Jane Ashford: Married to a Perfect Stranger

Interview with Jane Ashford

Susana: What inspired you to start writing?

Jane: My mother. She was a reader, a writer, and a firm believer in her children’s talents.

Susana: What comes first: the plot or the characters?

JaneAshford copyJane: I’d have to say they develop together. The personalities of the characters determine where the story can go.

Susana: Are you a plotter or a pantser?

Jane: I begin with a rough outline and let it change as I write.

Susana: Tell us something about your newest release that is NOT in the blurb.

Jane: There’s a monkey.

Susana: What is your favorite food? Least favorite?

Jane: I’m a sucker for cookies or pastries, with a nice pot of English Breakfast tea. I’ve never been able to like liver.

Susana: What would we find under your bed?

Jane: I live in a small house. The space under my bed is filled with storage bins.

Susana: If your publisher offered to fly you anywhere in the world to do research on an upcoming project, where would you mostly likely want to go? Why?

Jane: A Polynesian island, Tuvalu. The heroine of one book in my upcoming series grew up there.

Susana: Do you have a favorite quote or saying?

Jane: As a lover of words, I’m always being struck by good quotes. One I saw recently that I really like is: “Worrying is using your imagination to create something you don’t want.”

Susana: What is something you’d like to accomplish in your writing career next year?

Jane: Meet all deadlines! : )

Susana: What has been your biggest adventure to date?

Jane: I spent some time alone in the mountains in Montana. An amazing experience.

Susana: What is the one modern convenience you can’t do without?

Jane: Electricity, I think. I’m kind of addicted to writing on the computer.

Susana: Are you working on something at present that you would like to tell us about?

Jane: I’m having fun with a new series called The Duke’s Sons. It tells the love stories of the brothers introduced in The Bargain.

One reader who leaves a comment about what they like about series books wins a copy of The Bargain.

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About Marriage to a Perfect Stranger

Time and distance have changed them both. Quiet and obliging, Mary Fleming and John Bexley married to please their families. Almost immediately, John was sent on a two-year diplomatic mission to China. Now John is back, and everything they thought they knew about each other seems to be wrong… It’s disconcerting, irritating, and somehow very exciting.

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About the Author

Jane Ashford discovered Georgette Heyer in junior high school and was entranced by the glittering world and witty language of Regency England. That delight was part of what led her to study English literature and travel widely in Britain and Europe. Jane’s historical romances have been published in Sweden, Italy, England, Denmark, France, Russia, Latvia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Spain, as well as the U.S. She has been nominated for a Career Achievement Award by RT Book Reviews.


12 thoughts on “Jane Ashford: Married to a Perfect Stranger

  1. The Duke’s Sons are a new series for my TRL. I love series books because with secondary characters like siblings or best friends you look forward to the next character’s story. For me , I get attached and love that I ‘m going to read their story next. Then the characters get to make cameo appearances throughout the series. Kind of like family reunions. 🙂
    Thanks for sharing with your post today.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com


  2. Lovely interview. I’m intrigued about a future Polynesian heroine. I always like a main character who differs from the usual norm.


  3. Great interview. We have many things in common. Except for the monkey. I’m looking forward to the new series. I enjoy reading a series of books because when some characters carry through, its like I;m meeting an old friend in each book. .


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