The triple release launch party continues! To celebrate, I’m giving away a Snowden Family Clambake tote bag, a Kensington notebook, and a copy of Jane Darrowfield, Professional Busybody to one lucky commenter below.
Jane Darrowfield is my homage to Jane Marple. In bringing Jane into the twenty-first century and moving her to America I made a series of decisions.
- Jane would be divorced, not never married.
- Jane would have learned everything she needs to know about life in the bowels of Corporate America, and not in the village where she resides.
- Jane would get paid for her efforts. She’s making a valuable contribution, improving people’s lives, and that deserves to be recognized by the way we keep score in our culture.
- Old wouldn’t be so old. Though Jane has taken (a slightly early) retirement, she does not think of herself as old and nor do her friends. Of course, sometimes she does take advantage of the invisibility that late middle-age can confer on a woman, but usually she’s pretty confident and straight ahead. Her knees may hurt when she gardens and she’s trying to get used to the trifocals her optometrist has talked her into, but she’s still out there pitching.
I hope you enjoy Jane as a character and want to follow her adventures. I’ve just signed a contract for book 2 in the series, so Jane will go on.
- A Day in the Life — Jane Darrowfield at Dru’s Book Musings
- An Interview With Author Barbara Ross by E. B. Davis
Readers: How do you react to my description of Jane? Intrigued or wary? Leave a comment below for a chance to win.
Update: The winner has been chosen and notified.