My Secret Romance is so excited to be part of the Angel on Fire Book Tour! Please welcome author Jacquie Johnson to the blog! Take a moment to learn a little bit more about her and her newest book, Angel on Fire.
Wow! Check out Jacquie’s daily writing routine! I have to give this woman credit for all that she does…it can’t be easy. As a former gymnasts myself, I know how much extra she’s doing. It’s a very grueling schedule and very time consuming on the parents part too. How Jacquie has time to breathe after homeschooling her daughters, which is an unbelievably amazing task to take on, gymnastics, housework, and writing is beyond me. Jacquie sounds like a remarkable woman!
I keep a relatively structured routine. Since I homeschool my twin daughters, my day starts around 8 in the morning. This year the girls are studying Latin, Algebra I, grammar, reading, and physical science. They participated in National Novel Writing Month in November of 2011. That was a good month for me because I wrote when they did and didn’t feel like I was depriving them of an education.
Formal schooling ends around 2:00 but the girls generally end up reading or doing homework until 3:30. I start dinner around 3:00 and they eat at 4:00.
A few times per week, during the afternoon, I check on my three grandparents, who are in their late eighties and early nineties, and provide assistance chauffeuring them to appointments and running errands.
My daughters have gymnastics practice from 5 to 9 Monday through Friday, so I use this time to write and take care of mundane household tasks.
My favorite time to write though is late at night, after my husband and daughters have gone to bed. The house is quiet and I don’t feel guilty about all those chores I didn’t manage to accomplish during the day. I find typing away with a sleeping cocker spaniel at, or on, my feet to be highly relaxing. To me, this isn’t a job or a chore. It is pure enjoyment.
I hardly ever find time to write on the weekends. Between gymnastics meets and visits to my oldest daughter, I’m always on the road and I haven’t figured out how to write and drive at the same time. This doesn’t mean that the writing process stops. Long drives offer an opportunity to let my mind wander while I think about the endless possibilities for a story that has been percolating in the back of my mind. All too often, I get lost – in my thoughts and on the road.
Now onto Jacquie’s book, Angel on Fire.
All Angela wants is to understand why her father, security specialist Mac McKenzie, dropped dead on a sidewalk in Boston. Instead, she is thrust into the midst of an international conspiracy when she discovers that her father was working on a classified project at the time of his death. Now, the FBI, a terrorist and a killer have her in their sights.
Former Navy SEAL turned undercover operative, Chase Romero thinks his boss is overreacting when he orders Chase to small town America to protect Angela. But he changes his mind when her home is burglarized and “accidents” begin to happen. The real question becomes, how can he keep her safe if he keeps tripping over his own heart?
After shooting an intruder, Angela flees the scene, and the FBI issues a warrant for her arrest. On the run for her life and her freedom, she places her trust in Chase. As they travel from New England, to the nation’s capital, to the shores of Lake Michigan, the trail – and their attraction – grow hotter. Together, they team up to prevent a global financial market meltdown and face a killer who will stop at nothing to get his hands on the project Mac protected with his life.
If you want to learn more about Jacquie, you can visit her site HERE. If you would like to buy the book now, you can do that HERE.
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