Christmas Q&A with…Jenny Hale

Posted 3rd December 2014 by Emma Poulloura in Q&A / 0 Comments

1) Tell me a little bit about you.

I am the author of Coming Home for Christmas, Love Me for Me, and A Christmas to Remember (published by Bookouture). When I’m not writing, I am an elementary school teacher, a mother to two little boys, and a wife to a very supportive husband.

2) What do you love about Christmas?

I love the ambience of it—fires in the fire place, the twinkling lights of the tree, candles, family get-togethers, big suppers, and the meaning behind it all. It’s such a warm, cozy holiday.

3) What do you hate about Christmas?

I hate shopping! I will buy everything online, have it shipped to my home, and I’ll wrap the presents right in their shipping boxes! I won’t brave the hustle and bustle of the crowds unless I get to sit somewhere and have a drink or supper at a restaurant.

 4) What is your favourite Christmas book?

I don’t have a particular favorite Christmas-themed book. When I’m home from teaching, and it’s Christmas break, I usually just read whatever I’m itching to get into at that moment—glad for the chance to actually have time to read!

 5) What is your favourite Christmas song?

“All I Want for Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey

6) What was your best Christmas?

My best Christmas was the one when I got married! The reception following the wedding took place in a plantation house built in the early 1800’s. Inside, there were fires burning in the fire places, fresh greenery on all the banisters, a space for dancing on the old back porch that had been enclosed with a mass of windows.  Other rooms had hot apple cider and coffee next to antique chairs and sofas for sitting and chatting, and in the dining room, there was a gorgeous spread of food, the colors of it like a rainbow on the silver and china platters. My bridesmaids wore evergreen-colored dresses and carried red and white roses, and, as a gift, I gave the wedding party Christmas ornaments (and Welsh love spoons!). It was wonderful.

 7) What was your best Christmas present?

A six-pack of Hoegaarden. Seriously. Oddly, I love beer. At the time, we couldn’t get Hoegaarden in our area, but my husband knew it was one of my favorites. He searched for it for me and found it! He concealed it at the back of our Christmas tree in a gift bag. I remember picking the bag up by the handles and being surprised by the weight of it and the clinking inside. I was so thrilled to get that gift, not just because I loved it, but because my husband had put so much effort into finding it for me.

 8) What was your worst Christmas present?

Mop slippers. Yep—it’s exactly what it sounds like. We did a gift swap, where everyone brings a silly gift and we draw numbers for presents. I got those.

 9) Describe your ideal Christmas.

Any time I can have Christmas with my husband and my two boys, it’s an ideal Christmas.

 10) What do you want for Christmas this year?

I never want anything! Time to write and read. A sitter for my kids so that I can have an evening out with my hubby. That’s about it.

 11) Where can we find you?

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Thank you Jenny for taking the time to answer my questions. Jenny also has a Christmas book out find out more below:

Christmas Q&A with…Jenny HaleA Christmas to Remember by Jenny Hale
Also by this author: Coming Home For Christmas, Summer by the Sea, A Christmas to Remember, The Summer House, We'll Always Have Christmas
Published by Bookouture on 10th October 2014
Genres: Chicklit, Christmas, Humour, Love & Romance
Pages: 249
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Everyone loves Christmas – don’t they?

Carrie Blake loves her job as a nanny but, while her friends are settling down, all of Carrie’s spare time is spent with other people’s families. Though it breaks her heart, her New Year’s resolution is to embark on a new career and fix her love life.

As Carrie starts her last job, she’s sure she’ll be going out on a high – the house is amazing, the kids are adorable, and she’s in charge of decorating the tree!

The only problem could be her boss… single-dad, Adam Fletcher might be both handsome and successful, but he’s always working. Doesn’t he realise he’s missing out on precious moments with his son and daughter?

As Adam’s family arrive for Christmas including his sensitive sister, Sharon, and his fun-loving elderly Grandpa, Walter, Carrie realises that she might just have found the perfect allies in her quest to persuade Adam to loosen up. There’s still time for Carrie to make this the best Christmas ever… after all, Christmas is the time for miracles, isn’t it? Let the festivities begin!

About Jenny Hale

When I graduated college, one of my friends said, “Look out for this one; she’s going to be an author one day.” Despite being an avid reader and a natural storyteller, it wasn’t until that very moment that the idea of writing novels occurred to me.

Sometimes our friends can see the things that we can’t.

While I didn’t start straight away, that comment sowed a seed and several years, two children, and hundreds of thousands of words later, I completed a novel that I felt was worthy of publication. The result is Coming Home for Christmas, a heart-warming story about friends, family, and the magic of love at Christmas.

I released my second book, Love Me for Me, this past summer, and my next novel, A Christmas to Remember is out now.

When I’m not writing, I’m a District Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages, a mother of two boys, and a wife to a very supportive husband.

Emma Poulloura

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