Where are you from?
I live in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States, and I married my high school sweetheart, Morgan, in 1995. I’m the mother of two children, a son and daughter.
If you had to perform in a talent competition right now, what would your talent be?
Right here? Right now? That’s a tough one. One of the reasons I chose to write is because I have tremendous stage fright. I won’t sing in front of anyone. I’m not a graceful dancer. I could probably tell a few jokes, so I guess an impromptu comedy routine? *rim shot*
What’s your favorite movie quote? (Make sure to include the name of the movie)
I have many, but I’m quite certain my children are beyond tired of hearing, “Hold on to your butts …” from Jurassic Park.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself that would surprise your readers.
I once had a Secret Service Agent knock on my apartment door for an unscheduled interview. That was a pretty interesting afternoon …
Who’s your favorite cover model?
I was lucky enough to meet BT Urruela last summer at the SaSS Author Event in Norfolk, Virginia. He gave a keynote address at a dinner I was attending and then immediately afterwards ended up taking a seat at my table. His story, his determination and his talent are so inspiring. He turned me into an instant fan of his.
Okay, back to books, what genres do you write?
Right now, it’s all about romance, and it really began with my husband. He’s always been a poet and songwriter, but when he developed a talent for writing fiction, I wanted to support him. I edited his stories for him and helped promote his writings online. He found a following within the romance writing community and eventually he coaxed me into the spotlight as well. I wrote my first romantic short story as an experiment in 2011. It was well-received and I’ve been writing romance ever since.
What is your inspiration?
Inspiration can come from anywhere at any time.
I carry a journal with me during the day so I can jot down ideas and conversations when they first form inside my head. I don’t always know what my characters are talking about specifically, but eventually I catch up with them and figure it all out. Personally, I love to read character studies so I tend to focus my energies on developing characters that are unique and fully-formed. Ultimately a reader needs to connect with the character for any story to work well. Once that connection with a character is made, the fun is in watching how these characters navigate through the situations they are presented with. I tend to mold scenes and chapters inside my head before I ever sit down to write. By the time I begin typing (usually in the evenings), I have a pretty good idea of exactly what is going to come out. Even so, my characters like to throw me a few curve balls here and there.
Tell us about your latest book?
My first solo novel is entitled “Constellation”. It’s a May to December contemporary romance set in Central Oregon. The story begins with the two main characters, Jack and Kathleen, having just given in to the temptation of mutual attraction. The rest of the novel explores how this one spontaneous event alters Kathleen’s perception of her universe. When I initially began writing it I thought Jack would be a man of mystery, but the deeper I got into the story the more I realized that Kathleen was a woman with many of her own secrets.
Constellation is the first book in planned trilogy. I’m writing the second book now and have begun outlining the third installment. I even have an idea for a fourth book, although I haven’t committed to writing it just yet.
“A soulful supernova”
“Mature and hot”
Constellation by Jennifer Locklear is available now!
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He’s older, sophisticated, and harboring secrets.
Up-and-coming executive, Kathleen Brighton is ready to launch her family’s firm into the next level of success. Polished and professional on the outside, Kathleen’s personal life is a source of constant struggle and letdown. But after one night alone with Jack Evans, her sexy new colleague, her life takes a turn toward erotic intensity.
Torn between her instinct to guard herself and her irresistible desire for Jack, Kathleen has only known heartache. And when she finds herself in the middle of a shattering personal crisis, she must trust fragile and uncertain bonds to survive. Will Kathleen conquer the demons of her past to find a future worth fighting for?
Jennifer Locklear lives in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. She married her high school sweetheart, Morgan, in 1995. She is the mother of two children, a son and daughter.
Jennifer enjoyed creative writing in adolescence, but set aside her favorite hobby to concentrate on college studies, career and family. In 2010, she rediscovered her passion for writing when her husband recruited her to edit his own stories. They co-authored and published their debut novel, Exposure, in 2014.
Jennifer has been employed in fundraising and development for a non-profit organization since 2000. She has been a contributing reviewer for the Bookish Temptations book blog and is a founding moderator of Argyle Empire, an approved fan site for author Sylvain Reynard. She also enjoys participating in charitable activities, both locally and online.
Constellation is Jennifer’s first solo novel.