Thursday, May 19, 2016

Jessica Goodwin's journey to the a book giveaway

We're pleased to have Jessica Goodwin here today. She and Melissa A are practically neighbors, but they haven't met in person yet. Melissa A works with someone Jessica knows, so maybe someday the face-to-face connection will happen! She's at CLC today to talk about the main character from her latest novel, Clarissa Jean, Homecoming Queen. She has FIVE e-books for some lucky readers!
Jessica Goodwin lives in northern Virginia near Washington, DC with her husband, son, and their two cats. She likes cookies, coffee, and anything that sparkles. If she could have any animal for a pet, it would be a T-Rex. She loves experimenting in the kitchen, going wine tasting, singing in the shower, and taking pictures of the baby.

Two of Goodwin’s books, Here We Go and The One Who Got Away have been on the Amazon bestseller list. In March 2012, her third book, ‘One of the Guys,’ received an Honorable Mention in Sapphire Star Publishing’s Month of Romance contest. These titles were originally published on Amazon under her former name, Jessica Strassner, but have been re-released under the name Jessica Goodwin.
Goodwin is also a mom blogger with work appearing on Scary Mommy, Baby Gaga, and Mommy Effect. She hopes to someday write a humorous parenting memoir.
Visit her website for more information.
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When Claire Bradshaw decides to end her dead-end relationship of several years, she only has one place to go – back home to the tiny town of Palmetto Park. Claire keeps bumping into people from her past as she struggles to shake her “better than everybody” reputation, make peace with her enemies, and even attempts to rekindle an old flame. Claire gets to know her old friends all over again and gets to know more about herself as she starts over – right back where it all started. (Courtesy of HCL Book Tours.)

As a child...

What did your character want to be when they grew up?
Growing up, Clarissa Jean always wanted to be a writer. As she got older, she dreamed of leaving the tiny town of Palmetto Park, going away to school, studying literature, and becoming a famous novelist. Things didn't really work out that way, and her attitude about leaving the small town is what makes her return a little bit more difficult than she imagined.

What was something your character found funny?
Although she grew up (and tried) to be stylish and classy, I bet as a kid, Clarissa Jean would have loved playing in the dirt with the pigs on her parents' farm, running around with the boys at the Sullivan's berry patch, and playing hide and seek with her sister, Cookie, in the aisles of the family hardware store.

What was your character's favorite TV show?
She was too busy doing chores and running around outside with Cookie and her friends to sit inside and watch TV.

What was your character's favorite food?
Clarissa Jean's mom is a very old-fashioned, traditional, "you don't get up from the table until your plate is clean" type of mom, so I imagine she probably ate everything. I picture her sitting down to a plate full of homemade biscuits and sausage gravy in the morning for breakfast.

Who was your character's celebrity crush?
Living in a small town and listening to country music, I bet Clarissa Jean might have had a thing for Tim McGraw

What was your character's favorite thing to do?
Long before she was making blueberry-flavored cocktails, I bet Clarissa Jean would have helped Justin and his parents pick berries when they came into season. I can picture her sneaking berries into her mouth instead of into her basket when she was supposed to be working.

Thanks to Jessica for visiting with us and sharing her book with our readers. Thanks also to HCL Book Tours for including us on their tour!

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Giveaway ends May 24th at midnight EST.

Visit the other stops on the tour:

May 16th
ShelbyReads - - Review
Living Life With Joy - - Author Q&A
Ali - The Dragon Slayer - - Promo 
May 17th
Judging More Than Just the Cover - - Author Q&A
The Belgian Reviewer - - Review
Around the World in Books - - Excerpt 
May 18th
The Bookworm Lodge - - Promo 
Steamy Book Momma - - Promo 
Love Sex and Other Dirty Words - - Author Q&A
These Words: A Blog - - Author Post
Red's Midnight Readers - - Promo
Writing Pearls - - Review
May 19th
Grass Monster - Amazon Reviewer -Review
Book Lover in Florida - -  Excerpt 
May 20th
ItaPixie's Book Corner - - Review
Splashes Into Books - Http:// -  Review
Hello...Chick Lit - - Excerpt 

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Janine said...

What I wanted to be when I grew up changed on a daily basis

Linda Kish said...

From the time I was 6 or 7, I always wanted to be a nurse. I just retired my license when I turned 66. I was disability retired for 21 years before that, however, but maintained an active license.

susieqlaw said...

I wanted to be a teacher.

Kelly Rodriguez said...

I wanted to be a teacher.

Grandma Cootie said...

I wanted to be a librarian, always wanted to be near the books.

Anonymous said...

So long ago, but probably a teacher. Jill Broussard;

Mary Preston said...

I actually had no idea of what I wanted to be. Still don't.

Jean | said...

I wanted to be so many things: teacher, librarian, nurse, fashion designer, interior designer, architect, hairdresser, writer, and other things, I'm sure.

Nova said...

i always wanted to be a mom and/or designer.