what genre you like reading the most because that’s probably what you’ll enjoy writing, too. It’s not easy so it really needs to be a labour of love. Also get a Fitbit or you’ll spend way too much time sitting and snacking at a desk.

Ha ha! I have a Fitbit – it’s in a drawer somewhere. Does that count? 

4 What is Reclaimed by Her Rebel Knight about?

It’s a Medieval story set in 1214 so just before the year of Magna Carta. There’s a bit of political intrigue involving King John, but it’s really a romance between an heiress and a soldier who were married when they were both young and then didn’t see each other for five years. There’s also a scheming father and a mystery involving Matthew’s former step-mother and some noisy seals!

You had me at Medieval, but the seals sold it! 

5 Who are your writing inspirations?

There are so many. One historical romance writer who’s an auto-buy for me is Mary Balogh. She really goes deep into the psychology of her characters – I love that! I’m also a big fan of Kate Furnivall and Tracy Borman.

6. What next?

I have a Victorian book, Miss Amelia’s Mistletoe Marquess, coming out in December and I’ve just finished a Regency romance all about biscuits (some romance, mostly biscuits), but right now I’m writing a Viking story set on the Isle of Skye. So I’m keeping busy.

Vikings! I’m in – getting the biscuits ready!

Thanks for having me! Jenni x

You’re most welcome. 

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learning · magic · medieval · still on schedule! · The Nasrid Charm

Update: The Nasrid Charm

The-Nasrid-Charm-Cover-2015I’ve been a little obsessed by learning new things lately, and some of the courses I’ve been taking have been writing related (honestly!)

An Open University course on writing fiction (which I’ve been featuring here) has led me down a research path for The Nasrid Charm (as well as giving advice on building characters, setting, voice and the dreaded editing)

Enough to keep me busy revising the story before my new courses start.

 

I’ve signed up for a couple of other courses that I feel will add some ‘zing’ to my novel:

  • Deciphering Secrets: Unlocking the Manuscripts of Medieval Spain (to help with setting, time and place)
  • Magic in the Middle Ages – which speaks for itself.

As a result (these don’t start until Spring 2016) I’ll be editing most of the book and will complete a final draft in May 2016 – still in time for the scheduled publication.

That’s it for now!