Prior to this first book, have other books been started and stopped along the way? What other published piece did you have prior to writing that book?
I love the title of your second book, Moms are from Mars: a savory blend of memories, opinions, advice and ridiculousness. How did your family feel about you writing this book and making their life so out in the open?
Now when it comes to my husband, I'll admit I did sell him out in a couple of places. But I've never quite forgiven him for laughing at a joke while watching Fraiser in the delivery room while I was screaming with labor pains before the birth of our second child.
Tell me about your quest to publish your first book? How many sources did you pitch?
How do you write? Do you do a journal of little snippets you hear or see?
What type of publicity do you do to promote your book? What has worked best for you in generating sales?
I'm still learning the ropes in this department. There are so many avenues to explore. Being a blogger with a fan base has helped but, with that said, I've found plain old word of mouth has worked best.
I love how your blog gives positive tips for teens in living with their parents. Do more of your comments come from teens or moms? Can you think of a particular response from a reader that encouraged you?
What do you know now about writing/publishing now that you wished you had known sooner?
What is the best advice you’ve been given about writing or that you’ve learned that you would like to pass along?
Janene, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on writing with me. If you would like to learn more about Janene and her writing here are some links: Website Amazon Author Page Goodreads