Giveaway! Bewitching Boots Authors Talk About Writing As A Team

Once again, Jim and Joyce Lavene have a hit on their hands. Bewitching Boots is #7 in the Renaissance Faire series. I know that Jim and Joyce are big fans of Renaissance Faires and I imagine that they do a lot of their research there. The characters in the series have grown so much since the 1st book came out. It's almost hard to believe that Lady Jessie has finally married. With the addition of new characters, this is a series that I will never tire of. HUZZAH~ Amazon Reviewer Gram Tess

Once again, Jim and Joyce Lavene have a hit on their hands. Bewitching Boots is #7 in the Renaissance Faire series. I know that Jim and Joyce are big fans of Renaissance Faires and I imagine that they do a lot of their research there. The characters in the series have grown so much since the 1st book came out. It’s almost hard to believe that Lady Jessie has finally married. With the addition of new characters, this is a series that I will never tire of.
HUZZAH~ Amazon Reviewer Gram Tess

I’m so excited to be visited by a writing team today!  This is a husband and wife team and although my husband has known to come up with some good ideas now and again, the idea of writing a book with him?    They write award-winning, bestselling mystery fiction as themselves, J.J. Cook, and Ellie Grant. They have written and published more than 70 novels for Harlequin, Berkley, Amazon, and Gallery Books along with hundreds of non-fiction articles for national and regional publications. They live in rural North Carolina with their family.
First of all my mother was from North Carolina so I already know they’re good people!  They also write about Renaissance Fairs of which I be-ith a big fan.

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Tell us a little about yourselves.
A little about ourselves. Hmm.
Well, Jim is a computer crazy person – which was what he did before he quit his day jobs two years ago.
Joyce worked as a newspaper reporter for a small metropolitan newspaper before she quit her day job.
We have both loved to read and write since we were kids. Joyce more than Jim on the writing. Her mother said she came out of the womb with a pen, asking for a piece of paper. Jim kept his nose in a book until he walked into Joyce one day in Washington, DC.
They started writing together because they have tried to do as much together as they could since that day in DC. They have three kids and five grandkids, two cats and a dog.
Now that they are both home, full-time, writing, they spend a lot of time on it five days a week, when they aren’t going to book events on the weekends. They tend to write rough draft in the morning before noon and do promotion and edits in the afternoon.
They write by telling the story to each other across their computer monitors and typing it in until they are done. After that, they revise and edit until it goes to someone else to edit. They only divide work on promotion and web work, etc. all the writing they do together.

What inspired the idea behind your book?
Years ago, a friend gave us free tickets to a local Ren Faire. We were hooked. This was a world we had only read about until then. Bewitching Boots is the seventh book in the Ren Faire Mysteries. Writing them is almost as satisfying as going to the real thing.
Is anything in your book based on real life experiences or purely all imagination?
Purely imagination. And in the case of the castle and pirate ship – wishful thinking!
Who is your favorite character to create scenes for in the book?
This is a split answer because Joyce loves writing Jessie best. She is every woman. She loves the crazy life at the Ren Faire but is unsure if it’s good to always live in a make believe world.
Jim loves Chase Manhattan – now Jessie’s husband – and a giant named Bart in the book. He likes Chase because he is kind and friendly. He likes Bart because he is HUGE!
How can readers find your books and are there more coming in this series?
Our books are available online as ebooks and print in bricks and mortar stores across the US and in some places around the world. There are more Renaissance Faire Mysteries coming as long as people keep reading them. Huzzah!
Thanks!

www.joyceandjimlavene.com 

www.facebook.com/joyceandjimlavene 

http://amazon.com/author/jlavene 

https://twitter.com/AuthorJLavene

 

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8 thoughts on “Giveaway! Bewitching Boots Authors Talk About Writing As A Team

    • Glad you included me on your tour 🙂 For several years my husband and I took our kids to the Ren Faire north of Houston. They loved it, and I can really see how it is a perfect environment for a mystery. Plenty of characters to choose from!

  1. Joyce and Jim Lavene are a great pair who have developed a unique series. It would be wonderful to win the bag, book and Amazon card to help ease the book budget this month.

  2. What a matched pair you are for sure that would be great and to have started this series just from getting the idea from a pair of free tickets . Wow so glad that you accepted the tickets and liked it and went yourselves as it has been magic for you.

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