Hi! To start off, please tell us your name, where you’re from, and what you write.
Hi! My name is Jane McGarry and I write YA Adventure/Romance. Currently, I live in New Jersey about 10 miles from New York City in a house full of boys, which is an adventure in itself.
How did you become an author? Please share a bit of your journey with us.
I have always loved writing stories for myself, but it wasn’t until a few years ago that I actually gave the idea of publishing a novel any serious consideration. I had worked for 10+ years in the pharmaceutical industry before leaving to be a stay-at-home mom. Writing soon became an escape from the daily grind of child rearing. Then, I had the idea for Not Every Girl and things took off from there.
What are you working on now? Do you have a recent or upcoming release?
At the moment, I am working on the third and final installment of the Not Every Girl series. It has been exciting to bring Olivia’s story full circle, but bittersweet to know this is the end of my journey with her.
What/who do you like to read and do you have a favorite genre/author?
The YA genre is a staple since that is what I write. I also have a soft spot for the classics, World World II fiction and any mythological retelling. My all time favorite novel is One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. It is an amazingly lyrical and poignant work that completely changed my vision of what a book could accomplish.
Please share one piece of advice to aspiring authors - what do you wish someone would have told you? Or, what did someone tell you that you’d like to pass on to others?
Read a lot, especially in your chosen genre so you will know what publishers are looking for in a work. Remember, publishing is a business, so make sure you learn about it while you are writing. It will help you immensely when it comes time to submit your work.
City, suburb, or small-town? City girl for certain.
Dark chocolate, light chocolate, or white chocolate? Dark always.
Alpha, beta, or both? Depends – sometimes omega too!
Top, bottom, or against the wall? They all work for me.
Biceps, abs, or buns? I am a pec lady.
Cats, dogs, or exotics? Cat love is in my soul.
Any last words before we say goodbye?
I would love to connect with readers on my website and any of my social media account about all things reading and writing!