Thank you for joining me in welcoming…Jenna Rutland!!
I met Jenna when I joined MVRWA, the Toledo chapter of Romance Writers of America, and we just get each other! A gifted writer of contemporary romance, a hilarious friend, and a great hugger, Jenna means the world to me. I wish you all could join us for lunch—you would laugh more than you have in years. I’m thrilled to have Jenna here today.
Let’s get to it!
1. Beverage of choice?
Well, it depends on the time of day. I need some caffeine, but hate coffee/tea. So I knock back a few Diet Pepsi’s in the morning before switching to H2O. If I’m really dragging in the afternoon, I might have another DP. While making dinner, it’s definitely a fine glass of Cabernet. Some days it may be a big glass.2. Any pets?
We adopted a stray kitty 14½ years ago who has brought a smile to my face every day of his life. Griffey, who was named after the baseball player, Ken Griffey, Jr., spends his days napping in the sun, eating, playing/exercising for 1-2 minutes, and using the litter box. Other than the latter, I think his life sounds pretty darn good.
3. Dream vacation?
I’d love to go to the South Pacific. Bora Bora. Tahiti. Which is actually kind of odd because I’m not a swimmer and don’t really enjoy being in the ocean. But the beautiful weather, the incredible color of the water, and those grass hut thingies that go out over the ocean call to me. Go figure. Also, I’d love to take my whole family—husband, son, daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter. Having us all together in that tropical paradise would be heaven.
4. What are you listening to right now?
In my car, I’m currently listening to The Fray. I’ve got Sirius, so sometimes I tune in to a jazz station while driving, or 70s or 80s music. While I’m writing, it’s either the neighborhood kids screaming and dogs barking, or smooth jazz on Pandora.
5. What's for dinner?
I love to cook and try new recipes (much to the dismay of my husband and son). Tonight, I’m relying on an old family favorite – Cashew Chicken. I love to share my recipes, so stop over to my blog on Fork It Up Fridays and see what yummy recipe I’m sharing that day.
Jenna, I’ve recently gotten hooked on Coke Zero, but I like Diet Pepsi a lot too. I’m guessing the level of neighborhood kids screaming affects the size of the wine glass at dinner? Ha! Your kitty sounds so sweet, and hey, 1-2 minutes of exercise is plenty! No fair teasing us with Bora Bora ideas. I’m picturing us in one of those hut thingies with a frozen tropical beverage just lounging and looking out at the ocean. Wow, I’m feeling relaxed! Who else wants in on this?
Your dinner is making my mouth water. I’m coming over. Make your cream pie recipe you shared last Friday too, okay? Not that I’m demanding or anything… Thanks so much for being my guest today, Jenna!
Jenna Rutland lives in a small Michigan community with her husband, son, and senior cat. While her days are spent working as a medical transcriptionist, her nights are filled writing contemporary romance—stories of love, laughter and happily ever after. Guess which one is more fun?She is a member of RWA and her local group, Maumee Valley RWA. After several years on the board, she now chairs the MVRWA annual Brainstorming weekend as well as acts as food coordinator for several other events.
Jenna enjoys spending time with her family and has recently been given the awesome title of grandmother! She also gardens and loves the challenge of a new recipe. To learn more about Jenna, head to her website, be friends with her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter!
Daylight savings time is this weekend. Do you have to adjust your clocks? We do!
Have a marvelous day!