Author Interview & Book Giveaway: The Most Important Catch by Jaclyn Hawkes

Welcome to Author Jaclyn Hawkes
Jaclyn M. Hawkes grew up in Utah with 6 sisters, 4 brothers and any number of pets. (It was never boring!) She received a Bachelor’s degree, had a career, and traveled extensively before settling down to her life’s work of being the mother of four magnificent and sometimes challenging children. She loves shellfish, the outdoors, the youth, and hearing her children laugh. She and her fine husband, their family, and their sometimes very large pets, now live in a mountain valley in northern Utah, where it smells like heaven and kids still move sprinkler pipe.


Q: One food you would never eat?
A: You know on that one Indiana Jones movie with the monkey eyeballs? That’s the one. You truly would have to kill me first.

Q: Pet peeve?
A: Self superior people. We all put our pants on one leg at a time, and we’re all dorks occasionally. Get over yourselves people.

Q: Why you should read my book?
A: It will make you happy!

Q: Any other books in the works?
A: Oh my! I have 9 other books in the pipeline, 4 in the rough writing stage, and a handful of outlines waiting for me to find the time to write them. Not to mention all the ideas knocking around in my head. The writing isn’t the problem. It’s this marketing that makes me nuts. My next published project will be out in late September. It’s a great love story with some action and suspense thrown in! You’ll have to read it to find out what it’s about!

Q: What’s my most rewarding experience since being published?
A: Having a reader tell me how they got so into my book it made them cry! It’s awesome when someone loves my work!

Q: What’s one piece of advice you’d give aspiring authors?
A: Make sure this is what you really want. If it is, go for it and never give up. All of life isn’t necessarily about who is the most talented. It’s about who works the hardest.

Q: Favorite quote?
A: “Don’t listen to that mocking little voice that tells you to be more realistic. Ignore it. You can either accept reality as it is, or create it as you want it to be.” Michael Hyatt

Q: How do you react to a bad review?
A: In all honesty, I haven’t had many. But we all need to be objective. Taste is personal. Everyone can’t love your work. What I do is try to take a step back, ask if what the gripe was is valid. If it is, and I can still fix it, I do. If it’s too late to fix, I’ll commit to do better next time and move on. If I don’t agree with the criticism, then I ignore it and move on. At least that’s the theory. Either way, moving on is the key. Life is short. I’m going to do my best to create a quality story, regardless of what anyone thinks. For those who don’t approve, sorry. Next.

Q: What’s your favorite season/weather?
A: Spring! Spring! Spring! Spring! I love the flowers, and the strawberries, and the baby animals, and the way my stream smells when the frogs finally start to make that noise you hear when you lay down at night with the windows open! I love the dirt and the hope and all of it! I love spring!

Q: In your wildest dreams, which author would you love to co-author a book with?
A: Traci Hunter-Abramson. I even know the story I’d like to do. I’d like to do a story about an attempted Muslim honor killing where a great American hero steps in to rescue the fair, yet strong maiden. But, man, that is so not my line of expertise. Traci would be awesome! She’s great at that heart in your throat stuff. And sweetly matter-of-fact about things like semi-automatic weapons. You gotta love that.

Kathy, thanks for doing this. I so appreciate all you do and I so appreciate my readers. Thanks again, Jaclyn M. Hawkes

The Most Important Catch

She knew too much, and she’d seen too much. And the police refused to help. Knowing that she was to be the next scheduled death, Kelly Campbell hid under head to toe black leather and a tinted motorcycle helmet and ran for her life.
When the weather turned cold, she turned south. She ended up in North Carolina, home to one of the most famed and eligible NFL football stars in the whole league; only she didn’t know that. She thought he was a businessman. Not being a huge fan, all she knew was that he was incredibly attractive, kind, generous, and that she was safe with him. Or was she?
His brand of fame proved to be all but deadly, but his fame wasn’t nearly as lethal as his attraction. He kept her safe and protected. All except her heart.

Giveaway Details:
1 copy of The Most Important Catch
Open to US only
Ends 6/17/12

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