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Here’s your chance to ‘Meet the Author’, Jeanine Englert, in this #Interview – and to enter the #Giveaway associated with this tour!


Today I’m happy to share with you the answers given to interview questions by Jeanine Englert, author of historical romance and historical romantic suspense books, together with more information about herself and her latest release, Eloping with the Laird. Read on to find out more and to have the chance to enter a rafflecopter giveaway for some lovely Scottish goodies!

Tell us a bit about yourself:

My name is Jeanine Englert. I am a teacher by day and writer by night. I write historical romance and historical romantic suspense novels.

What inspired you to start writing?

I don’t know, I just have always written as a way to express myself. I think it began as a necessity and it still is for me. I don’t know how NOT to write.

How many books have you written and published?

I have written ten books although only three have been published. I also have a handful of partially started books as I never write just one book at a time. It’s a part of my very messy process.

Which book, out of all the books you have written, is your favourite and why?

It’s hard for me to have a favourite, but I suppose you could say my first published novel, Lovely Digits, will always have a very special place in my heart because it was my first.

How do you choose the names of your characters?

Many times, the names come to me with the opening scene of the book which is usual dialogue and action filled. Otherwise, I use a book called Name Your Baby by Larenna Rule, which has names with their origins and meanings, to find character names.

Which of your characters would you want to be stranded on an island with, and why?

Definitely Lucy and John from Lovely Digits. They are incredibly smart, resilient, and able to find out of the box solutions to problems they encounter.

Who is your favourite author and which of their books is your favourite, and why?

I love the Anna Lee Huber Lady Darby series, and my favorite one so far is An Artless Demise. I love how Kiera gains freedom from the memories of her first husband in this book and is able to move on with Gage into her new life with him.

What is the first thing you can remember writing?

I have old notebooks of poetry that I started writing when I was eight. I have always written and I love it!

What other jobs have you done other than being an author?

I am currently a middle school learning resource teacher, and I love it! This is my 23rd year as a teacher, and I’ve taught college, high school, as well as middle school. Before that I worked in retail, as a maid, and even as a prep cook in a restaurant. The worst job I’ve ever had was definitely being a maid.

If you could get in a time machine and had one chance to travel, where would you go? (Backwards or forwards!)

I would love to travel back in time to either Scotland during the Georgian period or England during the Victorian or Edwardian period. Since those are the time periods I write in, I’d love to experience it first-hand.

If you could have one conversation with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be and why?

I would love the opportunity to talk to my Grandmother again. I miss her so much, especially the sound of her voice and the way she smelled when she hugged me.

What are your favourite things to do?

Curl up on the couch with my husband and pups and watch a movie or show we love bundled under a thousand blankets. I also love to read and just settle into silence if I am alone.

What is the strangest thing that has ever happened to you?

So far, the strangest thing has been getting hit in the head with a golf club by my next-door neighbour childhood friend when I was five. Note to anyone else, do not try to be nice and place the ball back on the tee if it falls off when someone else is about to swing.

If you could give your younger writing self any advice what would it be?

To stop worrying and to not be a rush to be published. Once it happens, it happens, and it usually happens so fast that it feels like a rollercoaster. And to always, always, listen to my gut about things. It is ALWAYS right. 😊

Name one book you think everyone should read?!

Just one? How about a few? Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier, Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, and A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux.

And finally, tell us about your most recent book and where we can find it?

Eloping with the Laird is the first in my Falling for a Stewart Harlequin Historical series. It follows the story of widow Moira Stewart who has been ordered by her father to select a new husband or he will find one for her. After a horrid first marriage, she is hesitant to find another, but when she meets Rory McKenna, a man who is said to be cursed and not expects to live for longer than a year, she thinks he is her perfect future husband.

Eloping with the Laird by Jeanine Englert

A man she can trust…

With her life…and her heart?

Ordered by her father to choose a husband by the end of the Highland Games—or he will select one for her—widow Moira Fraser hastily elopes with Rory McKenna, Laird of Blackmore. But they soon discover neither is free of the past. Rory has a price on his head, and needs an heir as soon as possible, and Moira’s horrible first marriage has left her afraid of letting her new husband close…


Author Bio:

Jeanine Englert’s love affair with mysteries and romance began with Nancy Drew, Murder She Wrote, and her Grandmother’s bookshelves full of romance novels. She is a VIVIAN® and Golden Heart® Finalist as well as a Silver Falchion, Maggie, and Daphne du Maurier Award Winner in historical romance and mystery. Her Scottish Highland historical and historical romantic suspense novels revolve around characters seeking self-acceptance and redemption. When she isn’t wrangling with her characters on the page, she can be found trying to convince her husband to watch her latest Masterpiece or BBC show obsession. She loves to talk about books, writing, her beloved rescue pups, as well as mysteries and romance with other readers. Visit her website at www.jeaninewrites.com.

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Warm up with a Scottish Highland Giveaway!(Open to UK / US)

Cozy up with a beautiful cashmere scarf made in Scotland, some book swag, and a Scottish Blessings bracelet while you read my latest Highlander romance, Eloping with the Laird! I hope you enjoy this first book in the Falling for a Stewart series! Happy reading! 

*Terms and Conditions –UK & US entries welcome.  Please enter using the link to the Rafflecopter box below.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then Rachel’s Random Resources reserves the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time Rachel’s Random Resources will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.


One comment on “Here’s your chance to ‘Meet the Author’, Jeanine Englert, in this #Interview – and to enter the #Giveaway associated with this tour!

  1. Carla
    January 19, 2022

    Great interview Elaine. I always enjoy learning about authors and their process, inspiration and life.


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