2017 February Author of the Month… Molly Morris Jebber

 

Molly Jebber writes Amish Historical Romances. Her books have been featured in USA Today’s HEA column, Romantic Times and “Change of Heart” made Publisher’s Weekly’s Best Ten List in spring of 2015. She’s a touring speaker for Women’s Christian Connection, and she speaks about Amish history, marketing and publishing.. Visit www.mollyjebber.com for a complete list of her books and speaking events. Her latest book, Two Suitors for Anna” releases Jan. 31, 2017!

What drew you to writing?

I have always loved to read, and I dreamed about wanting to write a book. My career didn’t allow me the time, until the day my husband, Ed, asked me to quit work and travel with him.  I told him my dream, and he said, “Sounding exciting. Do it!”

What authors have you read that had the most influence on your writing?

There are so many. Mary Ellis, Janet Oke, Shelley Sheppard Gray, and I could go on and on. I read romance, suspense, and mysteries. My critique partners, Patty Campbell and DJ Welker are authors and friends who edit my work, and I value their opinions. We make quite a team, and I’m very grateful for them. Readers encourage and inspire me to write. I enjoy getting better acquainted with them through Facebook parties, speaking engagements, and social media. They make writing fun!

What is your writing process?

I spend about three hours a day on marketing, and about three hours on writing. I sometimes spend more on one or the other depending on traveling for speaking engagements. Ideas swirl in my head in the shower or when it is inconvenient (three o’clock in the morning)! I stumble to find a pen and write down the ideas, and then go back to sleep. Months later, the story comes alive like a movie, and it’s so exciting.  I edit the story, and hit send to the editor. It’s a wonderful moment!

Favorite reward food: bakery cupcake white/with white icing

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