Here are a few questions I had for Jamie Lynn Braziel author of Declaring Spinsterhood
Q: Old Hollywood movies, Keith Urban, and Nancy Drew play big roles in the book. Are you a big fan of all three? I am a huge fan of all three! I could not live without the Turner Classics Movie channel thanks to my mother's influence. We tend to spend a lot of Sunday afternoons together watching our favorites or be introduced to new ones. Keith Urban was one of the first singers I ever saw in concert. His acoustic guitar skills really amaze me, and his lyrics are just beautiful and capture so many great emotions and moments in life.
Q: Is there any of Emma in you? Ever thought about "Declaring Spinsterhood" yourself? Emma and I are very different. She's much more adventurous and empathetic. I wish I were more like her especially when it comes to flirting with men. I tend to clam up around someone I really like and think of all the witty things I could have said many hours later.
The idea of declaring spinsterhood has been very enticing at times, but ultimately, I still believe in love, marriage, and having children as some of the greatest gifts in life.
Q: What's next for you? Would you ever consider continuing Emma's story? Or was this enough? I just completed a Master's of Science degree in accounting, so I'll definitely keep working in that area. However, I also intend to continue writing. The publication of my novel has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Right now, I don't see a continuation of Emma's story in my future. I think the novel ended exactly where it should have. However, I never say never.
Q: In three words how would you describe your book? Lighthearted, romantic comedy!