Friday, May 16, 2014

Five on Friday - Jenny Milchman

May has turned into our new faces month here at the blog. I have another first time visitor to Jen's Book Thoughts and am absolutely delighted.

Before I introduce our new guest, I want to remind you about the Heroes Caught Reading feature this month. If you've missed out on the posts so far, you can see the whole series so far here. And there's much more to come.

Also remember that someone is going to win a nice prize package at the end of May for their comment contributions on the hero posts, so be sure to leave your comments in order to be entered for that goodie box!

And speaking of giveaways and contests:

Friday Reads has a must-enter giveaway this week with The Intern's Handbook and Light of the Diddicoy. I'll have more on The Intern's Handbook, which I reviewed for AudioFile, soon, but let me just say that I. Loved. It! So go enter!

Criminal Element has a few days left to enter the Four Knaves Sweepstakes.

And for the paranormal fans in the crowd, Lesa has a perfect giveaway for you this week.

Something for just about any kind of reader in this slew of contests! Now on to the fun part of today's post!

Jenny Milchman made quite a book tour last year when her first book, Cover of Snow, came out. Seven months of visiting bookstores and libraries and book clubs and everything. She was a determined presence in the book world. So I'm very honored that she's made a stop here at the blog with the release of her second novel, Ruin Falls.

Cover of Snow earned Jenny, a psychotherapist, the Mary Higgins Clark Award at this year's Edgars®. And she's also the founder of "Take Your Child to a Bookstore" day. She's quite a busy--and reading-dedicated--gal!

I'm so excited to share with you...Jenny Milchman!

When I’m reading a book, I absolutely hate it when a writer goes into long descriptions of physical pain.

The best car I ever owned was our Kia Sorento because it took us 35,000 miles across the country on tour for my first novel…and hopefully will carry us 20,000 more this time!

Happiness is Family, friends, and fiction, all together in one place. I was going to say books, but I wanted to alliterate.

The fictional character that most reflects my personality is Betsy from Betsy, Tacy, & Tib by Maud Hart Lovelace.

The #1 item on my bucket list right now is: I feel very grateful not to have a terribly long list. I don’t want to see fancy places or try big, scary things, like bungee jumping off the Eiffel Tower. I would like to meet Stephen King. That would be huge for me. 

I shared with Jenny how much I loved the Betsy-Tacy series when I was growing up. Anyone else know those books? I discovered them one summer during our summer reading program. At the time they were kind of buried in the back of the library, hadn't been check out anytime recently. But they were reissued not too long ago and now a new generation of young girls is discovering their wonderfulness!

Many thanks to Jenny for her time and glimpse into who she is. Jenny also shares a lot of wonderful tidbits about herself on her website, so be sure to check it out. And you can catch up with her on Facebook and Twitter as well!


Jenny Milchman May 16, 2014 at 11:54 AM  

Many thanks for sharing my 5, Jen--and for being a fellow Betsy, Tacy fan!

pattinase (abbott) May 16, 2014 at 1:40 PM  

Love those books too as does my daughter. There is a Betsy-Tacy and Tib Society to join.

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