(all images from the author’s website)

MBA&M: Tell our readers a little about yourself?

JH: Well, I’m a crazy busy mom of three who runs around like a chicken with her head cut off a lot! I divide my time between my family, my job as an editor, and writing. It’s a crazy life, but someone’s gotta live it!

     MBA&M: What if anything inspired you to want to write this genre?

JH: I’ve always loved the “fantasy” of history. A lot of real history is truly stranger than fiction. I think the Regency period is such an elegant, rich period of history, I just love it. And my ancestry is British too, so I feel some slight connection there every time I write a book, wondering if my ancestors traveled these roads, went to these houses, ate these foods, wore these clothes, etc. etc.

MBA&M:    “Secrets of An Accidental Duchess” is book 2 in the DONOVAN SISTERS, how many books will be in this series and whose story is next?

JH: Book 1.5, the novella ONCE UPON A WICKED NIGHT, is due out the same day as SECRETS OF AN ACCIDENTAL DUCHESS, and will be available in ebook format only. ONCE UPON A WICKED NIGHT is a bridge between books 1 and 2.

Then, in August, the final book, PLEASURES OF A TEMPTED LADY, will release.

MBA&M: What is a typical writing day for you, what are some of your writing rituals?

JH: I’m a nighttime writer. I usually get all my “busy work” done during the day (there is a LOT of that!) then I have family time in the evenings. Then, I get down to work with my writing. I’d say the majority of my books are written after 8 p.m.!

MBA&M: What is the weirdest piece of writing advice you were given that actually worked(s)?

JH: Hmmm…it probably doesn’t sound weird to most people, except people who are really new, but when I first started writing, some wise person told me to stop spending days fretting over each sentence and just push forward and write. “Come back to it later,” she said. “Just finish the work now.” And that was how I finished my first book. If I’d stopped and looked back, I would have gone backwards, revising every page 100 times. But after I finished the whole book and looked back, suddenly I realized none of the writing was as bad as it had seemed seconds after I’d finished it. Sure, it still needed revisions, but I didn’t waste my life away writing and rewriting and writing again. Now, it’s how I deal with every manuscript. Just read over what I wrote yesterday once, then MOVE ON. That’s how I finish each and every book!

     MBA&M: What where some of the challenges you have found in writing “Secrets of An Accidental Duchess”?

JH: Every book is challenging for me to write. It’s hard work and I agonize over every word. But SECRETS came a little easier for me than most. It was one of those books in which the story of the romance between Olivia and Max sort of just flowed out of me. I really loved those characters and felt such strong connections to both of them–I think that’s why!

MBA&M: Now,Jennifer tell our readers where to find you and where your books are available?

JH: You can find me online at the following places:




My books are sold in bookstores and online wherever print and ebooks are sold.

Jennifer,thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule to visit with us today. Is there anything else you would like to add or tell our readers?

Thanks so much for having me here!


****Come on over and visit my website after February 1–You can take a quiz to find out which Donovan sister you are, and my publisher and I are running a “Secrets” contest in which you can win tons of great prizes, including a $100 gift card from Victoria’s Secret! Hope to see you there!***



ISBN-13: 9780446573153                       

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Publication date: 2/1/2012

Series:A Donovan Novel Series

With her pale hair and slim figure, Olivia Donovan looks as fragile as fine china, and has been treated as such by her sisters ever since a childhood bout with malaria. But beneath her delicate facade, Olivia guards a bold, independent spirit and the kind of passionate desires proper young ladies must never confess…

It was a reckless wager, and one Max couldn’t resist: seduce the alluring Olivia or forfeit part of his fortune. Yet the wild, soon-to-be Duke never imagined he’d fall in love with this innocent beauty. Nor could he have guessed that a dangerously unpredictable rival would set out to destroy them both. Now, Max must beat a Madman at his own twisted game-or forever lose the only woman to have ever won his heart.

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