Jen: Today we welcome Jennifer Probst to Romancing the Book. Jennifer, will you share a short bio with us?
Jennifer: Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.
She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean.
She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon’s Best Books for 2012, and spent 26 weeks on the New York Times. Her work has been translated in over a dozen countries, sold over a million copies, and was dubbed a “romance phenom” by Kirkus Reviews.
She loves hearing from readers.
Jen: Please tell us about your newest release and where the idea came from.
Jennifer: My newest release is Chasing Me, and it’s the second book in the Sex on the Beach series featuring James & Quinn. It’s a sexy, new adult romance. After I wrote Beyond Me, the introduction of Quinn and James, I realized their story had just begun. I wanted to continue the relationship and show readers the challenge of falling in love on Spring Break, and trying to incorporate that exciting feeling of new love into daily life. The idea came from brainstorming with two other authors – Jen McLaughlin and Jenna Bennett – who wrote two other books to make a complete trilogy of three best friends who go on spring break to find love. It was so much to fun to write with them and offer readers something different!
Jen: Who is your celebrity crush?
Jennifer: Adam Levine
Jen: Favorite dessert?
Jennifer: Chocolate covered strawberries
Jen: Favorite month?
Jennifer: July – the beginning of summer!
Jen: Favorite superhero?
Jennifer: Thor. I mean, look at his hammer!
Jen: Favorite room in your house?
Jennifer: My office
Jen: Dunker of cookies?
Jen: Are you crafty?
Jennifer: God, no! No, no and no!
Jen: Which reality show would you want to be on?
Jennifer: The Bachelor! But I met my husband and am happily married lol!
Jen: If you could have dinner with any author living or dead, who would it be?
Jennifer: I can’t answer that! I stalk and adore so many – don’t make me choose one!
Jen: Morning person or a night owl?
Jennifer: Night owl. Mornings should be cancelled.
Jen: Cash or credit?
Jennifer: Credit. It’s easier!!
Jen: What’s next for you?
Jennifer: My newest release, Searching for Beautiful, comes out May 26th, which is the third book in the Searching for series – a spinoff from my popular marriage to a billionaire series!